Anticolonial/Decolonial: Literature and Film|
Spring 2022 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: African Studies, African Studies Minor|
This course examines how histories of twentieth century anti-imperialist writing and cinema are relevant for contemporary decolonizing agendas. We will compare works by colonial and postcolonial theorists, writers and filmmakers, to examine how literature and film address processes of colonization, anti-imperialist struggle, decolonization, and neo-colonization. Readings will be drawn from a range of countries in both the Global North and South and films include Ousmane Sembène's La Noire de.../Black Girl (1966), Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (1966), Sarah Maldoror's Léon G. Damas (1994), and Stephanie Black's Life & Debt (2001).
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: |
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
Aimé Césaire, DISCOURSE ON COLONIALISM (1950)
J.M. Coetzee, WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS (1980)
Tsitsi Dangarembga, NERVOUS CONDITIONS (1988)
Jamaica Kincaid, A SMALL PLACE (1988)
Albert Memmi, THE COLONIZER AND THE COLONIZED (1957)
Okot p'Bitek, THE SONG OF LAWINO (1966)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
--Four 2 pp. single-spaced response papers.
--One 10-15 pp. paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference requirement of the English major and contributes to the fulfillment of the Race & Ethnicity concentration; it fulfills the Research Option requirement for senior thesis writers.
Class of 2023 and beyond: This course fulfills the Literary History 3 and World Literature requirements of the English major.
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