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123045 PS Proseminar Literature / Literary Studies (2017S)

Trauma on the Move: Walking in South African Literature

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

An/Abmeldung

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Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 08.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 15.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 22.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 29.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 05.04. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 26.04. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 03.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 10.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 17.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 24.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 31.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 07.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 14.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 21.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Mittwoch 28.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

What is the relationship between walking and racism? Walking and poverty? Walking and apartheid? Walking and injustice? Walking and trauma? Walking and politics?
If the whys and wherefores of walking are multiple and diverse, this ancient practice has always been tied to a specific history and culture. Yet, walking remains very much defined also by psychic and material conditions. We can walk for physical, intellectual or spiritual reasons; but, while walking, we might also 'abreact' repressed traumatic events, wander compulsively, even aimlessly. As it has become increasingly clear, walking is not always a matter of choice; more often than not, poverty, necropolitics, and material dispossession force people to walk.
In this course, then, we will discuss 'trauma on the move', the relationship that exists between walking and historical trauma; more specifically, we will explore how walking is mediated across different genres (poetry, fiction, drama) within the postcolonial context of South Africa.
Students will become familiar with basic skills required to analyse and interpret different literary texts (poems, short stories, novels and plays). They will also learn how to write academic papers.

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, and end-term paper.

Participants are expected to present 15-minute papers at a mini-conference scheduled for Saturday, 17 June.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Prüfungsstoff

Participants are expected to read all set texts plus the additional secondary/theoretical material provided on the moodle platform; they are also expected to engage in autonomous research, to offer a critical and reflective analysis of texts and concepts.

Literatur

Primary and secondary literature will be made available in a Reader at CopyStudio Schwarzspanierstraße.

Copies of Athol Fugard's 'Tsotsi' will be available at Facultas am Campus;

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 15:33