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ENGL1013: Global Literatures in English

Global Literatures in English is a transnational and cross-period unit that examines how literary and cultural works from different periods from across the world engage with world historical events and social political structures operating on a global scale, with a particular emphasis on the representation of Empire and its legacies.

Code ENGL1013
Academic unit English
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. develop an understanding of the concept of global literatures in English and their production and circulation across different periods and regions
  • LO2. engage with a variety of cultural responses to empire-building and its legacies
  • LO3. develop an understanding of the plurality of literatures in English, which may include cultural works from Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Latin America
  • LO4. familiarise themselves with key terminology and critical concepts of global literary and postcolonial studies and their relevance today
  • LO5. critically engage with and discuss (both orally and in writing) empire and its aftermath in different geopolitical contexts and across different periods
  • LO6. develop their ability to make connections between texts from different regions, times, and genres while taking into account the specific cultural, historical and cultural context in which each 'text' is produced and circulated