Post-colonial Literature

Post-colonial Literature

As you explored three major categories in Module 03 with modernism, post-modernism, and post-colonial literature, who was your favorite author and what specific short story of the assigned Module 03 readings did you like best? Why?

For your initial post, choose one of the readings from the Module 03 short stories to discuss. Please refer to the specific elements of the category that you found in the text as well as direct quotes and lines from the reading. You may choose more than one story if you like, but the minimum is to discuss at least one of the short story readings in Module 03 in detail.


Activity Time: 8 hours, 30 minutes

  • Yiu, A. (2003). Three-dimensional reading: Stories of time and space in Japanese modernist fiction, 1911-1932. University of Hawaii Press.
  • “Scenes of the Mind” by Kajii Motojiro
  • “The Sound of Footsteps” by Kawabata Yasunari
  • Modernist Period Read ONE Modernist Period short story
  • Vonnegut. K. (2016). Selected works of Kurt Vonnegut: Cat’s cradle, Galapagos, the big trip up yonder, unready to wear. Rosetta Books.
  • “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Post-Modernist Period Read Cat’s Cradle, Chapters 1-8
  • Lawn, B. (Ed.). (2017). 40 short stories: A portable anthology (5th ed.). Bedford/St. Martins.
  • “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • “Vampires in the Lemon Grove” by Karen Russell
  • Post-Colonial period Read ONE Post-Colonial Period short story
  • Tagore, R. (2013). The short stories of Rabindranath Tagore – Volume 1. Miniature Masterpieces.
  • “The Hungry Stones” by Rabindranath Tagore
  • Haddon, M. (2003). The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Knopf Doubleday.
  • Continue reading this week; Next 50 pages recommended (Cloud Library edition)

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