Estudios Ingleses

Grado y Doble Grado. Curso 2021/2022.

LITERATURAS POSTCOLONIALES EN LENGUA INGLESA - 805201

Curso Académico 2021-22

Datos Generales

SINOPSIS

COMPETENCIAS

Generales
(a) Competencias Conceptuales:
(a) Conceptual competences (knowledge)

CG 3 - Conocimiento de las literaturas en lengua inglesa.
Knowledge of the literatures in English.
CG 4 - Conocimiento de la historia y cultura de los países de lengua inglesa.
Knowledge of the history and culture of English-speaking countries.
CG 5 (módulo básico) - Conocimientos generales de otras materias de la rama de Artes y
Humanidades, abordadas en el módulo básico (segunda lengua extranjera, lingüística, lengua y cultura clásicas, historia, teoría de la literatura), para su aplicación al estudio en profundidad de la lengua inglesa y sus literaturas y culturas.
General knowledge of other Arts and Humanities subjects, covered in the basic module (second foreign language, linguistics, classical language and culture, history, literary theory), to be applied to the in-depth study of the English language and its literatures and cultures.

Transversales
CG 6 - Capacidad para negociar, hacerse entender, redactar informes y documentos, manejar información masiva y compleja y utilizar herramientas informáticas y presentar en público productos, ideas e informes, todo ello en lengua inglesa.
Ability to negotiate, make oneself understood, write reports and documents, handle massive and complex information, use computer tools and present publicly products, ideas and reports in English.
CG 8 - Capacidad para comprender e integrar información procedente de diversas fuentes, y encuadrarla en distintas perspectivas teóricas.
Ability to process and integrate information from a variety of sources, framing it in different theoretical perspectives.
CG 9 - Capacidad para acometer, con un alto grado de autonomía, estudios de posgrado u otros estudios de nivel similar en el ámbito profesional.
Ability to undertake postgraduate studies or similar type of studies in professional domains with a high degree of autonomy
Específicas
(Módulo de Literatura en Lengua Inglesa). [Literaturas Postcoloniales en Lengua Inglesa].
El alumno deberá ser capaz de identificar y analizar distintos elementos de la teoría postcolonial y su evolución, explicar cómo la experiencia postcolonial ha afectado a las literaturas producidas en dicho contexto y analizar cómo las obras literarias reaccionan a una ideología o discurso colonial.

(Module of Literature in English, Core Subject ). [Postcolonial Literatures in English Language].
The student will be able to identify and analyze the different elements that make up postcolonial theory and its development, explain how postcolonial experience has shaped the literatures produced in such context and analyze how literary works react to a certain ideology or colonial discourse.
Otras
(c) Competencias Actitudinales:
(c) Attitudinal competences:

CG 10 - Desarrollo de una actitud reflexiva y crítica sobre la lengua inglesa, su cultura y sus literaturas.
Development of a reflexive and critical attitude towards the English language, its cultures, and its literatures.
CG 11 - Desarrollo, tanto personal como intelectual, de actitudes de convivencia y diálogo entre ideologías, géneros y etnias, así como a la profundización en culturas ajenas que impone el estudio de las literaturas en lengua inglesa. Desarrollo de la corrección política.
Personal and intellectual development of attitudes of coexistence and dialogue between diverse ideologies, genders and ethnic groups, as well as insights into the cultures reflected in the study of literatures in the English language. Political correctness development.
CG12 - Desarrollo de una actitud de respeto hacia los derechos fundamentales y de igualdad entre hombres y mujeres, así como hacia los principios de igualdad de oportunidades y accesibilidad universal de las personas con discapacidad y hacia los valores propios de una cultura de la paz y de valores democráticos.
CG12 - Development of a respectful attitude towards the fundamental and equal rights of men and women, as well as towards principles of equal opportunities and universal access for persons with special needs, and towards the values of a culture of peace and democracy.

ACTIVIDADES DOCENTES

Clases teóricas
La profesora presentará las distintas unidades del temario a los estudiantes. Asimismo, hará una introducción y proporcionará guías de lectura para las lecturas obligatorias.

The lecturer will introduce the different units of the syllabus. In addition, she will provide and introduction to compulsory readings and she will offer reading guides.
Clases prácticas
Los estudiantes deberán preparar y llevar leídos a clase semanalmente los textos críticos y literarios. Tras la presentación por parte de la profesora, deberán exponer sus propias conclusiones acerca de los mismos, ser capaces de contestar a preguntas concretas y participar en un debate activo.

