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120109 AR Postcolonial Theory and Practice (2007W)

Advanced Interdisciplinary Course

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

anrechenbar als K 531/K532 (nur Zweitfach-AnglistInnen) und als K 701(alter Studienplan). Für UF Englisch als Wahl(pflicht)fach anrechenbar. ECTS UF Englisch: 3.00

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 08.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 15.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 22.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 29.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 05.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 12.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 19.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 26.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 03.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 10.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 17.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 07.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 14.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 21.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 28.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to identify the most important concerns and concepts of postcolonial theory. It studies critical responses to the attitudes and mentalities that enabled colonial endeavours (explaining why there is such a thing as a postcolonial Shakespeare) and it will take us to recent debates concerning the representation of postcolonial topics.

We will apply some of the key concepts of postcolonial theory to the practical analysis of literary and non fictional material by Chinua Achebe, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Salman Rushdie, V. S. Naipaul and others.

Assessment: students will give an oral presentation and submit an essay by the end of the semester.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the critical concepts of postcolonial theory and teach them to apply them in their own interpretations of literature and culture.

Examination topics

Short lectures to introduce and explain the most important critical concepts of postcolonial theory will be complemented by student presentations and discussion.

Reading list

Short stories, poems, extracts from longer works and critical articles will be available on the Electronic Learning platform and in a Reader.

Association in the course directory

526, 528, 536, 538, 722, K 531, K 532, K 701

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