This schedule is subject to change as we work our way through the course. We may wish to spend more time on some texts, and less on others. "TBA" indicates areas where we may wish to add texts.
It is your responsibility to be prepared for the week's readings by having the entire novel read.
|Date/Week||Subject of Discussion|
Introduction to Postcolonialism
Visit the websites and look around
What do the with the "n--word?"
Read or watch as much as you wish
The Canon and Its Legacy
Conrad, Heart of Darkness
(Intro pages 9-27)
cannibal, centre/margin, colonial discourse, commonwealth literature, imperialism, Other, postcolonial
IS: Sept 22
Heart of Darkness
(Intro pages 35-46)
Achebe's "An Image of Africa"
Said on Conrad (see Other Resources)
Colonial Responses to Christianity
Achebe, Things Fall Apart
Kincaid, A Small Place (on reserve)
|Monday, October 11||Thanksgiving Day: no class|
The Caribbean Experience
Levy, The Long Song
Kincaid, A Small Place
mimicry, caribbean, creole, creolization, ambivalence
Braithwaite, Lamming, Walcott (handouts)
Walcott, The Caribbean; Culture or Mimicry?
Essay #1 due October 22
|25 - November 5||
Jewel in the Crown
Key Concepts: Orientalism (138), subaltern (177)
Ashcroft, Edward Said (chapt 4, pp47-64)
Film: Bend it Like Beckham (Nov 10)
Guest Speaker Nov 3
Tradition, Gender, and Faith
Key Concepts: gender, tradition
Not Wanted on the Voyage
Library Assignment due November 19
|Thur, Nov 11||Remembrance Day: no class|
Commonwealth, Postcolonial, or Transnational/Transcultural?
King, The Back of the Turtle
What is a Nation?
Essay #2 due Nov 29
|26 - Dec 6||Noah, Born a Crime|
|Dec 14||Final Exam: 1-3pm in N120|