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123041 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2018W)

Mothers and Daughters: Literary Renderings of a Complex Relationship

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 17.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 24.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 31.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 07.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 14.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 21.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 28.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 05.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 12.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 09.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 16.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 23.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 30.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Intense emotion 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 often associated with 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 tools and research skills, we will also discuss concepts of identity and theories of gender development.

Assessment and permitted materials

active participation, seminar paper, written exam, small assignments

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

active participation 10%, seminar paper 50%, written exam 20%, small assignments 20%

Examination topics

literary analysis: models & tools, research methodology; gender theory

Reading list

Beauvoir, Simone de. 1949. The Second Sex. London: Vintage Books, 2011.
Hirsch, Marianne. The Mother/Daughter Plot: Narrative, Psychoanalysis, Feminism. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1989.
Rich, Adrienne. Of Woman Born. Motherhood as Experience and Institution. London: Virago, 1976.
Segal, Hanna. Introduction to the Work of Melanie Klein. New York: Basic, 1964.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612; BEd 046 / 407
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.3-304, BA10.1; BEd 08a.1, BEd 08b.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-3041

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