The students are required to prepare their weekly readings (theory and literature). After the lecturer's presentation, they should provide their own conclusions about the texts, be able to answer specific questions and participate in an active debate.
Presentaciones
Los estudiantes deberán realizar en grupos un trabajo de máximo 3 personas una presentación sobre una de las obras de literatura propuestas en clase. Su presentación hará especial hincapié en los aspectos tratados en las clases teóricas (contexto postcolonial, temas, estrategias textuales, etc.). Se valorará positivamente que los estudiantes utilicen y entablen un diálogo con las lecturas críticas y teóricas abordadas en clase.

The students should present in groups (max. 3 people) the result of their research about one of the literature readings included on the reading list. Their presentation should focus on the different topics studied during the theory lessons (postcolonial context, themes, textual strategies, etc.). The creative use of critical and theoretical readings would be positively regarded.

Presenciales

3

No presenciales

3

Semestre

1

Breve descriptor:

El ámbito de los estudios postcoloniales ocupa un espacio indisciplinar que parte de la noción de que el poder y la dominación imperiales han sido, y continúan siendo, unas fuerzas económicas, sociales y culturales enormemente influyentes en la modernidad en general. La asignatura se centra en la producción literaria y cultural que surge bajo el dominio colonial y en los años posteriores en diferentes espacios, desde el Caribe, a Oriente Medio pasando por América Latina, y también en textos escritos por minorías reprimidas o de la diáspora. Además, el temario incluye una aproximación teórdica a los estudios de desarrollo y a los estudios comparativos etnoraciales que sirvan para analizar el orden global contemporáneo.

The area of Postcolonial studies is an interdisciplinary field that starts from the assumption that imperial power and domination have been, and continue to be in its newer forms, profoundly influential economic, social and cultural forces in modernity at large. The course focuses on the literary and cultural production that has emerged under colonial rule and its aftermath in different locations, from the Caribbean to the Middle East to Latin America, and also on texts written by diasporic and repressed minorities. Furthermore, the syllabus includes a theoretical approach to development studies and comparative ethno-racial studies for current considerations about the contemporary global order.


Requisitos

Se espera que el alumno tenga un nivel de lengua inglesa alto para que pueda seguir las clases, leer los textos asignados, participar activamente en los debates y realizar presentaciones orales y exámenes en esta lengua.

The student should demonstrate a high level of English language to follow the lessons, read the required texts, show an active participation on debates and complete oral presentations and exams in this language.

Objetivos

Esta asignatura tiene por objetivo general fomentar el pensamiento crítico de los estudiantes y ampliar sus conocimientos de literatura, incorporando al aula autores tradicionalmente considerados "periféricos". Los estudiantes podrán leer textos (ensayo, poesía, novela y relato breve) de muy diversa procedencia emplazados en los distintos contextos coloniales, postcoloniales e imperialistas, para estudiar cómo estos autores han reaccionado o "resistido" al discurso colonial. Así, la asignatura explorará diversos ejes temáticos para abordar a los distintos autores (género, cuerpo, etnia, diáspora, orientalismo, exotismo, etc.). Los alumnos también se familiarizarán con las principales teorías postcoloniales con el fin de poder establecer paralelismos y diferencias entre distintos autores y contextos. Asimismo, el estudiante recibirá las herramientas críticas y teóricas necesarias para llevar a cabo una lectura postcolonial de otras obras literarias, independientmente del contexto y periodo histórico en que fueron escritas.

This subject aims at promoting the students' critical thought as well as expanding their literary knowledge, incorporating authors who have been traditionally considered "marginal"to the lessons. The students would read texts (essays, poetry, novels, short stories) from different backgrounds and colonial contexts, whether postcolonial or imperial, in order to study how these authors have reacted or "resisted" colonial discourse. Thus, the subject will explore different thematic axis (gender, body, race, diaspora, Orientalism, exoticism, etc.) to approach the different authors . The students will also become familiar with the main postcolonial theories so they can stablish parallelisms and differences between different authors and contexts. Furthermore, the students will acquire the required critical and theoretical tools which to pursue a postcolonial reading of different literary works, regardless of the context and the moment of history in which they were written.
  
