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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

LITT 337 Postcolonial Literature

3 credits 45.0 hours
300 level undergraduate course

The course explores a variety of texts by authors from formerly colonized countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and elsewhere. Generally, we will examine how the colonial experience may have affected the form and content of the literature written in these places and will touch upon a wide range of issues such as the legacies of colonialism, history, and nationhood. More particularly, the course will pair Western canonical texts with postcolonial responses to look at the ways in which postcolonial literatures question, complicate, nuance or subvert central Western intellectual tenets and reframe concepts such as identity, justice, power, and knowledge, as well as conceptualizations of migration, cosmopolitanism, transnationalism and globalization.

Prerequisites WRIT*102 or WRIT*102H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or general elective requirement.