Here, There, and Everywhere: How Far to the East Should the Postcolonial Travel?


Abstract: The major aim of this paper is to join in the discussions of the postcolonial‐postcommunist connections which are getting ever thicker on the ground. It will do so, however, in a rather oblique manner, namely by addressing some of the theoretical, methodological and periodization issues raised by postcolonial studies. This exercise is meant, on the one hand, to recontextualize the postcolonial from a postcommunist perspective and, on the other hand, to foreground the limits and prospects of postcommunist studies.

Keywords: postcolonial, postcommunist, post‐Soviet, postcolonial and post communist studies, intellectual tradition