It is the expressed intent of this course to operate with as few paper resources as realistically possible. The reason for this, quite honestly, is to ease your economic burden as well as to flirt with contemporary ideas of copyright and media sharing. That stated, we do live in an age where copyright is a reality and, in order to make use of the best materials available to enhance your experience, there are a handful of texts that I will ask you to purchase used or new, borrow from the library, or otherwise obtain legally (should you find legal electronic copies of the required media, please do post a comment to the “Leave a Reply” section below along with verification of permission).
I ask that each of you bring your own paper copy of the assigned required reading to class (printed, photocopied, book, etc.). In fact, this “request” is built into your participation grade. I’d like each of you to have a copy of the required reading materials (for that day) in front of you each day. Additionally, I ask that you annotate your readings. More than highlighting or underlining (though I ask for both), annotation includes notes, explanations and comments about the reading, your thoughts or research ideas.
Required Texts (Available at the University of Minnesota bookstore):
Césaire, Aimé. Discourse on Colonialism. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2001