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123252 AR Literature Course - Literature 1/2 (MA) British/Irish/New English & Cultural Studies (2017W)

Dancers, Thieves, and Other Remarkable Creatures: Victorian Lesbianism in Fiction and Film

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

Friday 12.01. 12:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Saturday 13.01. 12:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 19.01. 12:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Saturday 20.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Friday 26.01. 12:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Saturday 27.01. 12:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this interactive course, we will investigate the way in which modern literature and film (re)write the history of lesbian sexuality in the Victorian era. Focusing on an age notoriously reticent about matters of sexuality, the novels and films we will discuss in this class attempt to (re)create narratives of female homosexuality, and to (re)insert them into mainstream historical and/or fictional discourses of the era. In doing so, they do not only uncover hidden aspects of life in the nineteenth century, but also offer fascinating commentaries on modern-day attitudes towards female homosexuality.

Assessment and permitted materials

oral participation, presentation, written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

participation in class activities and discussions (40%); presentation (40%); final exam (20%)

Examination topics

primary and secondary literature from the reading list; topics discussed in class

Reading list

Sylvia Townsend Warner, Summer Will Show (novel)
Sarah Waters, Fingersmith (novel and film adaptation)
Sarah Waters, Tipping the Velvet (novel and film adaptation)
Sarah Waters, Affinity (novel and film adaptation)
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (film)
Further reading (excerpts and secondary literature) will be provided on Moodle

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344; MA 844; MA UF 046
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-323-325; MA4, MA6, MA7; M04A
Lehrinhalt: 12-0450

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