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C LIT 535 A: Cultural Criticism And Ideology Critique II

Postcolonial Literary Studies

Meeting Time: 
MW 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
SAV 167
SLN: 
11494
Instructor:
Laura Chrisman

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PH.D. PROGRAM IN THEORY AND CRITICISM: POSTCOLONIAL LITERARY STUDIES

This class offers an introduction to the field of postcolonial literary studies: its development, aesthetic articulations, theoretical frameworks, major debates, and new directions. Rather than take 'post-colonial' as an unproblematic term, the course addresses the intellectual, aesthetic and material stakes involved in its deployment. We will investigate issues of colonial and imperial domination, decolonization movements, nationalism, neocolonialism, and globalization. We will explore early/mid 20th century theories of anti-colonial resistance, as well as theories associated with the institutional emergence of the field in the 1980s and also consider more recent developments and contestations of the field. Throughout the course the theoretical readings will be accompanied by creative literary readings; students are expected to develop the tools for placing literary and theoretical materials in productive conversation through careful close reading of both.

Catalog Description: 
Offerings vary to cover individual theorists and particular manifestations of cultural criticism and ideology critique.
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Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:19am
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