Reading Africa

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Reading Africa

Spring 2019

Taught By: Sean Jacobs

Section: A

CRN: 7709

Credits: 3

This course will explore the short, but decisive history of representations and media images of Africa in the West (i.e. in popular literature, travel books, print media, television, and more recently, online), and examine how such images have shaped and continue to shape or impact both the outcomes and responses to political and economic developments and crises on the continent. Some of the works to be discussed include Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness," Achebe's critique of Conrad, Binyavanga Wainaina, Teju Cole, Alexandra Fuller, film, television, web series, as well as new media websites and social media. The class, offered as part of SGPIA's Media and Culture concentration, will be open to students across the university, including undergraduates (who need permission from their advisor).

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:10pm 12/10/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/7/2019