Entering Heart of Darkness from a Postcolonial perspective. Teaching Notes

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Author(s): Karin Hansson
Title: Entering Heart of Darkness from a Postcolonial perspective. Teaching Notes
Translated title: Att undervisa om Mörkrets hjärta ur ett postkolonialt perspektiv
Series: Research Report
Year: 1998
Issue: 5
ISSN: 1103-1581
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of the Humanities (Institutionen för humaniora)
Dept. of Humanities S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 780 00
Authors e-mail: karin.hansson@ihu.hk-r.se
Language: English
Abstract: The aim of this paper is twofold. First it contains a description how Heart of Darkness can be used in the definition and discussion of the terms imperialism and civilization. Second it describes a pattern of analysis based on the novella that is
particularly relevant for postcolonial studies. Thus the novella, together with a selection of source material, serves both to give the historical and factual background necessary for the study of New Literatures in English and to provide the students with
an analytical model that may be applied to other books in their reading list.
Summary in Swedish: Målet för denna forskningsrapport är tudelat. För det första innehåller den en beskrivning av hur Mörkrets hjärta kan användas för att definiera och diskutera termerna imperialism och civilisation. För det andra beskrivs ett analysmönster, baserat på denna korta roman, som är särskit relevant för postkoloniala studier.
Subject: The Humanities\English
Keywords: Teaching notes, Joseph Conrad, Literary criticism
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-00065