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CMPL 234 - The Postcolonial Trajectories

FC ARHU
4 credits
An introduction to anglophone literatures of the global south, this course addresses work by writers from the formerly colonized countries in Africa, South Asia, and the Caribbean, including their diasporas in Britain and North America. Familiarizing students with some major “postcolonial” texts as they trace the genealogy of postcolonial writing to the era of decolonization from post-World War II to the late 1960s, the course will also cover contemporary novels (by writers like Monica Ali, J.M. Coetzee, Jamaica Kincaid, V.S. Naipaul, R.K. Narayan, and Salman Rushdie) that engage with various debates on: (a) gender and sexuality; (b) race and ethnicity; and (c) class and social mobility in postcolonial societies.

This course is cross-listed with ENGL-234



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