Section 1: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00-11:50 AM
Professor: Molly Ferguson
This class will introduce you to a diverse body of literature from several former British and French colonies of Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and South Asia. We will explore the experience of colonization—and the ensuing struggles to construct individual, national, and transnational post-colonial identities. Along with addressing the questions of language, history, exile, migration, gender, and race so central to the developing world, we will discuss the continuing use of the term “post-colonial”. One of the themes we will return to often will be the concept of magic realism, and how it is used by writers from other parts of the world to reflect the complexity of their history and culture.