World Literatures 266md - Colloquium: Topics in South African Literature and Film


Katwiwa Mule

M W 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM

Smith College
Seelye 102
A study of South African literature and film with a focus on adaptation of literary texts to the screen. The course pays particular attention to the ways in which the political, economic and cultural forces of colonialism and apartheid have shaped contemporary South African literature and film: for what purposes do South African filmmakers adapt novels, biographies and memoirs to the screen? How do these adaptations help us visualize the relationship between power and violence in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa? How do race, class, gender, sexuality and ethnicity complicate our understanding racial, political and gender-based violence in South Africa? Enrollment limited to 18.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.