STORYTELLING IN AFRICA

Elective Courses

CIMS 222 - STORYTELLING IN AFRICA

AFRC 223 | ANTH 223
401 |SEM |Pamela Blakely |T 4:30-7:30pm |WILL 741

African storytellers entertain, educate, and comment obliquely on sensitive and controversial issues in artful performance. The course considers motifs, structures, and interpretations of trickster tales and other folktales, storytellers performance skills, and challenges to presenting oral narrative in written and film texts. The course also explores ways traditional storytelling has inspired African social reformers and artists, particularly filmmakers. Students will have opportunities to view films in class.

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