SemesterFall Semester, 2023
DepartmentMA Program of English, First Year Ph.D. Program in English Literature, First Year MA Program of English, Second Year Ph.D. Program in English Literature, Second Year
Course NamePost-colonial Drama
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Week       Date(Tue.)Class

1      9.14         Introduction to the class; Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice

                                (Barker), 247-78

2      9.21         1 Postcolonialism in A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary

                 Theory (Selden and Widdowson), 188-97

                        2 Introduction and Chapter 1 in Black Skin, White Mask (Fanon),


3      9.28         3 Edward Said: Orientalism and beyond in Postcolonial Theory

                                 (Moore-Gilbert), 34-73

                        4 Chapter 1 in Orientalism

4      10.5         5 Gayatri Spivak in Postcolonial Theory (Moore-Gilbert), 74-113

                                (Indo-Anglian) Kirish Karnard’s Hayavadana

5   10.12       6 Homi Bhabha in Postcolonial Theory (Moore-Gilbert), 114-51

                        7 Chapter 4 in The Location of Culture (Bhabha), 85-92

                                (American) David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly

6      10.19       8 Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic,

                                (American) August Wilson’s The Fences

7      10.26       Lecture by Professor Chun-yeh Wang

8      11.2         Brian Crow’s “Derek Walcott”

                                (Caribbean; Trinidad) Derek Walcott’s Pantomime

10    11.16       Brian Crow’s “Wole Soyinka”

                                (African; Nigerian) Wole Soyinka’s The Strong Breed

10    11.16       Walder’s Ch. 6 “Caribbean and Black British Poetry”

                                 (African; Nigerian)

                                Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman

11    11.23       Brian Crow’s “Athol Fugard”

                                (African; South Africa) Athol Fugard’s Master Harold

                                        … and the boys

12    11.30       Bruce King’s Ch. 5 “Canada”

                                (Canadian) Thomson Highway’s The Rez Sisters

13    12.7         Bill Ashcroft’s Post-colonial Transformation Ch. 9


                                (American) Lynn Nottage’s Ruined

14    12.14               (British) Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine    

15    12.21               ? (British) Timberlake Wertenbaker’s New Anatomy

16    12.28       Report on Term Paper outline

17    1.4           Term Paper Conference

18    1/11         Independent Review; Term Paper due

Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Participation in discussion, 2 to 3 oral presentations, and a term paper of 10 pages long due one week after the last class meet. Students are required to send their study questions related to their weekly reading materials to their classmates in charge of the oral presentation before 5 pm every Wednesday. They are encouraged to answer their own study questions in their weekly journals with quotations and MLA citations. Students are encouraged to go to a live performance and write their afterthoughts on it. This review or comment on the play will be considered extra credits to their grades.


weekly journals                       10%

oral presentations                   30%

term paper                              60%

Textbook & Reference

Required textbook

Gilbert, Helen and Tompkins, Joanne. Post-colonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics. Routledge, 1996. 822.009358 G464



Adam, Barbara and Stuart Allan, eds. Theorizing Culture: An Interdisciplinary

Critique After Postmodernism. London: UCL P, 1995.

Ashcroft, Bill, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin. The Empire Writes Back: Theory

and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures. London: Routledge, 1989.

---. The Postcolonial Studies Reader. London: Routledge, 1995. 820.9358 P857

---. Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies. London: Routledge, 1998

Basch, Linda, Nina Glick Schiller, and Cristina Szanton Blanc. Nations Unbound: Transnational Projects, Postcolonial Predicaments, and Deterritorialized Nation-States. Langhorne: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1994. 304.8 B298

Barker, Chris, and Emma A. Jane. Cultural Studies?: Theory and Practice, 5th edition. SAGE, 2016. 306 B255 2016

Bery, Ashok and Patricia Murray ed. Comparing Postcolonial Literatures: Dislocations. London: Macmillan, 2000. 809 C737-I

Bhabha, Homi K. The Location of Culture. London: Routledge, 1994.

---. Nation and Narration. London: Routledge, 1990.

Boehmer, Elleke. Colonial & Postcolonial Literature. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 820.99171241 B671

Brinker-Gabler, Gisela ed. Encountering the Other(s): Studies in Leterature, History, and Culture. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995. 809 E56

Bulbeck, Chilla. Re-orienting Western Feminisms: Women’s Diversity in a Postcolonial World. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998. 305.42 B933

Cartelli, Thomas. Repositioning Shakespeare: National Formations, Postcolonial Appropriations. London: Routledge, 1999. 822.33 C322

Chambers, Iain and Lidia Curti, eds. The Post-Colonial Question: Common Skies,

Divided Horizons. London: Routledge, 1996.

Chow, Rey. Writing Diaspora: Tactics of Intervention in Contemporary Cultural

Studies. Bloomington: Indiana, 1993.

