School of English and Drama

Peripheral Modernities

Module code: ESH7027

Credits: 30.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Contact: Dr Rachael Gilmour
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"Peripheral Modernities seeks to explore how entry to the modern world, or how exclusion from the modern world, is experienced, perceived and explained from the global peripheries. In so doing, it aims to reverse the usual perspective from which modernity itself is considered. The module opens by a conceptual consideration of how we might begin to theorize a 'peripheral' modernity. It is then followed by a range of texts which will focus (variously) on the Caribbean, South Africa/Africa, southern Asia, the Middle East and on those instances of peripheral modernities which underwrite the erstwhile metropolitan nations."

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7