Baltic Postcolonialism and the Critics: An Analysis
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.
(30 min. Conference Paper, English)