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Winter/Spring 2015
Apr 28, 2015
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ENG 3113A - Topics in PostColonial Fiction
The course deals with authors whose background and subject matter take them outside the conventional boundaries of British literature. A substantial body of writing, dealing with life in African countries, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, the Caribbean, India, and the South Pacific address the aftermath of imperialism. Central to the concern of the course is the exploration of literature as a response to colonial dominance and as an agency in the construction of new national and individual identities. Until recently, studies of the British novel have focused on English authors. However, a fascinating body of literature depicting life in other places such as Afghanistan, China, India, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa and Trinidad has made the novel more inclusive of varied cultures and divergent voices. Many of these writers have received top literary prizes both in England and the world at large, including two Nobel prize winners. These are exciting works that offer us insight into the global community to which we all belong. We will read stories by Nadine Gordimer, Khaled Hosseini, Keri Hulme, Bharati Mukherjee, V.S. Naipaul, Gail Tsukiyama, and M.G. Vassanji. This course fulfills requirement for the genre, period, or an upper division course for English and Education majors. The course also fulfills a required course in cultural diversity for the Secondary English Education Track. Prerequisites: ENG 1001A.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Division of Arts & Humanities Division
English/Humanities Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts

Prerequisites:
(Undergraduate level ENG 1001A Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level EDU 001A Minimum Grade of D-)

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