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South Africa at Queens College: Courses

English 364: South African Life-Writing

Students in English 364, “South African Life-Writing,” are examining life stories written in South Africa from the late 1950s to the present day. Working with a broad understanding of life-writing, they are critically investigating the conventions and boundaries of life-writing genres, reading works by Es’kia Mphahlele, J. M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, and Damon Galgut, among others. The Isango Ensemble
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English 162W: The Space of South African Drama

The Space of South African Drama, taught by Professor Rivenbark, explores the occupation of space by viewing performance in South Africa beyond just its traditional definitions, such as radio broadcasts, soccer matches, and speeches. This is a regularly scheduled course in the English Department.  It meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:40-2:55 throughout the Fall 2014 semester. For more information about this course,
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Anthropology 375: The Human-Primate Interface

This course explores the interface between humans and nonhuman primates and, more broadly, between humans and nature.  What kinds of roles do nonhuman primates play in human societies, past and present?  What are the various ways in which we, as humans, view the relationship between ourselves and animals?  How does our own behavior affect animals (and, in particular, nonhuman primates) ecologically, and vice versa?  
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