ASRC 4501

ASRC 4501

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course reads and discusses representative literature from 20th century continental African writers with particular attention to the ways that African women examine the nature of the post-colonial state. We will focus on women writers but will but will set them against the context of the development of modern African literatures on the continent and in the African Diaspora.  We will also read some male texts and view some film which elucidate some specific angles of vision. We will examine specific texts as well as necessary critical and theoretical ideas which have been generated through, or with which this literature is in conversation.   Students will develop critical thinking and other analytical skills as they engage the meanings  of writing, audience, language and gender in African contexts.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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  • 17365ASRC 4501  SEM 101