EMPIRE WRITES BACK:POSTCOL LIT

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
English
Course Number: 
241
Institution: 
Smith College
An introduction to Anglophone fiction, poetry, drama and film from Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia in the aftermath of the British empire. Concerns include: the cultural and political work of writers as they respond to histories of colonial and racial dominance; their ambivalence towards English linguistic, literary and cultural legacies; the ways literature can (re)construct national identities and histories, and explore assumptions of race, gender, class and sexuality; the distinctiveness of women writers and their modes of contesting cultural and colonial ideologies; global diasporas, migration and U.S. imperialism. Readings include Achebe, Adichie, Aidoo, Dangarembga, Walcott, Cliff, Amitav Ghosh, Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Mohsin Hamid and some theoretical essays.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Link to Campus Courses
Schedule #: 
19930-F16

Course Sections

EMPIRE WRITES BACK:POSTCOL LIT
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Ambreen Hai ahai@smith.edu MW 01:10-02:30 SEELYE 211