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The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Baltic Postcolonialism and the Critics: An Analysis

Violeta Kelertas.

Postcolinialism as a method has started to find a resonance among critics both in the West and in the Balitic countries. How they apply the methods developed by others ( Bhabha, Spivak et al.) to their specific material is surveyed and then analysed to foreground which categories fit, which concepts have to be refined and adapted to present a nuanced view of the particular historical, political and psychological context found in the Baltic States, especially since the last colonization of fifty some years , but with some reference to previous centuries.


Violeta Kelertas  (United States)
Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures
University of Illinois

Prof. Violeta Kelertas is currently working on a manuscript on Baltic Postcolonialism to be published by Rodopi in Amsterdam. She is a specialist on Lithuanian prose fiction, theory of narrative, postcolonialism, feminism.

  • Postcolonialism
  • Baltic
  • Literature
  • Culture

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)