ENGL 8855 British Literature and Postcolonial Criticism (Spring: 3 )
Historians such as Bernard Cohn have taught us that analyses of British Literature and Culture will be incomplete if we do not assume England and its colonies as a single unit of analysis. However, the translation of this historical wisdom to literary analysis demands not only an understanding of colonial policy but also a re-invention of our reading practices. We shall review the premises of postcolonial studies and its various approaches to canonical British literature by asking how Britain’s colonial activities from the 18th to the 20th centuries affected representations of the domestic space.
Instructor(s): Kalpana Seshadri
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