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160049 PS Sozialgeschichte der Lit. (PS): Modernism, Postmodernism and Magical Realism in African Literature (2012S)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Details

max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 06.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 13.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 20.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 27.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 17.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 24.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 08.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 15.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 22.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 05.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 12.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 19.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Dienstag 26.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Relevant to study programmes: African Studies, Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies, Transcultural Communication, Women’s and Gender History,

Content of the lecture (Inhalt):

From the time of the struggles for independence to the 1980s, African fiction and criticism were dominated by the realist form inherited from the Western 19th-century tradition. While African realism was politically engaged and accessible to readers, it tended to be co-opted into political orthodoxy, at the expense of an imaginative breadth and variety in perceiving reality. Experimental approaches from the 1980’s onwards reflect the necessity of new ways of expressing the (post)colonial experience, moving African literature beyond an action/reaction social paradigm. Its affinities with European modernism are a reminder that European modernism emerged from the unsettling encounter with the colonized Other which African writes look at from the other side of the mirror. The socio-historical developments in Africa in the 1990’s can no longer be apprehended through realist narrative strategies, giving way to magical realism. Exploring the uncanny, the wondrous, the taboo and the inspiring, it expresses both the desire to escape from entrapment and the playful and dangerous desire for the new and strange. Using techniques of defamiliarisation and extrapolation, African experimental authors enable readers to think more clearly and empathise more deeply through their imaginative entry into the African heterogenous experience. The course includes authors from Anglophone, Francophone and Arabophone backgrounds, such as Algeria, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, and spans over 100 years, from 1899 to 2001.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Assessment (Art der Leistungskontrolle): Argumentative essay, 12-15 pages

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Goals (Ziele):
identify, analyse and understand key theoretical and historical issues in the field of African literature
understand the development of modernism, postmodernism and magical realism in Western and African literature
analyse key African literary works in terms of their social and historical context
apply close reading skills to a variety of literary texts
reflect critically on the relations between primary texts and relevant secondary texts
discriminate between ideas and define personal positions and justify them intellectually
produce well-structured, relevant arguments with an appropriate intellectual framework

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur


Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Diplomstudium VL 141,
BA M5

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:35