Cheeky Fictions: Laughter and the Postcolonial

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Heinz Antor is Professor of English Literatures at the University of Cologne. He is the current President of the Association for the Study of the New English Literatures (ASNEL). His research interests include world literatures in English, postcolonial studies, the English novel, and literary and critical theory. His recent publications include Der englische Universitätsroman. Bildungskonzepte und Erziehungsziele (1996); Shakespeare alternativ (1997); Intercultural Encounters - Studies in English Literatures (1999, with K. L. Cope); English Literatures in International Contexts (2000, with K. Stierstorfer); Refractions of Germany in Canadian Literature and Culture, (2003, with S. Brown, J. Considine and K. Stierstorfer), and Refractions of Canada in European Literature and Culture (to be published in 2005, with K. Stierstorfer).

Mita Banerjee is Professor of American Studies at the University of Mainz. Her book The Chutneyfication of History: Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje, Bharati Mukherjee and the Postcolonial Debate was published in 2002; her postdoctoral thesis, entitled Race-ing the Century, which focuses on twentieth-century ethnic cultural production in literature, film, music, and art, was published in 2005. She is currently working on a postcolonial re-reading of the American Renaissance.

Maggie Ann Bowers is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Portsmouth, specializing in the field of multi-ethnic and cross-cultural writing of North America and Britain. She has published articles on African American writing, Native American writing, and the comparisons between Asian American, Canadian, and British literature. She is the author of Routledge’s New Critical Idiom volume Magic(al) Realism and is a co-editor of the multi-lingual postcolonial volume Convergences and Interferences. She belongs to the Centre for European and International Research at the University of Portsmouth and the Postcolonial Research Group of the University of Antwerp.

Ulrike Erichsen has been a member of the English Department of the Technical University Darmstadt since 1995. Her teaching and research interests are in cultural studies, post-colonial theory and criticism (Caribbean, Southern Africa, contemporary Black British writing), and the intersection of gender and post-colonial theories. Her publications include articles on authenticity and identity, problems of invented

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