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135043 PS Lit.Wechselb.: "Cats, Dogs, Chameleons"? Mapping Literature Nobel Laureates from 'Africa' (2021W)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung
DIGITAL
Di 09.11. 16:00-17:30 Digital

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Details

max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Important update: September 21, 2021!
due to the important number of participants (happy about that!) and with regard to Covid-regulations on the capacity of seminar rooms, the course will take place DIGITALLY throughout!
More to follow at the beginning of the semester.
Best regards. Rémi Tchokothe

Dienstag 05.10. 16:00 - 17:30 Digital
Dienstag 12.10. 16:00 - 17:30 Digital
Dienstag 19.10. 16:00 - 17:30 Digital
Dienstag 16.11. 16:00 - 17:30 Digital
Dienstag 23.11. 16:00 - 17:30 Digital
Dienstag 30.11. 16:00 - 17:30 Digital
Dienstag 07.12. 16:00 - 17:30 Digital
Dienstag 14.12. 16:00 - 17:30 Digital
Dienstag 11.01. 16:00 - 17:30 Digital
Dienstag 18.01. 16:00 - 17:30 Digital
Dienstag 25.01. 16:00 - 17:30 Digital

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Goals

1. To outline a literary, sociological, and linguistic biography of literature Nobel laureates from Africa.
2. To appraise the knowledgeS their texts produce about ‘Africa’.
3. To bring to light the entanglements between works of literature from ‚Africa‘ and the ‚World‘.
4. To encourage my co-teachers to develop a critical reading of the politics and polemics of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
5. To develop comparative research and presentation skills.

Content

Selected literary works; essays; book chapters; reports; critical analytical papers; acceptance speeches, and short video material will be read, viewed in small groups, and discussed in class.

Methods

1. Group work throughout the semester
2. Group research and oral presentations on selected topics/Nobel laureates
3. Active participation in class (digital and/or on-site)

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Expectations on students and breakdown of the final grade

1. Regular and active participation in class
2. Group oral presentations
3. Critical reading, thinking, handling, and writing
4. Submission of a short report on another group presentation (30%)
5. Submission of a 10 pages group essay at the end of the semester (70%)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Expectations on students and breakdown of the final grade

1. Regular and active participation in class
2. Group oral presentations
3. Critical reading, thinking, handling, and writing
4. Submission of a short report on another group presentation (30%)
5. Submission of a 10 pages group essay at the end of the semester (70%)

Prüfungsstoff

Submission of a short report on another group presentation (30%)
Submission of a 10 pages group essay at the end of the semester (70%)

Literatur

Reading list (No worries! To be read in groups!)

Introductory Readings

Chamoiseau, Patrick. 2017. Frères Migrants. Seuil: Paris
Glissant, Edouard. 1996. Introduction à une poétique du divers. Paris: Gallimard.
Liyong, Taban lo. 2003. « V.S. Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Nobel Literature Prizes and African Writers as Cats, Dogs and Chameleons ». In: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 38 (1). South Africa: University of Venda, 1 3. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021989404381002
Meyers, Jeffrey. 2007. « The Literary Politics of the Nobel Prize ». In : The Antioch Review 65 (2), 214 223. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40284378

Selected works by Nobelists (to be read in groups!)
Coetzee, John Maxwell. 1982. Waiting for the Barbarians. Penguin Books.
Gordimer, Nadine. 2010. Life Times, stories, 1952-2007. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Mahfouz, Naguib, Stewart, Philip (translator). 1997. Children of Gebelaawi. Passeggiata Press.
Soyinka, Wole. 1963. A Dance of the Forests. Oxford University Press.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

BA M4

Letzte Änderung: Mo 27.09.2021 10:09