This course aims to allow students to:|
A) develop knowledge of postcolonial theories that are relevant for understanding our contemporary global world;
B) analyze and discuss representations of gender, ethnicity, and diaspora in colonial history, postcolonial literatures and films, and media;
C) formulate research questions, locate and interpret sources, and assess the significance of one’s own research within the framework of current transnational debates;
D) gain confidence in reporting research findings in both oral and written forms.
This course is for students in the RMA Gender Studies and GEMMA; students from the RMA programmes Musicology, History, CLS and MAPS should check with the course coordinator before enrolling. Only this way participation can be granted. The entrance requirements for Exchange Students will be checked by International Office and the Programme coordinator. You do not have to contact the Programme coordinator by yourself.|
The seminar aims to broaden understandings of key “issues” pertinent to postcolonial theory today. It engages with a range of themes and topics (e.g., gendered conflict zones, transnational migration, public intellectuals, cinema and visual culture, environmentalism, humanitarianism, social networks and digital identities among others) that are at the chore of our twentieth-first century. We will deal with ‘issues’ related to postcolonial critique, transnational feminist theories, migration and conflict studies, cinema and visual culture, digital media, and cultural theory, amongst other fields. In doing so we will be especially attentive to how race, ethnicity, diaspora, gender and sexuality are represented and conveyed in the face of colonial history and how they continue to structure and inform understandings of postcolonialism today.
This course directly engages with political, social, cultural, and theoretical issues relevant to a wide array of professional fields. Students learn to apply concrete case studies that effectively bridge academia, activism, and current events, thereby developing skills that can be applied to future professional endeavors, such as work in NGOs, governmental bodies, or academic/research institutions.
Bronnen van zelfstudie
|Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen|
- Alle onderstaande cursussen zijn behaald
- Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
|John McLeod, Beginning Postcolonialism. 2nd edition. Manchester University Press, 2010. |
Loomba, Ania. Colonialism/Postcolonialism (2nd ed.). London: Routledge, 2005.
Ashcroft, Bill, et.al, eds., Key Concepts in Postcolonial Studies. London: Routledge (any edition).
Ashcroft, Bill, Gareth Griffith and Ellen Tiffin, The Postcolonial Studies Reader. London: Routledge, 2006.
|To be announced. Books change according to yearly syllabus.|
AlgemeenThe course sessions are comprised of short lectures, group discussions, and student presentations. The course relies on the active participation and engagement of students.
Voorbereiding bijeenkomstenStudents are required to attend each session and to come well prepared by completing all assigned readings. It is also important to come to class with thoughts and questions about the material, as the majority of each session is spent delving more deeply into the texts. To complete the course students compose a final written assignment.
Bijdrage aan groepswerkAs part of participation, students will give regular short presentations that connects their research interests to the themes of the session.
BeoordelingAcademic performance in oral and written form on Research MA level.
DeadlinesAnnounced in course syllabus.