2000 word essay
1) This essay should contain a properly referenced bibliography. Harvard style referencing.
2) Essays should be double spaced, and in 12-point font.
3) Please number pages
4) Please submit either a Word document or a PDF file only
This for comparative literature. So the focus is on comparison.
Essay question is ”Why was comparison such a crucial tool in European colonialism? How did European nations use the process of comparison to establish their superiority over those they colonised?”
You might want to consider texts by Macaulay and Ngugi, or the scene from Shakespeare’s The Tempest in your response. It would be a good idea to discuss some of the key issues mentioned in relation to this topic:
the use of binary oppositions, the material effects of comparison, and the way comparison was used to justify colonialism and present it as a ‘civilising mission’.