Purda kao jedan od simbola marginalne moći u romanima E.M. Forstera


  • Branko Crnogorac


colonial/postcolonial discourse, marginal groups, purdah, western society, Forster's early novels


E.M.Forster, though a very much appraised novelist and a man of letters in the world of Anglo-Saxon literary criticism, has not gained the corresponding popularity in the countries of the former Yugoslavia, at least judging by the number of his novels and other pieces of writing translated and published.

The seeming lack of interest for his works after his death was only temporary, his works being brought to even more hectic life in the past decade or two, in the light of a new social paradigm: colonial/postcolonial discourse. This paper deals with the Janus-faced nature of colonial relations through the issue of marginal groups, represented in this case by purdah, showing the dynamics of life in colonies and social settings in metropolis resembling colonies in terms of a position of certain groups.


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Loomba, A. 2002. Colonialism/Postcolonialism. London and New York: Routledge.

Said, E.W. 2003. Orientalism. New York: Vintage Books.




How to Cite

Crnogorac, B. (2021). Purda kao jedan od simbola marginalne moći u romanima E.M. Forstera. Philologia, 4(1), 123–128. Retrieved from http://philologia.org.rs/index.php/ph/article/view/324



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