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ENG268 - Survey of Literatures of Africa

General

Subject code

ENG

Course Number

268

Department(s)

Instructor(s)

S. Houchins

Course Long Title

Survey of Literatures of Africa

Description

This course explores folklore, myths, and literary texts of the African continent. These include works written by Anglophone authors such as Achebe, Soyinka, Ngugi, Vera, Njau, Aidoo, Nwapa, Head, Cole, Mda, Abani, Okorafor, and Atta; those drawn from oral traditions of indigenous languages transcribed into English, such as The Mwindo Epic and The Sundiata; and those written by Lusophone and Francophone authors including Bâ, Senghor, Liking, Neto, Mahfouz, Ben Jelloun, and Kafunkeno. The course contextualizes each work historically, politically, and anthropologically. Students are introduced to a number of critical theories and methodologies with which to analyze the works, such as poststructural, Marxist, Pan-African, postcolonial, and feminist. Prerequisite(s): one 100-level English course.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

INDS Program Relationship

IDAF - AFR Program

GEC This Course Belongs To

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years