Course Description

WOMEN IN AFRICAN LIT, CPLT 175

Examines portrayals and discussions of women in African literature from pre-colonial to contemporary times. Focus on selected African writers' presentations of women from pre-colonial to post-independence periods. Considers various perceptions of women in African life and experience.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Riverside, Literatures & Languages

Course Credit:

 Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.
 
If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.
 

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: AH, WC.
Course Equivalence: UCD WMS 178F: Transnationalism and Writing by Women of Color

UC Irvine:
Course Equivalence: either: UCI English 105 OR UCI Gen & Sex 170

UC Los Angeles:
Major Preparation: ENGLISH major/American Literature & Culture major (depending on origin of texts for each particular offering, may count toward foreign language requirement as foreign literature in translation course).
Major Requirement: COM LIT major, COM LIT minor
IDS, ENGLISH major breadth (GREDS or ITP) when majority of texts originate in English

UC Merced:
Units toward Degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
Major Requirement: Satisfies upper-division elective for Comparative & World Literature Major

UC San Diego:
General Education: TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Possible Area G and World Culture after petition

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

Prerequisites

Upper-division standing or consent of instructor

Course Fees

None.

Course Creator

Anthonia Kalu

Anthonia Kalu is a professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature & Languages at UC-Riverside. She joined UCR in 2015 from the Ohio State University-Columbus, Ohio. Kalu is a Past President (2013-2014) of the African Literature Association-USA (ALA-USA). She has  served as president of the Women’s Caucus of the African Literature Association  (WOCALA), and on the Steering Committee of the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies  Association-USA (ASA-USA). She has also served as a Board Member for the African Studies Association. Kalu's interests include African literatures, African American literature, African Gender Studies, and Women in Development. Her research interests include African and African American literatures, and literary theory construction; Women in the African Diaspora; Women in African Development and Multiculturalism. She  is also continuing work on a book-length project titled, Language, Woman and Story: African Literature and Social Transformation. Her published works  include articles in journals like Africa TodayResearch in African LiteraturesAfrican Studies Reviewthe Atlantic Literary ReviewSeminar, and the Literary Griot. Kalu is also a  creative writer (fiction). Other publications include, Women, Literature and Development in Africa (Africa World Press, 2001); Broken Lives and Other Stories [Fiction] (Ohio University Press, 2003); and, The Rienner Anthology of Africa Literature (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007) - which is the first work of its kind in African Literature. She is co-editor of Reflections: An Anthology of New Works by African Women Poets (2013); an eBook, Chinua Achebe: A Tribute (1930-2013) (ALABooks, 2013), and Women, Literature and Development in Africa (Second Edition, 2020)

https://www.routledge.com/Women-Literature-and-Development-in-Africa/Kalu/p/book/9780367136536

 

Anthonia Kalu is a professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature & Languages at UC-Riverside. She joined UCR in 2015 from the Ohio State University-Columbus, Ohio. Kalu is a Past President (2013-2014) of the African Literature Association-USA (ALA-USA). She has  served as president of the Women’s Caucus of the African Literature Association  (WOCALA), and on the Steering ...

Anthonia Kalu is a professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature & Languages at UC-Riverside. She joined UCR in 2015 from the Ohio State University-Columbus, Ohio. Kalu is a Past President (2013-2014) of the African Literature Association-USA (ALA-USA). She has  served as president of the Women’s Caucus of the African Literature Association  (WOCALA), and on the Steering Committee of the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies  Association-USA (ASA-USA). She has also served as a Board Member for the African Studies Association. Kalu's interests include African literatures, African American literature, African Gender Studies, and Women in Development. Her research interests include African and African American literatures, and literary theory construction; Women in the African Diaspora; Women in African Development and Multiculturalism. She  is also continuing work on a book-length project titled, Language, Woman and Story: African Literature and Social Transformation. Her published works  include articles in journals like Africa TodayResearch in African LiteraturesAfrican Studies Reviewthe Atlantic Literary ReviewSeminar, and the Literary Griot. Kalu is also a  creative writer (fiction). Other publications include, Women, Literature and Development in Africa (Africa World Press, 2001); Broken Lives and Other Stories [Fiction] (Ohio University Press, 2003); and, The Rienner Anthology of Africa Literature (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007) - which is the first work of its kind in African Literature. She is co-editor of Reflections: An Anthology of New Works by African Women Poets (2013); an eBook, Chinua Achebe: A Tribute (1930-2013) (ALABooks, 2013), and Women, Literature and Development in Africa (Second Edition, 2020)

https://www.routledge.com/Women-Literature-and-Development-in-Africa/Kalu/p/book/9780367136536

 


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