ENGL 6350: Postcolonial World Literature (3)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0

This course will study the question of identity--both personal and national--in postcolonial works around the globe. Postcolonial literature occurs at different times for different countries (and cultures), but the majority of the literature will be in the modern era. After a brief overview of the colonial mindset, including such concepts as mimicry and the Other, the course will offer students an understanding of how countries, cultures, and individuals approach the formation of an identity that is both separate from and linked to the former colonizer.