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010098 LS Theology and Arts: Life, Surviving and Escaping (2010W)

An Encounter between Aharon Appelfeld and Philip Roth

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 14.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 21.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 28.10. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 04.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 11.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 18.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 25.11. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 02.12. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 09.12. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 16.12. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 13.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 20.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Thursday 27.01. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aharon Appelfeld, a writer who lives in Israel, and Philip Roth from Newark (USA) sem from totally different region and ways of life. Nevertheless they have a great topic in common: escaping. - Aharon Appelfeld escaped in his early years from an Ucrainian concentration camp and strayed through forests and forgotten zones, before he could manage to go to Israel. Almost all of the protagonists of his novels have to deal with flight, but hardly anyone of them reaches what he was looking or hoping for. - Philip Roth's protagonsts fight religious education and tradition and try to escape from them. They want to get free, but often get stuck in erotic affairs that turn out rediclos or tragic. - Both novelists arouse the question who man is as he wants or have to flee or hunt for something; and there is also the question of religion and its meaning for man in the background.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentation and paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The goals are as follows:
- Knowledge of the basics of the novels of Aharon Appelfeld and Phip Roth.
- Comprehesion of the relation between flight and a growing knowledge of the reality of man and religion.
- Understanding of the conditions of human and religious reflections in Appelfeld's and Roth's novels that are based on biography, geography, language and religion.

Examination topics

Lecture, discussions, presentation by students, e-learning.

Reading list

Joseph Cohen, Essays on and Interviews with Yehuda Amichai, A. B. Yehoshua, T. Carmi, Aharon Appelfeld, and Amos Oz, New York 1990, 107-140.
Gershon Shaked, Geschichte der modernen hebräischen Lteratur. Prosa von 1880 bis 1980. Bearbeitet und aus dem Hebräischen übersetzt von Anne Birkenhauer, Frankfurt/Main 1996, 215-356.

Aharon Appelfeld, Geschichte eines Lebens. Aus dem Hebräischen von Anne Birkenhauer, Berlin 2005.
- Laish. Translated from the Hebrew by Aloma Halter, New York 2009.
- Beyond Despair. Three lectures and a Conversation with Philip Roth. Translated by Jeffrey M- Green, New York 1994.

Philip Roth, Amerikanisches Idyll. Deutsch von Werner Schmitz, Reinbek bei Hamburg 2000.
- Exit Ghost. Roman. Aus dem Amerikanischen von Dirk Gunsteren, München 2007.
- Empörung. Roman. Aus dem Amerikanischen von Werner Schmitz, München 2008.-
- Eigene und fremde Bücher, wiedergelesen. Aus dem Amerikanischen von Bernhard Robben, München 2007.

Association in the course directory

für 011 (08W) D31 oder LV für Wahlmodul 7, für 033 193 (08W) BAM, (freies) Wahlfach für 011(02W), 012 (02W) und 020

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