MLA 2019: Postcolonial Textual Transactions and Critical Reception

In his 2001 book, The Postcolonial Exotic: Marketing the Margins, Graham Huggan contends that writers from formerly colonized societies negotiate their marginality and the “realpolitik of metropolitan economic dominance” by providing “exotic registers” and making them “palatable” for “predominantly metropolitan audiences” (viii). This non-guaranteed MLA session organized by The Africa Since 1990 forum invites submissions examining literary texts from the Global South that circulate well beyond their immediate contexts of production.

RESOURCE: User's guide for the use of TACL software

Dear colleagues,

Over the past four years, my programmer colleague, Jamie Norrish, and I have been developing TACL, a suite of free computer tools to assist in the anaysis of digitised Chinese Buddhist texts. I have now written a guide to the use of TACL in application to typical research questions, and made it available here:

http://dazangthings.nz/tacl-guide/

I hope that interested readers of this list will read the guide and consider how they might apply these tools in their own work.

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