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HENB0114HU  English - Elective 3, topic 5: After Empire: Writing the Postcolonial Past Volume 2016/2017

Course information

LanguageEnglish
Credit7,5 ECTS
LevelBachelor
Duration1 semester
Placement
Spring
Schedule
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Study boardStudy board of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Course responsibles
  • Stuart James Ward (6-7b7c7d697a7c48707d7536737d366c73)
  • Astrid Rasch (6-707f7b3a413e48707d7536737d366c73)
Saved on the 26-09-2016
Education

Engelsk

Content

This course introduces students to the history of the British empire through an examination of the many ways of writing the imperial past. It is designed to develop the themes addressed in the obligatory postcolonial studies course, enhancing students’ understanding of the contextual, methodological and ideological undepinnings of history-writing. An overriding theme of the course is the textuality and contingency of history. We will examine a wide variety of historical texts, from academic history to autobiography, children’s stories, film and fiction, in order to better understand the meaning of ‘colonial discourse’ and its ongoing influence in the way we argue about the colonial past. Students will acquire a broad overview of the origins and evolution of imperialism as a social and political idea, as well as its ongoing legacies in contemporary society.

Teaching and learning methods
Class instruction
Exam
Credit7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assesment

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Workload
CategoryHours
Preparation162,75
Lectures42
Total 204,75
Saved on the 26-09-2016

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