Core Module Information
Module title: From the Colonial to the Postcolonial

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP08124
Module leader: Arunima Bhattacharya
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The module will introduce you to key concepts in postcolonial studies and will allow you to gain an understanding of the ways in which postcolonial literature, films and theory respond to colonialism, neocolonialism and coloniality. The module will therefore start with canonical texts of the colonial period to introduce you to the construction of the colonial other and the implementation of imperialist structures and stereotyping practices. The module will thus allow you to gain an understanding of the structuring of inequalities from the start of colonialism through to present forms of imperialism. The module will allow you to study texts from different geopolitical contexts and will cover issues such as globalisation, coloniality, construction of the other and the role capitalism plays in sustaining inequalities.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Consider the ways in which postcolonial texts respond to coloniality.
LO2: Develop insight into basic theorectical concepts in postcolonial literature.
LO3: Explore representations of colonised identities orally and in writing.
LO4: Explore larger historical and geopolitical contexts to underpin textual analysis.
LO5: Discuss literary theory in relation to a range of primary texts

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Elsa Bouet
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1-5 7 , WORDS= 1500
Essay 60 1-5 13 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CLP08124 From Colonialism to Postcolonialism.