Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe: English Literature
What you'll learn
- You will know the cultural and historical background of the Novel.
- You will have a chapter-by-Chapter understanding of the novel.
- You will develop a postcolonial understanding of the novel.
- You will develop a thorough understanding of the novel.
- An interest in literature from non Euro-American traditions
Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart, is one of the most celebrated and frequently taught novels all over the world. This course, meant for students as well as teachers, is meant to provide you a detailed discussion of the novel with a special focus on its cultural and historical context. Please note that these are not chapter summaries but rather thematic discussions of the chapters. You will learn some of the following things about the novel:
Historical and cultural context.
Chapter summaries and discussions.
Colonial and postcolonial understanding of the novel.
An ability to write and talk about the novel from a non Eurocentric perspective.
As a scholar of postcolonial studies I am always fascinated by the positive response I receive from students when I teach this novel, and I hope that if you take your time finishing this course, you will also enjoy it as much as my students do. I will also augment the course materials with references and links to additional video resources on my Youtube channel. Towards the end of the course syllabus, I will also provide you a list of resources for further viewing or reading.
If at any time during the course you find the materials wanting, or if you have additional questions, please reach out to me through the course messaging system and I will try to record a response to your questions.
Who this course is for:
- This is an intermediate level course
I am a former Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literary Studies with twenty years of experience of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at three US research universities.
When you take any of my courses, be assured that the courses contain materials created by an expert!
I have authored several books and also share my educational expertise internationally through webinars, public talks, and through my YouTube Channel on Postcolonialism. I welcome all suggestions for improving the courses. Please never hesitate to contact me!
PhD. in English, Florida State
Masters in English, Belmont University
Bachelors in English, Belmont University
Diploma, Japanese Language, NUML, Pakistan
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