Instructor: Professor Landow (office: 209 Horace-Mann; e-mail: ); office hours: 10.30-12:00, Tuesday and Thursday. Class meets 2:30-3:50 PM, Tuesday, Thursday.
Writing assignments: (1) Due via e-mail Monday evening at 8 PM each week before we begin discussing a new work or subject in class: a discussion question approximately one single-spaced page in length containing one or more passages from the assigned work. These mini-essays should draw upon the work under discussion, the course website, and the essays in Ashcroft. These contributions will be graded. (2) Due December 10: A substantial final project either in the form of an academic essay or as a sub-web for the course site.
Class website: Postcolonial Literature and Culture Web, particularly the Singapore, Zimbabwe, and postcolonial theory sections.
Note: Check this on-line reading list at the beginning of each week since assignments may change or be reordered as assigned books arrive.
What is "Postcolonial"? in PoCo web; essays in Ashcroft, Postcolonial Studies Reader
Make yourself acquainted with the Singapore sections in class web; Jayaretnam, Abraham's Promise.
Make yourself acquainted with the Zimbabwe sections in class web; Chenjarai Hove, Bones, 1988.
Dangaremga, Nervous Conditions
Yvonne Vera, Nehanda, 1993.
Yvonne Vera, Without a Name, 1993.
Week 7 (19 through 21 October)(2) Sculpture in Zimbabwe
Mungoshi, Coming of the Dry Season.
Catherine Lim, The Bondmaid
Gopal Baratham, A Candle or the Sun
The Postcolonial Reader; postcolonial theory sections of the course web
Young Singaporean poets (online).
[Reading Period begins 6 December; last day of classes: 10 December.]