African popular literature from the postcolonial novel to contemporary comics7.5 ECTS credits
The course deals with modern African literature in English, from the postcolonial novel of the 1960s onwards. The first part of the course provides an outline of early postcolonial literature and relevant literary criticism. The main focus, however, is popular literature which has been written primarily for African readers and how literary works in this category can be understood in relation to historical, economic, and societal events and changes from the 1980s onwards. The course offers students the opportunity to find out about contemporary academic debates on African popular literature, talk to African writers and cultural workers, and independently search for, study, and theorise relevant material available online.
Progressive specialisation: A1N (has only first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Master's level
Admission requirements: 90 ECTS credits, including at least 30 ECTS credits at the G2F level in one of the main fields of study English, Comparative Literature, or Film Studies, and upper secondary level English 6 or B, or equivalent
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
This course is included in the following programme
- Master programme in English: Literary specialisation (studied during year 1)