The Postcolonial Novel



Zeit/Ort n.V.:

  • Do 10:15-11:45, Raum C 303

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches


- BA English and American Studies: bestandenes Zwischenmodul II

- L-GYM: bestandenes Zwischenmodul des jeweiligen Teilfachs (Linguistik/Literaturwissenschaft)


- Lehramt Englisch an Gymnasien: Optionsmodul L-GYM Literature

- BA English and American Studies: Hauptmodul B (302) Literature/Culture

Scheinerwerb: mündliche Prüfung (15-20 min)


This lecture course offers a comprehensive survey of the major canonical writers of the postcolonial novel. Following a brief survey of influential theoretical models (by E. Said, G.C. Spivak, H.K. Bhabha, and others) used to discuss postcolonial literature, the course will then discuss novels written by authors from Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Australia and New Zealand, the Caribbean, and indigenous communities in North America. Offering a broad survey of important writers and books, the lecture will also offer detailed readings of individual novels.

Empfohlene Literatur

A course outline, bibliography, and some electronic readings will be made available through StudOn by the beginning of the semester.