English Literature: Postcolonialism
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English Literature: Postcolonialism

Introduction to Postcolonial Literature and Theory
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Created by Masood Raja
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • This course will introduce you to postcolonialism, postcolonial literature and theory and provide analytical skills that you can use in your studies and in real-life cultural exchanges with people from different cultures.
Requirements
  • Just bring your curiosity and desire to learn!
Description

This is an ever-growing course and I will keep on adding materials to it regularly!

This course will introduce you to the field of postcolonial literature and theory, which deals with the literary texts and art produced by the people of former European colonies. Included also in the course is a thorough explanation of the works of major theorists of postcolonialism, a brief history of postcolonial responses to the European colonization, and a discussion of the major debates within the field of postcolonial studies.

This course will be exceptionally useful to you if you are taking a course (undergraduate or graduate) on postcolonialism.

What you will Learn

A clear discussion of postcolonialism as a concept and as a field of study.

Introduction to the works of some major postcolonial authors.

Introduction to the works of some major postcolonial theorists.

Application of these ideas and this knowledge to the real-life situations.

Relevance to Today's World

No matter what your field of study or your profession, in this increasingly globalized world, one needs finely-honed habits and skills of cross-cultural understanding. This course will enable you to develop these cross cultural critical skills.




Who this course is for:
  • This is an ideal course for English majors and minors and all those interested in reading and understanding world literatures.
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 04:34:19
+ Introductory Materials
1 lecture 01:21

This video briefly introduces you to soem basic aspects of the course itself: How is it organized and what will be included.

Preview 01:21
+ Theory and Theorists
9 lectures 01:40:11

This lecture provides a brief introduction to Postcolonialism as a field of study.

Preview 08:05

This lecture introduces you the works of Frantz Fanon and his significance for the field of postcolonialism.

Frantz Fanon: Postcolonial Precursor
13:21

This brief lecture introduces you to Edward Said and the significance of his work for Postcolonialism and postcolonial studies.

Edward Said
10:02

A brief introduction to Gayatri C. Spivak, one of the leading postcolonialism scholars.

Gayatri Spivak
06:11

A brief introduction to Homi K. Bhabha, another important postcolonialism theorist.

Homi Bhabha
07:08

A brief explanation of the term Orientalism as defined by Edward Said.

Preview 10:59

This is part one of a live webinar on postcolonialism and will provide you with an overview of pistcolonialism as a concept and as a field of study.

Webinar, Postcolonialism, Part 1
15:22

This is part two of a live webinar on postcolonialism and will provide you with an overview of pistcolonialism as a concept and as a field of study.

Webinar, Postcolonialism, Part 2
19:40

A brief introduction to the work of Subaltern studies Collective.

Subaltern Studies
09:23
+ Primary and Secondary Texts
7 lectures 01:28:26
Kipling: The White Man's Burden
15:15
Achebe: "An Image of Africa"
12:20
Fanon: Excerpt from The Wretched of the Earth
10:10
CHinweizu: Excerpt from Decolonizing the African Mind
08:34

This a brief introduction to Jean Rhys's novel and provides you some background and some analysis of the novel.  (Posted here my YouTube Channel)

Jean Rhys: "Wide Sargasso Sea (adapted from my YouTube Channel)
14:33

A brief introduction to the Kenyan author's novel.  (Posted here my YouTube Channel)

Ngugi wa Thiong'O. "Devil on the Cross." (adapted from my YouTube Channel)
13:41

A brief introduction to the Nigerian author, Buchi Emecheta's novel. (Posted here my YouTube Channel)

Buchi Emecheta: "The Joys of Motherhood." (adapted from my YouTube Channel)
13:53
+ Articles
4 lectures 01:17

This is a brief introduction to the section on academic articles.

Introduction to Articles Section
01:08
McClintock, Anne. The Angel of Progress: Pitfalls of the Term “Post-Colonialism”
00:03
Shohat, Ella. Notes on the “Post-colonial.”
00:02
Arif Dirlik: "The Postcolonial Aura."
00:03
+ Additional Materials
5 lectures 01:23:03

Introduction: Additional Materials Section

This is a brief introduction to the reason I have included some additional materials from my YouTube Channel

Introduction: Additional Materials Section
01:17

This is first in a series of lectures on the famous Spivak essay (Posted here my Youtube Channel)

Can the Subaltern Speak? (Part 1)
09:19
Can the Subaltern Speak? (Part 2)
21:03

This is part 3 of my lecture on Spivak's famous essay and is posted here from my Youtube Channel.

Can the Subaltern Speak? (Part 3)
30:54
Can the Subaltern Speak? (Part 4)
20:30