This course aims to familiarise the students with central issues in postcolonial literature and theory. The texts we will read originate from different backgrounds, but all from the field of tension between their own culture and the English language. We will discuss such concepts as hybridity, the nation, nationalism, cultural translation, and the relation between tradition and modernity. Special emphasis is placed on problematisations of the understanding of what is meant by 'postcoloniality'.

Teacher: Bo G Ekelund

Syllabus and application

This course will not be given in autumn 2017.