10:10a-11:00a MWF (30) 3 cr.
TOPIC: POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURES AND THEORY
We will explore the meanings of the term "postcolonial" as it has
emerged over the last several decades, especially in relation to "new"
literatures in English around the world. We will sample at least some
of these literatures, including novels, poetry, plays, and essays by,
for instance, Salman Rushdie, Derek Walcott, Wole Soyinka, and Gloria
Anzald˙a. We will also sample some of the critical and theoretical
writings that are central to "postcolonial studies," including essays
by Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, and Gayatri Spivak. During the final
third of the semester, you will concentrate on a specific "new"
literature of your choice. Your final paper will be about at least
one text--novel, play, essay, etc.--that represents this "new"
literature. You will also write three or four shorter papers, take
two or three quizzes, and, depending on the size of the class, give an
oral report about your final paper.