Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
    Oct 16, 2021  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue
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LIT 392 - Contemporary Literary Theory (4 Cr.)

(GCR RPP)(GCR Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies area)
An introduction to Postcolonial Theory, which is one branch of literary theory, this course deals with international contexts and the power differences between the western world and its former colonies. We study works by Said, Fanon, Bhabha and Spivak. Though this counts as a literature seminar for students in the English major, we do not emphasize the study of literature, but rather ideas about what “postcoloniality” means and what its implications are. The texts we read are, admittedly, challenging, but are provocative and exciting too. This course will hopefully expand your own ideas about race, gender, nationalism and the effects of political and cultural influence. Prerequisite: LIT 200 . Pre- or corequisite: LIT 215 .  Fall semester. Rauwerda.



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