The Empire Writes Back: Readings in Postcolonial Literature|
Fall 2014 not offered
|Course Cluster: African Studies|
This course is organized around some central concerns of postcolonial thought and considers works by both colonial and postcolonial writers, theorists, and filmmakers. Topics of discussion include the role of literature and culture in processes of colonization, decolonization, and neocolonization; relationships between oral, written, and visual cultures; and connections between physical conquest and literary authority. Case studies are drawn from Algeria, the Caribbean, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, the U.S., and Zimbabwe.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
Albert Memmi, THE COLONIZER AND THE COLONIZED (1957)
Tsitsi Dangarembga. NERVOUS CONDITIONS (1988)
Pramoedya Ananta Toer, THIS EARTH OF MANKIND (1980)
Jamaica Kincaid, A SMALL PLACE (1988)
Junot Diaz, DROWN (1996)
Mohsin Hamid, THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST (2008)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
--Four 2 pp. single-spaced response papers.
--One 10-15 pp. paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference requirement of the English major and contributes to the fulfillment of the Race & Ethnicity concentration; it fulfills the Research Option requirement for senior thesis writers.
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