ENG 330 - Postcolonial Literature (3)


This course will introduce students to literature from South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Caribbean. Students will also read and discuss critical theory to develop their understanding of colonialism and its effect on the literature.

In this course, students will:

  • Gain an introduction to postcolonial theory and issues pertaining to colonialism, national independence, and national politics, as well as the ways in which gender, class, religion, ethnicity, and race shape identity.
  • Recognize the ways in which literature communicates cultural and experiential differences.
  • Learn to approach literature through a postcolonial lens, in which they consider the aesthetic work within the context of the social, political, historical, and economic frameworks.
  • Craft an original argument rooted in postcolonial theory and textual analysis.




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