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123045 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2019W)

The Irish Comic Tradition

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

Thursday 10.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 17.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 24.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 31.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 07.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 14.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 21.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 28.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 05.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 09.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 16.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 23.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 30.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this course we will take a diachronic look at the Irish Comic Tradition. Discussing texts from the 18th to the 20th century, we will focus on the hybrid pedigree of what at first sight seems to be typically 'Irish': the fusion of the domestic Gaelic heritage of Middle Irish satirical parody (A Vision of Mac Conglinne, 11th ct, anonymous) with foreign source material such as the Hellenistic tradition of the fantastic journey (Lucian, 2nd ct. A.D.), the early modern folk culture of laughter (François Rabelais, 16th ct.), enlightened wit and anti-English satire ('long' 18th ct.). An analytical key will be provided by Mikhail Bakhtin's 'carnivalesque' approach to the grotesque, macabre and the fantastic. Furthermore the semi-colonial status of Ireland dominated by English culture will have to be considered.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular Attendance
Classroom Discussion 10%
Oral Presentation 20%
Final Test 20%
Term Paper 50%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students have to fulfil all course requirements (each with at least 50%) and to score at least 60 points altogether to pass this course.
10 Points (Maximum) Classroom Discussion
20 Points (Maximum) Oral Presentation
20 Points (Maximum) Final Test
50 Points (Maximum) Term Paper
Grading scale:
1: 100-91p
2: 90-81p
3: 80-71p
4: 70-60p
5: 59-0p

Examination topics

Everything covered in class.

Reading list

Texts to be prepared: Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels (1726), John Millington Synge, The Playboy of the Western World (1907), Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot (1952/3/4), James Joyce, "The Sisters" & "The Dead", Flann O'Brien, The Third Policeman (1940/67).

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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