1. Research Library

        Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation

        Mary Louise Pratt

        London Routledge 1992 1997

        ISBN 0-415-06095-8

      1. Considered one of the foundational books in postcolonial studies, Pratt’s influential analysis of language in colonial narration goes beyond the notion of a ‘contact language’, theorizing a more comprehensive space of colonial encounter that Pratt names a ‘contact zone.’ See in particular chapter 10, ‘In the neocolony: Modernity, mobility and globality,’ which gestures toward our postcolonial present.