Postcolonial Theory Overview: This article will provide you with an overview of the basic tenets of postcolonial theory; though it is not required, I have also included information about Race Theory since you may find discussions of race to be equally relevant for your theoretical focus

Videos to Enhance Learning: Like the introductory article, these videos will give you a better understanding of postcolonial literary criticism

Curious George: For your first practice with postcolonial criticism, read Curious George. As you read, look for different elements of postcolonialism. Specifically, you will want to consider how George represents the colonized and the Man in the Yellow Hat represents the colonizer.

Postcolonialism and Race in Frankenstein: This article is an example of a postcolonial read of Frankenstein that may help you make some connections that you might have missed.

Issues of Race in Frankenstein: Perhaps you are more concerned about racial otherness. If that is the case, you may want to check out this article about Race in Frankenstein.

Postcolonial Criticism for Frankenstein: Here is another great option to explore postcolonial and race issues in Frankenstein.

Passages for Analysis:

  • Consider how racial “others” are depicted in the novel (Ch. 13-14)
  • Discuss how the monster can be considered a racial “other”