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Introduction to World Literature II
(AY 2023/2024, 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

PDF: Achebe. An Image of Africa.pdf

Week 3. The African village II

Reading: Achebe, Things Fall Apart

Lecture slides: W3. African village 2.pptx

Week 4. Masculinity

Reading: Achebe, Things Fall Apart

Lecture slides: W4. Masculinity.pptx

Week 5. The white missionaries

Reading: Achebe, Things Fall Apart

Lecture slides: W5. White missionaries.pptx

Week 6. Tragedy

Reading: Achebe, Things Fall Apart

Lecture slides: W6. Tragedy.pptx

Week 7. Primitivism

Reading: Achebe, Things Fall Apart

Lecture slides: W7. Primitivism.pptx

W7. Picasso painting.jpg

W7. Rousseau painting.jpg

Assignment instructions: Assignment 1 instructions.pdf

Assignment 1 due

Week 8. Diaspora: Race and immigration

Reading: Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

Lecture slides: W8. Race and immigration (for students).pptx

Week 9. Race and Language

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

Lecture slides: W9. Race and language.pptx

Week 10. Race and Language

Reading: Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

Lecture slides: W10. Race and language.pptx

Week 11. The country and the city

Reading: Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

Lecture slides: W11. Country and city.pptx

Maps: 

London tube map (W10).pdf

london-map 1 (W10).jpg

Week 12. Gender

Reading: Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

Lecture slides: W12. Gender.pptx

Week 13. Conclusion

Lecture slides: W13. Conclusion.pptx

Assignment instructions: Assignment 2 instructions.pdf

Assignment 2 due

Week 14. Assignment 2 feedback

Student consultation sessions

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