For February, we have fourteen items. They include non-fiction, fiction, essays, speeches, and even tweets.
Classical Studies This course will consist of an intensive reading of Homers Iliad over the course of a single semester. The course, which mimics the design of a graduate seminara single, two-and-a-half-hour meeting each week, focusing on in-depth discussion and textual explication, with a heavy emphasis on how to write critically about a literary textis designed to introduce first-year students to more profound and sophisticated techniques of reading and thinking about texts than they will have thus far encountered.
After two prefatory sessions, in which students will be introduced to the large issues particular both to this genre the archaic Greek world, oral composition, the Homeric Question and to this particular text the epic cycle, the heroic code, violence and warfare, the clash of civilizations, East vs.
West, the role of the gods in human historywe will read through the epic at a rate of two books per week. Throughout, students will be introduced, by means of excerpts and shorter articles, to the arc of the scholarly tradition, especially with respect to the Homeric Question: Two summary sessions will conclude the semester as we a look at the classical heritage of the Iliad the Aeneid, especially and then b look back at the broad literary and cultural issues raised by this essential document of the Western tradition, and look at some modern adaptations Logues War Music, for instance; also attempts to dramatize the Iliadand why they so often fail.
A premium will be placed on student participation in class discussion, and each student will be asked to present a book of the poem focusing on structural analysis, interpretative issues, etc. At least three papers, midterm, final exam. This course is designed for First-Year Students.Binyavanga Wainaina's How to Write About Africa Lesson Plan Binyavanga Wainaina's How to Write About Africa: Summary & Analysis Apartheid Lesson Plan for Elementary School.
Record win for South Africa, Uganda trounce Lesotho. A Memoir by Binyavanga Wainaina. I mean come on. I want to share the Romeo and Juliet series I used to write on Kahawa Mombasanii and. I continue to update the list by choosing one new title a month as my Book of the month.
Kenya Binyavanga Wainaina One Day I Will Write About This Place / Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o My recommendation is Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, one of colonial Africa’s first poets. “Translated from the Night” is available in English. For fiction. Summary.
Hollywood’s Africa after investigates Hollywood’s colonial film legacy in the postapartheid era, and contemplates what has changed in the West’s representations of Africa.
How do we read twenty-first-century projections of human rights issues—child soldiers, genocide, the exploitation of the poor by multinational corporations, dictatorial rule, truth and reconciliation.
Politics Africa World. Latest News. A Memoir by Binyavanga Wainaina. I mean come on. I want to share the Romeo and Juliet series I used to write on Kahawa Mombasanii and see if he likes it.
A few years back, in a special issue of Granta, the Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina () wrote a bitterly ironic essay entitled “How to Write about Africa.” Wainaina explains that the author who writes about Africa and aspires to global circulation should always use words such as darkness or safari in the title, and that subtitles. The founding editor of the journal Binyavanga Wainaina placed particular emphasis on engaging with the everyday Kenyan experience, constructing writing from talk, rumours or public exchange, and publishing material that was seen as non-traditional literature, including song lyrics, street art and writing in . Record win for South Africa, Uganda trounce Lesotho. A Memoir by Binyavanga Wainaina. I mean come on. I want to share the Romeo and Juliet series I used to write on Kahawa Mombasanii and.
Two summary sessions will conclude the semester as we (a) look at the classical heritage of the Iliad (the Aeneid, especially) Binyavanga Wainaina.
T. Th. pm. Romeo and Juliet, 1 Henry IV, As You Like It, Hamlet, Othello, and The Tempest.