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140251 VO Language, Literacy and Literature: The language question in African literary expression (2013W)

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Sprache: Englisch

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Donnerstag 10.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Donnerstag 17.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Donnerstag 24.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Donnerstag 31.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Donnerstag 07.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Donnerstag 14.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Donnerstag 21.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Donnerstag 28.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Donnerstag 05.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Donnerstag 12.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Donnerstag 09.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Donnerstag 16.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Donnerstag 23.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03
Donnerstag 30.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-03

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this course we raise one of the most fundamental questions facing African literature and, indeed, general African linguistic and literary expressive discourse, the issue of what the Ivorian writer, Amadou Kourouma, terms as 'diplosie'/'diplosia' the reality that the vast majority of African writers presumably think in one language and express themselves (speak, enchant, or write) in another. Throughout the course, we shall pose and address several questions to address this key problematic in debate form such as: are English, French and other foreign languages appropriate for African literature; can we still refer to a piece of work as African literature if it is not written in an African language, if it is not written at all and just only spoken or enchanted; what is the relationship between literacy and literature, and by extension, between oracy and orature, etc?

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Prüfungsstoff

Lecture, guest appearances, debates.

Literatur

Texts/References/audio-visual materials:
i. Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization. 1991. Proceedings of the International Symposium on African Literatures. Lagos, Nigeria (ISBN: 978-30043-25)
ii. Debate exchanges between Chinua Achebe and Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
iii. BBC video interview with Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-23367692

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

SAL/B, EC-148, M8 (BA Vergl. Litwiss.), M3 (MA Vergl. Litwiss.), 7. M-07 - Transdisziplinäres Modul

Letzte Änderung: Di 17.12.2019 16:54