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123045 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2018W)

Representing Disability: From Frankenstein to The Big Bang Theory

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 11.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Donnerstag 18.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Donnerstag 25.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Donnerstag 08.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Donnerstag 15.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Donnerstag 22.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Donnerstag 29.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Donnerstag 06.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Donnerstag 13.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Donnerstag 10.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Donnerstag 17.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Donnerstag 24.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Donnerstag 31.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this course, we will examine literary and cinematic portrayals of disability. Focusing on the issue of marginalization, we will look over the danger of defining disability as a form of weakness and representing it as equal to femininity. In doing so, we will try to understand to what extent this reveals the connection between female oppression and the ableist views that are still promoted by some individuals and institutions. Analyzing a wide array of texts – from novels to films to TV shows to the Walt Disney’s Animated Classics – that discuss physical and mental impairments, we will investigate the profound role that age, race, class, and gender play in both defining and perceiving disability socially, culturally, and politically.

PLEASE NOTE: This Proseminar will be accompanied by the Schreibassistenz program offered by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL). In this context, students are required to meet with a writing assistant twice (approx. 50 minutes per meeting) to discuss and receive feedback on their written assignments which they will then, after having sufficient time to rework them, have to submit as part of the Proseminar credit requirements.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Requirements:
Attendance and active participation in course discussions (a maximum of two absences will be allowed); oral presentation; 2 written portfolio tasks, term paper. The students are expected to read the novels and watch the films that are scheduled for the sessions with the “(Presentation)” sign.

Presentation:
A presentation should last around 15 minutes. Its main aim is to outline the key issues raised in the article that is assigned for the session.

Portfolio Tasks:
Task 1: An abstract for a term paper (200 words)
Task 2: A Research Proposal (500 words)

Term Paper:
Term paper topics are chosen by the students but can be discussed with the instructor. The length of the paper is 3,500 words. The structure of a term paper will be explained by the instructor in the first session. Any form of plagiarism will result in a failing grade.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

• Active participation in class discussions: 10%
• Oral Presentation: 10%
• Portfolio Tasks: 20%
• Term Paper: 60%
To pass the course, students must attain at least 60%

Grades in %:
• 1: 90-100%
• 2: 80-89%
• 3: 70-79%
• 4: 60-69%
• 5: 0-59%

Prüfungsstoff

There will be no written exam at the end of the course.

Literatur

Students need to purchase the following texts (and preferably start reading/watching them before the semester starts):

Novels:
• Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818)
• Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden (1911)
• Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)

Films:
• Robert Zemeckis’s Forrest Gump (1994)
• James Mangold’s Girl, Interrupted (1999)
• James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything (2014)

Secondary source materials will be made available via 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: Di 05.02.2019 11:47