Postcolonial Literatures

LAS A335
3.00 crs.

This course is a survey of postcolonial literatures from Africa, India, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Postcolonial literature largely emerged in the second half of the twentieth century, after people across the global South gained political independence from Western colonizers.  Readings focus on both the counter-narratives of history, memory, and identity that were central literary concerns after independence and more recent literary trends that explore globalization, cosmopolitanism, multilingualism, and migration.

Course Prerequisite

ENGL A205 Writing about Texts , Sophomore, Any of the prerequisites are accepted
ENGL T122 Critical Reading and Writing , Sophomore, Any of the prerequisites are accepted

Course Cross-listing

Course Corequisite