ENG273H5 • Literatures of Immigration and Exile

In this course we will study literary and non-literary texts in English from the nineteenth century to the present day that come from colonial and postcolonial contexts and that speak to the experience of those affected by colonization, immigration, exile, war, and globalization. Students will be introduced to postcolonial theory and questions about race, ethnicity, religious difference, and diasporas in Anglophone literary studies. They may study texts by Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Jean Rhys, Ezra Pound, Eugene Ionesco, Vladimir Nabokov, Arthur Koestler, Joseph Brodsky, V.S. Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Milan Kundera, Josef Skvorecky, Salman Rushdie, Mavis Gallant, W.G. Sebald, Michael Ondaatje, Edwich Danticat, and Azar Nafisi.

Open to students who have successfully completed at least 4.0 full credits. Students who do not meet the prerequisite but are enrolled in any 100-level ENG or DRE course (except ENG100H5) may petition the department in writing for approval to take the course. See the guidelines for written petitions on the department website.
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