Postcolonial writing offers many challenges for English Studies and established notions of culture, nation and tradition. This book helps readers to find their way into this field and through the critical debates that frame it. The first part defines key terms, explains cultural strategies and introduces theoretical as well as literary explorations. The second part exemplifies its global spectrum and focusses on issues of gender and performance. All students of English will find this introduction useful, stimulating and enriching. Tobias Föring ist Professor für Anglistische Literaturwissenschaft und Literaturtheorie an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.