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127013 KO Critical Readings in Literature (2019S)

Kazuo Ishiguro and Literary Theory

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

Montag 01.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Montag 08.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Montag 29.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Montag 06.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Montag 13.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Montag 20.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Montag 27.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Montag 03.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Montag 17.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Montag 24.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

We will focus on the writings of the latest winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, Kazuo Ishiguro, and possible theoretical approaches to his work. As most of his works are highly allegorical, they present the student of literature with a variety of theoretical approaches. Yet, most recent studies have foregrounded the author's biography as crucial for an insight into his work. We will return to the idea of the death of the author and explore in how far poststructuralist approaches to the novels result in a variety of interpretations that can safely ignore the biographical context. We will compare and contrast different theories in class in combination with Ishiguro's work, including Marxist, feminist, postcolonial and diasporic readings. Students will be responsible for a particular theoretical approach, presenting texts by Walter Benjamin, Julia Kristeva, Bill Ashcroft, Charles Taylor and others.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular attendance and active participation in course discussions (two missed sessions max.); 30 min. oral presentation of an assigned theoretical text; short term paper (1.500 words); due July 31st, 2019.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Active participation in class discussions: 30%
Oral Presentation: 30%
Term Paper: 40%

To pass the course, students must attain at least 60%.

Grades in %:
1: 90 - 100%
2: 80 - 89%
3: 70 - 79%
4: 60 - 69%
5: 0 - 59%

Prüfungsstoff

There will be no written exam at the end of the course.

Literatur

Please read the following novels in advance:
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day (1989), When We Were Orphans (2000) and Never Let Me Go (2005).

All theory texts will be available 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