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Course module: LI3V19002
Postcolonial Theory
Course infoSchedule
Course codeLI3V19002
ECTS Credits7.5
Category / Level3 (Bachelor Advanced)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Humanities; BA Onderwijs Geesteswetenschappen; Ug School Talen, Literatuur en Communicatie;
Contact persondr. B. Bagchi
Telephone030 2538352
dr. B. Bagchi
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Contactperson for the course
dr. B. Bagchi
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dr. M. Borzaga
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dr. M. Özoglu
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Teaching period
1  (06/09/2021 to 05/11/2021)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slotBD: BD
Study mode
RemarkCourse is equivalent to Tlc-Postcolonial Theory (TL3V14113)
Course is part of the Minor Postcolonial Studies.
Enrolment periodfrom 31/05/2021 09:00 up to and including 27/06/2021 23:59
Course application processOsiris
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Post-registration openfrom 23/08/2021 09:00 up to and including 24/08/2021 23:59
Waiting listNo
Course placement process(Sub)school
Course goals
Students will become familiar with all major issues in the field of Postcolonial Studies. Students will acquire a number of theoretical perspectives and will be able to apply them to the interpretation of literature and other forms of culture.
Major developments in the field of Postcolonial Theory will be examined. We start from Said's observation that colonialism affected both the colonizing countries as well as the colonized peoples. As such, Postcolonial Theory provides a variety of methodological tools for analyzing literature and culture that are of special relevance in the age of globalization. We will focus on the development of a postcolonial consciousness, the implication of literature and other cultural forms in the colonizing process and as forms of resistance.
Additional information
This course is the first course in the World Literature specialisation and in the minor Postcolonial Studies.

LAS and TCS students who follow this course as part of the core curriculum of their major, need to complete a compulsory preparation course/assignment. See for more information:
Entry requirements
Required materials
Recommended materials
Yet to be specified
Reader and other materials to be announced.
Instructional formats


General remarks
Postcolonial Theory is an advanced undergraduate seminar and student participation forms an important element of the course.

Class session preparation
Students are expected to do the assigned reading, prepare questions for discussion, write essays.

Contribution to group work
Students are expected to discuss assigned readings.

Assignment(s) 1
Test weight30
Minimum grade-

Aspects of student academic development
Academic thinking, working and acting
Communication skills
Working with scientific equipment

Test weight50
Minimum grade-

Test weight20
Minimum grade-

Students will be evaluated on their ability to assimilate readings, conduct guided and independent research, as well as on their effective application of theoretical models to specific texts, and on the oral and written presentation of their research and general discussion of the assigned topics.

NB: This applies to all exams.

Deadline for Assignments and Final essays given at beginning of seminar.

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