|Course Cluster: Southern Asia Studies|
Literature from those nations that were formerly colonies of the European empires raises important aesthetic and ethical questions in an increasingly globalized world. What is the proper relation between print culture and orality? What is the responsibility of the author to those he or she represents? What are the consequences of choosing to write in the languages of the former imperial cultures? What is the responsibility of the diasporic community to the home country? How strategies do readers in the First World employ to derive meaning from Third World texts? We will discuss such questions through the work of authors from such places as Africa, India, the Caribbean, the Pacific, and from diasporic communities in Canada, the U. K., and the U. S.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Abani, Chris, GRACELAND
Levy, Andrea, SMALL ISLAND
Farah, Nuruddin, LINKS
Oyeyemi, Helen, ICARUS GIRL
Narayan, R.K., ENGLISH TEACHER
Mahfouz, Naguib, PALACE WALK
El Saadawi, Nawal, WOMAN AT POINT ZERO
Philoctète, René, MASSACRE RIVER
Naipaul, V.S., MIGUEL STREET
Selvon, Samuel, LONELY LONDONERS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three 5-page essays, occasional shorter writing assignments, final paper of 10-15 pages.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular attendance and participation in class discussions. More than three unexcused absences will lower the final grade. This course fulfills the English Department's research option for honors candidates.
|Instructor(s): Karamcheti,Indira Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: PAC002; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -11||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 10||FR: 5|