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Configurations of Postcoloniality and National Identity: Inbetween Peripherality and Narratives of Change

Configurations of Postcoloniality and National Identity: Inbetween Peripherality and Narratives... Configurations of Postcoloniality and National Identity: Inbetween Peripherality and Narratives of Change Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek The Comparatist, Volume 23, May 1999, pp. 89-110 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.1999.0012 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/415139/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 11:15 GMT from JHU Libraries ??? COHPAnATIST CONFIGURATIONS OF POSTCOLONIALITY AND NATIONAL IDENTITY: INBETWEEN PERIPHERALITY AND NARRATIVES OF CHANGE Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek This article wül suggest the relevance of a theoretical framework desig- nated as "inbetween peripheraUty" for current debates about postco- loniaUty, national identity, and post-Cold War narratives. The problem- atic nature of postcolonial theory, culture, and literature suggests that it may be advantageous to extend the question beyond the usual British, French, or American mainstream focus, its historical or contemporary spheres of influence, and its concern with direct colonization. It will be argued that the concept of inbetween peripheraUty is applicable to a number of postcolonial Uterary and cultural situations, including (East) Central European literatures as well as ethnic, diasporic, or other in- stances of marginalized literatures. FoUowing the postulates of this theoretical framework as outlined below, the present article wiU Alús- trate its applicability to contemporary (East) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Configurations of Postcoloniality and National Identity: Inbetween Peripherality and Narratives of Change

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Configurations of Postcoloniality and National Identity: Inbetween Peripherality and Narratives of Change Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek The Comparatist, Volume 23, May 1999, pp. 89-110 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.1999.0012 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/415139/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 11:15 GMT from JHU Libraries ??? COHPAnATIST CONFIGURATIONS OF POSTCOLONIALITY AND NATIONAL IDENTITY: INBETWEEN PERIPHERALITY AND NARRATIVES OF CHANGE Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek This article wül suggest the relevance of a theoretical framework desig- nated as "inbetween peripheraUty" for current debates about postco- loniaUty, national identity, and post-Cold War narratives. The problem- atic nature of postcolonial theory, culture, and literature suggests that it may be advantageous to extend the question beyond the usual British, French, or American mainstream focus, its historical or contemporary spheres of influence, and its concern with direct colonization. It will be argued that the concept of inbetween peripheraUty is applicable to a number of postcolonial Uterary and cultural situations, including (East) Central European literatures as well as ethnic, diasporic, or other in- stances of marginalized literatures. FoUowing the postulates of this theoretical framework as outlined below, the present article wiU Alús- trate its applicability to contemporary (East)

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