ENGLISH 375 - World Literatures in English
Section: 001 Race and Economy in Global Lit
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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We are living in world of vast economic inequality and racial tension. How did we get here? What or who is to blame for these crises? And how can we begin to end them? This class turns to the literary histories of empire and globalization for answers. Through the lens of three central categories — race, resistance, and economics — students explore novels, poems, and short fiction from Canada, Kenya, Jamaica, Nigeria, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, South Asia, Great Britain. In our readings, special attention will be paid to the long historical cooperation between imperial racialization and economic globalization.

Primary works may include writings by Arundahti Roy, Amitav Ghosh, Joseph Conrad, George Orwell, Salman Rushdie J.M. Coetzee, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Doris Lessing, Rider Haggard, Michael Ondaatje, Eden Robinson, Nadine Gordimer, Rawi Hage, Chimimanda Adichie, Peter Carey, Ian McEwan, V.S. Naipaul, Patrick White, Jack Davis, Mulk Raj Anand, Indra Sinha, and Aravind Adiga.

Course Requirements:

Two short essays; bi-weekly writing assignments; group research project and presentation.

ENGLISH 375 - World Literatures in English
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001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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