Aims/Description: This module will explore the relationship between European cultures and literatures and their own representation of their (former) colonies as well as the reception, adaptation, critique and production of literary texts and cultural practices in historical colonies. It will similarly look at critical representations of Europe and its former colonies from another¿s perspective. It will examine how internal groups (Jews, Roma, Muslims, homosexuals etc.) negotiate their identities within and between the nations of Europe and beyond.

Restrictions on availability: No, but priority given to SLC students

Staff Contact: Prof Philip Swanson
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: i. Critical commentary (1000 words) 30% LO1-LO5 ii. Essay (3000 words) 70% LO1-LO5

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