ENG 385 Postcolonial Literature of Resistance

This course urges students to examine the intersections of decolonization, state-sanctioned holocaustic violence, securitization, refugeeism, and resistance through imaginative optics provided by writers from postcolonial Asia and Africa. Using a broad archive, it questions: How do artists resist the state violence by recourse to imagination? How do survivors articulate justice alternatively? And how do descendants of victims negotiate with generational trauma?