Post Colonial Literature in the Americas – Fall 2021

The Department of English’s fall course, Post Colonial Literature in the Americas (LIT 5487-U01) will feature a variety of modern and contemporary literature from the Western Hemisphere, focusing on North American and Caribbean texts. With an understanding that the very concept of the “New World” is predicated on the colonial enterprise, students will consider how literary works explore key topics in postcolonial studies such as the nation, ethnic and racial identities, historical memory, gender and sexuality, and socio-political power.

Map of the World

Students will engage with an array of theoretical and cultural discourses over the course of the semester.

Anne Castro will teach this course at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus on Thursdays from 5:00-7:40 p.m.

Castro’s research explores the relationship between abstract ideas and material performances in English and Spanish-language texts from the modern and contemporary Afro-diasporic Americas.

Fulfills English Graduate Theory Requirement