GLOBAL ST 747 / CSCT 747 / ENGLISH 747
Discourses of Empire 1700-1820
|Unit(s): 3.0||Level(s): Graduate||Term(s): Winter||Offered?: Yes|
This course will consider how British and Colonial literatures articulated the process of forging a world empire. Our central project will be to map the shifting identities of self and other, and metropolis and colony, throughout the eighteenth century. We will read a wide range of texts - - not only novels and poems representing imperial encounters, but also travel books and early slave narratives – and the course will provide ample opportunity for reference to McMaster’s rich collection of books and periodicals from this period.
Professor | Department of English & Cultural Studies