|開講時間割１||３限 13:30 ～ 15:00|
Literature and the British Empire: Postcolonial African Fiction in English
This course will combine lecture and student-teacher discussion.
We will examine the impact upon the peoples and cultures of Africa of the colonial encounter with Europe. We will start with postcolonial theory and the issues with which it is concerned we will examine a selection of short stories by representative Anglophone authors from various African countries. Examinations of the stories will be against the particular historic and cultural background of the country/cultural group concerned.
The purpose of the course is three-fold: to teach the students to read fiction more perceptively and reflectively, noting in particular the relationship between the text and the historic and cultural context which produced it; to raise in the students a greater awareness of and appreciation for the peoples, cultures, and countries of Africa; and to gain a deeper understanding of the consequences of European colonialism for both the colonizer and the colonized.
1. Introduction and course outline: What/When/Where/Who is the Postcolonial?
2. Africa and Europe: A Colonial History
3. Ama Ata Aido:“Certain Winds from the South”
4. Odun Balogu:“The Apprentice”
5. David Owoyele:“The Will of Allah”
6. Chinua Achebe:“Civil Peace”
7. Jomo Kenyatta:“The Gentleman of the Jungle”
8. Grace Ogot:“The Green Leaves”
9. Leonard Kibera:“The Spider's Web”
10. Ngugi wa Thiong'o:“Minutes of Glory”
11. Ezekiel Mphalele:“The Coffee-Cart Girl”/Nadine Gordimer:“The Bridegroom”
12. Ahmed Essop:“The Betrayal”/Bessie Head:“Snapshots of a Wedding”
13. Dambudzo Marechera:“Protista”
14. Mafika Gwala:“Reflections in a Cell”
1. From the third class students will be required to read one story per class, averaging about 7 pages per story. Students will also answer assigned comprehension questions and submit them via the WebClass site prior to class.
|テキスト･参考文献||Chinua Achebe and C.L. Innes, Ed. African Short Stories. Oxford: Heinemann, 1987.|
|試験・評価方法||Grades will be determined by class participation (50%), submission of weekly assignments (30%), and a final on-line test (20%). Note: all assignments AND the final on-line test MUST be submitted to receive credit. Failure to hand in an assignment and/or failure to do the on-line test will result in a failing grade.
Attendance : Students will be expected to attend every class.
|その他特記事項||This is offered as an ICC (International Course Category) course.|
|科目名（英語）||Special Topics in British and American Literature (A)|