 

Contenido

Syllabus
1. Introduction: concept and development of the “postcolonial” and “postcolonial literatures”
2. Post-coloniality, politics and critical theory.
3. Models for the study of Postcolonial literatures: national and regional, “Black writing model,” comparative models, and models of hybridity and syncreticity.
4. Textual strategies in postcolonial writing.
5. Postcolonial Cultural and Critical Theories.
6. Postcolonialism and critique, postcolonialism as a reading strategy.
LECTURAS OBLIGATORIAS/COMPULSORY READINGS
Textos críticos y teóricos (lectura semanal)/ Critical and theoretical texts (Weekly reading)
1. Kapuscinski, Ryszard. “Encountering the Other: The Challenge for the 21st Century,” New Perspectives Quarterly, vol. 22 #4 (Fall 2005), http://www.digitalnpq.org/archive/2005_fall/02_kapuscinski.html
2. Segalen, Victor. Essay on Exoticism. An Aesthetics of Diversity. Trans. Yael Rachel Schlick Durham: Duke U.P., 2002.
3. Fanon, Frantz. “On National Culture,” in The Wretched of the Earth. Trans. Constance Farrington. Penguin Books, 1967, pp.206-248.
4. Said, Edward. Orientalism. N.Y.: Vintage, 1978. Pp.4-15, 201-11, 329, 343.
5. Cluster of short papers on: The collapse of Arab masculinity (Gender in Islamic societies)
6. Spivak, Gayatri. The Postcolonial Critic: Interviews, Strategies, Dialogues. Ed. Sarah Harasym. NY.: Routledge, “Strategy, Identity, Writing,” pp. 35-49; “The Post-colonial Critic,” pp. 67-74. 
7. Bhabha, Homi. “Of Mimicry and Man. The ambivalence of colonial discourse,” pp.85-92. “DissemiNation: time, narrative, and the margins of the modern nation,” pp.139-70. in The Location of Culture. [1994] NY: Routledge, 2004
8. Mohanty, Chandra Talpade. “Under Western Eyes, Feminist Scholarship and colonial discourses,” Feminist Review, 30, Autumn 1988, 65-88.
9. Chambers, Ian. “Many Voices”, pp. 1-22. “A Postcolonial Sea”, pp. 23-49, in Mediterranean Crossings. The Politics of an Interrupted Modernity. Durham: Duke U.P, 2008.
10. Fernández Retamar, Roberto. Caliban and Other Essays. Trans. Robert Baker. Minneapolis: U. Minnesota P., 1989. “Caliban: Notes towards a discussion of culture in our America,” Massachusetts Review, vol. 15, 1-2 (1974): 7-72.
11. Mignolo, Walter. “On Gnosis and the Imaginary of the Modern/Colonial World System,” Local Histories/Global Designs. Princeton: Princeton U.P., 2000, pp.3-45.
12. Jameson, Fredric. “Notes on Globalization as a Philosophical issue,” Cultures of Globalization. Jameson, F. & M. Miyoshi eds. Durham: Duke U.P., 1998, pp.54-77.

Textos literarios (lectura semanal. A elegir uno para presentación oral y trabajo por escrito)/ Literary texts (weekly reading. Choose one for the oral presentation and the written assignment)
 
Kafka, Franz. “In the Penal Colony,” trans. Ian Johnston. Fedbooks (http://es.feedbooks.com/book/191.pdf)
Gauguin, Paul. Noa Noa. The Tahitian Journal. Trans. O.F. Theis. Dover Fine Art, 1985. 
Alloula, Malek. The Colonial Harem. Trans Wlad Godzich. Minneapolis: U. Minnesota Press, 1986.
Bowles, Paul. “A Distant Episode” [1948] in Collected Stories and Later Writings. New York: The Library of America, 2002.
Choukri, Mohamed. For Bread Alone. Trans. Paul Bowles. London: Saqi Books, [1973] 1993.
Maracle, Lee. I am Woman. A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism. Raincoast Books, [1988] 2002.
Morejón, Nancy.  Mirar Adentro/Looking Within: Selected Poems, 1954-2000 (bilingual edition). Ed. J.M. Cordones-Cook. Wayne State University Press, 2002. 
Obejas, Achy. “We came all the way from Cuba so you could dress like this?,” in We came all the way… San Francisco: Cleis Press, 1995. 113-131. 
Nourbese Philip, Marlene. Looking for Livingstone. An Odyssey of Silence. Stratford, On.: Mercury Press, 1997 [2002] 
Díaz, Junot. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. New York: Faber & Faber, 2008.

