After giving the matter a good deal of thought over the past few years, I have decided to freeze The Postcolonial Literature and Culture Web in its present form and no longer accept contributions. I shall keep the more than 14,000 documents in the site online on both the Singapore and New York servers as long as funding by the National University of Singapore lasts. My reasons for making this decision include the fact that now that my department has hired specialists in Poscolonial literatures, I no longer teach courses in this area — something in fact necessary, however much I might miss these classes, because I am kept pretty busy by the subjects on which I have published most of my books: Victorian studies (literature, art, and religion) and digital culture (new media, media theory, hypertext, cyberarts, and the like). In addition, my Victorian Web, which receives more than ten times as many visitors than the PoCo Web, occupies a great deal of time: contributions come in daily, and I find difficult managing both sites at the same time.
I want to thank all those independent scholars, students, scholars, novelists, and poets from the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe who have contributed their writings to the site.
Providence, Rhode Island. 22 March 2006