Introduction to World Literature II
(AY 2022/2023, Semester 2)

Download course syllabus here: Intro to World Lit 2 syllabus.pdf

Week 1. Introduction

The postcolonial politics of language

Lecture slides: W1. Introduction.pptx

Week 2. Postcolonial Responses. The African Village I

Reading: Achebe, Things Fall Apart

Lecture slides: W2. African village 1.pptx

Achebe, "An Image of Africa": Achebe. An Image of Africa.pdf

Week 3. The African Village II

Reading: Achebe, Things Fall Apart

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Week 4. Masculinity

Reading: Achebe, Things Fall Apart

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Week 5. The white missionaries

Reading: Achebe, Things Fall Apart

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Week 6. Tragedy

Reading: Achebe, Things Fall Apart

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Week 7. Primitivism

Reading: Achebe, Things Fall Apart

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Assignment instructions: Assignment 1 instructions.pdf

Assignment 1 due

Week 8. Diaspora: Race and immigration

Reading: Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

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Week 9. Race and language

Digital Humanities exercise: Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)

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Week 10. Race and Language

Reading: Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

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Week 11. The country and the city

Reading: Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

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Week 12. Gender

Reading: Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

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Week 13. Conclusion

Reading: Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

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Assignment instructions: Assignment 2 instructions.pdf

Assignment 2 due

Week 14. Assignment 2 feedback

Student consultation sessions