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143248 VO Writing and Publishing in Contemporary Africa (2020W)

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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

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Friday 16.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 30.10. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 13.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 27.11. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 11.12. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06
Friday 08.01. 11:00 - 14:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 2 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-06

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Over the last two decades, the literary landscape of Africa has changed dramatically. Web publishing, literary blogs and digital magazines, social media, new initiatives and funding opportunities as well as transnational networks have brought new dynamic to the field of literary and cultural production. This lecture takes a look at organisations and writers, media and publishers in different regions with a focus on East and West Africa.It analyses 1) how they contribute to the popularisation of reading and writing cultures through initiatives such as writing workshops, writing and translating in African languages and collecting testimonies, and 2) how they intervene in social and political processes.
After a general introduction, we look at individual initiatives and their publications, and discuss them in the context of language policy and multilingualism, education, literature and gender in national and transnational contexts. Lecture with Powerpoint, reading and discussion of texts.
The aim of the lecture is a critical understanding of social, cultural and political dimensions of writing and publishing in the African context.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination at the end of the semester and smaller coursework during the semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Independent reading of the basic texts is a requirement for the successful completion of the lecture.

Examination topics

Lecture and the basic texts covered in the lecture

Reading list

Will be communicated at the beginning of the semester.

Association in the course directory

ÜAL1/1, ÜAL1/2, ÜAL 2/1, ÜAL2/2, SAL/A, SAL/B, MA: SAL.VO.1, SAL.VO.2,
EC-148, EC-647

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