Article | NORLIT 2009: Codex and Code; Aesthetics; Language and Politics in an Age of Digital Media; Stockholm; August 6-9; 2009 | Postcolonial literature in the global marketplace: a few thoughts on political and aesthetic value in the field

Title:
Postcolonial literature in the global marketplace: a few thoughts on political and aesthetic value in the field
Author:
Erik Falk: Department of English, Södertörn University College, Sweden
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Year:
2009
Conference:
NORLIT 2009: Codex and Code; Aesthetics; Language and Politics in an Age of Digital Media; Stockholm; August 6-9; 2009
Issue:
042
Article no.:
032
Pages:
399-407
No. of pages:
9
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2010-04-27
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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With the emergence of globalization studies; world literature; and the spread of postcolonial literature; postcolonial literary studies have come under increased scrutiny as a discipline. One of the key themes in this scrutiny is the relationship between aesthetic and political value. This paper examines two relatively recent critical assessments of this relationship in postcolo-nial literary studies; Graham Huggan’s The Postcolonial Exotic and Sarah Brouillette’s Post-colonial Writers in the Marketplace; and suggests; drawing on Isobel Armstrong’s notion of the “radical aesthetic;” that literary aesthetics may be fruitfully conceived; not as immediately political but “anterior” to (cultural) politics.

NORLIT 2009: Codex and Code; Aesthetics; Language and Politics in an Age of Digital Media; Stockholm; August 6-9; 2009

Author:
Erik Falk
Title:
Postcolonial literature in the global marketplace: a few thoughts on political and aesthetic value in the field
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NORLIT 2009: Codex and Code; Aesthetics; Language and Politics in an Age of Digital Media; Stockholm; August 6-9; 2009

Author:
Erik Falk
Title:
Postcolonial literature in the global marketplace: a few thoughts on political and aesthetic value in the field
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