This course
explores works of literature written in English after 1900 about places other
than America or England.  The authors and
books represent cultures that have been colonized or are, in contrast, part of
the colonial and post-colonial enterprise. 
Subjects include Africa, India, Shri Lanka, New Zealand, and Northern
Ireland (including the expatriated in Canada). 
We will investigate how the literature exposes and complicates ethical,
cultural, and political conflicts. We will also explore ways that the text
interacts with the contemporary reader; in other words, we consider how the
literature elicits a response that prompts the reader to recognize other
meanings in the work. 


Required Texts:

Doris Lessing, The Grass is Singing

Patricia Grace, Dogside Story

J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace

Seamus Deane, Reading in the Dark

Margaret Atwood,
Alias Grace

Amitov Ghosh, The Shadow Lines

Ondaadje, Anil’s Ghost

E.M. Forster, A Passage to India

Selected Poetry

Course Requirements:

3 short papers

2 mid-term exams

1 final exam