Postcolonial Literature





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This course will unpack the many meanings of the term 'postcolonial' through a study of literature that has emerged from the colonial encounter in various parts of the world. Focused mainly on literature written in English (and hence on the British empire within a historical context), the course will examine works from Africa, the Caribbean, and India, in addition to British literature itself, to understand how such literature deals with and/or resists the experience and legacy of colonialisms. In addition, the course will engage with contemporary literature, primarily from the US and India, to understand the relevance of post colonialism within current global relations between the North and the South.





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