English

ENGL6847Fiction of the Indian Diaspora3 ch
A survey of contemporary novels and short stories by writers of South Asian ancestry based in Canada, the US, the UK, the West Indies, Africa, and India. We will examine the treatment of such issues as history and historiography, place and displacement, politics, gender, race, religion and migration. We will consider various critical and theoretical frameworks in which these works may be situated, as well as the influence of traditional and experimental literary models on narrative form. Authors studied are likely to include Desai, Ghosh, Kureishi, Mukherjee, Mootoo, Naipaul, Narayan, Roy, Rushdie, and Vassanji.