2017-2018 / LGER0055-1

Post-colonial literatures in English : In-depth Approach


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in modern languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


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.


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.