ENG435H1F L5101ENG435H1F L5101 W6-8
Advanced Studies Group 3: Postcolonial Theory and Fiction
Prof. V. Li.
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 828
Brief Description of Course:
Matching theoretical texts to works of fiction, this course will sketch out what a postcolonial theoretical approach to literary fiction might look like. Terms and concepts from postcolonial theory's lexicon such as "Orientalism," "counter-discourse," "decolonization," "national and transnational," "resistance," "diaspora," "migration," "hybridity," "alterity," and "subaltern" will be discussed and put to use in our examination of colonial and postcolonial novels.
(tentative list, subject to change): Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre;
Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea;
J. M. Coetzee, Foe
; Chinua Achebe, Anthills of the Savannah;
Michelle Cliff, No Telephone to Heaven
; Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
; Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths,
and Helen Tiffin (eds.), Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts
First Three Authors/Texts:
Brontë, Rhys, Coetzee.
Method of Evaluation:
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