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‘A Thousand Fantasies’: The Lady and the Maske  

Ann Baynes Coiro

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
John Milton put A Maske presented at Ludlow Castle in the middle of his authorial identity when he announced that he was an important writer. A Maske has often been linked with Pleasure ... More

Africa and its Diasporas  

Ato Quayson

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
In 2005 the African Union declared the diaspora ‘the sixth region of the continent’. While this was a welcome move, it was also clear that the AU’s understanding of the term ‘diaspora’ was ... More

Africa’s Colonial Present: Development, Violence, and Postcolonial Security  

Joanne Sharp

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter draws on Derek Gregory’s idea of the ‘colonial present’ in an attempt both to politicize the postcolonial and to embed postcolonial concerns at the heart of geopolitics. It ... More

Afrofuturism  

De Witt Douglas Kilgore

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Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
Can we imagine a future in which the African diaspora is seen as central to the flow of events? This chapter seeks to answer that question through a history of Afrofuturism as a critical ... More

Afterword  

Stephen Slemon

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article comments on the lack of unity among scholars of postcolonial studies, arguing that the field is suffering from an identity crisis as its proponents continue to insist on their ... More

At the Limits of the Secular: History and Critique in Postcolonial Religious Studies  

Ananda Abeysekara

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
Postcolonialism’s understanding of religion, broadly conceived, depends on a certain secular relation between critique and history. It is assumed that historicization constitutes a ... More

Beyond Biopolitics: Agamben, Asylum, and Postcolonial Critique  

David Farrier and Patricia Tuitt

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
Few scholars would dispute that the modern-day refugee condition is intimately tied to the problematic of the postcolony, yet the distinctiveness of postcolonial theory among the various ... More

Black Canadian Literature: Fieldwork and “Post-Race”  

David Chariandy

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Jan 2016
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Dec 2015
While the writings by people of African descent living in English Canada have been published for over two hundred years, and comprise an archive of several thousand texts, the critical ... More

Caribbean Modernism  

Dave Gunning

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the history of modernism in the Caribbean region. It explains that the distinctive features of the early twentieth-century response to encroaching modernity can be ... More

Caribbean Modernism: Plantation to Planetary  

Mary Lou Emery

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
The concept of the planetary appears frequently in appeals for newer models of modernism, often with different meanings and implications. The planetary registers possibilities of multiple ... More

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