English 190

Research Seminar: The Urban Postcolonial


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
7 Fall 2018 Ellis, Nadia
TTh 12:30-2 211 Dwinelle

Book List

Adichie, Chimamanda: Americanah; Cole, Teju: Open City; Dreiser, Theodor: Sister Carrie; Lovelace, Earl: The Dragon Can't Dance; Mpe, Phaswane: Welcome to Our Hillbrow; Reed, Ishmael: Blues City; Selvon, Sam: The Lonely Londoners; Smith, Zadie: NW; Vlasidavic, Ivan: Portrait With Keys; Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway

Other Readings and Media

The texts for this class will be available at University Press Books, Bancroft Ave.

Films: La Noire de... dir. Sembene (1966); Fruitvale Station dir. Coogler (2013); Black Panther dir. Coogler (2018)

Description

An intensive research seminar exploring the relationship between urban landscapes and postcolonial literary cultures. Readings in theories of postcoloniality and diaspora as well as studies in city planning and architecture will accompany close examination of novels, films, and music. Weekly written responses and a long final research paper will be required.

Please contact instructor before purchasing texts.

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