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142141 BA The urban experience - Indian cities in film and literature (2020S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Diese LV kann nur gemeinsam mit LV Nr. 142529 besucht und absolviert werden.

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Details

max. 36 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Nur gemeinsam mit LV-Nr. 142529-1 zu besuchen und zu absolvieren!

Thursday 05.03. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Thursday 19.03. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Thursday 26.03. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Thursday 02.04. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Thursday 23.04. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Thursday 30.04. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Thursday 07.05. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Thursday 14.05. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Thursday 28.05. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Thursday 04.06. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Thursday 18.06. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Thursday 25.06. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The Indian city is a place of desire and misery at the same time. The contrasting experiences which various people process in their memoirs, travel stories, essays and other literary forms which is the focus of this seminar. We will not only encounter Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow and other Indian cities first-hand experiences redacted in their original language, but also deal with the conceptual ideas or themes that bring us closer to the city in modern India from different perspectives.
In this seminar, we will use examples from Hindi and English literature as well as Indian films to make “the city” our subject. We will not only use these primary sources in Hindi but also the academic literature to investigate our topic. We will together discuss the artistic engagement of writers and filmmakers with the city; and at the same time, use the work of anthropologists, geographers, sociologists, and political theorists to immerse ourselves in the complex, contradicting and controversial stories of South Asian cities in the crucial decades between the 1920s and the present.
The seminar thus consists of two focal points: on the one hand with film and literary studies approaches that deal with materials in Hindi, and secondly, a cultural studies critique that deals with the cultural, social and historical contexts of these works.

Assessment and permitted materials

The assessment is based on the participation in class, weekly written or oral responses to the reading material, contributions to our discussions (50%) and a written bachelor thesis (50%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular and active participation in each Seminar session. In the case of absence without good reason (illness or similar) points will be deducted. The student should write a Bachelor thesis as part of this seminar.

Examination topics

Reading material and themes from the weekly discussion. A bibliography and reading material will be provided via Moodle.

Reading list

The literature and other materials for the course will be available via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

BA18

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:20