The aim of this advanced graduate seminar is to bring together two fields which are rarely discussed together: postcolonial theory and global media studies. Although postcolonial theory is primarily concerned with issues of race, class, gender and decolonization, it has a deep underlying interest in the role of novels, narrative and visual modes in the process of decolonization. Global media studies, which focuses largely on the recent flow of money, images, peoples and commodities, needs to be critically aware of the ways in which minds,
bodies and states throughout the world are still entangled in colonial modes of thought and practice. Bringing these frameworks together can cast new light on power, mediation and coloniality.