Postcolonialism

Theories of English Literature II

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  • Edward Said (1978) Orientalism
    • Post Colonialism
      • Homi Bhabha (1984) Mimicry
    • Western attitude that views Eastern societies as exotic, primitive, and inferior.
    • An Orientalist mindset centers the Western (European/American) world and views the Eastern world as "the Other."
    • In today's world
      • Around the time of 9/11 there were great fears and concerns surrounding muslims and Islam.
      • Boarder control at airports: fear that the 'other' is a threat to safety and do not want to be associated with them.
      • Trump wanting to build a wall to segregate Mexicans.
  • Criticism
    • Matthew Scott (2008): 'Orientalism is not about the under-represented or the excluded, but rather about the ways in which diverse cultures were homogenised and simplified'.
    • Laura Goodall (2013): Said's theory created and 'us versus them framework'.
    • Edward Said (1978) Orientalism
      • Post Colonialism
        • Homi Bhabha (1984) Mimicry
      • Western attitude that views Eastern societies as exotic, primitive, and inferior.
      • An Orientalist mindset centers the Western (European/American) world and views the Eastern world as "the Other."
      • In today's world
        • Around the time of 9/11 there were great fears and concerns surrounding muslims and Islam.
        • Boarder control at airports: fear that the 'other' is a threat to safety and do not want to be associated with them.
        • Trump wanting to build a wall to segregate Mexicans.
  • Coleridge's Kubla Khan
    • In Literature
    • Metanarrative
      • Metanarrative is a sort of 'back story' as to how something came to be made. Post colonial writers may use metanarrative to expose the colonisers use of colonial discourse in order to segregate the colonised.

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