About the Book :
"Barker, Hulme and Iversen have a genius for fostering genuinely interdisciplinary exchange ... The essays in this collection demonstrate with absolute clarity that debates about colonialism ans neo-colonialism are foundational to the whole project of cultural studies and that ‘postcolonial’ questions are one that the traditional disciplines in the ‘Humanities’ urgently need to address.’'
- Professor Stephen Slemon, University of Alberta
This truly global volume ranges geographically from Barzil to India and South Africa, from the Andes to the caribbean and the USA. This range is matched by a breadth of historical perspectives. the contributors focus on theoretical matters, though their references cover diverse topics. Central to the whole volume is a critique of the very idea of the "postcolonial" itself.
About the Author :
Francis Barker teaches Literature at the University of Essex. He is the author of The tremulous private body (1984), and of The culture of violence (1993). He is writing a book on artificiality, with the working title Breathing simulacra.
Peter Hulme teaches Literature at the University of Essex. he is the author of Colonial encounters: Europe and native Caribbean, 1942-1797 (1986) and joint editor (with Neil Whitehead) of Wild majesty: encounters with Caribs from Columbus to the present day (1992).
Margaret Iversen is a lecturer in the department of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex. Her Alois Riegl: art history and theory appeared recently. She is currently working on a book entitled Poststructuralist theory and modern art, and planning another on pyschoanalytic aesthetics.