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POSTCOLONIALISM AND COSMOPOLITANISM
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectComparative Literature
English
Number & Suffix: 116
Full UC Title: POSTCOLONIALISM AND COSMOPOLITANISM 
Transcript Title: POSTCOLONIAL&COSMO 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course offers a study of literary depictions of subjectivity that have been developed in the past four decades in the fields of postcolonial theory and cosmopolitanism. Both postcolonialism and contemporary cosmopolitanism are responses to essentialist and colonial ideas of the subject. The course discusses how cosmopolitanism has been revised and rethought from a postcolonial perspective, often also defined as cosmopolitanism from below or vernacular cosmopolitanism. The course explores theoretical debates and contestations around the concepts of cosmopolitanism and postcolonialism, and analyzes how these mediate and impact our reading of literary texts, particularly the depiction of selfhood in these texts, from a comparative perspective. Colonial as well as postcolonial literary innovation and hybridity is analyzed. The course addresses texts in the integral context of world literature. The course requires that students have previous experience in writing academically about literary texts as a prerequisite. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: POSTCOLONIALISM AND COSMOPOLITANISM 
Partner University Department: Languages, Literature and Communication 
Partner University Course Number: LI3V14103