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HUM 138 Resistance Literature Today




Course Description

The conflict between forces of exploitation and oppression and the forces of independence and liberation have formed the core of many important literary works. Study and discuss writers from countries struggling with some form of oppression as well as writers whose works are part of  the larger struggle for human liberation. Resistance will be looked at within a literary framework to show that it is both an activity and an attitude.

Course Details

Authors and works looked at will include:  

Parry, Benita. "Resistance Theory/theorizing resistance or two cheers for nativism" ; Roy, Arundhati. Public Power in the Age of Empire; Thiong'o, Ngugi Wa. The Trial of Dedan Kimathi; Pinter, Harold. "Art, Truth, and Politics" ; Allende, Isabel. The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir;Al-Saadwi, Nawal. Woman at Point Zero; Foucault, Michel. Selections from Discipline and Punish; Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions; Jenny Sharpe's "Figures of Colonial Resistance."

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