LITR 5734: Cross-Cultural Texts in Dialogue

for graduate students in Literature & Cross-Cultural Studies

University of Houston-Clear Lake, Fall 1998

Classical texts of European colonization

are read in dialogue with

African, Asian, and Caribbean texts

of liberation and the postcolonial experience.


AFRICA & Others

William Shakespeare’s The Tempest (1611)

in dialogue with

Aime Cesaire’s A Tempest (1975)


Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness (1902)

in dialogue with

Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart (1958)


Buchi Emecheta’s The Rape of Shavi (1983)





E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India (1924)

in dialogue with

Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (1981)


Andhurati Roy’s The God of Small Things (1997)





Daniel Defoe’s Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719)

in dialogue with

Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy (1990)