Postcolonial Literature

0700E [CRN: 24277]

Examines fiction, drama, poetry, travel writing, and cultural theory by contemporary writers from former colonies of the British Empire. We study works by Anglophone African, Caribbean, and South Asian writers. Issues include: nationalism and globalization; cultural identity and diaspora; individual interiority and collective aspirations; literary form and the very idea of "postcolonial" literature. Authors include: J. M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh, V. S. Naipaul, Michael Ondaatje, Caryl Phillips, Derek Walcott, Zoë Wicomb. Enrollment limited to 30. DVPS
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