123222 SE Literature Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English (2018S)
Home and Homeland in the British and Anglophone Novel
- Registration is open from We 21.02.2018 00:00 to Tu 27.02.2018 23:59
- Deregistration possible until Sa 31.03.2018 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
b) General participation in class, including individual contributions, work with a partner as well as work in groups
c) Expert work on assigned readings: each student will be assigned to one source material of the syllabus and provide expert input in the respective session
d) A portfolio of three short writing task that prepare you for your term paper
e) A formal paper of 6.500-8.000 words
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
b) Portfolio Tasks: 30%
c) Term paper: 50%Students must attain at least 60% of each to pass the course.Marks in %:
1 (very good): 90-100%
2 (good): 80-89%
3 (satisfactory): 70-79%
4 (pass): 60-69%
5 (fail): 0-59%
- Student input from your expert session
- Students' written research projects (term paper and portfolio)
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. “The Thing Around Your Neck.” The Thing Around Your Neck. Collected Short Stories. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. London: Fourth Estate, 2009. 115-127.
Gyasi, Yaa. Homegoing. London: Viking, 2016.
Jones, Lloyd. Mr Pip. New York: The Dial Press,  2008.
McEwan, Ian. Saturday. London: Vintage,  2006.
Participants are expected to buy the texts in the editions given above. The short story by Adichie will be provided on moodle.Theory and Secondary Literature:
Blunt, Alison, and Robyn Dowling. Home. London and New York: Routledge, 2006.
Brah, Avtar. Cartographies of Diaspora: Contesting Identities. London: Routledge, 1996.
Butter, Stella. “Literature and the Making of Home(land): Transnational Fictions of Home in Lloyd Jones’s Mister Pip.” Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 23.2 (2014): 119-137.
George, Rosemary Marangoly. The Politics of Home: Postcolonial Relocations and Twentieth-century Fiction. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.
Mallett, Shelley. “Understanding home: a critical review of the literature.” The Sociologocial Review 52.1 (2004): 62-89.
Morley, David. Home Territories: Media, Mobility and Identity. London: Routledge, 2000.
Rybczynski, Witold. Home: A Short History of an Idea. New York: Penguin Books, 1986.
Strehle, Susan. Transnational women's fiction: unsettling home and homeland. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Tuan, Yi-Fu. “Epilogue: Home as Elsewhere.” Heimat: At the Intersection of Memory and Space. Eds. F. Eigler and J. Kugele. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012. 226–39.These texts or relevant excerpts from them will be available on moodle at the beginning of term.
Association in the course directory
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-322, BA10.2, MA4,