By E. Dawson Varughese
With the backdrop of latest international powers, this quantity interrogates the nation of writing in English. Strongly interdisciplinary, it demanding situations the existing orthodoxy of postcolonial literary conception. An insistence on fieldwork and linguistics makes this ebook scene-changing in its method of realizing and analyzing rising literature in English.
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The next section of this chapter looks at how the call for the short stories was designed and disseminated, as well as some of the issues of editing the stories given the position of the ethnographic in the study and the notion of 'listening'. Criteria for selection and editing considerations Alongside being the principal researcher of the World Englishes Literature project, I am also the General Editor for the World Englishes Literature imprint of Critical, Cultural and Communications (Ccq Press, a UK-based publisher.
Quayson, 2000, p. 7) Quayson's words capture one of the most manifest problematics of the postcolonial in literary studies. The World Englishes Literature project heeded Quayson's words and dedicated itself to fieldwork in order to underscore the resistance towards analyses of texts and discourses from afar. Of course, it would be somewhat mimetic to think that the new writing from the seven countries in which I conducted fieldwork reflects and narrates per se the social and political developments of these countries in question - 'new India' as a most demonstrative and timely case in question.
Similarly, the close of this chapter outlines the employment of 'Stylistics' (see Jeffries and McIntyre, 2010) in the analyses of the short stories in chapters 3-9. This too is a mediated decision which recognizes the difficulty of subjectivity in analysing the short stories; and as with the problematics of drawing on ethnography (and the outsider's view) noted above, the use of stylistics is offered as an alternative to more politically or ideologically situated interpretations of the texts as it does offer some kind of 'transparency' in its interpretational processes, and yet recognizes that stylistics is not completely without issues of subjectivity.