2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHUMS 3500 Postcolonial History and Literature

Beginning with the successful national liberation struggles in India (1947) and Ghana (1957), dozens of colonies in Asia and Africa achieved political independence by the 1990s. The term postcolonialism" refers to the histories and literatures developed primarily by colonized people to challenge "modernist" histories and fiction associated with the imperial age. This seminar will explore the assumptions methods styles and standards of criticism within the postcolonial outlook and read and evaluate representative historical and literary works.




CLITR 1100 or any 1000- or 2000-level CHIST or CHUMS course. Fulfills Global Perspectives requirement


every odd Spring