James Gifford deposited Postcolonial Literature (Syllabus) in the group LLC 20th- and 21st-Century English and Anglophone on MLA Commons 3 years, 10 months ago
Colonialism waned in the 1940s through 60s amidst decolonization movements, yet globalization flourished in often unnoticed, hegemonic pathways. Considering cultural products of this moment leads us to ask what happens in the age of globalization that follows after an age of nationalism. When capital migrates, and labour follows, whence culture? What and who are the Others of a global culture? This course will give students the social, cultural, and literary tools to manage the critical paradigms that now shape the discipline. It assumes no familiarity with the critical materials and will build students’ critical tools and literary background from the ground up.