The Texts of Africa

ENGL 1760T S01 [CRN: 15299]

This seminar considers the various ways in which “Africa” has been depicted in fictional and non-fictional writing from the nineteenth-century on. We begin with classic travel writing by European missionaries (Park, Livingstone, Moffat), and their African and black diasporic counterparts (Crowther, Freeman, Sims, Soga). We then turn to twentieth-century literature and non-fiction (Abrahams, Conrad, Dinesen, Greene, Ndebele, Wright), closely following the rhetorical devices used to evoke the continent as geographical or subjective reality. We will pay particular attention to questions of history, linguistic representation, and the vagaries of intercultural encounter. DPLL
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Fall 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Course Attributes
Diverse Perspectives in LL
Primary Instructor
3:00 pm - 5:20 pm Mon - from Sep 22, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Mon - from Sep 3, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014
Exam Group Code
15 (Dec 15, 2014 9:00am)