Postcolonial Slavic Literatures After Communism by Klavdia SmolaPostcolonial Slavic Literatures After Communism by Klavdia Smola

Postcolonial Slavic Literatures After Communism

EditorKlavdia Smola, Dirk Uffelmann

Hardcover | February 6, 2017

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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.

Klavdia Smola is Visiting Professor in the Department of Slavic Studies at the University of Greifswald. Her scholarly interests include Eastern-European-Jewish culture, Russian and Polish literatures of the 19th-21st centuries, postcolonial literatures in Eastern Europe, and late-Soviet underground culture. Dirk Uffelmann is Profes...
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Title:Postcolonial Slavic Literatures After CommunismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.46 × 6.02 × 1.47 inPublished:February 6, 2017Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631668562

ISBN - 13:9783631668566

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Table of Contents

Postcolonial literatures after communism – Postcoloniality in Russia, Ukraine, and Poland after 1990 – Russian language poetry of Ukraine – Multinational Soviet literature – Siberian and Caucasian ethnic literature – Self-Orientalization – Self-colonization – Postcolonial journeys – Translingual (migration) literature

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«Sceptics and partisans alike should look into this intellectually adventurous book.»
(Susan Layton, The Russian Review Vol.77 No. 2 2018)