The Transcription of Identities

A Study of V. S. Naipaul's Postcolonial Writings

Min Zhou

Transcript-Verlag

The Transcription of Identities

Pub Date: February 2016

ISBN: 9783837628548

250 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

The Transcription of Identities

A Study of V. S. Naipaul's Postcolonial Writings

Min Zhou

Transcript-Verlag

Based on a study of V. S. Naipaul's postcolonial writings, The Transcription of Identities explores the process of postcolonial subjects' special route of identification. The book enables readers to see how, in our increasingly diverse and fragmented postmodern world, identity remains a vibrant, complex, and highly controversial concept. The old notion of identity as a prescribed and self-sufficient entity has now been replaced by a conception of identity as a plural, floating, and becoming process. Min Zhou shows how postcolonial literature, among other artistic forms, is one of the most representative reflections of this floating identity today.

About the Author

Min Zhou is professor of English at Shanghai International Studies University. Her research interests include British and American literature, cultural studies, and media studies.