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Comparative Literature (CMLIT)

CMLIT 446 (IL) Postcolonial Literature and Culture (3) Postcolonial literature and theory in a comparative and international context.

CMLIT 446 Postcolonial Literature and Culture (3 per semester/maximum of 6)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

Taking a comparative and transnational approach, this course will provide an advanced introduction to the field of postcolonial literature and theory. Readings will include the foundational anti-colonial writings of the early twentieth century, the postwar literature of decolonization, and the most recent literature on cultures of globalization. Themes to be discussed may include nationalism, subalternity, neocolonial formations, migration, and cultural translation. In general, this course will be taught in the active learning mode, featuring in-class discussion, writing projects, and group presentations.

CMLIT 446 is one of the many courses, which count towards the Comparative Literature major and the World Literature minor.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Other Cultures and Humanities
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: 3 credits in the study of literature

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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