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The 1990s: An Increasingly Postcolonial Decade

Boehmer, Elleke and Tickell, Alex (2015). The 1990s: An Increasingly Postcolonial Decade. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 50(3) pp. 315–352.

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The article offers a critical contextualized overview of the Journal of Commonwealth Literature in the decade of the 1990s, at a time when it was edited at the Universities of Leeds and Hull. It looks at the journal’s relations to the emerging and rapidly changing field of postcolonial literary studies, when JCL shifted from offering fairly predictable close readings of writers still predominantly described as “Commonwealth”, to more prominently theorized accounts of migrant and national narratives.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Author(s)
ISSN: 1741-6442
Keywords: close reading; commonwealth literary studies; hybridity; migrant narratives; postcolonial critical studies
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group (PGL)
Item ID: 46447
Depositing User: Alex Tickell
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2016 15:34
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 09:29
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