Writing About Places: Africa|
This course is the latest in a series called "writing about places," that explore the long tradition of writing about travel and places and changing attitudes toward crossing cultural borders - this spring with a focus on Africa. We will examine historical and cultural interactions/confrontations as portrayed by both insiders and outsiders, residents and visitors, colonizers and colonized - and from a variety of perspectives: fiction, literary journalism, travel accounts, histories. Writing assignments will include critical and analytical essays as well as encouraging students to examine their own experiences with places and cultural encounters.
Intercultural Literacy, Writing
This course is writing intensive and includes considerable time devoted to peer review and revision. Readings will be drawn from a wide range of cultural and literary traditions.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
May include works by Achebe, Adichie, Conrad, Coetzee, Fuller, Head, Hochschild, Ngugi, Powers, Wrong
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Approximately a book a week, weekly writing assignments (reading responses and others), 3 more extensive papers. In this seminar course, students (in pairs) will be responsible for leading class discussion twice during the semester.
|Instructor(s): Hadler,Alice Berliner Times: ....R.. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: BTFDA414; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 16
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