42.379 Post Colonial Literature

Post Colonial Literature

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36924
Status Active

When the peoples of Africa, India, the Caribbean, Ireland, and Canada finally gained, to a greater and lesser extent, independence from the British during the 20th century, they found that their national, cultural, and individual identities had been radically altered by the experience of colonization. In this course, we will examine how authors have related this postcolonial condition. We will examine a diverse body of texts--poetry which eloquently describe the heroic journey out of colonialism, drama which lays bare the conflicts of assimilation, and novels which fantastically present political struggle--as we determine how postcolonial theory and literature affects and possibly redefines all literature.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.101 College Writing I and 42.102 College Writing II.