ENG-323 Postcolonial Studies

An intensive foundational study of colonial and postcolonial African, Arab, Persian, South Asian, and Caribbean literatures from 1800s to present, with focus on anti-colonial movements and the idealism of nationhood, euphoria of independence, and the chaotic reality of failed or emergent nation-states. Students will study the conflicted and contradictory roles played by the architects and visionaries of new postcolonial nations, the construction and deconstruction of the colonized man and of ethnic identities, and the repercussions of neocolonialism.(Literature Seminars) Prerequisites: 200-level Introduction to Literary Studies course (any version).


3 credits