Special Course for Fall 2010:ENGL 5020

ENGL 5020, "Studies in Narrative: Readings in Contemporary Fiction", will be co-taught by renowned Somali novelist, playwright, and essayist Nuruddin Farah, and Charles Sugnet for fall 2010 on Tuesdays 1:15-3:45 p.m.

Special Course for Fall 2010:ENGL 5020

Special Course for Fall 2010
Renowned Somali novelist, playwright, and essayist Nuruddin Farah will be in residence Fall semesters of 2010, 2011, and 2012 as holder of the Winton Chair in the Liberal Arts. Special courses will be offered during fall semester 2010 in connection with his visit:

Engl 5020. Studies in Narrative: Readings in Contemporary Fiction, co-taught by Nuruddin Farah (Winton Visiting Professor) and Charles Sugnet (Morse Alumni and Motley Teaching awards). First three weeks will be taught by Prof. Sugnet and will introduce students to Farah with study of his novel /Maps/ and one other work, with some criticism and contextual reading. Rest of course will be based on Prof. Farah's selections, including recent "postcolonial" titles like Miral al-Tahawy's /Blue Aubergine/ and Nega Mezlekia's /Notes From the Hyena's Belly/ but also some European and American favorites such as Graham Swift's /Waterland./ Undergraduates seeking permission to enroll should send a brief statement of interest and a writing sample to Rebecca Aylesworth (ayles001@um.edu); include postal address, e-mail address, and phone number. Course meets Tuesdays 1:15-3:45PM.

Nuruddin Farah has published ten acclaimed novels and one nonfiction book, and has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Neustadt International literary prize. Over his three semesters of residence here, he will engage in a variety of activities: teaching courses, giving public readings from his work, staging original plays, and working with high school students.

The David Michael Winton and Penny Rand Winton Chair in the Liberal Arts was established to encourage "innovative, distinctive research in the liberal arts" by supporting individuals whose research or creative work "questions established patterns of thought."

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