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123253 AR Literature Course - Literature 1/2 (MA) British/Irish/New English (2012W)

You are what you eat: Food and the contruction of identity in literature

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 serve).

Details

max. 24 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 08.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 15.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 22.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 29.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 05.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 12.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 19.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 26.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 03.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 10.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 17.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 07.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 14.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 21.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 28.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This class will focus on the ways that food and drink are instrumental in the construction of identities in literature. Rather than mere props and background, what characters prepare, eat and digest allows conclusions as to the characters' sense of themselves, their identities, ethnic, national and other. The culinary wealth that literature in the English language provides gives us a chance to try out a number of theories and methodologies and will hopefully offer much food for thought.

Assessment and permitted materials

- regular attendance
- active in-class participation
- presentation as part of an expert session
- reading assignments
- short written assignments, a longer final essay

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- to develop a methodological toolkit with which food in literary texts can be analysed
- to digest the theories available for investigations into questions of identity and identification
- to critically assess and analyse the "harmless" presence of food in contemporary texts

Examination topics

- student presentations / expert sessions
- class discussions

Reading list

a reading list will be posted closer to the beginning of term

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, MA 844;
Code/Modul: Diplom 325, 326/328, 336/338, 721-723, UF 4.2.4-323, MA4, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0270

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