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Introduction / Issue 13: After Post-Colonialism?

Issue 13: After Post-Colonialism? (Spring 2009) Maia Dauner and Cynthia Foo This issue of Invisible Culture addresses an enormous topic with a mix of trepidation and humility: what role do post-colonial theorizations of identity and politics play in contemporary visual culture? How are the methodologies of thinkers such as Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak, Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy, […]

Contributors / Issue 13: After Post-Colonialism?

Issue 13: After Post-Colonialism? (Spring 2009) Issue Contributors Maia Dauner is a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. She is writing her dissertation entitled “Playing Dead: Corporeal Confusion and Performance Art.” Her research interests include contemporary art, performance, post-colonial theory, and institutionalized multiculturalism. Cynthia Foo is […]

Interview with Benedict Anderson

Issue 13: After Post-Colonialism? (Spring 2009) Cynthia Foo On October 1, 2008, Benedict Anderson presented a talk at Columbia University in which he discussed his upcoming book, a biography of the Chinese-Indonesian journalist Kwee Thiam Tjing. Having found a book of Kwee’s writings in a second-hand bookshop in Indonesia in 1962, Anderson describes his surprise […]

“I’m Black an’ I’m Proud”: Ruth Negga, Breakfast on Pluto, and Invisible Irelands

Issue 13: After Post-Colonialism? (Spring 2009) Charlotte McIvor Roddy Doyle famously posited a relationship between the Irish and African-Americans thus in his 1987 novel The Committments: –The Irish are the niggers of Europe, lads. They nearly gasped: it was so true. –An’ Dubliners are the niggers of Ireland. The culchies have fuckin’ everythin’. An’ the […]

Post-Orientalist Aesthetics:
Experimental Film and Video in Lebanon

Issue 13: After Post-Colonialism? (Spring 2009) Mark R. Westmoreland In Mona Hatoum’s experimental video, Measures of Distance (1981), she densely layers fragmented clips of audio recording, written correspondence, and intimate images in a way that accentuates the distance of exile. Nude photos of Hatoum’s mother appear in close-up, rendering them initially undecipherable. A second visual […]