ENG 370 The Empire Writes Back

A course focusing on twentieth-century literary works that revise and/or challenge canonical texts of English literature. J.M. Coetzee rewrites Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe as Foe; Jean Rhys rewrites Charlotte's Bronte's Jane Eyre as Wide Sargasso Sea; Jamaica Kincaid rewrites John Milton's Paradise Lost as Lucy. As these examples suggest, the former British Empire's post-colonial responses create a tradition of their own.