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65909-01 - Übung: Archival Imaginations: Reflecting on Contemporary African Literature and Art 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Julia Rensing (julia.rensing@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt ‘The archive’ is an ambivalent and contested concept. As storages of knowledge, archives function as a window to the past. However, they are no neutral repositories of information – as Carolyn Hamilton reminds us, the archive “‘is shot through with questions of power.” (Archive and Public Life). In a similar vein, Okwui Enwezor notes that archives can “represent scenes of unbearable historical weight” (“Archive Fever”). In the past decades, academics, authors and artists have increasingly drawn our attention to the violence that particularly so-called ‘colonial archives’ perpetuate. In this course, we will explore the potential of creative works to challenge these power dynamics. We will discuss a variety of text forms, artworks and films which use archival material to renegotiate the past and to uncover alternative histories. By exploring these case studies, we aim to understand how creative engagement with archives opens new critical avenues to decolonize knowledge.

Following a workshop format, we first engage with central debates and key theoretical texts on the subject to then examine a variety of creative works that draw on the archive for the production of narratives. In a self-study phase of 3 weeks (November), students will research archival artistic projects of their choice, which they will present in class towards the end of the semester.

Literatur Literature (selection):



Yvette Christiansë, ‘“Heartsore”: The Melancholy Archive of Cape Colony Slavery’, The Scholar and Feminist Online, Published by the Barnard Center for Research on Women 7, no. 2 (Spring 2009).

Saidiya Hartman, ‘Venus in Two Acts’, Small Axe 12, no. 2 (June 2008).

Carine Zaayman, ‘Anarchive (Picturing Absence)’, in Uncertain Curature: In and out of the Archive, by Carolyn Hamilton and Pippa Skotnes (Johannesburg: Jacana, 2014).



Artworks (selection):

Sammy Baloji. Mémoire (2006); Vocabulaire(s) (2020),

Onyeka Igwe. A So-Called Archive (2020), No Archive Can Restore You (2020)

Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski. Unearthing. In Conversation (2017)

Lebohang Kganye. Ke Lefa Laka: Her-story (2013)

 

Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 22.09.2022 – 22.12.2022
Zeit Donnerstag, 10.15-11.45 Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 22.09.2022 10.15-11.45 Uhr --, --
Donnerstag 29.09.2022 10.15-11.45 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Donnerstag 06.10.2022 10.15-11.45 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Donnerstag 13.10.2022 10.15-11.45 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Donnerstag 20.10.2022 10.15-11.45 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Donnerstag 27.10.2022 10.15-11.45 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Donnerstag 03.11.2022 10.15-11.45 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Donnerstag 10.11.2022 10.15-11.45 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Donnerstag 17.11.2022 10.15-11.45 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Donnerstag 24.11.2022 10.15-11.45 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Donnerstag 01.12.2022 10.15-11.45 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Donnerstag 08.12.2022 10.15-11.45 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Donnerstag 15.12.2022 10.15-11.45 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Donnerstag 22.12.2022 10.15-11.45 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Module Modul: Fields: Knowledge Production and Transfer (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Media and Imagination (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Kulturtechnische Dimensionen (Master Studiengang Kulturtechniken)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Zentrum für Afrikastudien

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