Explore the construction of national identity in two different texts

Explore the construction of national identity in two different texts. Explore the construction of national identity in two different texts. Please note that questions require you to discuss the following primary texts from the set reading list:
Achebe, Chinua, Collected Poems*
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, Americanah*
Roy, Arundhati, The God of the Small Things*

For referencing please follow the handbook attached. This should be double spaced.

The essay should cover the learning objectives:
1. Assess critically the constructed nature of cultural identity and the material
historical causes for the way we look at other cultures;

2. Relate issues of identity to contemporary media and cultural theory;

3. Demonstrate cultural awareness by discussing a carefully chosen range of
culturally significant texts;

4. Demonstrate advanced skills in oral presentation, research, writing
and argument.

Secondary reading to be used for referencing are as follows:
Secondary Texts

Adair, G. ; 1981; Hollywood’s Vietnam; London : Proteus.
Amin, S.; 1989; Eurocentrism; London; Zed.
Anderson, B. ; 1991; Imagined Communities; London; Verso.
Ashcroft, B.et al. ; 1988; The Empire Writes Back; London; Routledge.
Barnes,R., and Eichner, J.; 1992; Dress and Gender; Oxford; Berg.
Barthes R.; 1972; Mythologies
Bercovitch,S. and Jehlen, M.eds; 1986; Ideology and Classic American Literature; London; Cambridge University Press.
Berger,Wallis and Watson eds; 1995; Constructing Masculinity; London; Routledge.
Bhabha, H. ed ; 1990; Nation and Narration; London; Routledge.
Bonner,F. et al. eds; 1992; Imagining Woman; London; Polity.
Bordwell,J., Staiger,J., Thompson,K.; 1985; The Classical Hollywood Cinema; London; Routledge.
Bradbury, M. and Ruland, R. ; 1991; From Puritanism to Postmodernism; London; Routledge.
Brod,H. ed; 1987;The Making of Masculinities; London; Allen and Unwin.
Butler J. 1990;Gender Trouble : Feminism and Subversion of Identity
Campbell M. 1989 Travel Writing
Carter,A. ; 1979; The Sadeian Woman : an exercise in cultural history; London; Virago.
Chrisman, L. and Williamson, (1993) Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial
Cook,P. and Dodd,P.; 1990; Women and Film; London;BFI.
Corrigan,T.; 1991; Cinema without Walls; London; Routledge.
Craig,S.; 1992; Men, Masculinity and the Media; London; Sage.
Delanty G. 1995 Inventing Europe: Idea,Identity,Reality
Drummond P.(1993) National Identity and Europe
Dyer,R. and Vincendeau, G.; 1992; Popular European Cinema; London.
Easthope A. 1991 Literary into Cultural Studies
Easthope, A. ed ; 1993;Contemporary Film Theory; London; Longman.
Easthope,A.; 1990; What A Man’s Gotta Do; London; Unwin .
Ekins R.; 1997; Male femaling; London; Routledge .
Fanon F. 1967 The Wretched of the Earth
Fiedler, L. ; 1970; Love and Death in the American Novel; London ; Paladin.
Frayling, C.; 1981; Spaghetti Westerns; London; Routledge.
French P. 1994 Border Crossing
French,P.; 1973; Westerns; London; BFI.
Fussell P. (1982) Abroard : British travel writng between the wars –
Garber,M.; 1993; Vested Interests- cross-dressing and cultural anxiety; London; Penguin.
Girard, R. ; 1977; Violence and the Sacred; London; John Hopkins University Press.
Gledhill,C. ed; 1991; Stardom; London; Routledge.
Gledhill,C.; 1987; Home Is where the Heart Is ; London; BFI.
Goody,J.; 1997; Representations and Contradictions; London; Routledge.
Hall, Stuart, 1997, Representation; London; Sage
Hart,L.; 1994; Fatal Women; Princeton; Princeton U.P.
Haskell,M.; 1987; From Reverence to Rape; Chicago; Chicago University Press.
Hayward,S.; 1996; Key Concepts in Cinema Studies; London;Routledge.
Kaplan,E.; 1992; Motherhood and Representation; London; Routledge.
Kaplan,E.A.; 1983; Women and Film; London; Routledge.
Kuhn,A.; 1985; The Power of the Image; London; Routledge.
Lawson, A. and Tiffin, C. (1994) De-Scribing Empire: Post-Colonialism and Textuality London: Routledge.
Lieblich A. and R.Josselson eds (1994) Exploring Identity and Gender : Narrative study of lives London: Routledge.
Mackenzie, J.M.; 1995; Orientalism; London.
Mason,P. ; 1990; Deconstructing America; London; Routledge.
Mills S. (1991) Discourses of Difference ; an analysis of Women’s travel writing and colonialism
Modleski,T.; 1988; Women who Knew Too much; London; Methuen.
Moffit,C.; 1994; Evolution of the Western; London.
Murphy P. ed (1994) Fictions of Masculinity : Crossing Cultures, Crossing Sexualities
Paglia, C. ; 1991; Sexual Personae; London ; Penguin.
Petrie D. (1992) Screening Europe –
Pratt M. Imperial Eyes : Travel writing and Transculturation
Robinson J. (1994) Unsuitable for ladies –
Rushdie, S. 1991; Imaginary Homelands; London.
Russell M. (1986) ‘The blessings of a good thick skirt’ : Women Travellers andtheir World
Rutherford J. ed (1990) Identity: Community,Culture and Difference
Said E. (1993) Culture and Imperialism
Said, E. ; 1978; Orientalism; London; Routledge.
Sanderson, M.; 1996; Don’t Look Now ; London; BFI.
Schechner, R.(1988) Performance Theory London: Routledge.
Screen ; 1992; The Sexual Subject; London ; Routledge.
Shohat, E. and Stam, R. ; 1994; Unthinking Eurocentrism : multiculturalism and the media; London; Routledge.
Short,J.; 1991; Imagined Country; London ; Routledge.
Slotkin,R.; 1973; Regeneration through Violence; Middletown; Wesleyan University Press.
Stratton, F. (1994) Contemporary African Literature and the Politics of Gender
Thomas,N.; 1994; Colonialism’s Culture; London; Polity.
Threadgold,T. and Cranny-Francis,A. ; 1990; Feminine -Masculine and Representation; Sydney;Allen and Unwin.
Turner,B.; 1994; Orientalism,postmodernism,and globalism; London;Routledge.
Walder D. ed (1990) Literature in the Modern World – Oxford: OUP.


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