Following our discussion on postcolonial studies and online writing, I would like to invite you to the website Postcolonial Studies. “Begun in Spring 1996, it is intended to serve primarily as a resource for students of postcolonial literature and theory at Emory University. Another important objective, however, is to provide a site on the Web where people from around the country and around the world can come for an introduction to major topics and issues in Postcolonial Studies. The information provided is not intended to be either exhaustive or authoritative, but rather to furnish a scaffolding for more intensive explorations into a field that is rapidly becoming very important. More information and links will be made available each semester as students taking courses in the field make their contributions available.”
Purpose: To explore the organisation of the site, the use of links and sections. Please visit the section Terms & Issues, in particular Performance & Installation Art and the ‘How to Cite our Web Pages’ section.
Task: After you studied Postcolonial Studies site, go back to our previous case study, the Keywords of Media theory. Compare: 1- the look and navigation of the site, 2- the purposes, the intended audience, the discourse used, and 3- the use of links and archiving method. Write a new post in tiip’s blog with a few paragraphs in which: 1- you compare the two sites, 2- discuss the genre of collaborative academic research and writing and 3- describe how you see your contribution to the thinking practices blog develop and shape the form it is taking.
Respond: Come back to the tiip’s blog, read your classmates posts and leave a comment with your feedback.
Task: wednesday, January 30th
Respond: friday, february 1st