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124184 VK BEd 08b.3: VK Cultural Studies for Language Teachers (2022S)

Icons of Oppression

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

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

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

NB Vienna University as a whole is committed to going back to full on-site teaching in the summer term 2022. It is possible that we might have to start online in March (see the zoom link on Moodle, but you WILL be notified whether or not we are going to be using it for the first lesson) but the aim here is to go on site as soon as Omicron has rolled through and the weather gets warmer. Nevertheless, all scholarly articles will be made available on Moodle.

Donnerstag 10.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 17.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 24.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 31.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 07.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 28.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 05.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 12.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 19.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 02.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 09.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Donnerstag 30.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The video of George Floyd's death and his repeated and unheard appeal - "I can't breathe" - is probably the best known of recent icons of African-American oppression by US law enforcement. The aim of this course is to fill in some of the history that reaches back to the days of slavery with a specific view of equipping future teachers for educating their pupils. Roughly 200 years ago legislators in both Britain (1807) and the United States (1808) made their citizens' participation in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade illegal. Although this did not put an end to slavery itself, it marked a dramatic change in public opinion, economic/political reasoning and philosophical conception of humanity and its fundamental rights. Part of this course will be dedicated to understanding the historical background of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and getting to know its main locations in Britain (especially Liverpool), West Africa, the Middle Passage and the Caribbean. Then we are going to look at how the trade was discussed in 18th economic, political, legal and abolitionist discourses, and analyse three contemporary literary representations to abolitionism, one by a black man (Equiano), one by a white woman (Moore) and one by a white man (Cowper). But we are also going to spend a lot of time to late 18th and 19th century icons of oppression proper - taken from visual culture (the Brooke, the Wedgwood cameo, Turner's The Slave Ship) and litigation history (the Somerset case; the Zong case). Finally, we are going to analyse 20th/21st century literary texts (Dabydeen, Philip), a critical autobiography (Hartmann) and two films (Spielberg; Asante), which all react to and reflect on the slave trade through iconic events and locations.

All writing tasks are geared towards helping you write your BEd-thesis or term paper.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular attendance; regular preparation of assigned reading material; active participation in class discussion; specialist task; three written assignments; BEd-thesis/term paper

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Active Participation: 10%
Specialist task: 20%
Assignment 1 (write an introduction for your BEd-thesis/term paper): 15%
Assignment 2 (write a body-§ for your BEd-thesis/term paper): 10%
Assignment 3 (write a thesis statement for your BEd-thesis/term paper): 5%
BEd-thesis/term paper: 40%
You need to complete and pass all individual requirements to complete the course.

For all written tasks (A1, A2, A3 and BEd-thesis/term paper):
Late entry after deadline re-negotiation: 2 points off
Late entry without deadline re-negotiation: 4 points off

BEd theses and term papers (as .pdf) are to uploaded on Moodle AND to be sent as email attachments to: sylvia.mieszkowski@univie.ac.at

- A1 (1st draft of the intro to your final paper: 1500 words) is to be sent as .pdf (by midnight on 28th April) to: sylvia.mieszkowski@univie.ac.at
- A2 (1 body §: 250-300 words) is to be sent as 1 ppt slide (by midnight on 16th May) to: sylvia.mieszkowski@univie.ac.at
- A3 (thesis statement: 1 or 2 sentences) is to be sent as 1 ppt slide (by midnight on 6th June) to: sylvia.mieszkowski@univie.ac.at

Marks in %:
1 (very good): 90-100%
2 (good): 81-89%
3 (satisfactory): 71-80%
4 (pass): 60-70%
5 (fail): 0-59%

The term papers/BEd theses will be marked according to the following categories: form; content; methodology; quality of thesis; language; style.

The written work has to be accompanied by a signed and dated anti-plagiarism statement, sent by email as a .pdf file. The written work itself (6500-7000 words for a term paper; 8000-10.000 words for a BEd thesis) is to be uploaded through the TurnItIn system as well as sent (as a .doc file) via email to me: sylvia.mieszkowski@univie.ac.at.

Making allowances for your individual work schedules and in the interest of a smooth grading procedure and, you will have three opportunities to hand in your term paper/BEd theses: on 15/7 (midnight) OR on 25/7 (midnight) OR on 15/9 (midnight). Please discuss with the lecturer after the spring break when you want to hand in your thesis.

Prüfungsstoff

There will be no written exam. Participants are expected to study set materials and additional secondary/theory sources, take active part in the discussions, produce a ppt presentation for their thesis presentation, and hand in assignments on time.

Literatur

Books to buy:- Saidiya Hartmann, Lose your mother (2007) [9780374531157]Films to watch:- Steven Spielberg, Amistad (1997)- Amma Asante, Belle (2013)Reading:Excerpts from The Bible and Equiano's autobiography, poems by Moore, Cowper, Hayden, Dabydeen and Philip, scholarly articles by Walvin, Carey, Brown, Plasa, Smyth, Goldgaber, Lipkin, Pomeranz/Topic, Verhagen and Nayar will be provided as pdf-files online.Background reading (not compulsory):- Stanley Engerman et al. (eds.), Slavery [978-0192893024]- James Walvin, A Short History of Slavery [978-0141027982]- James Walvin, Black Ivory [978-0246138910]

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BEd 08b.3
Lehrinhalt: 12-4686

Letzte Änderung: So 06.03.2022 10:28