Literatures of Migration

This course takes as its object a few recent novels which deal with economic migration, international as well as within the nation-state.  Migration is understood here as a fact of globalised world, as opposed to the earlier traffic between the colony and the metropole.  In addition to this, the movement here is of an economic nature, as opposed to exile, distress  migrations, displacement, refugee movements, etc.

Though the course deals only with novels, the students are encouraged to bring to class other kinds of texts of migration – poetry, letters, songs, music cultures, film cultures, etc. which are informed by the experience of migration.