Colonial and Postcolonial Studies in the English Department at Memorial engage a number of different trajectories related to the cultural effects of colonialism and its aftereffects. Our faculty work on projects that investigate questions such as: What happens when cultures collide? How do people deal with the fracturing of their languages, their philosophies, their societies? What is a hybrid identity? What is the nature of colonial and postcolonial violence? How important is a sense of home? How do nations imagine themselves? In what ways do the consequences of imperialism linger across generations?
Researchers in colonial and postcolonial studies in our Department examine literature, film, and other genres in investigating British imperialism and its aftereffects.
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