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127012 KO Critical Readings in Literature (2019S)

Vietnamese American Literature: More than War

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

Details

max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 07.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 14.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 21.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 28.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 04.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 11.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 02.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 09.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 16.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 23.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 06.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 13.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Donnerstag 27.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this course, we will survey the field of Vietnamese American literature, which has been steadily growing since the fall of Saigon in 1975 and the consequent flight of South Vietnamese citizens to the United States. We will study how the Vietnam War – or the American War, as it is often called in Vietnam – is remembered in literature and how its impact is negotiated by first- and second-generation Vietnamese Americans. By recognizing the refugee status of the authors or their parents, we will challenge the categorization of Vietnamese American literature as immigrant literature, and we will also situate it in relation to other traditions of minority writing in the United States. We will study a variety of genres, including life writing, poetry, short stories, and novels, some of which go beyond the context of the war by imagining the lives of historical figures or focusing on issues like gender and (alternative) forms of kinship. Our analyses will be sharpened by different theoretical approaches, most notably queer and postcolonial and theory.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular attendance and participation in class discussions; oral presentation; midterm test; written assignments

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Midterm test: 20%
Group presentation: 20%
Essay: 40%
Active participation and short assignments: 20%

Each individual assignment must be completed to earn a passing grade.

Grading scale:
1: 100-91p
2: 90-81p
3: 80-71p
4: 70-60p
5: 59-0p

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Texts for purchase:
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Book of Salt by Monique Truong

Additional readings will be provided on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: BA 612; BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BA08.3; BEd Modul 10
Lehrinhalt: 12-3000

Letzte Änderung: Mi 03.07.2019 08:27