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

Livestream Archive

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.

Defining Postcolonialism:

Early Debates:

Postcolonial Theory Texts

Primary 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)

Weekly Webinars

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.