Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG370H1F L5101

ENG370H1F    L5101    M6-9
Postcolonial and Transnational Discourses
Instructor: Sara Salih
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Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building,  Room 882

Brief Description of Course:
During this half-year course, we’ll be studying fictional, theoretical and filmic texts from a variety of contexts and geographical locales. We will survey and discuss some key postcolonial and transnational theories, and we will consider how or whether these might be described as a ‘discourse.’

Required Reading: Subject to availability. Fiction: J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace. Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World. Jamaica Kincaid, Annie John. Non-fiction: Edward Said, Orientalism. Joe Sacco, Palestine. Padmini Mongia (ed.), Contemporary Postcolonial Theory. Film: Disgrace (dir. Steve Jacobs, 2008) The Remains of the Day (dir. James Ivory, 1993)

First Three Authors: Said, Coetzee, Mongia.

Method of Evaluation: Essay abstract and workshop (25 + 5%); Essay (40%); End of term test (25%); Self-assessment exercise (5%).

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