POSTCOLONIAL IDENTITIES: NEW WORLDS

SPA3PCI

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will become familiar with the basic concepts of postcolonial theory and with recent developments in identity studies, to the extent to which these bear on specific textual study. Students will develop an appreciation of the processes by which such concepts have become central to the study of the literatures of several countries which were former colonies of Spain and Portugal. Students will acquire 1) a critical understanding of how postcolonial narratives construct a sense of a distinct cultural identity; and 2) some knowledge of the broader cultural setting of the countries where these narratives were written (in Latin America: Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico or Brazil; in Africa: Angola, Cape Verde or Mozambique; and in Asia: East Timor). This subject is offered primarily in Spanish, but it will also be offered in English if students from other disciplines enrol.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaria Moutinho

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SPA2004 or SPA3006. Students from other disciplines need coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAS2/3PCI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPostcolonialism: a very short introductionPrescribedYoung, R.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2003

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse aspects of Postcolonial Theory, applying them to specific case studies.

Activities:
Oral presentation; written work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Life-Long Learning
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Writing

02. Apply your critical and analytical skills to the discussion of topics relating to the postcolonial world.

Activities:
Oral presentation; written work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Speaking

03. Write an individual essay using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of Postcolonial theory.

Activities:
Major essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Creative Problem-solving
Life-Long Learning
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

04. Write brief texts that demonstrate a deep knowledge of specific aspects of Postcolonial theory.

Activities:
Four 30-minute tests.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Life-Long Learning
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

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