Gaziantep University

GAZİANTEP UNIVERSITY

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DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES 
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Course Details
Course Title
Postcolonial Literature
Code
ELL 434
Course Info
This course is designed to introduce students to the most important terms, themes, figures, and debates of postcolonial literary studies. The main aspects of postcolonial theory and sample literary texts that foreground a number of these issues will be analysed throughout the course. Postcolonial literature is literature produced by formerly colonized nations, including India, Pakistan, the West Indies, various countries in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and others. Such literature is concerned with the way colonial subjects are produced in and by Empire. Postcolonial literature can be a tool by which the colonized subject "writes back" to Empire, engaging with themes like identity, belonging, exile, place, language, sovereignty, and hybridity. The course will explore the impact of colonization through a reading of both literary texts and critical essays.
Credit
3
ECTS
5
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