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123041 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2019S)

African-American Im/Mobilities in American Culture through the Centuries

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

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

ATTN: This proseminar starts at 2:30 and ends at 4:00!!!

Mittwoch 13.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Mittwoch 20.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Mittwoch 27.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Mittwoch 03.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Mittwoch 10.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Mittwoch 08.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Mittwoch 15.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Mittwoch 22.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Mittwoch 29.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Mittwoch 05.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Mittwoch 12.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Mittwoch 19.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Mittwoch 26.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course will introduce students to the field of mobility studies as well as to classic and recent work in African American literature and culture through the lens of how these texts represent the cruel displacement from Africa (the Middle Passage), refugees from slavery to the North and Canada, Afro-Caribbean diasporic mobilities, and contemporary violent entrapments (e.g. police violence, imprisonment). We will examine prose fiction (novels and short stories), drama, poetry, and film (e.g. by Phyllis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano, Sojourner Truth, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Lorraine Hansberry, Ishmael Reed, Colson Whitehead; films: Get Out) as examples of how the immobilization of African Americans is a pervasive theme in American cultural history from the colonial era to today. We will ask how African Americans resisted these immobilizations by creating their own (underground) mobilities in their cultural productions.

AIMS:
- providing you with tools for analyzing different genres (poetry, drama, prose) in their specific contexts
- making you fit to give an oral research-based presentation, including the use of a presentation software
- making you fit for researching, developing, and writing your proseminar paper, including a research bibliography
- being able to analyze the function and "cultural work" of these texts

METHODS: pair work, group work, walk-and-talk, class discussions, presentations; input phases

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

- short oral presentation
- written assignments: weekly questions (Moodle forum); 1 critical essay, 1 response paper
- final proseminar paper, ca. 3,500 words

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

50% Proseminar Paper
30% active participation, incl. written assignments
20% oral presentation

Prüfungsstoff

proseminar paper, oral presentation, written assignments; all readings!

Literatur

Olaudah Equiano, Interesting Narrative: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/15399/15399-h/15399-h.htm
Sojourner Truth, Narrative: https://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/truth/1850/1850.html

NOVELS (please buy - available at Facultas, student discounts!
Claude McKay, Home to Harlem
Ishmael Reed, Flight to Canada
Colson Whitehead, Underground Railroad

shorter texts will be provided via the Moodle platform

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344, BA 612; BEd 046 / 407
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.3-304, BA10.1; BEd 08a.1, BEd 08b.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-3041

Letzte Änderung: Mi 03.07.2019 08:27