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AFR 330V AFR 330V. Greek Tragedies and Postcolonial Dramas. 3 Hours.

Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 73) and Theatre and Dance 357T (Topic 9). Study the adaptation of great dramatic literature of the Greek civilizations to their phenomenal evolution into popular African performances. Putting classical writings from Ancient Greek in dialogue with texts that formed the background of African anti-colonial revolutions, analyze how Africans have used these works to re-shape literary canon and given their world and their histories universal purchase. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 330V, 374F (Topic: Greek Tragedy/Postcol Drama), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Greek Tragedy/Postcol Drama), 323 (Topic 73), Theatre and Dance 357T (Topic: Greek Tragedy/Postcol Drama), 357T (Topic 9). Prerequisite: For theatre and dance majors, consent of instructor; for all others, upper-division standing.