SS-404 African Cinema
This is a course on African modernity through an exploration of African Cinema and globalizing African cities. Using African cinema as our entree, we will explore the idea of the postcolonial city and the impact of modernization on urban Africa. How has the circulation of people, capital and commodities affected urban life in African societies. In turn, how is African cosmopolitanism transforming spaces within national borders, as well as outside Africa? Students will be expected to watch films, do all the readings, participate in class discussions, and present a final paper.