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123043 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2021W)

Caribbean Poetry across the Diaspora

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

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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. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 11.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 18.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 25.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 08.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 15.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 22.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 29.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 06.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 13.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 10.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 17.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 24.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 31.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will introduce students to Caribbean poetry across the diaspora, stretching from the Caribbean basin to its diaspora in the United States and Canada. Various complex colonial legacies of the past as well as migration flows of the present connect the Caribbean to continental North America. We will identify common themes in Caribbean poetry – such as themes of belonging, history or memory, as well as ecocritical and gender-specific perspectives – and look at how they are articulated on the poetic page, through language, rhythm, and form.
In this course, we will study both established and emerging poets and their contribution to Caribbean (diaspora) literature. We will consider the rich tradition of Caribbean poetry, from the long epic poem to spoken word and dub poetry. A spoken word poet from Trinidad and Tobago will perform in one of the sessions (online) and students will have the possibility to ask questions afterwards. Our theoretical framework for approaching the poems will come from Caribbean studies, postcolonial studies, and diaspora studies, among other fields.

In addition to the thematic focus, this proseminar will introduce students to stages of academic writing, including carving out a topic for the literary analysis, finding additional secondary literature, and writing and structuring a proseminar paper.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance (two sessions may be missed), in-class and preparatory participation, expert group session, research proposal, proseminar paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In-class and preparatory participation: 10%
Expert group session: 20%
Research proposal with annotated bibliography: 20%
Proseminar paper: 50%

Overall Score of 100%, pass-mark 60% Scale:
1: 100-90%
2: 89-80%
3: 79-70%
4: 69-60%
5: 59-0%

In order to pass, you need to fulfill each individual requirement and complete tasks on time.
The plagiarism detection software Turnitin will be used on most written assignments (research proposal, proseminar paper).

Examination topics

Everything covered throughout the semester (primary and secondary readings). For some tasks, you are required to do additional research. There will be no written exam.

Reading list

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Secondary readings as well as a selection of primary texts will be made available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: Tu 21.09.2021 15:08