Universität Wien FIND

123226 SE Literature Seminar / BA-Paper / MA American/North American Lit./Studies (2018S)

Refugees and the Experience of Flight in North American Literature

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

Details

max. 18 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

We start at 4:15 (16h c.t.)

Montag 19.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Montag 09.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Montag 16.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Montag 23.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Montag 30.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Montag 07.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Montag 14.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Montag 28.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Montag 04.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Montag 11.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Montag 18.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This seminar aims at exploring literary renditions of refugee experiences related to North America as a destination in various genres (novel, young adult fiction, short story, poetry). We will look at representations of this experience since the mid-20th century: in the context WW2, at the so-called "boat people" in the Vietnam and Cambodian War, and the flight from dictatorships in Cuba and Haiti. We will explore these literary works through the lens of different theoretical texts and concepts, from Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari ("smooth/striated space") and Judith Butler ("precarious lives," "frames of war") to Achille Mbembe ("necropolitics"), from trauma studies to social theory (cf. Zygmunt Bauman, Strangers at Our Door). One guiding question will be the question of representation and its aesthetics itself: how can the trauma of persecution and flight be put into language and literary discourse at all?

Methods: lecture parts, discussions, pair work, group work

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

participation, oral presentation in pairs, regular contributions to discussions, written works

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

active participation & shorter assignments (25%)
short presentation (25%)
seminar paper (50%)
Overall 60% pass rate

Prüfungsstoff

all material on our reading list

Literatur

Novels:
1) Alan Gratz, Refugee
2) Madeleine Thien, Dogs at the Perimeter
3) Hamid Mohsin, Exit West
shorter texts will be made available via Moodle

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 08:42