Nov 21, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LLS 1345 - Looking at the Gaze in Post-Colonial Literature

Credits: 3 hrs.
Who engages in the ‘gaze’ or sustained, direct looking and seeing is a critical question that will drive investigations in works by select authors such as Jamaica Kincaid, Edwidge Danticat, Jean Rhys, Claude McKay, Derek Walcott, and V. S. Niapaul. Concepts such as masquerade, hybridity, hegemony, homoeroticism, and power relationships will be analyzed through a postcolonial lens in an attempt to locate and “look” at the gaze differently. The visual culture that informs the gaze of the readers, authors and the characters they imagine will also be explored through films and other visual media.