English Course: Major African Writers

Registration for the Spring 2021 semester is now closed.

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The Department of English will be offering this course, Major African Writers: Narrative Form and Postcolonial Identity (LIT 4351-U01) this Spring Semester.

A central concern in postcolonial African fiction is the need to create a sense of identity against Western and colonialist discourses that threaten the flourishing of African identities. But narratives that construct African identity also come up against ambiguities and tensions of class and gender differences embedded within national identities. This course surveys African literature by focusing on fictions that negotiate the complexity and ambiguity of African identity in a postcolonial context.

This course will be taught remotely by professor Michael Grafals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.

Grafals specializes in Caribbean literature, Latinx literature, postcolonial theory and theories of subjectivity.

Course fulfills late and elective requirements.