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123220 SE Literature Seminar / BA Paper / MA American/North American Lit./Studies (2011W)

North American Prairie Fiction

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

Early seminar topics are available - by volunteerting for the first topics on Willa Cather's My Antonia, students can have a guaranteed place in the seminar. Volunteers are invited to see me in my office hour or contact the Canadian Studies team at the Center for Canadian Studies.

An/Abmeldung

Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").

Details

max. 18 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 11.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 18.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 25.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 08.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 15.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 22.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 29.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 06.12. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 13.12. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 10.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 17.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 31.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The seminar will deal with the collective experience of pioneers involved in the settlement and cultivation of the prairies in the USA and in Canada, and will consider the parallels and differences as mirrored in three novels. It will study the impact of the environment on the (European) settlers and the transformation of the grasslands into the “breadbasket” of North America, and will focus on the challenges individuals faced due to the vicissitudes of life and adverse weather conditions.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Seminar paper (20-25 pages), oral presentation, active class participation, regular attendance, final written test.
A list of topics for seminar papers is currently being prepared and will be announced by the end of August.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Familiarizing students with the historical social-cultural background of North American Prairie settlement, appreciation of the narrative art of three important US American and Canadian writers

Prüfungsstoff

Student presentations of the research papers, general discussion of the sociocultural context including differences in settlement patterns in the USA and Canada

Literatur

The two novels by Willa Cather, My Antonia (1918) and by Sinclair Ross, As For Me and My House (1941) will be available at Facultas on Campus. The third novel by Frederick Philip Grove, Settlers of the March (1925) will be supplied by a former visiting professor and will be available for purchase in the office of the North American Studies program/ Centre for Canadian Studies on the first floor by the end of August. A reserved shelf will be provided in the Departmental Library.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: Diplom 322, UF 4.2.4-322, BA10.2, MA5, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0264

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33