English 150

Senior Seminar: Postcolonial Writing

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
10 Spring 2007 Rubenstein, Michael
Rubenstein, Michael
TTh 12:30-2 209 Dwinelle

Other Readings and Media

"Conrad, J.: Heart of Darkness; Joyce, J.: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Salih, T.: Season of Migration to the North; Chamoiseau, P.: Texaco; Dangarembga, T.: Nervous Conditions; a course reader

Films: Black, S.: Life and Debt; J. Furtado: Ilha das Flores; Denis, C: Beau Travail; G. Pontecorvo: Quemada!; Ratnam, M.: Dil Se"


"A major aspect of this survey will be to question the category of the ""postcolonial"" through readings of the novels and films, and through a critical/theoretical reader that will accompany the readings. We will want to articulate, along with these texts, the connections between the condition of ""postcoloniality"" on the one hand and the ongoing processes of ""globalization"" on the other. Active and regular class participation are required."

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