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120033 PS Literature: Introductory Seminar (304) (2009S)

Of Mothers and Daughters: Literary Renderings of a Complex Relationship

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Diese LVA gilt für das Bachelorstudium nach UG2002, das Diplomstudium (UniStG) und das Lehramt UF Englisch (UniStG).

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Details

max. 24 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 10.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 17.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 24.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 31.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 21.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 28.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 05.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 12.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 19.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 26.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 09.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 16.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 23.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 30.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Intense emotions and complex human relationships are the stuff that literature is made of. The theme of mothers and daughters provides ample opportunity for exploring the emotional ambivalence inherent in close family ties. In this course, we will read narrative fiction, poems and plays by Maya Angelou, George Bernard Shaw, Eavan Boland, Angela Carter, Margaret Drabble, Toni Morrison, Sylvia Plath, Kathleen Raine, Michèle Roberts, and Virginia Woolf, all of which have a mother-daughter relationship as their central theme. While we will concentrate on acquiring and applying basic interpretative skills, we will also debate the various concepts of identity and gender development implied in the texts under debate.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This course aims at a) presenting basic generic theory b) teaching a basic analytical toolkit c) enabling students to apply their knowledge and skills in their own projects d) alerting students to basic issues of gender and identity formation.

Examination topics

Lecture, eLearning, group work, home study, classroom discussion, student presentation, seminar paper

Reading list

A reader will be provided.

Association in the course directory

304, 701, 1111

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