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123226 SE Literature Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English (2017S)

Writing Global Cities (A)

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

An/Abmeldung

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

Details

max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 06.03. 14:00 - 15:30 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Montag 20.03. 14:00 - 15:30 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Montag 27.03. 14:00 - 15:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Montag 03.04. 14:00 - 15:30 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Montag 24.04. 14:00 - 15:30 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Montag 08.05. 14:00 - 15:30 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Montag 15.05. 14:00 - 15:30 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Montag 22.05. 14:00 - 15:30 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Montag 29.05. 14:00 - 15:30 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Montag 12.06. 14:00 - 15:30 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Montag 19.06. 14:00 - 15:30 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Montag 26.06. 14:00 - 15:30 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The module develops critical and research skills in the areas of contemporary studies on post-colonial literature, feminism and urban spaces. This course explores literary representations of the city in Postcolonial Literature. Notably, the exploration of the relation between the individual and mass, and between city and citizen; the ways in which postcolonial fictional representations of the city both appropriate and modify the urban thematics of Euro-American literature and re-figure the relations of antagonism and power between global and local urban space, in addition to representations of gendered urban spaces. Structured around three inter-related sections 'Postcolonial London', 'Writing British Asian Cities' and 'Global Cities/Multi-localities', it explores how London and other British cities were transformed both demographically and imaginatively by migration particularly as a consequence of Britain's imperial legacy. The final section Global Cities/Multi-localities focuses on postcolonial literary representations of other global cities in the global south.

Week 1: Introduction to Writing Global Cities [city poems distributed in class]

Week 2: 'Postcolonial London' - Andrea Levy, "Small Island" (2004)

Week 3: 'Postcolonial London' - Kureishi's "Buddha of Suburbia"
Read novel and Sandhu chapter on Kureishi before Week 3

Week 4: 'Postcolonial London' - Kureishi's "Buddha of Suburbia"
Read Mcleod chapter 'Postcolonial London'

Weeks 5-6: 'Writing British Asian Cities' - Kureishi's short story 'My Son the Fanatic' and 'Bradford' (both on moodle)
You will need to buy/borrow the text of the screenplay and watch it before class this week.

Weeks 7-8: 'Global Cities/Multi-localities' - Jhumpa Lahiri's short stories "Interpreter of Maladies" and other extracts to be provided

Weeks 9-10: Essay Presentations/Guidance

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular attendance, active participation in class, presentation, essay.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Active class participation (25%)
Class presentation (25%)
Essay (50%)
Essay for BA students: 8,000 words
Essay for students on teacher education/MA programme: 6,500 words

You need to complete all requirements.

Prüfungsstoff

Background input by teacher and the texts discussed in class.

Literatur

You need to buy/borrow the following books (any edition is fine):

* Andrea Levy, "Small Island"
* Hanif Kureishi’s screenplay "My Son the Fanatic" (BFI Film 1997)
* Jhumpa Lahiri, "Interpreter of Maladies" (2000)

All books available at the Facultas am Campus bookstore.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-322, BA10.2, MA4, MA7
Lehrinhalt: 12-0216

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33