COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 006 Decolonizing Writing
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course seeks to inquire in to the nature of academic writing. What counts as academic writing and what does not, and why? What is at stake in defining academic writing, and why have there been recurring calls by some intellectuals to “decolonize” academic practices? What does it mean to “decolonize” language and writing? Does this mean that they were colonized in the first place, and if so, by whom and how? And how can academic writing be decolonized while we continue to operate in colonizing spaces? These are some of the questions we will ask as we try to understand the relationship between colonialism, writing, and literature. We will engage with writers from all over the world who write differently in order to subvert hegemonic forces; writers who try to interrogate and critique colonialism even as they write in their colonizers’ language, and writers who engage with the idea of decolonization through literature— bell hooks, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Ama Ata Aidoo, and Nissim Ezekiel, among others.

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Schedule Listing
002 (REC)
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21850
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WF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
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17675
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
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18595
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
005 (REC)
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19542
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (REC)
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29135
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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