English 203

Graduate Readings: The Anglophone Novel


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
4 Spring 2015 Jones, Donna V.
TTh 9:30-11 108 Wheeler

Book List

Rhys , Jean: Voyage in the Dark ; Beukes, Lauren: Zoo City; Ghosh, Amitav: Calcutta Chromosome; Kincaid, Jamaica: Lucy; Lamming, George: In The Castle Of My Skin; Saro-Wiwa, Ken: Sozaboy: A Novel Written In Rotten English; Tutuola, Amos: My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts; Welsh, Irvine: Trainspotting

Description

Anglophone fiction is a capacious term. Simply put, Anglophone fiction refers to fiction written in English; however, in the context of postwar canon formation, Anglophone refers specifically to literature written in English from former British colonies (excluding the United States)— known at one point by the anodyne term Commonwealth literature. This course will trace the changing definition of Anglophone fiction from Commonwealth literature to contemporary designations of “global” or “world literature”, and “planetary fiction”. In addition to our novels, we will read a selection of critical works from the fields of world literature, translation theory, and speculative fiction. 

This course satisfies the Group 5 (Twentieth Century) requirement.

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