Middlebury

IGST 0354

Postcolonial Lit Migrants City

Postcolonial Literature, Migrants and the City
In this course, we will analyze postcolonial literature that portrays the lives of migrants in cities. Postcolonial novels such as Brick Lane by Monica Ali, Love Enough by Dionne Brand, Brother by David Chariandi, The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai, Carnival by Rawi Hage, The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon and A Free Man by Aman Sethi present counter-hegemonic narratives and visions of the city. They show that the city, indelibly marked by relations of Empire and the product of racial capitalism, is also a battleground for decoloniality: a delinking from colonial knowledge practices. To map this insurgent knowledge in postcolonial novels of the city, we will focus on four prominent themes that also serve as analytical categories: mobility, labor, conviviality, and protest.
Subject:
International & Global Studies
Department:
English
Division:
Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP LIT SOC
Equivalent Courses:
ENGL 0268
ENGL 0354 *
ENGL 0462
GSFS 0268
GSFS 0462
IGST 0373
ENAM 0373
ENAM 0462
ENGL 0373
ENAM 0268
ENAM 0447

Sections

Spring 2024

IGST0354A-S24 Lecture

Spring 2023

IGST0354A-S23 Lecture (Siddiqi)