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Postcolonial Literature

ENGL 275
Fall 2006
Section: 01  
Course Cluster: Southern Asia Studies

Literature from those nations that were formerly colonies of the European empires raises important aesthetic and ethical questions in an increasingly globalized world. What is the proper relation between print culture and orality? What is the responsibility of the author to those he or she represents? What are the consequences of choosing to write in the languages of the former imperial cultures? What is the responsibility of the diasporic community to the home country? How strategies do readers in the First World employ to derive meaning from Third World texts? We will discuss such questions through the work of authors from such places as Africa, India, the Caribbean, the Pacific, and from diasporic communities in Canada, the U. K., and the U. S.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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