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140064 VO Race, Gender and Sexuality in African Literature (2013W)

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Sprache: Englisch

Prüfungstermine

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 08.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Dienstag 15.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Dienstag 22.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Dienstag 29.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Dienstag 05.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Dienstag 12.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Dienstag 19.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Dienstag 26.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Dienstag 03.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Dienstag 10.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Dienstag 17.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Dienstag 07.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Dienstag 14.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Dienstag 21.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Dienstag 28.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course will explore the many ways in which ‘race’ and ‘gender’ have come into being through each other and governed political identities and relationships in colonial and postcolonial Africa, as reflected in African Anglophone and British imperial writing of the last two centuries. ‘Race’ and ‘gender’ will be seen as interchangeable terms in the patriarchal enterprise of colonialism and the resistance against it, and as over-loaded concepts that continue to impact upon the understanding of what it means to be ‘African’. Topics to be discussed include the gendered imagination of imperial adventure novels; the marginalization of femininity by both colonial and African nationalist discourses; feminist rewritings of African nationalism; the sexualized perception of mixed-raced identities in southern Africa; the pathologization of gay sexuality across Africa; sexual violence against women legitimized by tradition and nationalism; the sexualization and commodification of the African female body in Europe; and others. Dissident desire will be explored as both a destructive force and a boundary-breaking energy that can redefine both the body and the nation through an imaginary encounter with otherness, leading to creolisation and hybridity. The course will engage with postcolonial, feminist, psychoanalytic, queer and other literary theories, as well as notions from the history and criticism of African literature in English.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Argumentative essay, 10-12 pages, due by August 31, 2014. Send the essay by email.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Identify and analyse the operations of race and gender categories in African literature;
analyse key African literary works in terms of their social and historical context;
apply close reading skills and critical thinking to a variety of literary texts;
reflect critically on the relations between primary texts and relevant secondary texts;
produce well-structured, relevant arguments with an appropriate intellectual framework.

Prüfungsstoff

Lecture.

Literatur

Primary literature:
H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon’s Mines (1885)
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1889)
Sarah Gertrude Millin, God’s Step-Children (1924)
William Plomer, Turbott Wolfe (1925)
Doris Lessing, The Grass is Singing (1950)
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart (1958)
Flora Nwapa, Efuru (1966)
Buchi Emecheta, The Joys of Motherhood (1979)
Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions (1988)
Wilson Katiyo, A Son of the Soil (1976)
Yvonne Vera, Without a Name (1994)
Nuruddin Farah, From a Crooked Rib (1970) and The Sardines (1981)
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel (2007)
Waris Dirie, Desert Flower (1998) and Desert Dawn (2002)
J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace (1998)
K. Sello Duiker, The Quiet Violence of Dreams (2001)
Achmat Dangor, Bitter Fruit (2001)
Chika Unigwe, On Black Sisters’ Street (2009)

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

ÜAL1, ÜAL2, EC-1, M8 (BA Vergl. Litwiss.), M3 (MA Vergl. Litwiss.), 7. M-07 - Transdisziplinäres Modul

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:34