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ENG3208 Post-coloniality: The West and its Others
Credit Points: 15
Two first year English units

This unit does not attempt to “know” indigenous people through their literatures. Instead it focuses on the process of Western analysis. We investigate discursive imperialism, that is, the violence inflicted by the English language and other systems of Western representation. We examine both how notions of “The West” are constructed and how “Its Others” (colonised cultures/peoples) are consequently analysed and judged. With particular focus on the literatures of ex-colonial, settler cultures, we consider issues of ambivalence and complicity for both writer and reader.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MAENGEnglish Major
DMAAABPsychology and English Double Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008