HENA0363BU  Engelsk - Frit emne: NY TITEL: Exploring Green Postcolonialism

Årgang 2013/2014
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MA-course: NEW TITLE: Exploring Green Postcolonialism

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Exploring Green Postcolonialism

Postcolonialism as a relatively young mode of theorising the world has recently been complemented by ecological considerations. It was not only humans who suffered exploitation, dispossession and displacement. Animals, plants and entire biospheres were victims of imperialism, too, and like the postcolonial peoples of various regions, these have found ways to write back to the Eurocentre. Focusing on the representation of nature spaces and plants in relation to human nature, this course will explore concerns in postcolonial ecocriticism, such as the power relations between human beings and 'nature', apocalyptic dimensions of nature and history, constructions of nature and culture and the borderlines between self and other in environmental writings.
Reading: buy these at play.com, abebooks, amazon, etc, new or used, any edition – the course is being announced last-minute, too late for the university bookshop to procure the books)
• Senior, Olive. Gardening in the Tropics. Newcastle upon Tyne: Bloodaxe, 1994. • David Dabydeen, Disappearance. 1993. Leeds: Peepal Tree, 2005.
• Shani Mootoo, Cereus Blooms at Night. New York: Avon Books, 1996.
• Romesh Gunesekera, The Prisoner of Paradise. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.
• Leslie Marmon Silko, Gardens in the Dunes. New York: Simon and Schuster, 
  2005.
• Coetzee, J. M. Life and Times of Michael K. 1983. London: Vintage, 2004.

Other relevant texts will be made available on Absalon.
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15 ECTS
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7,5 ECTS
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