HU53743 Miscellaneous

WiSe 17/18: ntroduction to the Study of African Literatures

Pepetual Mforbe Chiangong


This course aims at introducing MA students to the evolution of African literary canons from the late 19th to the 21st centuries. It will lay emphasis on developing basic skills such as reading, interpreting, analyzing and critiquing novels, short stories, drama, and poetry. Literature and critical discourse from the African Diaspora shall be part of the literary corpus. Further, debates regarding the historical and cultural contexts of the literary productions shall be engaged in the course of the seminar. We will also discuss major theoretical approaches to literature such as discourse analysis, structuralism, narratology, new historicism, and feminist critical perspectives. The postcolonial theory will, however, be a major critical discourse in the seminar. Students will be expected to write short essays on some of the texts listed for the seminar. Some of the authors who shall be employed to introduce this course will be Joseph Conrad, Chinua Achebe, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Amie Cesaire, Wole Soyinka, Bole Butake, Teju Cole, J.M Coetzee, Chimamanda Adichie Ngozi, to name just these few. Das Afrikakolloquium ist Teil des Modul I laut Studien- und Prüfungsordnung. Für einen erfolgreichen Modulabschluss ist deshalb die Teilnahme notwendig. Weitere Informationen: close

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