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South African Literature & Culture: Apartheid Modernities, Post-Apartheid Possibilities

Module code: ESH6033

Credits: 30.0
Semester: YEAR

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  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 4, 5, 6: Wednesday 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 3, 4, 8, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Contact: Dr Andrew Van Der Vlies
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces students to a range of writing and contemporary cultural production from apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa, material engaging with the legacies of a long period of inter- and intra-racial oppression and violence, and negotiating the complexities of gendered, ethnic, racial, and linguistic identity in a heterogeneous postcolonial society. Students will, under expert supervision, engage with this material¿s historical and political circumstances, and with methodological and theoretical frameworks for studying postcolonial cultural production in a fascinating regional context.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 85.0% Coursework, 15.0% Practical
Level: 6

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