Postcolonialism: Free Online Course on my YouTube Channel
Weekly Livestream Link
Session 8: The Postcolonial and the Postmodern. Saturday, December 12, 20202, 10:00 am: HERE
Session 1: Robert Young on Postcolonialism. Saturday September 26, 2020: HERE
Session 2: Arif Dirlik: Postcolonial Aura. Saturday October 3, 2020: HERE
Session 3: Anne McClintock: The Angel of Progress. Saturday, October 10, 2020: HERE
Session 4: Ella Shohat: Notes on the Postcolonial. Saturday, October 17: HERE
Session 5: Orientalism. Saturday, October 24, 2020: HERE
Session 6: Chandra Mohanty. Saturday October 31, 2020: HERE
Session 7: Frantz Fanon, November 14 , 2020: HERE
This course hopes to introduce you to some basic concepts about Postcolonialism and postcolonial theory. We will use a combination of pre recorded videos, close readings of some important texts, and weekly webinars to make this into a dynamic learning activity about Postcolonialism and postcolonial theory. Anyone interested in this course is free to join us.
Please note that this course will keep evolving as we progress and as more of your join us.
We will read the following texts in a chronological order and then discuss them in our weekly webinars.
- Dirlik, Arif. The Postcolonial Aura: Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism (Edit) Critical Inquiry, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Winter, 1994), pp. 328-356
- McClintock, Anne. The Angel of Progress: Pitfalls of the Term “Post-Colonialism” (Edit) Social Text No. 31/32, Third World and Post-Colonial Issues (1992), pp. 84-98
- Shohat, Ella. Notes on the “Post-colonial.” (Edit) Social Text, No. 31/32, Third World and Post-Colonial Issues (1992), pp. 99-113
Postcolonial Theory Texts
I will find some short stories and novels that we can discuss as part of our primary readings
Pre Recorded Video Lectures
All my recorded lectures are available on my YouTube channel. Please follow the links to the following Playlists:
- Introduction to Postcolonialism (HERE)
- Postcolonial Concepts (HERE)
- Postcolonialism (HERE)
We will meet online every Saturday at 10:00 AM CDT. I will post the links and topics of our weekly webinars at the top of this page and will also make an announcement on my Youtube Channel.