Five College Consortium

ST: S. AFRICAN LIT & FILM: MOD

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Comparative Literature
Course Number: 
266
Institution: 
Smith College
Topics course.: A study of South African literature and film with a focus on violence—political, economic, psychical, xenophobic, homophobic, etc. We explore the relationship between power and violence during- and post-apartheid and how race, class, gender, sexuality and ethnicity complicate the definition, conceptualization and critique of racial, political and gender-based violence in South Africa. Works may include Njabulo Ndebele’s “The Cry of Winnie Mandela,” André Brink’s “A Dry White Season,” Mahamo’s “The Last Grave at Dimbaza,” John Wood’s “Biko (Cry Freedom),” Athol Fugard’s “Tsotsi” and classics “The Voortrekkers” and “Sarafina.” We also look at Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings testimony. (E)
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30026-S18

Course Sections

ST: S. AFRICAN LIT & FILM: MOD
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Katwiwa Mule kmule@smith.edu TTh 01:00-02:50 SEELYE 204