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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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ENGA7 Postcolonial Literature 5 ECTS
Organised by
DP in English Language, Literature and Translation
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Curricula 2015 – 2017


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course unit, the student will have a thorough understanding of temporal, local, and global perspectives on colonialism as well as of the factors that have contributed towards the creation of English-language postcolonial literature. The student will be able to identify the key themes and strategies of postcolonial literature, master the central terms of postcolonial literary theory, and apply them in literary analysis.


The course unit explores literature written in English from an international and postcolonial perspective. The course unit demonstrates how the expansion of the British Empire (and its subsequent disintegration) affected the creation of postcolonial literature in English in different parts of the world. The course unit explores in particular the history and ideology of British colonialism, the forming of postcolonial identity, counter-history narratives, English as a global literary language, and the ways in which postcolonial literature continues, questions, and remodels the literary-aesthetic tradition.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Postcolonial Literature  Participation in course work  5 ECTS
In English
Numeric 1-5. 


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
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Faculty of Communication Sciences