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Authors:Erik Falk: Department of English, Södertörn University College, Sweden
Publication title:Postcolonial literature in the global marketplace: a few thoughts on political and aesthetic value in the field
Conference:NORLIT 2009: Codex and Code; Aesthetics; Language and Politics in an Age of Digital Media; Stockholm; August 6-9; 2009
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:042
Article No.:032
Abstract: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.
Language:English
Year:2009
No. of pages:9
Pages:399-407
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3740
ISSN (online):1650-3686
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/042/032/ecp0942032.pdf
Available:2010-04-27
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Erik Falk (2009). Postcolonial literature in the global marketplace: a few thoughts on political and aesthetic value in the field, NORLIT 2009: Codex and Code; Aesthetics; Language and Politics in an Age of Digital Media; Stockholm; August 6-9; 2009 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=042;article=032 (accessed 10/25/2014)