Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|8/28/2023||12/11/2023||TR||11:10am - 12:30pm||HS 240|
Fall 2023 Detailed Description: The English Novel in the World
Study of the postcolonial Anglophone novel from the mid-twentieth century to the present day (possibly one or two translations). This course will engage questions of form and genre as they emerge for novelists engaged in shaping an imaginative response to colonialism and its long aftermath, one that includes the rise of new nations and nationalisms, exile and migration, and transnational cultural exchanges that dismantle assumed boundaries. In addition to shifts from realism to magical realism and back, subgenres of fiction, we will also study the modes in which postcolonial literary narratives grasp ecological destruction, animal extinction, and human responsibility. Required texts to be selected from the work of Salman Rushdie, Amitava Ghosh, J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Chinua Achebe, Mohsin Hamid, Michael Ondaatje, Abdul Rahman Munif, and Mahasweta Devi.