Postcolonial Studies @ Emory defines postcolonialism as "the study of the interactions between European nations and the societies they colonized in the modern period," which "allows for a wide-ranging investigation into power relations in various contexts." Those wishing to learn more about the discipline may enjoy this academic blog founded in 1996 by Deepika Bahri, a professor of English at Emory University. Readers unfamiliar with this field should begin by reading About Postcolonial Studies (accessible from the About dropdown menu). The site offers a variety of resources profiling Authors & Artists, Critics & Theorists, and accessible overviews of key postcolonial studies Terms & Issues (e.g. Apartheid Literature and Magical Realism). Entries include biographical information, overviews of important writings or theories by postcolonialist creatives and academics, and bibliographical lists of related works and resources. These databases are available under the Resources tab. Academics should check out the You Can Contribute section, which offers two opportunities for publication (Calls for Papers and Book Reviews) and the Digital Bookshelf where published work is compiled in "an archive of important scholarship in the field, searchable by tag words, and accessible to readers around the world without a subscription or fees." Students looking to cite information published on the website will want to access the How to Cite Our Pages section (under About) for clear instructions.
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