|Parte I||3||II semestre||Carla Sassi|
|Parte II||3||II semestre||Susanna Zinato|
Part I: Susanna Zinato
Part II: Carla Sassi
Diaspora(s) and Empire
The course will focus on the theme of diaspora, a main legacy of colonialism, and on its major inflections (assimilation/alienation, roots, hybridity, mimicry and identity, multiculturalism, fundamentalism, etc.) through the close reading of two award-winning postcolonial works by black British authors Zadie Smith and Bernardine Evaristo, set in the multiethnic and multicultural heart of Empire, London.
SMITH, Zadie, White Teeth, 2000
EVARISTO, Bernardine, The Emperor’s Babe, 2010
LOOMBA, Ania, Colonialism/Postcolonialism, Routledge
Bibliographical sources (all available at Frinzi Library) concrning the novel discussed in the first part of the course:
-TEW, Philip, "White Teeth Reconsidered: Narrative Deception and Uncomfortable Truths",ch.2 pp.14-27, in Reading Zadie Smith:The First Decade and Beyond, 2013;
Non-attending students will add the following:
- MCLEOD, J., "Introduction: Locating Postcolonial London", 1-23, in Postcolonial London. Rewriting the Metropolis, Routledge, 2004 and
-TEW, Philip, "A biographical reading" (25-44) and "White Teeth" (45-71) in Zadie Smith, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Bibliographical sources on the text by B. Evaristo will be given during classes.
Additional compulsory readings for non-attending students:
-BOEHMER, Elleke, Colonial/Postcolonial Literature, OUP,1995, Introduction+ Chapters 1,2,5.
-KENNY, Kevin, Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2013
General reference for optional use:
ASHCROFT, B., GRIFFITHS G. (eds.), Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies, Routledge, 1998.
The course will be taught in English.
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