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What is postcolonial literature?

What is postcolonial literature?


School: Carleton University
Department: Global and International Studies
Course: Global literatures
Professor: Mayurika chakravorty
Term: Spring 2018
Cost: 50
Name: GINS 2020 study guide
Description: this is what will be on the exam.
Uploaded: 04/09/2018
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on Sunday 9­12 azerli theatre 1 & 2.  

What is postcolonial literature?

all of the books, Kincaid, anazaldua’s, aichiman, junto. 

both long answer and short answers. broad thematic questions! slavery, colonialism, gender,  dystopian, 

there are 2 sections to this exam.  

section A : 2 questions long­answer type. 10 marks per question. you will have choices but  cannot choose both questions from the same work. 

no need to form a thesis. but do organize your answer into paragraphs into specific parts of the  question. 

1.5 to 2 pages length, single spaced.  

*reference to the text, please paraphrase.  

example­ Sea of poppies: colonialism, indentured labour, opium trade British east india  company. 

please keep in mind a few passages for each theme.  

Who is mr. doughty?

Section B: short answer questions 10 questions  

1 and 2 sentences per question.  

­know the setting/the place/name of cities.  

themes that could be asked about:  

Novel: Sea of poppies  

GENDER­ intersection of gender and caste oppression ­ kalua and deeti (similarly victimized  and oppressed) pg 176, 220.  Don't forget about the age old question of What is the difference between a quota and a tariff?

­motherhood (male child) is the ultimate measure of ideal womanhood ‘you will have  thousand sons’ (mid­page 33), (end of page 5) Kabuti (4­5) 

­deeti’s wedding night (36*, 38) chandam Singh  

Postcolonial literature is the literature of countries that were colonised, mainly by  European countries. It exists on all continents except Antarctica. Postcolonial literature  often addresses the problems and consequences of the decolonization of a country,  especially questions relating to the political and cultural independence of formerly  subjugated people, and themes such as racialism and colonialism.[1] 

What is novel: we need new names all about?

COLONIALISM/opium trade­ forced cultivation ‘*see passage at beginning (27) a spike in famines.  

­Mr. Burnham logic  (talk of war 107)  use of religion112  jesus christ =free trade  Mr. doughty living in india internalized several local languages (hindi, bengali) bugro ­a luxurious steamer. neel has one Don't forget about the age old question of What are the four perspectives on politics and sport?
We also discuss several other topics like What are the characteristics of perfect competition?

the ignorance of the indian elite (Neel 108, 115)  

hypocrisy (self aggrandizement cloaked in duty towards humanity 240­241.)  the peasants will benifit

trade and colonization when hand in hand 

Transformations and transgressions 

Paulette lambert unusual upbringing, education. living in the burnham  

mem sabhibs wearing sarees were bad.  

problems with conformity (120) 

­fluid identity paulette> putli> Pugli 

relationships ­jodu. 149. Don't forget about the age old question of What is an illegal practice of trading on the stock exchange to your advantage through having special access to confidential information?

Novel: We Need New Names 

Rebellious movements and cultures that betray (a section of the reading) ­personal migration , 1st generation to leave the rio grande (the river),, pg 21 i carry with me my  home wherever i go. i am a turtle carrying home on my back.  If you want to learn more check out What is the significance of “perceived control” on health?

­ the shadow beast (the rebel),vs mala mujer. (bad woman) something inside her telling her to  leave her home, choices of sexual orientation. pg 17. 

­ patriarchy and sexuality  

­ deviance and homophobia they thought it was the fear of going home, hom.. =home?  ­ it is a departure from home in the end by being lesbian. this actually makes sense.  ­ double alienation (alienated from her mother culture, alien in the dominant culture)  non­human! Don't forget about the age old question of What does a mature ovule (seed) contain?

Anzaldua’s Borderlands—­transformation/migration  

1846 (new mexico, texas, arizona) refugees in their own land.  

pg 12. she refers to tekonas, refugees in their homeland.  

NATURE used as a way to describe immigration  

traditional history of mexico  

pg 10. la crisis. completely dependant on US markets. ties them to the us economy. american  motors (maquilladores) 

no hay trabajo.  

life and death documentary?  

coming of age themes of Persepolis  

­ loss of innocence against the backdrop of the tumultuous socio­political upheavals  ­ separation from parents, parent culture. (149­153) 

­ romantic idea about the west (Europe)  

­ disillusionment , alienation , growing up (159) 

­ communication language barrier (161_ marginalization (167) new connections (172)  ­ self discovery (175) experiencing and dealing with racial stereotyping (177) (220 markus’  mom)

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