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Postcolonial Literature
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: BDes and BFA students: 3.0 credits first year studio and 1.0 credit liberal studies, including the first year writing course

BA Honours program students: may register with approval; contact Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences office at liberalstudies@ocadu.ca or 416-977-6000 extension 372 or 3351
This course looks at national and transnational literatures in a comparative perspective, focusing particularly on constructs of nation, gender, colonialism, and difference. Its aim is to imagine multiple literary times and spaces grounded in different parts of the world and in their different histories. That is, rather than creating a snapshot or conducting a literary tour of the world, this course seeks to refuse an easy commodification of Literature as a global product. All texts will be studied in their original English or in English translation.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken ENGL 4B02: Topics in World Literatures or ENGL 2B06: World Literatures may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Year level change 2010-11
Title change 2012-13
Course was last updated June 6, 2014 - 4:01 PM