Third World Bildungsroman

Dec 2002

Excellent class and professor. Slaughter is super smart and takes an interesting and comparative look at postcolonial fiction. Novels are read alongside theory (both Western and non-Western) and his in-class lectures, while nontraditional, reveal new and complex ways of looking at the texts. I never wanted to skip a class since I knew I'd get more out of the readings after hearing his lectures. And he's a really nice and funny guy, always open to suggestions and comments and discussion topics.