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HENK0391JU  English - Free topic 12: Re-Writing the Brontës (and postcolonial intertextuality) Volume 2016/2017

Course information

LanguageEnglish
Credit7,5 ECTS
LevelFull Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
Duration1 semester
Placement
Spring
Schedule
See link to schedule
Study boardStudy board of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Course responsible
  • Ulla Rahbek (4-79707065446c7971326f7932686f)
Saved on the 27-04-2016
Content

Traditional postcolonial literature was said to write back to the centre of Empire through a rewriting of canonical texts. In this class, an exploration of the textual power of the Brontë sisters will be the starting point for a discussion of how Caribbean-born Jean Rhys and Caryl Phillips re-write, interrogate and write back to Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. What characterises a specific postcolonial intertextuality and why do these writers still feel the need to negotiate the Brontës in particular?

Literature

Reading list: Merle Collins, ‘Visiting Yorkshire Again’; Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre; Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea; Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights; Caryl Phillips, The Lost Child; Jean Rhys, ‘Let them call it Jazz’ and a selection of theory on postcolonial writing-back, intertextuality and rewriting.

Teaching and learning methods
Class instruction
Exam (KA 2013-ordning)
Credit7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assesment

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Workload
CategoryHours
Lectures28
Preparation176,75
Total 204,75
Saved on the 27-04-2016

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