Writing About Places: Africa|
Spring 2021 not offered
This course is one 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. 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, and histories. Writing assignments will include critical and analytical essays as well as encouraging students to examine their own experiences with places and cultural encounters.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(CWRC)
Readings: May include works by Achebe, Adichie, Beah, Bolton, Conrad, Gordimer, Head, Hochschild, Kapuscinski, Ngugi, Powers, Wrong
|Examinations and Assignments: |
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.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course focuses on Africa.
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