Project

Postcolonial Mnemopoetics: Reading the Poetry of Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, Ingrid de Kok, Sherman Alexie, and Bemardine Evaristo Through the Lens of Transnational Memory Studies

Duration
01 October 2014 → 30 September 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
cultural memory poetry transnationalism
 
Project description

Aiming to fill a methodological gap in cultural memory studies with regard to poetrYr this project maps out the transnational dimensions of cultural memory in the work of five postcolonial poets. It engages with the poets' transborder comparative imaginary and scrutinizes their reception r their repurposing of traditional poetic forms, and their dialogues with visual art.