Transcultural Anglophone Studies (TAS) engages with the cultural production of speakers of World English in any part of the former British Empire, and the migrational diasporas resulting thereof. Anglophone texts - in print or other media - have had a tremendous impact despite their relatively `belated' entry to the cultural field. Since TAS forms a vast, heteronomous research area, this Introduction is a first guide for students and researchers. In providing analytical tools for engaging with these exceptional texts, it situates them in the larger context of globalization and neocolonialism.
Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn is Professor for Transcultural Anglophone Studies and anglophone Cultures at the University of the Saarland/Germany. She is the initiator of TAS, specializes in life narratives, memorialization and museum studies, and revisionist historiography.