ENGL630 - Readings in 20th Century English Literature

This course will serve as an introduction to 20th century Anglophone postcolonial literature and postcolonial theory. It will include canonical, established and emerging writers from the Anglophone world. The course will concentrate on writers from India, Africa and the Caribbean (we will exclude British settler colonies) as well as writers from the South Asian and black diaspora. Alongside works by writers such as Mulk Raj Anand, George Lamming, Chinua Achebe, Buchi Emecheta, Ama Ata Aidoo, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, J.M Coetzee, Anita Desai, Merle Hodge, Jamaica Kincaid, Zakes Mda, Zadie Smith, Jhumpa Lahiri and Chris Abani, we will also read major postcolonial theoretical essays from the likes of Edward Said, Homi Babha, Gayatri Spivak, Anthony Appiah, Neil Lazarus, Peter Hulme, Carol Boyce-Davies, Anne McClintock, Rob Nixon, Edouard Glissant and Gauri Vishwanathan. This is a readings course and you will write three short papers and a longer 10 page paper.