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Explication de textes : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around your Neck

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2017 -> 2017

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre d'automne
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 0


This seminar offers a close reading of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck (2009). We will pay particular attention to questions of genre, narrative and discursive techniques, structure, characterization, plot development, recurring themes, as well as imagery and figurative language. We will also discuss notions of gender, race, class, diaspora, geographies and identities. To validate this seminar, the students will be asked to do a close reading of a selected passage (midterm), write a short response paper on a selected critical text and write a satisfactory final essay (2500 words). The seminar will take place from Sept. 20 to Nov. 29.


To receive credits for this class, students are expected to attend regularly, actively participate in class discussions, give an in-class presentation of roughly 10 minutes, and to submit an essay of 6-10 pages in length. Students electing to take this class in the 'enseignements complémentaires' module, or Erasmus students, must submit an essay of 8-12 pages in length.

Exigences du cursus d'études

Niveau B2 + having completed the 1st year

Informations supplémentaires


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