12 February: Orientation, Introduction to postcolonial studies
19 February: Introduction to postcolonial studies cont. (Set reading: Anne McClintock: “The Angel of Progress: Pitfalls of the Term ‘Post-Colonialism’”)
26 February: Nadine Gordimer: “Friday’s Footprint”
5 March: Nadine Gordimer: The Pickup
12 March: Gordimer: The Pickup cont. (Assignment 1 due)
19 March: Doris Lessing: The Grass Is Singing
26 March: Lessing: The Grass Is Singing cont.
2 April: Spring break
9 April: Lessing: The Fifth Child (Assignment 2 due)
16 April: J. M. Coetzee: “He and his man”
23 April: Coetzee: Foe
30 April: Coetzee: Foe cont. (Home paper due)
7 May: Excerpts from Coetzee’s Elizabeth Costello (Assignment 3 due, Home paper due for those who submit their degree thesis this semester)
14 May: Evaluation, grades
In-class participation: 40% (30% short assignments + 10% participation in class discussions), Presentation: 20 %, Home Paper: 40%.
All reading materials will be provided.
About the assignments: Response papers on the three authors in about 400 words, each.
About the home paper: 5-6 double spaced pages.