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120111 SE Literary Seminar: Southern Writers and the European Scene (2008S)

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

Anrechenbar für den alten Studienplan gem. ÄquivalenzVO und für Literaturschwerpunkt nach UniStG Studienplan. ECTS UF Englisch: 3.00.

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 11.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 18.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 25.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 01.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 08.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 15.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 22.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 29.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 06.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 13.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 20.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 27.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 03.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 10.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 17.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Tuesday 24.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

While members of the social and cultural elite of the American South in the 18th and 19th centuries cultivated close links with Europe by regular visits to its historic sites and art treasures, the prolonged economic depression during Reconstruction and afterwards impeded the transatlantic exchange with the Old World. As the advocates of the New South pushed for industrialization, the defenders of traditional Southern values insisted on the affinity of their region to the Old World, the destination of many expatriates also from the South. As the social backwardness of the segregated South continued, writers and other intellectuals from the region flocked to Continental Europe where the political crises leading up to World War II caused them to confront important ethical questions and to revise their own attitudes. In the era of the Cold War there were further opportunities for travel and for inspiration to adopt and adapt the "international theme".

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

interactive seminar

Reading list

Among the texts to be analyzed in the seminar will be poems reflecting transatlantic travel and experience (by John Crowe Ransom and Allen Tate), a play by Lillian Hellman (The Searching Wind, 1944) and short fiction by authors such as Thomas Wolfe, Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers, William Styron, as well as by Langston Hughes and a collection of stories by Elizabeth Spencer (The Light in the Piazza, and Other Italian Stories).
Participants in the seminar should purchase a copy of the collection of stories by Elizabeth Spencer and a Reader which will contain the other texts to be studied in the seminar.
A number of topics will be announced shortly and students can choose from a list and can thus register for the course before Christmas and in January.

Association in the course directory

322, 821, 722, 328, 338, K 521, K 522, K531, K532

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