120009 SE Literature Seminar / BA-Paper / MA American/North American Lit./Studies (2018S)
Prairie Literature in the USA and Canada
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Participants are invited to attend an international workshop planned for 14 June on “Ideas Crossing the Atlantic” at which experts will consider the transatlantic dimension of the sociocultural evolution of the prairie regions in the heart of North America. This workshop will also serve to make up for sessions which will be canceled in late May and/ or mid-June.
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
1. The Presentation of the Nebraska Landscape and the Challenges of Immigrant Experience on the Prairies in Willa Cather’s My Antonia (Relate the book also to the history of settlements on the Great Plains).
2. Narrative Technique and the Presentation of Society on the Prairies and the Evocation of Atmosphere in Cather’s My Antonia.
3. Pioneer Experience and the Memory of Experiences on the Atlantic Coast and in the Old World in two Stories by Willa Cather : “Neighbor Rosicky” and “A Death in the Desert”.
4. The Struggle of Settlers on the Canadian Prairie in F. P. Grove’s Story “Snow” (Consider also the author’s biography and his sketch entitled “Snow” in Over Prairie Trails).
A reserve-shelf containing reliable editions containing the texts and a selection of relevant studies (biographies of the authors, some collections of essays etc.) is available on the upper level of the Institute’s library.
Association in the course directory
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-322, BA 10.2, MA5, MA7;