Universität Wien FIND

123043 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2018S)

Aspects of Jewish North American Writing

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

Donnerstag 08.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 15.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 22.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 12.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 19.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 26.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 03.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 17.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 24.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 07.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 14.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 21.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 28.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this course we will focus on aspects and notions of Jewish North American writing with some stress on Jewish Canadian literature. Displacement, alienation and exile have become necessary paradigms in the 20th century and constitutive modes for identity formations. We will investigate constructions of Jewish identities from the late 19th century up to the present, and look at the employment, refusal of and toying with grand North American narratives such as the American dream, Manifest Destiny in connection with Jewish traditions. An important focus will also be on art and writing about the Holocaust. This is not an all encompassing history of Jewish North American writing, and although I have chosen the texts for this class with some care, we will be dealing with aspects and aspects only.
Novels, poems, cartoons and movies to be dealt with: Anzia Yezierska's Bread Givers (1921), David Gow's play Cherry Docs (1998), Henry Kreisel's short story collection The Almost Meeting (1981), Woody Allen's Zelig (1983) and Art Spiegelman's Maus (1991) and various poems by Emma Lazarus, Eli Mandel, Leonard Cohen, and others.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular attendance, active participation in class, presentation, abstract of research project, proseminar paper

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Active class participation (20%)
Class presentation (20%)
Final quiz (10%)
Proseminar paper (50%)

Prüfungsstoff

Primary literature + critical assessment

Literatur

Please get hold of the following books - e.g. at Facultas, AAKH:
Anzia Yezierska's Bread Givers (1921)
Henry Kreisel's The Almost Meeting (1981)
Art Spiegelman's Maus (1991)

Woody Allen's Zelig (1983) - movie

David Gow's Cherry Docs (1998) (will be posted on Moodle)
Poems by Emma Lazarus, Eli Mandel, Leonard Cohen, and others (Moodle)

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: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42