Mind the gap : an interview with Neil Lazarus
Gunne, Sorcha. (2012) Mind the gap : an interview with Neil Lazarus. Postcolonial Text, Volume 7 (Number 3). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1705-9100Full text not available from this repository.
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Neil Lazarus is Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at
Warwick University, UK. His PhD in Sociology from Keele University
focused on the novels of Ayi Kwei Armah and lent itself to an
interdisciplinary approach to the study of literature, which turned into his
first book Resistance in Postcolonial African Fiction, published in 1990.
He worked at Yale, Wesleyan, Louisiana State and Brown University
before returning to the UK in 1999. Since then he has published a number
of field-defining works, specifically issuing from a cultural materialist
position, including over 40 articles, Nationalism and Cultural Practice in
the Postcolonial World (1999), Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial
Studies (2002, edited with Crystal Bartolovich), The Cambridge Guide to
Postcolonial Studies (2004) and After Iraq: Reframing Postcolonial
Studies (2006, special issue of New Formations edited with Priyamvada
Gopal). His most recent book, The Postcolonial Unconscious (2011), is a
striking and insightful analysis of postcolonial studies past, present and
future that will undoubtedly shape the development of the discipline. In
this interview he talks about the idea of the postcolonial unconscious, the
role of the intellectual and the future direction of his own work. I began by
inviting him to chart his intellectual development from Resistance in
Postcolonial African Fiction to The Postcolonial Unconscious.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > English and Comparative Literary Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Postcolonial Text|
|Publisher:||Postcolonial Text (affiliated with Open Humanities Press)|
|Official Date:||December 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-15|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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