Study Programmes 2017-2018
Post-colonial literatures in English : In-depth Approach
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)5
Master in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English (120 ECTS)5
Master in modern languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)5
Lecturer :
Anna-Leena Toivanen
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
The course addresses the theme of return to the African continent in contemporary African (diasporic) literature.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Very good knowledge of English.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
The course is taught as a seminar in which students are expected to participate actively.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Seminar organised during the second semester.
Recommended or required readings :
Atta, Sefi: A Bit of Difference (Fourth Estate, 2014) Cole, Teju: Every Day Is for the Thief (Faber & Faber, 2015) Hollist, Pede: So the Path Does Not Die (Jacaranda Books, 2016)
+  short stories and critical texts distributed electronically during the course
Assessment methods and criteria :
Written essay.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
The course is taught in English.
Contacts :
Dr. Anna-Leena Toivanen
Items online :
Online Notes
Articles on Caryl Phillips and his work will be made available in the course of the year on the e-campus platform.