Marxism: English Literature
What you'll learn
- This course will provide you some basic understanding of Karl Marx’s work and the use of Marxist and materialistic theory in literary and cultural studies.
- This course only requires your interest and curiosity.
Designed for college students and professionals, this course will first introduce you to major ideas of Karl Marx and then introduce you to Marxism as a method of critical and cultural analysis. Using video lectures and other media, we will cover, besides Marx, some major Marxist works and then learn the Marxist-materialistic way of understanding literature and the world around us.
Karl Marx, without a doubt, is one of the most influential modern figure and his works have not only informed politics, economy, and social struggles but beyond their original intent, his works also enable scholars from all fields of humanities and social sciences to understand the world and its systems better. So, even if you disagree with Marx, many people do, it is important to gain some basic knowledge about Marx and Marxism.
This course isn't only about academic and humanistic studies, for the content can also help you view at the world from a materialistic critical lense, which can enable you to understand complex and simple social systems better.
All my courses are open to your suggestions, so if you find something that I might have missed or if you need further elaboration on any given topic, please reach out to me through the course messaging system and I will try my best to address your concerns.
Who this course is for:
- This would be an ideal course for English literature undergraduate and graduate students and anyone else interested in understanding Marxism and Marxist literary theory and criticism.
I am a former Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literary Studies with twenty years of experience of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at three US research universities.
When you take any of my courses, be assured that the courses contain materials created by an expert!
I have authored several books and also share my educational expertise internationally through webinars, public talks, and through my YouTube Channel on Postcolonialism. I welcome all suggestions for improving the courses. Please never hesitate to contact me!
PhD. in English, Florida State
Masters in English, Belmont University
Bachelors in English, Belmont University
Diploma, Japanese Language, NUML, Pakistan
ISIS: Ideology, Symbolics and Counter Narratives, Routledge, 2019.
The Religious Right and the Talibanization of America, Palgrave, 2016.
Constructing Pakistan, Oxford, 2010.