COML 4290

COML 4290

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What kinds of poetry might be usefully characterized as "postcolonial" and what are the stakes of such a designation? How common, variable, translatable are values deemed "postcolonial" for particular poetics across cultures? Is there such a thing as a transnational, transcultural, "Postcolonial Poetics?" What relation(s) do specific textual/poetic features or strategies have to geopolitical, cultural, historical, economic circumstances, and to the condition(s) of what has come to be called the "postcolonial" in particular? With special reference to Edouard Glissant's influential concept of a "poetics of relation," attending as well to our own situatedness as readers - perhaps also, though not necessarily, as writers - of poetry within U.S. (and) academic context(s), this seminar will focus on Caribbean poetry as an especially fruitful site for exploring a diversity of approaches to these and related questions concerning postcoloniality, poetry, community, language, culture, and identity.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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  • 17903COML 4290  SEM 101

    • TUris Hall 494
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Monroe, J

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    Enrollment limited to: 15 students.