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    FR 580SEM - African & Carribean Lit
    Lecture
    African & Carribean Lit FLA Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   24051   Enrollment Capacity:   24
    Section:   FLA   Enrollment Total:   4
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   20
    Dates:   01/30/2017 - 05/12/2017   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   R , 2:30 PM - 5:10 PM
    Room:   Clemen 902 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    Comments
    This course covers works by modern writers from Africa, the greater Caribbean, and their interconnecting diasporas and transnational contexts. A close look at storytelling traditions, aesthetic conventions, philosophical movements, and socio-political transformations helps students understand the ways in which texts of varied genres are created. Students also compare works in order to tease out the differences and similarities in literature across African and Caribbean cultures. They also relate them to movements and concepts like exotisme, la tradition orale, negritude, decolonisation, creolisation, rituel, litterature-monde. By the end of the course students can articulate what it means to discuss terms like ?Africa,? ?Caribbean,? ?diaspora,? and ?transnational,? and how the contact of world cultures shape their contours. They also gain a more thorough comprehension of the thought, lived experience, and artistic expression that lead to the writing of African and Caribbean literature.
      Course Description
    This course covers works by modern writers from Africa, the greater Caribbean, and their interconnecting diasporas and transnational contexts. A close look at storytelling traditions, aesthetic conventions, philosophical movements, and socio-political transformations helps students understand the ways in which texts of varied genres are created. Students also compare works in order to tease out the differences and similarities in literature across African and Caribbean cultures. They also relate them to movements and concepts like exotisme, la tradition orale, negritude, decolonisation, creolisation, rituel, litterature-monde. By the end of the course students can articulate what it means to discuss terms like Africa,Caribbean,diaspora, and transnational, and how the contact of world cultures shape their contours. They also gain a more thorough comprehension of the thought, lived experience, and artistic expression that lead to the writing of African and Caribbean literature.
      Instructor(s)
                 Flaugh, C look up    
      On-line Resources
    Other Courses Taught By: Flaugh, C