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Star of the Sea : A Postcolonial/Postmodern Voyage into the Irish Famine

Postcolonial Theory

“I would like to create a foundation that is not so rigid that it will crack under the pressure of global realities, nor so fluid that it cannot provide a basis for the participants who share in the dialogue. [...] The flexible foundation I suggest may best be conceived as a shape able to shift but maintaining certain points of intersection: ontological, contextual, and textual.”
- Dr. Dawn Duncan, "A Flexible Foundation: Constructing a Postcolonial Dialogue" article and PowerPoint.

Postcolonial theory has been widely discussed in the scholarly societies, and scholars are rarely unanimous on a definition. Some scholars agree with Helen Tiffin’s older definition, while others support Dr. Dawn Duncan’s "Flexible Foundation." In essence, postcolonial theory studies the effect and situation in a colonial process, from the point at which the colonizer arrives through the struggle to achieve independence and stability after the colonizer leaves. There have been colonies all around the world, as visible on the map, but some scholars only categorize the colonies outside Europe as postcolonial. However, there were many colonies within Europe that illustrate postcolonial discourse in its identity, culture, and literary works. All of these aspects will be discussed on this path. The timeline above shows the different colonies of the world from 1492 until modern time, and it cycles slowly. 
Researcher/Writer: Ellen-Marie Pedersen
Technical Designers: Derek Heilig & Sara Juntunen

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