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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 4/17/2014)