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140359 VO Mother-Daughter Relationships in Europhone Women's Fiction from Sub-Saharan Africa (2012S)

Details

Sprache: Englisch

Prüfungstermine

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 08.03. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Donnerstag 15.03. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Donnerstag 22.03. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Donnerstag 29.03. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Donnerstag 19.04. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Donnerstag 26.04. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Donnerstag 03.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Donnerstag 10.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Donnerstag 24.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Donnerstag 31.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Donnerstag 14.06. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Donnerstag 21.06. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Donnerstag 28.06. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

A recurrent feature of contemporary African women’s writing, the depiction of mother-daughter relationships invests African women’s knowledge, voices, and experiences with additional value and visibility. While mother-daughter relations constitute sites of bonding and devotion, they are also fraught with frustration and conflicts. This course sets out to explore the tension between the idealization and abjection of mother as well as the different shades of affection and aversion between mothers and daughters depicted in selected sub-Saharan europhone African fiction crafted by women. Chosen narratives are by both established and new authors. Eclectically driven by postcolonial theory, feminism, and psychoanalysis, this investigation will also lean on disciplines such as history, mythology, religion, and anthropology.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Writing of a convincing and cohesive essay at the end of the course.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Students will:
i. explore the tension between African mother’s space of veneration and space of abjection
ii. identify, interpret, and analyze the nuances of mother-daughter relationships in europhone African fiction written by women
iii. engage with the socio-cultural, political, and conceptual contexts that frame the representation of these relationships
iv. determine the extent to which intra-textual parameters such as the socio-professional profile of mother and daughter as well as narration by the daughter or her fictional surrogate inform the textualization of mother-daughter relations in chosen narratives
v. write a convincing and cohesive essay at the end of the course

Prüfungsstoff

lecture, lecturettes, discussions.

Literatur

Primary Texts
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Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

SAL, (AL.1), EC-148

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:35