Comparative Literature | Africa in the History of Ideas
C571 | 25739 | Prof. Eileen Julien

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm
Thursdays, 8:00-9:15am
Meets with A731

The study of Africa and the development and transformation of key
disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.  Through an
examination of seminal texts and ideas by thinkers such as Appiah,
Armah, Barber, Bernal, Bachir Diagne, Fabian, Fanon, Hegel, Hobsbawm &
Ranger, Hountondji, Ibn Khaldun, Mamdani, Mbembe, Mudimbe, Rodney,
Wallerstein and via students’ own contributions, this course will
consider distinctions between “discipline” and “field,” between
“inside” and “outside,” and terms such as African, Afrocentrism,
cultural nationalism, diaspora, globalization, postcolonialism,
postmodernism. We will have a number of visits by distinguished scholars.

For more information, call 855-7070, or email