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128303 AR Theory (MA) (2019W)

Five Francophone Postcolonial Thinkers

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 09.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 16.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 23.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 30.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 06.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 13.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 20.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 27.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 04.12. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 11.12. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 08.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 15.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 22.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course will introduce students to key works of five Francophone 'postcolonial' thinkers - Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Jean-Marc Ela, Achille Mbembe and Jean-Francois Bayart.

The purposes of this course are threefold: 1) to contextualise the specificities of Francophone postcolonial thinking; 2) to address questions of subjectivity and religion; 3) to investigate peculiar stylistics of power within the historicity of concrete colonial settings.

Students will learn how to ask questions which go beyond the simplifying notions of 'discourse' and 'representation' or simplifying categorial and abstract binaries such as 'the' Other, 'colonizer/colonized, 'the' margin and 'the' centre'; they will be able to differentiate between different types of colonies; they will recognise the multiplicity and variation of actors, interests and motivations involved in any colonial project, degrees of complicity as well as autonomy.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular attendance; regular preparation of assigned reading material; active participation in class; written assignments, oral presentation, end-term paper.

Students must attain at least 60% to pass this course.
No more than two lessons may be missed.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Students have to fulfil all course requirements (each with at least 50%) and to score at least 60 points altogether to pass this course.

10 Points (Max.) Classroom Discussion
10 Points (Max.) Textual commentary (oral)
20 Points (Max.) Weekly assignments (10+10)
20 Points (Max.) Mid-term paper (2000 words)
40 Points (Max.) Final Paper on (2500 words)

Grading scale:
1: 100-91p
2: 90-81p
3: 80-71p
4: 70-60p
5: 59-0p

Prüfungsstoff

Texts and contents covered throughout the semester. Participants are expected to read all set texts plus the additional secondary/theoretical material provided on the moodle platform; they are also expected to engage in autonomous research, to offer a critical and reflective analysis of texts and concepts. This is a 'theory' course, so students will be expected to think critically, to show a certain ability to summarise and abstract arguments, to shape their texts logically and coherently.

Literatur

African Cry by Jean-Marc Ela
Aimé Césaire: Discourse on Colonialism

Further texts will be made available on moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: MA 844;
Code/Modul: MA3;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0192

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.10.2019 12:07