Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG434H1F L5101

ENG434H1F   L5101   W6-8
Advanced Studies Group 3: Postcolonial Theory & Fiction
Instructor:
Prof. V. Li
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 828
Email:
victor.li@utoronto.ca  

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.

Required Reading: 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 (2nd. edition).

First Three Authors/Texts: Bronte, Rhys, Coetzee.

Method of Evaluation: TBA.

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