Postcoloniality and Globalism

ENGL 2760M S01 [CRN: 15567]

Seminar addresses intersections and disjunctions between two currents in contemporary literary and cultural criticism: “postcolonial theory” and “world literature theory.” We read "theory” alongside imaginative literature by writers and critics associated with concepts of postcoloniality, globalism, and diaspora. Themes include: race, identity and subject-position, and the problem of “literature” itself, understood as mode of thought and act of will. Readings will include: Césaire, Damrosch, Fanon, Hall, Jameson, Naipaul, Said, Soyinka, Spivak, Walcott, Wright, Wynter. Enrollment limited to 15.
Fall 2017
16:00 - 18:30 Thu - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017