2009 MM African Intertextualities: Writing and Rewriting in Anglophone Fiction from Africa
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Analysing Fiction: Recapitulation and practical application.
- Ngugi wa Thiong'o: "On the Abolition of the English Department". Ashcroft, Bill et al. (eds.): The Post-Colonial Studies Reader. London: Routledge, 1995.
- Ngugi wa Thiong'o: "Introduction". Decolonising the Mind: the Politics of Language in African Literature. London: Currey, 1986.
- Ngugi wa Thiong'o: "The Language of African Literature". Decolonising the Mind: the Politics of Language in African Literature. London: Currey, 1986.
“National Allegories” – The debate about Fredric Jameson’s “Third World Literature in the Age of Multinational Capitalism”
- Jameson, Fredric. "Third World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capitalism". Social Text 15 (1986): 65-88.
- Ahmad, Aijaz. "Jameson's Rhetoric of Otherness and the 'National Allegory'". Social Text 17 (1987): 3-25.*
Intertextuality: Concepts and Definitions
Es'kia Mphahlele, “Mrs. Plum”
A Grain of Wheat, the Mau Mau Wars and the Kenyan Independence: The Historical Background and the Structure of the Book.
National Allegory in A Grain of Wheat: What view of Kenya is expressed in the Fates of the Characters?
A revised episode: Rape and Dead Dogs, 1967 / 1986.
Disgrace and the Background of Post-Apartheid South Africa. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Violence and Crime, Land Reform.
National Allegory and European Intertextuality in Disgrace: What view of South Africa is expressed in the Fates of the Characters?
African Intertextualities in Disgrace: The Represention of Rape, the ‘Significance of Dogs’
Course Evaluation. – Final Discussion and Outlook: African Intertextualies
Feedback on Course Evaluation. – Workshop Presentation of Term Paper Projects.