Schedule of Classes Course Description

Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: ENGL                                     Course Number: 330                                    
Course Title: Postcolonial Literature
Subject: English
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will investigate some of the over-arching themes that connect the literature produced in the postcolonial era. Questions of (western) modernity, economic dependency and marginalization, linguistic autonomy, and cultural hybridity are some of the issues that will be explored. Although literature will be our primary focus, this examination of postcolonial studies will also take us into critical theory, history, political economy, and psychology as we use the notion of "the postcolonial" to interpret relationships-namely how power affects people on global, local, and personal levels. This class will mostly concentrate on the outcomes of the British colonial project by looking at literature from England, Western and Southern Africa, New Zealand, the Caribbean, and India.

Prerequisite: ENGL 211.
Start Date:    06/30/2004                         End Date: