Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Reading Web Comics

[Note: Much of this information is taken from Scott McCloud’s wonderful book Understanding Comics.]

First: What are comics?

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Haifaa El-Mansour, Wadjda


Written and directed by Haifaa El-Mansour, Wadjda is the first feature-length film ever made in Saudi Arabia by a female director. 

El-Mansour had more trouble funding this movie than she did making it – although clearly making it was no picnic either, since as a woman in the Saudi culture she is limited as to her public presence.  Thus, she had to do most of her directorial work from inside a van, relaying instructions to those outside.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Global Lit Assignments: Nov 27 - Dec 7

Tuesday-Thursday November 27 and 29: Movie, Wadjda. We'll be watching it in class.

Tuesday December 5: Read/View the following graphic stories/comics:

Anu, by Emily Carroll

His Face All Red, Emily Carroll

Darkness, Bouletcorp

Bongcheon-Dong Ghost” by Horang (This one is seriously scary!  Feel free to skip it if you think it might be too much for you.)

Thursday December 7: Final Exam, 2:45 p.m. In the classroom. For those of you writing the paper, the paper is due by this point as well, though you should feel free to email it to me at Kelly.Jennings@uafs.edu

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, “Wedding at the Cross”

In “Wedding at the Cross,” Ngugi, who himself comes from a colonized country (Kenya, colonized by the British, among others), writes about a young man and a young woman, Wariuki and Miriamu.

Colonialism / Post-Colonialism

A definition of colonialism (From this site: Literary Terms and Definitions.

Leslie Marmon Silko, “Yellow Woman”

This is a post-modern as well as a post-colonial story. That is to say, it mixes both Western and Native American traditions, ancient and modern world views, as well as placing a tale of a colonized culture into a Post-colonial world.

Global Lit Assignment November 21 - Dec 5

Tuesday November 21: “Yellow Woman,” 1684-1690; “Wedding at the Cross,” 1692 -1702

Tuesday-Thursday November 27 and 29: Movie, Wadja. We'll be watching it in class.