English 203

Graduate Readings: Cultures of U.S. Imperialism & the War of 1898

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
3 Fall 2006 Saldivar, Jose David
TTh 11-12:30 205 Wheeler Graduate Courses

Book List
Anzaldua, G.: Borderlands/La Frontera; Burroughs, E.: Tarzan of the Apes; DuBois, W.E.B.: The Oxford W.E.B. DuBois Reader ; Gatewood, W.: �Smoked Yankees�; Goldman, F.: The Divine Husband; Iglesias, C.: Memoirs of Bernardo Vega; Harvey, D.: The New Imperialism; Linebaugh, P. & M. Rediker: The Many-Headed Hydra; Mart�, J.: Selected Writings; Montejo, E.: Biography of a Runaway Slave; Rizal, J.: Noli Me Tangere; Roosevelt, T.: The Rough Riders; Kaplan, A.: The Anarchy of Empire; Negri, A. & M. Hardt: Empire; Retamar, R.: Caliban and other Essays; Perez, L.: The War of 1898; Said, E.: Culture & Imperialism; Rowe, J.: Literary Culture and U.S. Imperialism; De Leon: Our Word Is Our Weapon: Selected Writings: Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos

This course has a double trajectory. One examines representations of U.S. imperialism in a variety of literary and nonliterary texts within a broad time frame, from the 1880s to the present. The second explores recent theoretical work about culture and imperialism, anarchy and empire, and sets them in dialogue with current efforts to remap the transnational and transmodernist dimensions of U.S. culture and society. Historically, we will discuss different forms of U.S. imperial expansion, from continental expansion to overseas acquisitions of territories as a result of the wars of 1898 to 21st-century forms of U.S. imperial domination. Depending upon the constituency and reading experience of members of the seminar, we may not read all of the books listed above. A supplementary reader of relevant essays will also be required.

Other Recent Sections of This Course

Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
203/1 Graduate Readings: George Eliot and Victorian Science Duncan, Ian
203/2 Graduate Readings: Aesthetics and Politics: Kant and Beyond Goldsmith, Steven
203/3 Graduate Readings: Edmund Spenser Landreth, David
203/4 Graduate Readings: What Does Critical Theory Have to Do with the Postcolonial? Saha, Poulomi
Fall, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
203/1 Graduate Readings: Poetic Meter Hanson, Kristin
203/2 Graduate Readings: Henry James and After Goble, Mark
203/3 Graduate Readings: Victorian Literature from Hegel to Freud Lavery, Joseph
203/4 Graduate Readings: Prospectus Workshop Abel, Elizabeth
Spring, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
203/1 Graduate Readings: Erotic Renaissance Turner, James Grantham
203/2 Graduate Readings: Readings in Chicano/Latino Narrative Padilla, Genaro M.
203/3 Graduate Readings: Judgment in Early Medieval Literature Thornbury, Emily V.
203/4 Graduate Readings: The Anglophone Novel Jones, Donna V.
Fall, 2014
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
203/2 Graduate Readings: Allegories of Late Capitalism and the Writing of Everyday Life Hejinian, Lyn
203/3 Graduate Readings: The Novel in Theory Hale, Dorothy J.
Spring, 2014
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
203/1 Graduate Readings: American Enlightenment and Revolution Tamarkin, Elisa
203/2 Graduate Readings: Campus/Novel/Theory Serpell, C. Namwali
203/4 Graduate Readings: African American Literature in the Twentieth Century Wagner, Bryan

Back to Semester List