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123251 AR Literature Course - Literature 1/2 (MA) British/Irish/New English (2017S)

Contemporary Anglophone South Asian Women's Writing

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

Registration/Deregistration

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. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 07.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 14.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 21.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 28.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 04.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 25.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 02.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 09.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 16.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 23.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 30.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 13.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 20.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 27.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This option is designed to introduce students to a selection of contemporary Anglophone South Asian women's writers (including Jhumpa Lahiri, Arundhati Roy) viewed through the lens of postcolonial feminist theory. The course is structured around four inter-related, themed sections: it explores a selection of contemporary texts in relation to ways in which gender inflects representations of national identity and history and politics, caste, religion alongside gendered perspectives of migration, identity, displacement in an increasing global context.

Week 1 - Introducing Contemporary South Asian Women Studies

Weeks 2-3 - Women and the nation’s narrative: Tahmima Anam’s "A Golden Age"

Weeks 4-5 - Gender and Caste: Arundhati Roy’s "The God of Small Things"

Weeks 6-7 - Gender, Religion, Culture: Monica Ali’s "Brick Lane"

Weeks 8-9 - Gender and Diaspora: Jhumpa Lahiri, "Interpreter of Maladies"

Week 10 - Revision and guidance on next week's class presentations

Weeks 11-12 - Class presentations/Revision

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance, active participation in class, presentation, exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active class participation (25%)
Class presentation (25%)
Exam (50%)

You need to complete all requirements.

Examination topics

All the course texts and background literature

Reading list

You need to buy/borrow the following books:

Tahmima Anam, "A Golden Age" (2007)
Arundhati Roy, "The God of Small Things" (1997)
Monica Ali, "Brick Lane" (2003)
Jhumpa Lahiri, "Interpreter of Maladies" (2000)

All books available at the Facultas am Campus bookstore.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344; MA 844; MA UF 046
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-323-325; MA4, MA7; M04A
Lehrinhalt: 12-0270

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