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123041 PS Proseminar Literature (2011W)

'The Century of the Self': An Introduction to Modernism

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

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Details

max. 24 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 12.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 19.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 09.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 16.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 23.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 30.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 07.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 14.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 11.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Saturday 14.01. 10:00 - 16:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 18.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 25.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Charting Modernism’s course from Freud and the decline of Victorian ideals to the aftermath of World War II and early Post-Modernism (Beckett, Pinter), this course will use selected Modernist poems, prose works, and plays to familiarise students with the movement’s key concepts, texts, and figures (Eliot, Pound, Doolittle, Joyce, Hemingway, Mansfield, O'Brien, Woolf), while demonstrating how one might read such texts analytically by focussing on their various representations of 'the self'.

While this course will familiarise the student with a number of aspects of Modernism, our primary focus will be on the movement’s varied representations of modern ideas of the individual, from quasi-Freudian depictions of the sub-conscious through internal monologue and stream of consciousness to depictions of the self as fragmented and alienated in a modern, technological, and war-torn world.

N.B.: Students are expected to present their term papers (max. 15-mins) at a 'mini-conference' to be held on Saturday, January 14 (10.00-16.00).

Assessment and permitted materials

Term Paper; Student powerpoint presentations of term paper at mini-conference (Sat Jan 14, 10.00-16.00); Classroom discussion (regular and participatory attendance a must); Research assignments; Final written test.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

(1) To provide a firm grounding in the close analysis of poetry, prose, and drama, and to offer an introduction to analytical perspectives (historical context, feminist perspectives, etc.). (2) To improve research techniques (electronic bibliographies, databases, etc.) (3) To strengthen academic writing skills.

Examination topics

Interactive Introductory Seminar

Reading list

(1) POETRY: Selected poems of Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and Hilda Doolittle; (2) PROSE: THE NOVEL - Virginia Woolf: "Orlando", James Joyce: 'Penelope' (excerpt) chapter from "Ulysses"; SHORT STORY - Ernest Hemingway: 'Cat in the Rain', Katherine Mansfield 'The Garden Party', Flann O'Brien: "John Duffy's Brother"; (3) DRAMA: Samuel Beckett: "Krapp's Last Tape" (One-Act); RADIO PLAY: Harold Pinter: "A Slight Ache" (One-Act).

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612;
Code/Modul: Diplom 304, 701, UF 3.3.3-304, BA10.1;
Lehrinhalt: 12-3040

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