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Postcolonial Slavic Literatures After Communism

Edited By Klavdia Smola, Dirk Uffelmann

2016 | Peter Lang (external site)
Copy Available: Yes

Language: English
Pages: 504
ISBN: 978-3-631-66856-6 (cloth)

How postcolonial are the literatures of postcommunist countries such as Poland, Russia, and Ukraine? Are they postcolonial on the level of sociopolitical conditions, postcolonial modes of representation, or of a (post-)colonial mind? The contributors consider and respond to the heuristic questions and to the claim for accuracy which purports that Slavic literatures after communism are indeed postcolonial – in a no more metaphorical way than the «classic» cases of postcolonial literatures, whose postcoloniality can be traced to the colonialism of overseas empires. The contributions to this volume deal with the exploration of literary representation and hence of postcolonial textuality.