Peter Barrys Post-Colonial Criticism in Crossing the River

Crossing the River isa book which blends a number of theoretical perspectives, more importantly,postcolonialism and postmodernism. Our reading will be centered in a cluster ofideologies, among them postcolonialism, but also gay and lesbian studiestheories. Students are encouraged to write an essay on this text which attemptsto explain structures in the text, characters, or events, from apostcolonial/gay and lesbian studies perspective. 

The assignments must bebetween 1000 and 1200 words and deal directly with some aspect of theassignment topic posted by the instructors. The students are towrite an assignment for each of the five books you will be reading in thiscourse. These assignments are to be written with an introduction, discussion,and conclusion. Use Times New Roman, font 12. Black ink. Do not use thepersonal pronoun I. It is important that you write objectively, that you donot generalize, and that you use formal academic English. Focus on analysis.Do not overindulge in description. Structure should be straightforward (stick to just a certain theory in postcolonial critism I.E Orientalism)
 Example on topic that you can write about is: Focus on Orientalism and talk about how the “other” is represented in the white characters i.e Edward and Joyce.

Intro – introduce what you are going to write about (thesis)
Main Paragraph 1 about certain character/sequence in the novel – apply certain postcolonial critism concept to that sequence/character and how it complies with your thesis statement
Main Paragraph 2: about certain character/sequence in the novel – apply certain postcolonial critism concept to that sequence/character and how it complies with your thesis statement
Main Paragraph 3: about certain character/sequence in the novel – apply certain postcolonial critism concept to that sequence/character and how it complies with your thesis statement
Conclusion