Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
5425602 Postcolonial Cultural Studies 3.0 3
Description As an intellectual discipline as well as a critical intervention in contemporary world culture and society, postcolonial studies has been firmly established in academic institutions worldwide, and more so in the departments of English. However, the definition of "the postcolonial" as a critical and cultural concept has remained a controversial issue among practitioners in the field. The complexity of "the postcolonial" arises from the specific issues such as whether the umbrella terms "colonial" and "postcolonial" could be deployed as two binary and chronologically distinct categories when we are dealing with heterogeneous historicities of colonization and decolonization; whether politically ex-colonized African countries, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Caribbean countries, India, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Pacific Island countries, Sri Lanka and the USA are now all equally postcolonial; and whether postcoloniality is a stable or volatile condition which m