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123041 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2020S)

Postcolonial Re-writings

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

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Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mini-conference on the 20th of June (compulsory!!)
No class on April 1st, April 29th & May 20th!

Mittwoch 11.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 18.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 25.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 01.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 22.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 29.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 06.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 13.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 20.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 27.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 03.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 10.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 17.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 24.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this course we will re-read canonical texts such as Shakespeare's The Tempest, Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Bronte's Jane Eyre from a postcolonial/feminist perspective. We will consider how 20th century writers based in the 'postcolony' (Césaire, Rhys, Coetzee) have written 'back' to the imperial centre. We will discuss why these writers have felt compelled to re-imagine and re-write such canonical texts, the manners in which they've re-appropriated and re-invented language to subvert colonialist epistemic violence.

Students will have a chance to engage in creative 're-writing' exercises and will present their results in plenum at the mini-conference/workshop on the 20th of June.
Students are expected to supplement primary readings with a good deal of secondary reading in postcolonial criticism and theory (Ashcroft, Tiffin & Griffiths' The Postcolonial Studies Reader; John McLoed's Beginning Postcolonialism).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Interactive, small-group and classroom discussions, reading assignments, and close-reading of texts.

Regular attendance, active participation, weekly assignments, short mid-term paper, oral presentation at mini conference, meeting with instructor twice during the semester, and end-term paper.

Participants are expected to present 15-minute papers at a mini-conference scheduled for Saturday, 20 June 2020.

The attendance of the mini-conference is compulsory.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Contribution in class (10 Points)

Summary of two scholarly essays on Wide Sargasso Sea (700 Words, 10 Points)
Detailed book report on J.M. Coetzee's Foe (700 words, 10 Points)
Textual interpretation of Césaire's The Tempest (700 words, 10 Points)
Oral presentation based on creative writing exercise (10 Points)
Research Proposal (700 words, 10 Points)
A formal research paper of 3,500 words (+/- 10%) (40 Points)

deadline: 30th of July 2020

Points must be collected in all of these categories. Students must attain at least 60% overall to pass the course.

1 (sehr gut): 90-100
2 (gut): 80-89
3 (befriedigend): 70-79
4 (genügend): 60-69
5 (nicht genügend): 0-59

Plagiarism and cheating will result in a failing grade for the course.
Max 2 absences are allowed.

If you cannot attend the mini-conference on the 20th of June do not register for this class.

Prüfungsstoff

All primary and secondary texts discussed in class. Students are also expected to do individual extra research for their final paper and to be familiar with the essential readings listed in the course bibliography.

Literatur

William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Aimé Césaire's The Tempest, Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre; Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe & J.M. Coetzee's Foe.
Further secondary material will be made available on 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: Mo 07.09.2020 15:20