Universität Wien FIND

120017 AR Interdisc. Course (Gender St): "The Shadow of the Other Subject" (2008S)

Cultural-historical Meanings of Intertextual Reconfigurations of Scriptural Female Figures in Literature

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Anrechenbar als 701 (UniStG Studienplan Diplomstudium) sowie als Vorprüfungsfach K 701 (alter Studienplan) und empfohlen als freies Wahlfach, auch für UF Englisch.

Details

Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Freitag 14.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 21.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 28.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 04.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 11.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 18.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 25.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 02.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 09.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 16.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 23.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 30.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 06.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 13.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 20.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 27.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this course, we will focus on "scriptural" female characters - such as Judith, Salome, Beatrice (Dante) - who are complexly reconfigured in Victorian, fin-de-siècle, and post-war male-authored texts. The stories of these female figures under consideration centre on a dynamics of "veiling" and "unveiling" wherein sexual politics is inscribed and/or upset.
The title of this course is taken from an essay of the poststructuralist-psychoanalytical thinker Jessica Benjamin
who argues that the patriarchal conception of "the self" is "paradoxically invested in using the [female] other to represent what is despised or intolerable". Benjamin's argument will be part of the theoretical framework for our analysis. The course, however, also understands the title in a broader way, considering questions such as: "How do the subjects (i.e. the themes) of original texts intertextually cast a shadow on Hardy's Jude the Obscure, Wilde's Salome, and Golding's Free Fall?"; "How do the authors reconfigure these female characters as "the Other" or as "Subject" in specific historical contexts?"; "Why do they place them as the centres to articulate struggles or radically enact contradictions and ambiguities revolving around reason and spirit; education, poetry and desire; morality and perversion?"
Hardy's assault against Victorian moralism, Wilde's radical staging of Salome, and Golding's struggle with dualisms will be compared with examples taken from M. Shelley, A. Sexton, I. Murdoch, "Orlan", Cindy Sherman who introduce a female perspectives on the points discussed.
Requirements: regular attendance & portfolio-notes, participation in critical discussions, oral presentation of a chosen topic (10-15 mins), final written exam.

For further information see: http://homepage.univie.ac.at/melanie.feratova-loidolt

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Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

501, 701, K 701

Prüfungsstoff

The course is based on an interdisciplinary analysis of theory, literature, myth, art, illustration, photography, and performance-art: relevant material will be provided in a "Reader" available at the copy-studio "Schwarzspanierstrasse".

Literatur

Required Readings (texts available at Kuppitsch am Campus):
--- Thomas Hardy. Jude the Obscure.(1895)
--- Oscar Wilde. Salome. (1891)
--- William Golding. Free Fall.(1959)

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

501, 701; K 701

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50