New Graduate Literature Class for Winter 2012

If anyone is still looking for a literature class this Winter, here’s an option (with only two seats left!): 

NEW GRADUATE COURSE – WINTER 2012

LITR 578: Classy Postcolonialisms

Prof. Natasa Kovacevic

Struggles against European colonialism are inextricably linked to a contestation and/or adaptation of capitalist class relations that the colonizers established in their former dominions to manage colonized labor and resources. We will look at the myriad ways in which social class enters postcolonial literature and theory, especially at the historical intersections of anti-colonial wars of national liberation, Cold War discourses, and the dissemination of socialist ideas worldwide.

Major themes:

  • Class stratification as a thematic concern in postcolonial literature and theory
  • Intersections of gender, class, and subalternity
  • Postcolonial socialist realism
  • Writing revolutionary violence
  • Postcolonial adaptations and renunciations of Marx
  • (Im)possibility of solidarity across anti-colonial lines
  • Theorizing neocolonialism
  • Global protests against neoliberal capitalism

Reminder: Close Reading Literature Workshop tonight! Thurs, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m.

Literature Workshop I: Doing Close Reading
Thurs., Sept. 29, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Pray-Harrold Rm. 403
This workshop is designed with two aims: 1) to strength your close reading skills; 2) to increase your familiarity with the formal aspects of reading poetry. Andrea Kaston Tange and Christine Neufeld will run this workshop.

Students are welcome to bring a poem to workshop.

Free Workshops

The Literature Program is conducting a series of workshops for anyone who is interested in sharpening skills that will let them shine in English classes of all kinds. Please consider attending these:

Literature Workshop I: Doing Close Reading
Thurs., Sept. 29, 6:30-8:30 pm.
PH rm. 403
This workshop is designed with two aims: 1) to strength your close reading skills; 2) to increase your familiarity with the formal aspects of reading poetry.

Literature Workshop II: An Overview of Literary Periodization
Tues., Oct. 11, 6:30-8:30 pm.
PH rm. 404
This workshop offers an overview of the trajectory of Western literary history, focusing on the relationships between traditionally defined literary periods, as well as the ways in which scholars have complicated the idea of periodization.