AustLit logo
Is part of ASNEL Papers series - publisher
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 The Politics of English as a World Language : New Horizons in Postcolonial Cultural Studies
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

Notes

  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Amsterdam,
c
Netherlands,
c
Western Europe, Europe,
:
Rodopi , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Cross-Cultural Encounters in Amit Chaudhuri's Afternoon Raag and Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Sky, Vera Alexander , 2003 single work criticism
Author's abstract: This essay describes the role of the English language in two South Asian novels in English from the 1990s. Both texts contain self-reflective and highly innovative strategies for reconsidering the hegemonic structures imbedded in the use of English in a postcolonial context. The two novels depict the experiences of South Asian scholars who visit universities in anglophone countries. Close reading of the encounters with diverse Englishes in both novels reveals that both cite colonial stereotypes only to dismantle the authority of the vestigial hegemonic structures represented by the English language. By comparing the two novels, this interpretation stesses common patterns of replacing binary concepts of the use of English with individual, creative hybridazations. (375)
(p. 375-383)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 12 Jul 2018 09:23:31
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X