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123426 SE Literary & Cultural Studies Seminar / BA Paper / MA American/North American Lit./Studies (2017S)

Searching for Oneself : Autobiographical Perspectives of European Immigrants in Canada and the USA

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

Mittwoch 08.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Mittwoch 15.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Mittwoch 22.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Mittwoch 29.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Mittwoch 05.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Mittwoch 26.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Mittwoch 03.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Mittwoch 10.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Mittwoch 17.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Mittwoch 24.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Mittwoch 31.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Mittwoch 07.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Mittwoch 14.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Mittwoch 21.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Mittwoch 28.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Many social and political factors contributed to the migration of hundreds of thousands of Europeans from several countries across the Atlantic and their settlement in Canada and the USA in the late 19th and 20th centuries. In the seminar the challenges selected individuals faced in their attempts to find a new home in North America will be analyzed as they are reflected in the very productive genre of the autobiography and in fictionalized accounts. Thus a significant correlate of a global phenomenon of the early 21st century will be studied in its historical, biographical and cultural contexts.

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 will be expected. There will also be a final written essay test.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Students will have to become familiar with a number of texts mirroring the experiences of immigrants from various ethnic groups in Canada and the USA and become aware of the consequences of changes in the official policies in the two countries. Participants in the seminar should understand the frequent generational conflict among the newcomers and the tensions between desired acculturation in the face of nativist opposition and prejudices against migrants and their wish to retain their heritage from the Old World.

Prüfungsstoff

Student presentations of research papers on the topics chosen, general discussion of the texts contained in the Reader, including excerpts from autobiographies by Jewish, Icelandic, Ukrainian, Italian and Mennonite writers and several stories mirroring the experience of seeking a new home.

Literatur

The excerpts from the autobiographies and some stories to be considered in class are contained in a Reader to be acquired at Copy Studio.
A reserved shelf (Handapparat) with the complete autobiographies and some relevant studies are accessible on the upper floor of the departmental library. A list of topics for seminar papers has been published on my departmental homepage and volunteers for the first presentations are invited to contact me for confirmation that the topics have not yet been reserved for other participants.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-322, BA09.2, 10.2, MA5, MA6, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0406

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33