This special issue focuses on the fractious, contested concept of ‘participation’ as it has emerged from the recent cross-fertilisation of literary and cultural studies with an array of performance theories and practices. In particular, it aims to investigate how a critical focus on the ‘travelling’ and interstitial concepts of performance and performativity can help to reframe, revise and challenge existing notions of publics and audiences (both as spectators and as readers). The contributions published here range from installation artworks and reality shows to photography and antithetical forms of theatre, including Deaf performances and embodied narrative, thus reflecting, each with their distinctive concerns and specific case studies, a limited but significant sample of the richness and variety of the inter- or trans-disciplinary dialogue tensely taking place among different artistic and critical perspectives on the issue of performing audiences.

Post-colonial Creativity.
Language, Politics and Aesthetics
Vol. 17, n. 2 (2013)
Editors: Bill Ashcroft and Katherine E. Russo
 
A double blind peer-reviewed journal, published twice a year by Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”'

Table of Contents

 

 

Bill Ashcroft and Katherine E. Russo

Introduction

 

Manuela Coppola

Spelling out Resistance: Dub Poetry and Typographic Creativity

Essays
 

Shondel Nero

Changing Englishes in the US and Caribbean Paradoxes and Possibilities

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Esterino Adami

Post-colonial Creativity in Language and Cultural Constructions: Railway Discourse in South Asian Englishes

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Rashmila Maiti

"Utterly Butterly": Language and Culture in Indian Advertisements

 

Anna Mongibello

 Language Has Memory: Cre(e)ativity and Transformation in Louise Halfe's Bear Bones and Feathers

 

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Jan Alber and Natalie Churn

Creative Indigenous Self-Representation in Humorous Australian Popular Culture as a Vital Communication Channel for Refiguring Public Opinion

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Chandani Lokuge

Sinhalese Literary and Cultural Aesthetics: Martin Wickramasinghe's Novels Gamperaliya and Viragaya 

 
 
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Alexander Fyfe

Generic Discontinuities, National Allegory,  and the Aesthetics of Postcolonial Fiction 

Bill Ashcroft

Grammars of Appropriation 

 
 
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Bill Ashcroft

Grammatiche dell'appropriazione 

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Aureliana Natale

Maurizio Calbi, Spectral Shakespeares: Media Adaptations in the Twenty-First Century (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) 

Reviews

Books Received

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Abstracts and Notes on Contributors

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