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ENGL 8858 Postcolonial Literature and Theory (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The subject matter of this course is the modern colonial encounter (mainly British and French) from a historical, political, and literary angle. The course has two main components: identify controversial issues that arose in the local encounters between colonizer and colonized pertaining to power, identity, gender, political economy, and freedom; and grapple with the debates and critiques developed by anti-colonial thinkers to interrogate the universalism of western forms of knowing the other. Course goals: to familiarize students with non Anglo-American traditions of literature and to assimilate concepts relating to the analysis of power.


Instructor(s): Kalpana Seshadri

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills the Theory requirement


Last Updated: 13-Apr-15