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Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Charles Forsdick and David Murphy


In the late 1990s, Postcolonial Studies risked imploding as a credible area of academic enquiry. Repeated anthologisation and an overemphasis on English-language literature led to sustained critiques of the field and to an active search for alternative approaches to the globalised and transnational formations of the postcolonial world. In the early twenty-first century, however, it began to reveal a new openness to its comparative dimensions. French-language contributors to postcolonial debate (such as Édouard Glissant and Abdelkébir Khatibi) have recently risen to greater prominence in the En ... More

Keywords: English-language literature, Édouard Glissant, Abdelkébir Khatibi, postcolonial studies, intellectuals, postcolonial debate

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781846310546
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846319808


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Forsdick, editor

David Murphy, editor

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Section 1 Twelve Key Thinkers

Section II Themes, Approaches, Theories