Evaluación

60%: examen final
30%: presentación oral y trabajo escrito
10%: participación activa en clase
El examen y resto de materiales evaluables serán en lengua inglesa

60%: final exam
30%: oral presentation and written assignment
10%: active participation in class
The final exam and all other materials for assessment will be in English

Bibliografía

Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities. Reflections on the Spread and Origin of Colonialism. London: Verso, 1983.
Appiah, Kwame A. Cosmopolitanism. Ethics in a World of Strangers. N.Y.: Norton, 2007.
Ashcroft, Bill; Griffiths, Garteh & Tiffin, Helen eds.(2013) Postcolonial Studies. The Key Concepts. 3rd ed. London & N.Y.:Routledge.
Ashcroft, Bill; Griffiths, Gareth & Tiffin, Helen eds. (1995) The Postcolonial Studies Reader. London: Routledge.
–––. (1989)The Empire Writes Back. Theory and Practice in Post-colonial LIteratures. London & N.Y.: Routledge.
Bhabha, Homi (ed.) Nation and Narration. N.Y.: Routledge, 1990.
–––. The Location of Culture. N.Y.: Routledge, 1994.
Boehmer, Elleke & Stephen Morton eds. (2010) Terror and the Postcolonial. London: Wiley-Blackwell.
Casanova, Pascal. The World Republic of Letters. Trans. M. deBevoise. Cambridge: Harvard U.P., 2007.
Fanon, Frantz. Toward the African Revolution. N.Y.: Grove Press, 1964.
–––. The Wretched of the Earth. Preface Jean–Paul Sartre. N.Y.: Grove Press, 1963.
–––. Black Skin, White Masks. N.Y.: Grove Press, 1967.
Fernández Retamar, Roberto. Caliban and other Essays. Trans. Robert Baker. Minneapolis: U. Minnesota Press, 1989.

Otra información relevante

(continúa bibliografía)
Gilroy, Paul. The Black Atlantic. Modernity and Double Consciousness. London: Verso, 1993.
Huggan, Graham ed. 2013. The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies. Oxford: O.UP.
Jameson, Fredric & Masao Miyoshi eds. Cultures of Globalization. Durham: Duke U.P., 1998.
Loomba, Ania. Colonialism/Potcolonialism. London & New York: Routledge, 1998 [2005].
Lazarus, Neil. The Postcolonial Unconscious. Cambridge: C.U.P., 2011.
Mignolo, Walter. The Darker Side of Western Modernity. Global Futures, Decolonial Options. Durham: Duke U.P., 2011.
Mohanty, Chandra. Feminism without Borders. Durham: Duke U.P., 2003.
Pratt, Mary Louise. Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation. 2nd ed. London & New York: Routledge, 2008.
Said, Edward. Reflections on Exile and other Essays. Harvard U.P., 2002.
–––. Culture and Imperialism. N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.
–––. Orientalism. N.Y.: Vintage, 1978.
Segalen, VIctor. Essay on Exoticism. An Aesthetics of Diversity. Trans. Yael Rachel Schlick. Durham: Duke U.P., 2002.
Spivak, Gayatri. An Aesthetic Eucation in the Era of Globalization. Harvard U.P., 2013.
–––. A Critique of Postcolonial Reason. Toward a History of the Vanishing Present. Harvard U.P., 1999.
–––. Outside in the Teaching Machine. N.Y.: Routledge, 1993.
–––. In Other Worlds. Essays on Cultural Politics. N.Y.: Routledge, 1983.

Estructura

MódulosMaterias
PROFUNDIZACIÓN EN LENGUA Y LINGÜÍSTICA INGLESALINGÜÍSTICA INGLESA APLICADA

Grupos

Clases teóricas y/o prácticas
GrupoPeriodosHorariosAulaProfesor
Grupo A13/09/2021 - 22/12/2021JUEVES 12:30 - 14:30-ESTHER SANCHEZ-PARDO GONZALEZ
VIERNES 12:30 - 14:30-ESTHER SANCHEZ-PARDO GONZALEZ