This seminar considers the possibility of something that can be called
comparative postcolonial theory by taking a substantive look at postcolonial
formations and their theorization across different parts of the world, from
the Caribbean to the African continent, from the Americas to New Zealand and
Australia, from South Asia to East Asia (including Taiwan), involving
Francophone, Anglophone, Hispanophone, and Sinophone articulations. We
will read works by such theorists as Franz Fanon, 丼ouard Glissant, Achille
Mbembe, Walter Mignolo, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Antonio Benitez-Rojo, Partha
Chatterjee, and others, especially those emerging from the new field of
|Students must have the following books at the beginning of the semester:
Ashis Nandy. The Intimate Enemy. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1983. (or any later edition)
Albert Memmi. The Colonizer and the Colonized. Boston: Beacon Press, 1967. (or any later edition)
Franz Fanon. Black Skin, White Masks. Translated by Richard Philcox. New York: Grove Press, 2008.
Lorernzo Veracini. Settler Colonialism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (St. Martin’s Press), 2010.