This page last revised 30 Jan 2006
This site provides resources for all those interested in the influence of the British imperial process on literature from the 19th through the 21st centuries. Using colonial discourse and post-colonial theory as a point of departure, some pages examine the British idea of 'Empire' and the colonial enterprise in a selected range of 19th-century authors and their work; others consider 20th and 21st-century texts, in an attempt to understand how imperialism affected literary texts produced in Britain's former colonies.
The pages are authored by students working on the MA degree in Modern Literary Studies in the School of English at the Queen's University of Belfast. The site is evolving and will include contributions from future generations of MA students on other writers and themes.
See also a later publication, ‘Postcolonial Pedagogical Thresholds: The Imperial Archive and Postgraduate Web Design ’, in Teaching, Technology, Textuality: Approaches to New Media , ed. Michael Hanrahan and Deborah Madsen (Palgrave, 2006)
The Imperial Archive Project is supervised by Leon Litvack. Email me with your suggestions: L.Litvack at qub.ac.uk
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