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123222 SE Literature Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English (2014S)

The Clash between Generations as a Theme in 20th and 21st c. Anglophone Fiction.

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

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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 10.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 17.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 24.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 31.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 07.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 28.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 05.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 12.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 19.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 26.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 02.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 16.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 23.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Monday 30.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Contents:
The seminar will explore the perennial theme of the clash between generations featuring in Anglophone fiction of the 20th and 21st centuries covering various historical periods and cultural backgrounds. A major focus will be on works of Irish fiction addressing such controversial issues in Irish society as divorce, unwanted pregnancy outside wedlock, abortion and deviant behaviour conflicting with Catholic ethics. The short stories by Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi address the sensitive issue of Muslim fundamentalism, whereas those by T.C. Boyle and Kazuo Ishiguro are concerned with strained father- son relationships in the context of the USA and Japan respectively.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment:
Regular attendance is obligatory; active participation in the discussions throughout the semester; submission of one seminar paper in English (ca. 8,000 words; BA thesis 11,000 words), which must be authentic i.e. written by the participant him/herself (no group work!); one PPT presentation (individually or as a member of a group) of max. 20 mins per speaker; a final essay (700 words+) to be written in class. Deadline for submitting the seminar-paper: strictly at the appointed date (one week after the presentation, unless otherwise agreed). A feedback will be given within four weeks after submission.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Aims:
To advance students‘ competence in the practice of the contextualized reading of works of fiction from different periods and cultural backgrounds; to advance students' cross-cultural awareness; to further develop students‘ proficiency in writing an academic research paper; to perfect students‘ oral and written language proficiency and computer-based presentation skills.

Examination topics

Methods:
Interactive computer-aided teaching; use of the e-learning platform Moodle, introductory teacher-centred unit providing background information on aspects of „Irishness“, interactive student-centred teaching units with students' presentations (PPT) and plenum discussion.

Reading list

Texts:
Students are asked to provide a copy of Colm Toibin’s novel “Brooklyn“ (2009) (Pb edition); a “Reader“ containing the short stories can be purchased at the Copy-Studio (1010 Schwarzspanierstrasse 10) from 6 March.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: UF4.2.4-322, BA10.2, MA4, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0374

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