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128303 AR Theory (MA) (2019S)

From Decolonisation to Globalisation: An Introduction to Postcolonial Thinking

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 14.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 21.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 28.03. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 04.04. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 11.04. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 02.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 09.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 16.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 23.05. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 06.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 13.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Thursday 27.06. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will introduce students to key works of Francophone and Anglophone postcolonial thinkers, theoretical debates concerning colonial and postcolonial literary texts.

The purposes of this course are threefold: 1) to locate the origins of postcolonial theory 2) to become familiar with the postcolonial critical method – its concepts and terms; 3) to gain an overview of the peculiar stylistics of colonial violence, the phenomenology and discourses it operated with.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance; regular preparation of assigned reading material; active participation in class; written assignments, oral presentation, end-term paper.

Students must attain at least 60% to pass this course.

No more than two lessons may be missed.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students have to fulfil all course requirements (each with at least 50%) and to score at least 60 points altogether to pass this course.

10 Points (Max.) Classroom Discussion
10 Points (Max.) Oral Presentation
20 Points (Max.) Weekly assignments (10+10)
20 Points (Max.) Mid-term paper on Foe (2000 words)
40 Points (Max.) Final Paper on Wide Sargasso Sea (2500 words)
Grading scale:
1: 100-91p
2: 90-81p
3: 80-71p
4: 70-60p
5: 59-0p

Examination topics

Texts and contents covered throughout the semester. Participants are expected to read all set texts plus the additional secondary/theoretical material provided on the moodle platform; they are also expected to engage in autonomous research, to offer a critical and reflective analysis of texts and concepts.

Reading list

J.M. Coetzee's Foe (1986)
Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea (1966)

Further texts will be made available on moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: MA 844;
Code/Modul: MA3;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0192

Last modified: We 03.07.2019 08:27