This course will introduce you to the field of postcolonial literature and theory, which deals with the literary texts and art produced by the people of former European colonies. Included also in the course is a thorough explanation of the works of major theorists of postcolonialism, a brief history of postcolonial responses to the European colonization, and a discussion of the major debates within the field of postcolonial studies.
This course will be exceptionally useful to you if you are taking a course (undergraduate or graduate) on postcolonialism.
What you will Learn
- A clear discussion of postcolonialism as a concept and as a field of study.
- Introduction to the works of some major postcolonial authors.
- Introduction to the works of some major postcolonial theorists.
- Application of these ideas and this knowledge to the real-life situations.
Relevance to Today’s World
No matter what your field of study or your profession, in this increasingly globalized world, one needs finely-honed habits and skills of cross-cultural understanding. This course will enable you to develop these cross cultural critical skills.
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- Lectures 9
- Quizzes 0
- Students 6
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
Primary and Secondary Texts
This section will provide video lectures on some basic primary and secondary texts related to the field of postcolonial studies.
We plan to offer at least two (one hour each) live webinars for this course. All students enrolled in the course will be able to attend the webinars. The links with details will be posted below as webinar 1 and webinar 2. The webinars will focus primarily on the course theme and you are encouraged to ask questions.