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123044 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2020W)

SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH - Juvenilia and Quests for Identity in Literary Representations of Romanticism, Victorianism, Modernism, & Postmodernism

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

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

ON-SITE = PRÄSENZLEHRE
The course works with moodle & online-material, so also possible for students who cannot attend class due to Covid 19- at risk status.

Thursday 08.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 15.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 22.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 29.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
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Thursday 05.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
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Thursday 12.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
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Thursday 19.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
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Thursday 26.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
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Thursday 03.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
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Thursday 10.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
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Thursday 17.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
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Thursday 07.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
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Thursday 14.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
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Thursday 21.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
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Thursday 28.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

“Juvenilia” is often taken as a synonym for “immaturity” or used as a term to describe “an artistic work produced in author's youth”. In this course, we will explore the far more complex role “juvenilia” plays as a major theme in literary representation. Considering texts from different genres and eras, we will investigate how the representation of juvenilia is defined by narrative perspective, structure (e.g. retrospection and immediacy) and how point of view shapes the approach of the protagonists towards coming-of-age, social (dis-)integration in the adult-world, or idealisations of youth.
Another major focus will be put on on changing socio-historical and ideological concepts of identity from Romanticism to Victorianism to Modernism to Postmodernism and its influence on the representation of juvenilia and quests for identity. In this context we will discuss how these quests are represented and constructed in view of various literary theoretical contexts. We will consider topic by tracing meanings of the "Bildungsroman" (coming-of-age novel), "Bildungsgedicht", "Female Bildungsroman" and transformations and adaptations in various contexts.
Students will be introduced to various genres, literary & cultural analysis and conception of a literary paper.

Assessment and permitted materials

In On-Site Status:
Regular Attendance
Classroom Discussion / Reflections 20%
Oral Presentation 30%
Term Paper 50%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

See above

Examination topics

NO final exam but:
final written paper (students can choose a topic related to class)

Reading list

Tentative List of Texts, FIlms (may be shortened)
Wordsworth, William. “Tintern Abbey”. (1798)
Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights. (1848)
Woolf, Virginia. The Waves (1931) OR Orlando (1928)
Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman. (1949);
Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. (1951)
Williams, Tennessee. Sweet Bird of Youth. (1959)
Plath, Sylvia. “Daddy” (1962)
del Toro, Gulliermo. Pan's Labyrinth. (2006).
Zeitlin & Alibar. Beasts of the Southern Wild. (2012)

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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