Postcolonial Discontents - LIR 610

“What is English about English literature?” writes Salman Rushdie, effectively giving voice to a primary theme and preoccupation of postcolonial literary theory. In this course we will read both postcolonial theory and postcolonial literatures,soastogainsomeappreciation of these forms of writing and critical inquiry. Novels include Malouf’s An Imaginary Life, Harris’ Palace of the Peacock, Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea, Conrad’s Lord Jim, Morrison’s Beloved.