“Snapshots of Caliban”: Suniti Namjoshi’s ‘Contrapuntal Rewriting’ of The Tempest

Stefania Basset (Università di Venezia - Italia; Dottoranda)

Abstract

Abstract:

In Cultura e Imperialismo, Said suggerisce che Caliban debba allearsi con tutti gli oppressi, anche se nelle sue opere dedica poco spazio alle questioni di genere o di orientamento sessuale. Nel ciclo di poesie “Snapshots of Caliban” (1984), Suniti Namjoshi amplia il concetto di lettura contrappuntistica coniato da Said, offrendo una resistenza culturale che è allo stesso tempo postcoloniale, lesbica e femminista. Trovandosi all'incrocio di tre variabili, Namjoshi ha uno sguardo nuovo sull'imperialismo ed offre una ‘lettura contrappuntistica’ che è di fatto una ‘riscrittura contrappuntistica’ e perciò incoraggia nuovi sviluppi e possibilità per gli  studi postcoloniali.

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