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123212 VO Literatures in English (2012W)

The American South in Global Perspective

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Englisch

Details

max. 80 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Prüfungstermine

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 08.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Montag 15.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Montag 22.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Montag 29.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Montag 05.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Montag 12.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Montag 19.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Montag 26.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Montag 03.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Montag 10.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Montag 17.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Montag 07.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Montag 14.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Montag 21.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The lecture course will explore the reflection of changes in the literature and culture of the American South since the Civil Rights Movement. It will consider demographic, political and economic factors which have reshaped the South as a region in transition. The course will consider fiction, music and films mirroring the tension between its traditions and new national and hemispheric trends, which have opened the region to global influences and mediated its culture to the world at large.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Written final test.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The lecture course is intended to make students familiar with the transformation of Southern society through the successes of the Civil Rights Movement and the advent of migrants from the Caribbean and from Asia. The global role of the South in the transatlantic exchange of ideas and art forms will be also be illustrated through the discussion of contemporary texts, music and films.

Prüfungsstoff

The lecture course will be supported by films and other visual and audio material. Students are encouraged to actively participate in discussions.

Literatur

In addition to short stories, e.g. by Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, and Robert Olan Butler, as well as excerpts from novels such as Walker Percy's The Last Gentleman and Josephine Humphreys' The Fireman's Fair included in a slim reader, the course will study the following novels:

Eudora Welty. The Optimist's Daughter (Vintage International). 1969/72.
Cormac McCarthy. Child of God (Vintage International). 1973.
Ernest Gaines. A Gathering of Old Men (Vintage Internationl). 1983.
Bobbie Ann Mason. In Country (Harper Perennial). 1985.
Charles Frazier. Cold Mountain (Vintage Contemporaries). 1997.

The reader will be available from the Copy Studio on Schwarzspanierstraße.

A reserved shelf will be provided in the Departmental Library.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, ME 812, MA 844;
Code/Modul: Diplom 321, 326/328, 336/338, 721-723, UF 4.2.4-321, ME1, MA1;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0115

Letzte Änderung: Mi 09.09.2020 00:22