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123227 SE Literature Seminar / BA-Paper / MA American/North American Lit./Studies (2018S)

Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions: The American Tradition

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

Freitag 09.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 16.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 23.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 13.04. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 27.04. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 04.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 11.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 18.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 25.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 01.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 08.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 15.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Freitag 22.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This interactive course spans more than two centuries of American women’s writing focusing on women’s voices and feminist perspectives. Focusing on a different theme each week and exploring several literary genres including poetry, the short story, the novel, the novella, and the essay, we will examine how definitions of femininity and feminism have shifted over time and as a result of their intersection with perceptions of gender, sexual identity, race, ethnicity, class, and age. Our discussions will center on a variety of American women writers who have shaped both the American literary canon and American feminism.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

I. Seminar Paper: Each student will be asked to write a 6500-8000-word typed essay following the departmental style sheet on a course-related topic of his/her choice. You must incorporate at least three pieces of secondary literature, acknowledging them any time they inform your argument. Please attach samples from each piece of secondary writing and include a works cited section. Be sure to have a strong and original thesis and to support your argument by using specific examples and quotations from the texts on which you focus. I recommend that you schedule at least one appointment preferably but not necessarily during my office hours to discuss your paper. Deadline for papers is July 15, 2018.

II. Biography Report: Each student will give a 5-minute report on an author and prepare a 1-page electronic handout or 5 Prezi/PowerPoint slides for the class.

III: Minutes: Each student will be responsible for taking minutes (1-2 pages) in which s/he summarizes the content of the discussions held.

IV: Classroom Discussion: Each student is expected to participate in the discussion each time we meet.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Prüfungsstoff

All the texts discussed in class

Literatur

Kate Chopin, 'The Awakening', Penguin Classics, new ed., ISBN 9780142437322
Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye, Vintage 978-0-09-975991-1
Sandra Cisneros, The House in Mango Street, ISBN:0-679-73477-5

The texts can be purchased from Facultas Bookshop, Uni-Campus, courtyard 1. If you order independently, please make sure to buy these editions (i.e. order the ISBN given above).

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