Presentation Details

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.

Presenters

Violeta Kelertas  (United States)
Professor
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.

Keywords
  • Postcolonialism
  • Baltic
  • Literature
  • Culture



(30 min. Conference Paper, English)