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135823 KO KO: ‘Black Skin, White Bones’ : Rwanda 1994 and Humanity’s Collective Memory(cide) (2022S)

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Details

max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

The course will take place in the hybrid format: online and onsite.

Donnerstag 10.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Donnerstag 17.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Donnerstag 24.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Donnerstag 31.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Donnerstag 07.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Donnerstag 28.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Donnerstag 05.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Donnerstag 12.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Donnerstag 19.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Donnerstag 02.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Donnerstag 09.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Donnerstag 23.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Course SummaryHow have works of art (fiction/faction, comics, documentaries, movies, music etc.) addressed the Rwandan genocide and contributed to the culture of ‘re-membering’ and the politics of global ethics? Whose voices should be given primary attention in this well ‘marketed’ topic ? How instrumental have ‘world’ media been on denouncing or silencing the massive killings in Rwanda while humanity " is glued to the World Cup that’s taking place in the United States, and they’re indifferent to our deaths! " ? What role can institutions of remembering such as the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre, Kigali and the Murambi Genocide Memorial play in re-constituting, repenting and reconciling? Through which theoretical lens can one read artistic projects which target a collective social, human and relational therapy ? In a comparative perspective, with regard to cultural memory, can one, for example, establish patterns between the Rwandan genocide and the Cambodian Genocide ? These are some of the questions that this advanced course centered on INTENSIVE and CRITICAL reading will address keeping in mind the entanglements between Rwanda 1994, the world and humanity’s collective memory(cide).Goals1. To draw attention to the biggest genocide after the holocaust through artistic works.2. To encourage you, my co-teachers to develop critical reading, critical thinking and critical handling.3. To develop comparative research and presentation skills.4. To bring to light the entanglements between Rwanda and the ‘world’ represented by the United Nations.5. To enforce a sense of common responsibility and shared heritage.ContentSelected novels in English and French; essays; reports; critical analytical papers; movies; songs on the genocide and theoretical works from thinkers against the ‘Canon’ will be read/listened to and viewed in small groups and discussed in class.Methods1. Active participation in class.2. Group work throughout the semester.3. Group research and oral presentations on selected topics.4. Short counselling sessions with groups during the research.5. Writing of a group study diary and contributing to (y)our course blog.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Group oral presentations; study diary; submission of a short report; engagement in class discussions and a group oral examination.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Expectations on my co-teachers and breakdown of the final grade1. Regular and active participation in class and contribution to the course blog2. Group oral presentations (20%).3. Submission of the group study diary at the end of the semester (20%).4. Submission of a 2 pages report on another group’s presentation (10%).5. Oral group examination at the end of the semester (50%).

Prüfungsstoff

Group oral presentations; study diary; submission of a short report; engagement in class discussions and a group oral examination.

Literatur

Reading list (No worries ! To be read/shared in groups!)Bilingual Literary CorpusEnglishBazambanza, Rupert. 2009. A Smile through the Tears. Soul Asylum Poetry.Combres, Elizabeth. 2011. Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda. Groundwood books.Diop, Boubacar Boris & Mc Laughlin, Fiona (translator). 2016. Murambi, the Book of Bones. Indiana University Press.Ilibagiza, Immaculée & Irwin, Steve. 2006. Left to Tell: Discovering God amidst the Rwandan Genocide. Hay House.Mukasonga, Scholastique & Mauthner, Melanie (translator). 2014. Our Lady of the Nile. Archipelago.Mukasonga, Scholastique & Stump, Jordan (translator). 2016. Cockroaches. ArchipelagoTadjo, Véronique. 2015. The Shadow of Imana: Travels in the Heart of Rwanda. Waveland Pr Inc.FrenchBazambanza, Rupert. 2004. Sourire malgré tout. Éditions images.Diop, Boubacar Boris. 2020. Murambi, le Livre des Ossements. Zulma.Faye, Gaël. 2016. Petit Pays. Grasset et Fasquelle.Kossi Efoui. 2008. Solo d’un Revenant. Seuil.Monénembo, Tierno. 2005. L'aîné des Orphelins. Seuil.Mukasonga, Scholastique. 2012. Notre Dame du Nil. Gallimard.Mukasonga, Scholastique. 2014. Inyenzi ou les Cafards. Folio.Tadjo, Véronique. 2000. L’Ombre d’Imana: Voyages jusqu'au bout du Rwanda. Actes Sud.Waberi, Abdourahman. 2004. Moisson de Crânes. Groupe Privat/Le Rocher.Theoretical ReadingFanon, Frantz & Philcox, Richard (translator). 2008. Black Skin. White Masks. Grove Press.Ngugi wa Thiong’o. 2009. Re-membering Africa. East African Educational Publishers.Samanea, Karfalt. 2020. « Black skin, white bones: a vicious temporal cycle », Unpublished Seminar Paper, University of BayreuthMovies and DocumentariesTerry, George, (director). 2004. Hotel Rwanda. United Artists & Lion Gates Films.Peck, Raoul, (director). 2005. Sometimes in April. HBO Films.Blick, Hugo. 2018. ‚Black Earth Rising’. BBC & Netflix.Barker, Greg, (writer, producer, director). 2004. Ghosts of Rwanda. Frontline, BBC & Silverbridge Productions.Greenberg, Peter & Kagame, Paul. 2018. Directed by John Geist. Rwanda: The Royal Tour. Check Six Productions.MusicCorneille. 2002. Parce qu’on vient de loin. Wagram Music.Faye, Gaël & Sarr, Julia. 2013. Pilipili sur un Croissant au Beurre. 6D Production.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

MA M2

Letzte Änderung: Mo 28.02.2022 11:09