ENG370H1S-L5101ENG370H1S L5101 TR6-9 SS1084
Postcolonial and Transnational Discourses
Instructor: J. Rajiva.
Office Location: TBA.
Office Phone: TBA.
.Brief Description of Course:
This course will explore recent theorizations of postcoloniality and transnationality through readings of fictional and non-fictional texts. We will discuss topics such as diaspora and hybridity, paying special attention to their relationship to the issue of belonging in postcolonial literature. We may also examine film and media representations where relevant. As readers, we will study the depth and range of experience portrayed in postcolonial writing, focusing on the aesthetics of each work in relation to its cultural and historical context.Required Reading:
J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace
; Jamaica Kincaid, Lucy
; Ania Loomba, Colonialism/Postcolonialism
; Sachiko Murakami, Rebuild
; Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
; Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North
; selected short readings posted on Blackboard.First Three Authors/Texts:
Said, "Scope of Orientalism" (Blackboard); Walcott, "The Spoiler's Return" (Blackboard); Spivak, "Can the Subaltern Speak?" (Blackboard).Method of Evaluation
: Discourse presentation (5%); class participation (10%); summary (15%); essay (35%); final exam (35%).