Teaching Assistant - ENGL/WMNS 2451 Postcolonial Women Writers
Generally provide teaching support for this cross-listed English and Women and Gender Studies course focused on 20th and 21st-century Postcolonial Women's Writing. Responsibilities may include developing curriculum materials and assignments, teaching one or more classes, and grading student assignments. The TA for this course will be expected to hold one-hour of Student-Drop-in/Office Hour per week (virtual or in-person). The course will meet on MWTh 10:30-11:35
ENGL/WMNS 2451 Postcolonial Women Writers
Faculty / Project Lead
Nicole N. Aljoe
This course provides an introduction to Postcolonial literatures and theories, with a particular focus on issues of gender and sexuality in writing from and about the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. Although the course will certainly familiarize students with different cultural paradigms that respond to the transnational experiences of colonialism, the central focus will be on the artistic strategies and literary techniques employed by writers to communicate contemporary Postcolonial experiences and themes, as well as debates about art, politics, nation, representation, language, literary form, diaspora, race, and identity. Possible texts: Wide Sargasso Sea, The God of Small Things, A Thousand and One Nights: A Re-telling, His Only Wife, and Here Comes the Sun.
Excellent communication and organization skills. A background of at least one university/college-level course in 20th and 21st century Postcolonial Studies, Theory , or Literature is required. Prior teaching experience is welcome, but not required.
Hours per Week
10 Hour Position