COML 4511

COML 4511

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

The driving dialectic in post-colonial studies has been the colonizer/colonized, or the Third World vs. the West. But slowly the field is letting go of this "arrested dialectic" and in its place various triangulations are emerging: e.g. transnationalism, world literature, the global novel, and global south literary studies. Starting with a walk through the emerging theoretical concepts of world/global/transnational literature, we will primarily focus on a global south reading of African literature (itself a contested term), and perennial questions around language and translation. Specifically we will look at how writers such as Chimamanda Adichie, V.S. Naipul, NoViolet Bulawayo, and MG Vassanji challenge the post-colonial discourse and how a global south reading provides an uncomfortable conversation with transnational and world literature theories and concepts. This class counts toward the Literatures of the Global South and post-1800 requirements for English majors.

When Offered Fall or Spring.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, LA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study. Combined with: ASRC 4512ENGL 4511

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19319 COML 4511   SEM 101

    • TR Morrill Hall 102
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Bulawayo, N

      Ngugi, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19320 COML 4511   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Ngugi, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies