ARAB 261 Fall 2014 Comparative Postcolonial Narratives: Novels from the Arab World, Latin-America and the Caribbean (W)

Cross Listed as COMP261
In this introductory course to the global postcolonial novel, we will examine novels in translation from the Arab world, Latin America and the Caribbean that are in conversation with each other. Through textual and formal analysis of selected novels in translation, we will ask questions concerning the legacy of the different forms of European colonialism in these distinct geographies. This course has two goals: First, to familiarize students with classical, canonical and popular Arabic, Latin American and Caribbean novels that deal with the history of European colonialism and/or its aftermath. Second, to introduce student to some of the critical trends and theoretical debates concerning the potential and limits of reading these novels as resistance and/or postcolonial literature. In addition to selected critical essays, the readings for this course may include novels by the following writers: Assia Djebar (Algeria), Gamal al-Ghitani (Egypt), Sahar Khalifah (Palestine), Tayyib Saleh (Sudan), Alejo Carpentier (Cuba), Rosario Castellanos (Mexico), Jamaica Kincaid (Antigua), and Gabriel GarcĂ­a Marquez (Colombia).
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: active class participation, three short papers (3-5 pages) and a final 7- to 10-page expansion and rewrite
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: majors or prospective majors in Comparative Literature or Arabic Studies
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Divisional Attributes: Division I,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: ARAB Arabic Studies Electives
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 15
Class Number: 1350
ARAB 261 - 01 (F) SEM Postcolonial Narratives (W) Division 1: Languages and the ArtsWriting Intensive Amal Eqeiq
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM Stetson 508 1350
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