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Concepts of Youth and Identity in a Postcolonial Context

The youth of a society can determine a country’s future. The coming of age is the passage from youth to adulthood, a phase of moral growth and character change, featuring not only a single protagonist’s development but also the establishment of a whole society’s identity. The concepts of youth as a story of a development, is in the case of postcolonial identity, a story about ‘young nations’, too. The dominant representations and images of nationhood produced in an English-speaking postcolonial context are linked indelibly to enduring colonial, (British) cultural associations. This course explores fictional youth narratives from the 18th to 21st century, introducing theories of post-colonialism, and debating aspects of racism, social and historical structures, gender relations, displacement, indigeneity, nation and genre. Examples include British, Australian, African, Indian novels, short-stories, poems, films and TV series by authors/directors such as Salman Rushdie, Ben Okri, Nadine Gordimer, Miles Frankli, Peter Weir, Deepa Mehta and Saadat Hassan Manto.


Zeit: 21.06.2017 08:00 - 09:30

Ort: Modulbau Weyertal, S 223

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Rückfragen an: Victoria Herche