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123226 SE Literature Seminar / BA-Paper / MA American/North American Lit./Studies (2016W)

Migrating Across the Atlantic in American literature 1875- 1975

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

Details

max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Participants in the seminar will be invited to attend lectures given by experts at an international conference on "Ideas Crossing the Atlantic" on the weekend Friday, Dec. 2 to Sunday, Dec. 4. As (one or two) seminar sessions in November will have to be canceled, attendance at these lectures will serve as a substitute for the canceled sessions.

Mittwoch 05.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Mittwoch 12.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Mittwoch 19.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Mittwoch 09.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Mittwoch 16.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Mittwoch 23.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Mittwoch 30.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Mittwoch 07.12. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Mittwoch 14.12. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Mittwoch 11.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Samstag 14.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Mittwoch 18.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Mittwoch 25.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The decades after the American Civil War saw a dramatic increase in transatlantic crossings, with thousands of Americans returning to the countries of origin of their ancestors eager to see the cultural treasures of the Old World, and hundreds of thousands of European immigrants seeking a new home in North America. The development of the international novel in those years mirrors the former phenomenon, while autobiographical texts, books of fiction and essays reflect the latter collective experience in the 20th century. In the seminar the literary form as well as the historical, biographical and cultural contexts of these (fictional) texts will be analyzed.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Participants would submit a written seminar paper of 20-22 pages and offer an oral presentation. Regular attendance, active class participation and two written reports on seminar sessions of up to two pages (with one of them alternatively on (two or three) lectures given at the international conference related to the seminar theme) will be expected. There will also be a final written essay test.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Students will have to be familiar with significant texts mirroring the many transatlantic encounters and the resulting awareness of the differences in institutions and cultural habits in the other hemisphere. They should understand the numerous challenges for migrants seeking a new home in North America while confronted with prejudices against their ethnicity, but also the difficulties of American travelers with unfamiliar customs and norms in the countries of the Old World.

Prüfungsstoff

Student presentations of research papers on the topics chosen, general discussion of the texts contained in the Reader, including narratives by Abraham Cahan, Anzia Yezierska, as well as excerpts from a novel by Henry Roth representing the experience of Jewish Americans, and excerpts from an avantgarde novel by J. Dos Passos illustrating the fortunes of immigrants of several ethnic groups, plus the two selected short novels by H. James.

Literatur

Most of the stories, two pertinent essays and excerpts from two novels to be considered in class are contained in a Reader to be acquired at Copy Studio. In addition, students are expected to acquire copies of Henry James' short novels 'Daisy Miller' and 'The Europeans'.
A reserved shelf (Handapparat) with selected texts and some relevant studies will shortly be accessible on the upper floor of the departmental library. A list of topics for seminar papers will be published shortly.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-322, BA 10.2, MA5, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0264

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50