- 52 students
- 5 lessons
- 19 quizzes
- 24 week duration
To familiarize the students with the varied dimensions of postcolonial subjectivity through theory and literature.
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
On completion of the course, the student will be:
1. aware of the social, political, cultural aspects of postcolonial societies.
2. realise the impact of colonialism and imperialism on native cultural identities.
3. get an insight into the links between languages, history and culture.
Module I: The Domain
Module 1 [The Domain] (36 hours)
- Colonial and Postcolonial
- From ‘Commonwealth’ to ‘Postcolonial’ by John McLeod
- The Emergence of Commonwealth Literature
- Theories of Colonial Discourses: Frantz Fanon
- Theories of Colonial Discourses: Edward Said
- The Turn to Theory in the 1980s
- Three Criticisms of The Empire Writes Back
- Postcolonialism: Dangers and Definitions
- What is Commonwealth Literature and how is it different from Postcolonial Literature?
Module II: Poetry
Module III: Drama
- Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona: Sizwe Bansi is Dead – Introductory notes
- Text of the play Sizwe Bansi is Dead
- Lectures on Sizwe Bansi is Dead
- The play ‘Sizwe Bansi is Dead’ is a critique of apartheid. Explain.
- The survival of Sizwe Bansi depends on the death of another man. Why? Critically examine the statement.
Module IV: Novel
Make a list of 10 influential works in the field of Postcolonial Studies. Follow the MLA format.