Oct 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

ENG 236 Post-Colonial and Transnational Literature in English

Prerequisites: Completion of ENG 102  with final grade of C- or higher
3 credits

The last decades have seen a wealth of publications in English that cannot be easily subsumed under any national literature. The authors come from countries where English is either not the dominant or native language, or have a mixed cultural and linguistic heritage, or live in exile. Categories like margins and center and even nation or culture become subject to critical scrutiny. The course will introduce students to selective works of a number of celebrated authors that belong in this category, including Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ngugi wa Thiongo, Chris Abani, Michael Ondaatje, Khaled Hosseini, Wole Soyinka, et. al. In addition, students will be introduced to some fundamental concepts in postmodernism, postcolonial and global studies.