South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

South Asia Spring 2010 Workshop

The Empire Writes Back: Teaching Postcolonial Literature from South Asia

Sat, April 24, 2010 | Will C. Hogg Building room 4.118

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This workshop is designed for high school social studies and English teachers who are interested in incorporating literature from South Asia into their curriculum.  Faculty speakers will explore an understanding and of Post Colonial Literature and Theory in a literary, historical and social context.  The workshop starts from the idea of postcoloniality as a global condition affecting not only literature but also the categories we use to think about human experience: relations between colonizers and colonized; between culture and power; ideas about identity, authenticity and hybridity; notions of roots, motherland, nationality; and conditions of migration and cosmopolitanism.
The workshop is limited to 25 participants who will be chosen on a first come first serve basis. The workshop is free of charge to all teachers, but pre-registration is required.

Selected participants will be given short stories and excerpts of larger works to read before the workshop and that will be examined in the presentations.

Attendees will receive:
Professional Development Hours (CPE)
Teacher materials (books and articles)
Boxed lunch and other refreshments

To register and for more information on the workshop, please contact:

Rachel Meyer, Outreach Coordinator
South Asia Institute

Sponsored by: South Asia Institute

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