Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel
The seminar will offer an opportunity to discuss short stories and novels by prominent writers from the American South, especially from the Deep South, such as William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Carson Mc Cullers, Alice Walker and Ernest J. Gaines, and will put them in the context of the at times disconcerting developments in the social sphere, with serious problems involving indigence, segregation and racialist violence.
Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab
Participants will submit a written seminar paper or bachelor paper, and offer an oral presentation. Regular attendance and active class participation are expected, though due to restrictions possibly resulting from Corona developments the course may eventually partly be taught online. Depending on the development of the restrictions and possible difficulties with oral contributions, there may instead be two additional short reading reports. There will be a final written test on the topic of the seminar.
Student presentation and written seminar paper, 50 %
Oral contributions in class and two written reports on seminar sessions, 25%
Final essay test 25%
Students will have to be familiar with the chosen novels and the short stories jointly studied in class and be able to discuss them in their contexts.
A reader containing short stories by William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, and Alice Walker (about 50pp.) will be available before the end of this month (at Copyshop) . In addition, the participants will have to acquire copies of C. McCullers' novel "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and Ernest J. Gaines' "A Gathering of Old Men".
A list of seminar papers will also be announced by the first week of March.