This paper examines the debate between Fredric Jameson and Aijaz Ahmad in articles that appeared in Social Text 15 (1986) and Social Text 17 (1987) over the status of national allegory in third-world literature. It argues that national allegory can be produced not from authorial intention but from the dynamic of circulation across cultural difference.
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Brian Larkin; National Allegory. Social Text 1 September 2009; 27 (3 (100)): 164–168. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-2009-030
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