School of Humanities Discipline Course Title Module Coordinator Module Title Lecture times Teaching Format Brief outline of content English MA in Culture and Colonialism Muireann O’Cinneide & Leo Keohane Learning Outcomes *Students should have an awareness and understanding of the key figures in twentieth-century theories on colonialism * Students should be able to engage analytically and critically with theoretical texts * Students should be able to use their theoretical skills in relation to the other modules on the MA Assessment Types and Deadlines Participation = 15% (Attendance and in-class contribution, incl. one group presentation on the assigned reading) Essay = 40% (2000 word essay) Exam = 45% (Take-home exam (1 week) – 1500-2000 words) Required Text (suggested list) Patrick Williams and Laura Chrisman (eds), Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory: A Reader (London: Harvester, 1993) Gregory Castle (ed.), Postcolonial Discourses: An Anthology (Oxford: Blackwell, 2001) EN541 Colonialism in 20th-Century Cultural Theory 2 hr seminars An introduction to twentieth-century theorisations of colonialism and neo-colonialism, especially in relation to cultural production. The course focuses on issues of identity, political agency and representation. Ireland’s relation to postcolonial theory is also considered. Some of the theorists discussed include Fanon, Said, Spivak and Ahmad.