Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.
Doel vakAfter completing this course, students are able to:
• close-read texts coming from a variety of (continental as well as
diasporic) African backgrounds and various historical time periods.
• draw on academic theories that are relevant for an understanding of
the short story and novella genre; the workings of anthologies; online
writing space; issues such as canon formation; etc.
• apply theoretical concepts such as subject-position,
intersectionality, and agency to the texts studied.
• comparatively analyze texts coming from different national and
• share their own reflections, both personal and academic, on assigned
readings with fellow participants.
• freely express their ideas in both written work and oral
• engage in class discussions in a diversity-sensitive manner and are
(more) aware of socio-political issues that play a role in culturally
diverse classroom settings.
Inhoud vakThis course offers the opportunity to become acquainted (again) with
1. two genres that have been overlooked in (western) academia for a long
time: short stories, novellas.
2. a collection of texts that have only recently become more widely
popular in the west: African short stories in English.
The stories assigned for reading will be grouped according to topics
and/or origin. However, we will also look at issues such as
• context: anthologies, canon formation, literary awards, translation,
reception, theories of (post)colonial writing, world literature, etc.
• narrative structure, style, genre, focalization, etc.
In conjunction with the short stories we will also read secondary texts.
OnderwijsvormSeminar: 2 x 3 hours per week; possibly guest speakers from the literary
field; possibly excursion (museum, lecture at a cultural institute, film
Toetsvorm30%: Participation (10% class participation; 20% student-led
discussion). Detailed instructions will be on Canvas before the course
30%: Written assignments (personal journal entries). Detailed
instructions will be on Canvas before the course starts.
40%: Take-home exam. Detailed instructions will be on Canvas before the
course starts. Students will work with sample questions in week 3 and
Vereiste voorkennisPrerequisites: Students must have taken part in the modules “Literature,
Culture, and Society” and “Literary Theory.”
LiteratuurThe reading list (novellas, short stories, secondary sources) will be
uploaded on Canvas before the course starts.
DoelgroepBA students in the English track of Literature & Society; exchange
Overige informatieAttendance required: 80%. Students who miss more than 20% will not
receive credits for the course.
|Faculteit||Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen|
|Vakcoördinator||dr. B. Boter|
|Examinator||dr. B. Boter|
dr. B. Boter
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