Naipaul, Rushdie, and Cesaire|
This course will examine the work of these three major authors from the postcolonial/Third World. Each has produced a major corpus of writing and achieved recognition and status. Cesaire is the éminence grise of the Francophone Caribbean, Rushdie the darling of the postmodernists, and Naipaul, while routinely vilified for his politics, is the 2001 Nobel Prize winner for literature. We will examine the concerns of each, both as master stylists and as passionate critics of the Third and First worlds.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Among other texts, we will read Cesaire's NOTEBOOK OF A RETURN TO THE NATIVE LAND, Naipaul's A HOUSE FOR MR BISWAS, and Rushdie's MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three short essays (3-5 pages) and a final research essay (15 pages, or, if a student wishes to fulfill the research paper requirement for the English honors thesis, 25 pages)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the English Department's Literatures of Difference requirement, and can be used to fulfill the research seminar requirement for senior thesis writers.
|Instructor(s): Karamcheti,Indira Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 4||SO: 0||FR: 0|