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Viewing: ENGL 3730 : Topics in Global Postcolonial Literature and Film

Last approved: Tue, 09 May 2017 08:02:15 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 05 May 2017 12:50:36 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
English (ENGL)
Topics in Global Postcolonial Literature and Film
Topics Postcolonial Lit/Film
Fall 2017
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Kavita Daiya, Daniel DeWispelare
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Representations of empire and culture in modern Anglophone literature and cinema from around the world; cross-cultural encounter, migration, identity, orientalism, gender, environment, conflict, and globalization. May be repeated for credit provided the topic differs. See department for more details.
As a result of completing the course, students will gain familiarity with the work of key international writers and filmmakers from modern Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. They will master some key concepts of postcolonial literary studies (“imperialism,” “globalization,” “Orientalism,” “modernity,” and “subalternity”), and develop their close-reading and analytical skills for literary and film texts. Students will also demonstrate enhanced cross-cultural knowledge about different historical and cultural approaches to imperialism, gender, and globalization, as they are aesthetically represented.

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GWSB-Humanities Elective
CCAS - GCR: Humanities
ESIA-Humanities Courses
SPHHS-Humanities Courses
SEAS - Humanities Electives
This course has been approved for GPAC cross-cultural perspectives and critical thinking.
candaceg (Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:29:15 GMT): Rollback: See attached for GPAC Feedback. Please make changes and resubmit. Thanks!
echacko (Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:20:28 GMT): Rollback: Did the GPAC committee approve? Please state in Comments if so.
candaceg (Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:59:57 GMT): This course has been approved by the GPAC Committee for CAH and CGCC.
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