Wednesday, March 3, 2010

world lit in english

So I'm teaching World Lit Written in English, a new capstone course for Writing and Lit majors and lib arts elective...I organized the course around colonialism/postcolonialism and identity formation--we'll be discussing how issues of displacement, loss of community, homeland, affect formation of identity--the texts also focus on women's issues, a form of internal colonialism--the four main novels are linked by coming of age theme--each has a young narrator involved in political or social upheval, migration etc--who confronts issues of loneliness, isolation, exclusion--and each has to find a place, redefine self in new or redefined world

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  1. P said: "loneliness, isolation, exclusion--and each has to find a place, redefine self in new or redefined world." I say: Can you say "The Story of an Hour," _The Yellow Wallpaper_ and "He Defies You Still"?

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