Afro-Asian Literature

Syllabus


Wesleyan University-Philippines                                                         English 204- Afro-Asian Literature
College of Arts and Sciences                                                                                         Credit: 3 units
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 The course deals with the study of the leading works of African and Asian writers reflecting the ethos, ideas and philosophies  that aid the understanding of human nature.
 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 At the end of the course, the students are expected to:

Cognitive
understand and appreciate the literary works of Asian and African authors.
 Affective
gain insights on the parallelisms in Asian and African cultures and histories. 
Psychomotor
apply the knowledge gained from the course in their writing projects.
METHODOLOGY
Lectures
Written exercises
Critiquing sessions


COURSE OUTLINE

                           Topic                                                                         Timeline
        COURSE ORIENTATION                                              1 week

        SHORT STORY                                                          5 weeks

        POETRY                                                                    4 weeks

        DRAMA                                                                     4 weeks

        NOVEL                                                                      4 weeks 
                                                                                                 ________
                                                                                                 18 weeks

CONSULTATION HOURS

 Monday to Friday      2:00 3:00 PM
GRADING SYSTEM
 Periodical Examinations---------------------------------------------- 40%
 Academic Exercises:Quizzes/Homework/Reports---------- 40%
 Class Participation------------------------------------------------------ 10%
 Attendance----------------------------------------------------------------- 10%
REFERENCES
Tomeldan, et al. Prism. National Bookstore, Inc. 1989
Carolina R. Duca. The Literatures of Asia and Africa. REX Bookstore, Inc., 2003.
Mck, Maynard, ed. World Masterpieces 3rd ed.. New York, W.W. Norton. Co. 1991
Prepared by:
 

RAMON R. VALMONTE
Instructor
 


Online Reference Materials



 


OVERVIEW

African Literature 1

African Literature 2

Asian Literature
 

AFRICAN SHORT STORY

Anticipation by Mabel Dove-Danquah (Ghana)

A Handful of Dates by El Tayeb Salih (Sundan)
 

ASIAN SHORT STORY

An Incident by Lu Xun (China)

Karma by Khushwant Singh (India)

In a Grove by  Ryunosuke Akutagawa (Japan)

How My Brother Leon Brought Home A Wife by Manuel E. Arguilla (Philippines)

May Day Eve by Nick Joaquin (Philippines)
 

AFRICAN POETRY

Africa by David Diop (Senegal)

One Upon a Time by Gabriel Okara (Nigeria)

Piano and Drums by Gabriel Okara

Vultures by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria)

Trees  /   Saturday   / Little Rich Boy by Charles Mungoshi (Zimbabwe)
 

ASIAN POETRY

Landscape with Figures by Carlos Bulosan (Philippines)

Untitled by Jose Garcia Villa (Philippines)

Chinese Poetry with English Translation

The Answer by Bei Dao (China)

The Haiku (Japan)
 
 
 

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