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Anticolonial/Decolonial: Literature and Film

ENGL 239
Spring 2021
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: WLIT 208
Course Cluster and Certificates: African Studies, African Studies Minor

This course examines how histories of twentieth century anti-imperialist writing and cinema are relevant for contemporary decolonizing agendas. We will compare works by colonial and postcolonial theorists, writers and filmmakers, to examine how literature and film address processes of colonization, anti-imperialist struggle, decolonization, and neo-colonization. Readings will be drawn from a range of countries in both the Global North and South and films include Ousmane Sembène's La Noire de.../Black Girl (1966), Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (1966), Sarah Maldoror's Léon G. Damas (1994), and Stephanie Black's Life & Debt (2001).
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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