Universität Wien FIND

120023 SE Literary Seminar: Global Designs (2008S)

Cosmopolitanism and Cultural Space in Contemporary Canadian Literature

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

Anrechenbar für den AHStG-Studienplan gem. ÄquivalenzVO sowie für Literaturschwerpunkt im Diplomstudienplan nach UniStG. ECTS UF Englisch: 3.00

Details

Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 06.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 13.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 20.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 27.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 03.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 10.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 17.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 24.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 08.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 15.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 29.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 05.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 12.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 19.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 26.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Many concepts that recur in Canadian literature have a distinctly spatial character: wilderness, garrison, north, region, border, city, home. Interdisciplinary models emerging from cultural geography, post-colonial and feminist studies, as well as literary studies, are opening up new ways of theorizing spaces. What do these highly localized concepts mean in an age when corporate agendas and the distribution of international capital are configuring what Lawrence Grossberg calls a "spatial economy of power which cannot be reduced to simple geographical dichotomies-First/Third, Center/Margin, Metropolitan/Peripheral, Local/Global-nor, at least in the first instance to questions of personal identity" ("The Space of Culture, The Power of Space"170)?

Assessment: active class participation; oral presentations; one 20-page term paper.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Beginning with an introduction to current debates about globalization and Canadian literary studies, this class will attempt to rethink those connections by focusing on the tension between the local and the global in selected contemporary Canadian and Quebecois texts. In doing so, we will pay special attention to the idea of belonging and to evocations of community and nation as they are filtered through the lenses of region, gender, race, class, and sexuality. Specifically, we will look at writers and texts from Montreal, attempting to understand the relationship between literature, nationalism, and cultural identity in Quebec.

Prüfungsstoff

Critical readings of literary texts, class discussions, oral presentations.

Literatur

Gail Scott's My Paris (1999); Dionne Brand's What We All Long For (2005); Lola Lemire Tostevin's The Jasmine Man (2002); Mavis Gallant's "The Other Paris" (1956); Mordecai Richler's "The Street" (1969); Michel Tremblay's play "Hosanna" (1974). A course reader will be available at CopyStudio Schwarzspanierstraße. For further information, see http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Astrid.Fellner

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

322, 821, 722, 328, 338, K 521, K 522, K531, K532.

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50