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120094 SE Literary & Cultural Studies Seminar / BA-Arbeit / MA British/Irish/New English (2010W)

Irish Literature in/and Irish Film

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

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 14.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 21.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 28.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 04.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 11.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 18.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 25.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 02.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 09.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 16.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 13.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 20.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 27.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Irish cinema (which throughout its history has heavily relied on Irish literature for sources, inspiration, and re-interpretation) provides privileged access to an analysis of some of the major myths of Irish cultural identity. It is particularly interesting to see how a variety of different perspectives (especially those that suggest modernisation and globalisation) run counter to the stereotypes of a Catholic Gaelic Rural Ireland which dominated the country's (self-)image for the better part of the 20th century.
The following films (plus the corresponding 'literary' texts) are proposed for close scrutiny:
- 'The Quiet Man' (1952; dir. John Ford; based on short story by Maurice Walsh)
- 'The Dead' (1987; dir. John Huston; based on short story by James Joyce)
- 'The Field' (1990; dir. Jim Sheridan; based on play by John Keane)
- 'Korea' (1995; dir. Cathal Black; based on short story by John McGahern)
- 'Man of Aran' (1934; dir. Robert Flaherty; referenced in Martin McDonagh's play 'The Cripple of Inishmaan')

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements for credit: regular attendance, active participation in class, PowerPoint presentation, research paper (20-25 pp.), written final test.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

It is the aim of this course to introduce students to some of the classics of Irish cinema (as based on famous texts from the Irish literary canon) and explore the intermedial connections between literature and film.

Examination topics

Class discussion of literary texts and their cinematic counterparts (esp. selected scenes), student presentations on selected topics.
NB: Students wishing to register early and ready to take on one of the topics for oral presentations indicated below are kindly asked to contact Prof. Huber via e-mail wern.huber@univie.ac.at ASAP.

Preliminary Course Outline (Early Registration):
October 14: General Introduction
October 21: (1) How to Read a Film (Survey)
October 28: (2) Adaptation, Intermediality (definitions, terminology), (3) History of Irish Cinema (Survey)
November 4: (4) M. Walsh, 'The Quiet Man' (presenting the story: character, theme, structure, style)

Reading list

A customised anthology will be available at StudienServiceStelle from 15 September onwards. Additional material will be provided on an e-learning platform. Therefore, students are asked to familiarise themselves in advance with the FRONTER platform. For introduction and self-guided tour, please see https://www.univie.ac.at/ZID/elearning-infos-studierende/

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: 322, 326/328, 336/338, 426/428, 436/438, 526/528, 536/538, 721-723, 821, BA12, BA14, MA4, MA6, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0265

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