Module title: Postcolonial fiction and film

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

Module code: CLP10102
Module leader: Bashabi Fraser
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture
Prerequisites

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


Description of module content:

This module will enable you to learn and critically engage with key concepts in postcolonial theory like Orientalism and hybridity. The New Historicist approach will be used to understand postcolonial 'texts'. The 'texts' in this module will cover a wide range of postcolonial authors, literatures and films, giving you an opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the scope of the subject area. You will consider themes of conflict, dislocation and relocation, memory and nostalgia and questions of culture and identity, in terms of a multicultural, globalised world.
In the course of the module, you will draw on previous learning about the imperial project. You will be encouraged to read and view the notions of nation and narration in an assessment of the primary texts.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically reflect on and compare a range of postcolonial texts.
LO2: Distinguish and accurately assess the various forms and discourses of postcolonial literature and film.
LO3: Develop a critical awareness of the concept of post colonialism and the issues raised by postcolonial writing and cinema.
LO4: Develop a knowledge and understanding of the impact of postcolonial literature and film on the modern world.
LO5: Critically reflect on and defend the theoretical debates of post colonialism.
LO6: Develop an ability to work both independently and part of a group.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - JEAN RHYS (1999) WIDE SARGASSO SEA: W.W. NORTON & COMPANY Vol. 1, 1st ed.
Core - CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE (2006) HALF OF A YELLOW SUN: HARPER PERENNIAL Vol. 1, 1st ed.
Core - MICHAEL ONDAATJE (2000) ANIL'S GHOST: PICADOR Vol. 1, 1st ed.
Core - AMITAV GHOSH (2004) THE HUNGRY TIDE: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS Vol. 1, 1st ed.
Core - ANDREW GREIG (2004) IN ANOTHER LIGHT: PHOENIX Vol. 1, 1st ed.
Core - (1971) COMPANY LIMITED - WWW., SATYAJIT RAY
Core - (1994) SILENCES OF THE PALACE - WWW., MOUFIDA TLATLI
Core - (2009) THE FIRST MOVIE - WWW., MARK COUSINS
Core - (1991) MISSISSIPPI MASALA - WWW., MIRA NAIR
Core - (1966) BATTLE OF ALGIERS - WWW., GILLO PONTECORVO
Core - (1973) TOUKI BOUKI/ THE JOURNEY OF THE HYENA - WWW., DJIBRIL DIOP MEMBETY
Core - (2002) THE QUIET AMERICAN - WWW., PHILLIP NOYCE
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