123426 SE Literary & Cultural Studies Seminar / BA Paper / MA American/North American Lit./Studies (2019S)
Cultural Politics in 20th Century American Narratives
Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert
Because of the expected attendance of the participants at the international conference at the end of March, we will not schedule regular sessions on 15 May, and either on 22 May or 12 June.
Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung
Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel
Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab
Students interested in the topic of the seminar are invited to volunteer to prepare early seminar presentations for the class.
The first five topics are the following :
1. The representation of strong characters in fiction by the American humorist Irvin S. Cobb. Focus on his stories about “The Old Judge” in Fairfield, Kentucky, in the conservative Upper South.
2. The representation of the Viennese lifestyle and culture in narratives by American journalists resident in the city in the interwar years: Consider Whit Burnett’s “Nostalgia for the Vienna Woods” in the context of traditional images of the city.
3. The literary depiction of political conflicts and ethnic prejudices in an Austrian province in the mid-1930s: Kay Boyle’s “The White Horses of Vienna.”
4. The representation of dangerous trends in Central Europe in the depiction of characters and of atmosphere in the story “We Have to Sit Opposite” by the Canadian writer Ethel Wilson.
5. The transformation of German society and culture in the interwar years as represented by Thomas Wolfe in “Oktoberfest” and “The Dark Messiah.”
Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-322, BA09.2, 10.2, MA5, MA6, MA7;