My post on Theory's Empire is now up at the Valve. It's kind of a draft of something that might turn into something else (publishable in a legit journal? maybe).
I'm responding to four challenges to postcolonial theory, from Erin O'Connor, Meera Nanda, Arif Dirlik, and Priya Joshi. O'Connor and Nanda are criticizing the field from 'outside.' Dirlik started outside the field (and still may consider himself opposed to it on principle, though he is now widely read by 'postcolonialists,' and is even anthologized. And Joshi is definitely within the field, though her book In Another Country challenges several of the big generalizations (or formulas) about books, publishing, and colonialism that are often bandied about in the jargon of postcolonial theory.