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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
Schedule Types: Lecture
Division of Arts & Humanities Division
(Undergraduate level ENG 1001A Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level EDU 001A Minimum Grade of D-)
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