Comparative Literature | Special Topics in Comparative Literature: The Vanity of Power
C301 | 12602 | Joseph Gai Ramaka


Class meets 5:45 - 8:15 pm TW
Fulfills CS & AH credit

This course covers the study and interpretation of a playscript on
the theme of power, taught by Senegalese filmmaker Joseph Gai
Ramaka.  Since the dawn of history and never more than today,
political regimes abuse power, perpetrate violence on their own
people with ripple effects reaching well beyond national borders,
and are sometimes toppled. Through reading, reciting, gesture, and
movement, the class will explore the meaning of Joseph Gai Ramaka's
allegorical play Two and One-Thousand Voiced Fragments, about
dictatorship in a fictive country.