Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Mar 22, 2023  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASRC 6105 - African Women Writers Critique the PostColonial State

Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with ASRC 4501 , ENGL 4501 , FGSS 4501 .

C. Boyce Davies.

This course reads and discusses representative literature from 20th century continental African writers with particular attention to the ways that African women examine the nature of the post-colonial state. We will focus on women writers but will but will set them against the context of the development of modern African literatures on the continent and in the African Diaspora.  We will also read some male texts and view some film which elucidate some specific angles of vision. We will examine specific texts as well as necessary critical and theoretical ideas which have been generated through, or with which this literature is in conversation.   Students will develop critical thinking and other analytical skills as they engage the meanings  of writing, audience, language and gender in African contexts.

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