ENGL 4503 Global Englishes: Literature and Transnational Flows (Fall: 3 )
How and why did English become the language of international business and culture in the world today? Given that Asia will soon have the largest English speaking population in the world, what is the relation of the English language to the process of globalization and transnational cultural flows? How have former British colonies like India and Nigeria appropriated the English language to engender new national literatures in English? We shall study the dominance of the English language in relation to the British Empire and the US as a super power by sampling writings from under-represented parts of Asia such as the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, as well as Mexico and Latin America.
Instructor(s): Kalpana Seshadri
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Last Updated: 03-Apr-14