SEM:MODERN SOUTH ASIAN WRITERS

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
English
Course Number: 
391
Institution: 
Smith College
We study key texts in the diverse tradition of 20th- and 21st-century South Asian literature in English, from the early poet Sarojini Naidu to internationally acclaimed contemporary global and diasporic writers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal. Topics include: the postcolonial fashioning of identities; Independence and Partition; women's interventions in nationalist discourses; the crafting of new English idioms; choices of genre and form; the challenges of historiography, trauma, memory; diaspora and the (re)making of "home;" life post-9/11 Islamophobia. Writers include: Anand, Narayan, Manto, Rushdie, Attia Hosain, Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Kiran Desai, Naqvi, Adiga, Upadhyay. Supplementary readings on postcolonial theory and criticism. By permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 12.
Comments: 
Instructor permission. Not open to first-years, sophomores
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Link to Campus Courses
Schedule #: 
21363-F16

Course Sections

SEM:MODERN SOUTH ASIAN WRITERS
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Ambreen Hai ahai@smith.edu Th 01:00-02:50 WRIGHT 238