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140223 VO African Poetry Workshop (2017S)

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 09.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 16.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 23.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 30.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 06.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 27.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 04.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 11.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 18.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 01.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 08.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 22.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10
Thursday 29.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 4 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-10

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Content: In this course, after an introduction to the evolution of African poetry from the pre-1960’s era to the present, and after a survey of a typology of African poetry, participants will continually write poems about Africa and Africans in any language of their choice but most preferably in African languages, English, French or German. At later stages of the course these poems produced by the participants during the course will be subjected to critique and evaluation by all course participants and by guest lecturers invited to read their own poetry.
Methods: lecture, guest appearances, poetry writing, criticism, and multimedia presentation of self-produced poetry.

Assessment and permitted materials

Producing a poetry collection volume of at least 10 poems about Africa and Africans in African languages, English, French or German as a term paper/exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

No previous study on African literature is required. Class interaction will be in the form of lectures, student in-class writing of poems, critiques, guest poetry reading, computer-based electronic communications, and demonstrations of fundamental African poetry through photos and film, and fieldtrips to the African diaspora communities in Vienna. Marking results from active participation and the submission of at least 10 poems.

Examination topics

Reading list

Bayo Ogunjimi and Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah. Introduction to African Oral Literature and Performance. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2005. xxi + 256 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index
Bodomo, Adams. 2007. Documenting Spoken and Sung texts of the Dagaaba of West Africa:
https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/28815/37/EMR000028a.pdf
Empirical Musicology Review, Ohio
Mhlambi, B. 2012. Notes on African Language Poetry:
http://www.eisteddfod.co.za/Drama2012/Notes_on_african_language_poetry.htm
Jerome Judson. 1980. The Poet’s Handbook. Writers’ Digest Books. Cincinnati, Ohio

Association in the course directory

SAL/A, SAL/B, EC-148

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