Études postcoloniales


The British empire & English-speaking worlds

The course provides an overview of the British empire from the 17th century to the end of the Victorian era, using chronologies and maps. Resonating with the issues of power, its expression and enactment, studied in UE2, the course reflects on colonial globalisation. 

Recommended reading:

- Ashley Jackson, The British Empire: a Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2013.

Compétences visées

-Develop the skills for textual commentary: identifying and understanding the rhetorical strategies of stereotyping, innuendo and irony.

- Learn to articulate ideas conceptually and to problematize answers to questions in guided commentaries.