Literatura – peryferie – postkolonializm
Literature – Peripheries – Postcolonialism
This short essay introduces the new issue of the journal “Świat i Słowo”. Post- colonialism as a methodology of studying social and cultural phenomena and their literary representations has proved to be very inspiring in the study of the tensions between centres and peripheries and the search for the voice of subalterns. In the age of globalization, perhaps paradoxically, the postcolonial discourse proves to be particularly revealing in the study of European / Central European power relations whose effect is the marginalization and deformation of minor / peripheral cultures dominated by central (and centralized) discourses which focus on the production of the “master narratives” of mythologized nationalisms. In the contemporary context such narratives prove to be a burden which needs to be addressed and deconstructed.
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