The African Novel I: Nervous Conditions|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: African Studies, African Studies Minor|
This class will consider several canonical novels from sub-Saharan Africa. Our focus will be on their aesthetic and thematic properties; the novels are not meant as introductions to African histories, cultures, peoples, or practices. We will explore, instead, the specific subjects and styles of each work in the context of wider debates about orality, language, colonialism, gender, and the novel. To better understand the political and aesthetic stakes of African literary canon formation, we will also attempt to identify what makes a work canonical.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Chinua Achebe, NO LONGER AT EASE
Ama Ata Aidoo, OUR SISTER KILLJOY
Ayi Kwei Armah, THE BEAUTYFUL ONES ARE NOT YET BORN
Okot p'Bitek, SONG OF LAWINO
Tsitsi Dangarembga, NERVOUS CONDITIONS
Buchi Emecheta, THE JOYS OF MOTHERHOOD
Dambudzo Marechera, THE HOUSE OF HUNGER
Thomas Mofolo, CHAKA
Ferdinand Oyono, HOUSEBOY
Nawal El Sadaawi, WOMAN AT POINT ZERO
|Examinations and Assignments: |
--Two 5pp response papers
--One 10-15pp final essay
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference major requirement and contributes to the Race & Ethnicity concentration of the English major.
Class of 2023 and beyond: This course fulfills the Literary History 3 and World Literature requirements of the English major.
It offers the Research Option for students pursuing Honors in English.
|Instructor(s): Saint,Lily Leopold Times: ..T.... 01:00PM-03:50PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 4||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 13||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 4||FR: 0|
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