E428 – Postcolonial Literatures

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Fall Spring

Prerequisite: One course in Literature.

Description: Selected readings in postcolonial Literatures and theory.

Beginning in the sixteenth century, England ruled over and defined itself in relation to a set of colonies in diverse geographical regions. This course will introduce students to a variety of texts that dramatize the “global reach” of English literature and culture and explore the links between colonialist texts and those texts that write against colonial/imperial culture. Because the subject matter is large and ranges across centuries and continents, instructors of this course might choose to offer a sweeping historical overview of the British empire or focus in-depth on a specific period or a region either before or after colonialism officially ended.

Requirements fulfilled by this course: Category 3