Course Calendar 2019-20
All graduate classes are held in JHB235 (170 St. George Street).
DTS1000H1 Comparative Research Methods in Diaspora and Transnationalism
Fall 2019, Mondays, 5-7pm
This seminar will introduce students to a range of theories to do with diaspora and transnationalism from the humanities and the social sciences. Core questions will include the methodological differences between diaspora and its many synonyms, such as migrant communities, exile, refugee, etc. The different emphases and overlaps between Migration Studies, Urban Studies, and Diaspora and Transnational Studies will also be pursued.
Instructor: Prof. Ken MacDonald
DTS2000H1 Music, Violence and Diaspora
Fall 2019, Tuesdays, 10am-12pm
The course explores how composers, performers, songwriters and audiences made sense of traumatic and violent events that they experienced, such as ethnic conflicts, wars, exile, and displacement through music. We will also look at how government ideologies employ music during wars. The case studies will include stories of Jewish, Palestinian, Afghan, Romani, Korean, Rwandan and other diasporas severely affected by wars and violence.
Instructor: Prof. Anna Shternshis
DTS2001H1 Going Astray: Translation, Migration, Diaspora
Winter 2020, Wednesdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm
This course will explore the intersection between translation theory and diaspora studies, focusing on translation as movement and on the linguistic dimensions of diaspora experience. Topics we will cover include postcolonial translation theory, geopolitical sites of translation, and literature of the translated migrant self.
Instructor: Prof. Naomi Seidman