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Lecture 22 - Post-Colonial Criticism

Lecture 22 - Post-Colonial Criticism

This video was recorded at ENGL 300 - Introduction to Theory of Literature. In this lecture on post-colonial theory, Professor Paul Fry explores the work of Edward Said and Homi K. Bhabha. The complicated origins, definitions, and limitations of the term "post-colonial" are outlined. Elaine Showalter's theory of the phasic development of female literary identity is applied to the expression of post-colonial identities. Crucial terms such as ambivalence, hybridity, and double consciousness are explained. The relationship between Bhabha's concept of sly civility and Gates's "signifyin'" is discussed, along with the reliance of both on semiotics. Reading assignment: Said, Edward. "Introduction to Orientalism." In The Critical Tradition, pp. 1801-13 Bhabha, Homi K. "Signs Taken for Wonders." In The Critical Tradition, pp. 1875-99


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