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123251 AR Literature Course - Literature 1/2 (MA) British/Irish/New English & American/North American Studies (2017W)

Reading Nature - Environmental Imaginaries in Anglophone Literatures

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

We will start our first session on October 12th at 8.15. Depending on the needs of a majority of students, this might shift to either 8.00 or 8.30 for the rest of the semester.

Thursday 12.10. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 19.10. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 09.11. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 16.11. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 23.11. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 30.11. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 07.12. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 14.12. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 11.01. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 18.01. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 25.01. 08:00 - 10:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Oscar Wilde argued that “Nature is no great mother who has borne us. She is our creation. It is in our brain that she quickens to life. Things are because we see them, and what we see, and how we see it, depends on the Arts that have influenced us.”

In this class, we will investigate cultural ideas of nature in literary works of fiction and creative non-fiction. In the process, we will both try to deepen our understanding of how these texts work as literature, and to understand the cultural contingency of nature, the environment, and humanity's relationship to them.
We will read the three books listed below together, and students will give brief presentations on other texts relevant to the discussion.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oresentation, short written assignments, exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular attendance, active participation in class and on moodle, completion of assignments.

Examination topics

Texts and materials discussed in class.

Reading list

Short texts and excerpts from longer texts will be made available.

Please acquire or borrow:
Jon Krakauer - Into the Wild
Margaret Atwood - The Year of the Flood
Amitav Ghosh - The Hungry Tide

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344; MA 844; MA UF 046
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-323-325; MA4, MA5, MA7; M04A
Lehrinhalt: 12-0497

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