Colonial and Postcolonial

Colonial and Postcolonial Studies in the English Department at Memorial engage a number of different trajectories related to British imperialism and its cultural and environmental aftereffects. Our faculty work on projects that investigate questions such as: What happens when cultures collide? 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 and in various environments and ecocultures?

Faculty Working in this Area

Danine Farquharson
Rob Finley
Valerie Legge
Jennifer Lokash
Nancy Pedri
Fiona Polack


Department of English

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