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143134 KU Imagining the New Diasporas and African Literature in the 21st Century (2020W)

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max. 25 participants
Language: German

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 08.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 15.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 22.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 29.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 05.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 12.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 19.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 26.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 03.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 10.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 17.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 07.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 14.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 21.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Thursday 28.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12

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Aims, contents and method of the course

African and African diaspora writers have created new images and visions of themselves and the diaspora worldwide in the 21st century. In their writing process, they acquire and create new and active social and cultural identities. There are however increasing differences between the works of authors from the diaspora and those of authors in Africa. These differences that have become visible between contemporary Anglophone African diaspora literature and African literature written in Africa are to be analyzed and interrogated by the students. In addition to working out differences, special attention should also be paid to uncovering similarities in the two literary strands.

Assessment and permitted materials

Exam: Writing a seminar paper (15 pages).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Very good English reading skills are expected. Missing or inadequate language skills do not exclude successful participation in the seminar, but considerably limit the opportunities for academic examination of Anglophone literature.

Examination topics

Examination materials are the content of KU, script, and secondary literature.

Reading list

Primary literature:
Omotoso, Yewande (2016): The Woman Next Door. London: Chatto & Windus.
Unigwe, Chika (2019): Better Never Than Late. London: Cassava Republic.

Secondary literature:
Ashcroft, Bill/ Mendis, Ranjini/ McGonegal, Julie/ Mukherjee, Arun (eds., 2012): Literature For Our Times: Postcolonial Studies in the Twenty-First Century. Rodopi: Brill Academic Pub.
Quayson, Ato (2007): Introduction: Area Studies, Diaspora Studies and Critical Pedagogies. In: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 27 (3), pp. 580-590.
Selasi,Taiye (2005): Bye-Bye Babar. In: The LIP, March 3, 2005. http://thelip.robertsharp.co.uk/?p=7.

Association in the course directory

SAL.T1, SAL.T2

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