World Literatures in English
A note on the pedagogy
it possible to teach World Literatures in English?
A: No, unless there is a focus in theme. "No" because "World Literatures in English" include so many regions and nations and cultures, and the "Yes" is given under the condition that some proper themes get chosen to allow the teacher to set up some manageable contexts.
are you teaching "South-Asian Literature"
(or literature of Indian Subcontinent)when
you have not even been to any place in this area, nor do you
know any of their languages?
are you sure your interpretation of their cultures (Indian, or Indian
diasporic) is correct?
for Discussion & Group Report and possible texts to choose:
(to be updated as the class develops)
|Group Report I:
Cultural Identity & Representation of South Asian Women
Feature Films: In Custody, Masala, Mississippe Masala, My Beautiful Laundrette, Fire , Namesake, Heaven on Earh
Documentaries: (more. . .)
Literature: Passage to India, Meatless Days, Reading Lolita in Tehran, Kabul Beauty School, short stories by Rushdie & Narayan.
II: West and South Africa
Group Report III:
Caribbean Disapora and Survival