This course investigates crucial contemporary issues in postcolonial literature and theory. Topics will vary by year, though each will explore various voices, relations, and movements that comprise the literature of the postcolonial Other. Sections might center on specific geopolitical regions (i.e. literatures of the Caribbean, Africa or South Asia), groups of writers (ie, postcolonial women and literature), genre (i.e. postcolonial poetry) or thematic concerns. Other sections might provide an overall introduction to postcolonial texts and theory. May be repeated with different topic.
Prerequisite: Any 190 or 200 level literature course or permission from instructor.