Cribb, T.J. ed. Imagined Commonwealths: Cambridge Essays on Commonwealth and International Literature in English. London: Macmillan. 1999. 820.99171241 I31

Crow, Brian and Chris Banfield. An Introduction to Post-Colonial Theatre.

Cambridge UP, 1996.

Dirlik, Arif. “The Postcolonial Aura: Third World Criticism in the Age of Global

Capitalism.” Critical Inquiry 20.2 (Winter 1994): 328-56.

Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin, White Masks. Trans. Charles Lam Markmann. New York:

Grove, 1967.

---. The Wretched of the Earth. Trans. Constance Farrington. New York: Grove, 1963.

Fuery, Patrick and Nick Mansfield. Cultural Studies and Critical Theory. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1997. 306 F954

Gellner, Ernest. Nations and Nationalism. Oxford UK: Blackwell, 1983.

Gilbert, Helen and Tompkins, Joanne. Post-colonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics. London and New York: Routledge, 1996.

Gilroy, Paul. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness Harvard University Press, 1993. 305.896073 G489-1

Grossberg, Lawrence, Cary Nelson and Paula A. Treichler, eds. Cultural Studies. New

York: Routledge, 1992.

Habermas, Jurgen. The Inclusion of the Other: Studies in Political Theory. Ed. Ciaran

Cronin and Pablo De Greiff. Cambridge: MIT P, 1998.

Hall, Stuart. “The Emergence of Cultural Studies and the Crisis of the Humanities.”

        October 53 (1990): 11-23.

Hogan, Patrick Colm. Colonialism and Cultural Identity: Crises of Tradition in the Anglophone Literatures of India, Africa, and the Caribbean. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000. 820.99171241 H714

Juan, E. San. Beyond Postcolonial Theory. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998. 909.09724 S195

Jussawalla, Feroza and Reed Way Dasenbrock. Interviews with Writers of the Post-Colonial World. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1992. 820.99171241 J96

Kahn, Joel S. Culture, Multiculture, Postculture. London: Sage, 1995.

King, Bruce ed. Post-Colonial English Drama: Commonwealth Drama since 1960.

New York: St. Martin, 1992.

---. New National and Post-colonial Literatures: An Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Korte, Barbara. English Travel Writing from Pilgrimages to Postcolonial

        Explorations. Trans. Catherine Matthias. London: Macmillan, 2000. 820.9355


Lazarus, Neil. Nationalism and Cultural Practice in the Postcolonial World. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999. 306.209172409045 L431

Loomba, Ania and Maritn Orkin ed. Postcolonial Shakespeares. London: Routledge, 1998. 822.33 P857

---. Colonialism/ Postcolonialism. London and New York: Routledge, 1998.

López, Alfred J. Posts and Pasts: A Theory of Postcolonialism. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001. 801. 950904 L864

McDermott, Douglas. “The Theatre and Its Audience.” The American Stage: Social

        and Economic Issues from the Colonial Period to the Present. Edited by Ron

        Engle and Tice L. Miller. Cambridge UP, 1993.

Minh-Ha, Trinh T. When the Moon Waxes Red: Representation, Gender and Cultural

Politics. New York: Routledge, 1991.

Moore-Gilbert, Bart. Postcolonial Theory: Contexts, Practices, Politics. London:

Verso, 1997. 325.3 M822

Parker, Michael and Roger Starkey ed. Postcolonial Literatures: Achebe, Ngugi, Desai, Walcott. London: Macmillan, 1995. 820.99171241 P857

Prakash, Gyan. After Colonialism: Imperial Histories and Postcolonial Displacements. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1995. 325.32 A258

Pratt, Mary Louise. Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation. London:

Routledge, 1992.

Okonkwo, Chidi. Decolonization Agonistics in Postcolonial Fiction. London: Macmillan, 1999. 823.914099171241 041

Quayson, Ato. Postcolonialism: Theory, Practice or Process? Cambridge: Polity, 2000. 820.99171241 Q2

Raghavacharyulu, D. V. K. The Critical Response: Selected Essays on the American, Commonwealth, Indian and British Traditions in Literature. Madras: Macmillan, 1980

Said, Edward W. Culture and Imperialism. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.

---. Orientalism. Vintage Books, 1994. 950.072 S132

Sardar, Ziauddin. Orientalism. Bickingham: Open UP, 1999.

Selden, Raman and Peter Widdowson. A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary

Theory. 3rd ed. New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 2013. 801.950904 S464 2013

Social Theory. London and New York: Verso, 1989.

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. Outside in the Teaching Machine. New York:

Routledge, 1993.

---. A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1999. 325.3 S761

Talib, Ismail S. The Language of postcolonial Literatures. London: Routledge, 2002. 820.99171241 T146

Tomlinson, John. Globalization and Culture. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1999.

Walder, Dennis. Postcolonial Literatures in English: History, Language, Theory. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1999. 820.99171241 W163

Wang, Chun-yen (2014, Feb). “Bio-memory in Postcolonial Taiwan: Ethnic Identity

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        NTNU, Taiwan.

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