Universität Wien FIND

480160 KO "Narrative of Oil Profit" in Galicia (2019S)

Colloquium on Literature and Culture

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 48 - Slawistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 8 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-Z1-35
Thursday 14.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 8 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-Z1-35
Thursday 21.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 8 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-Z1-35
Thursday 28.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 8 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-Z1-35
Thursday 04.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 8 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-Z1-35
Thursday 11.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 8 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-Z1-35
Thursday 02.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 8 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-Z1-35
Thursday 09.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 8 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-Z1-35
Thursday 16.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 8 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-Z1-35
Thursday 23.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 8 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-Z1-35
Thursday 06.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 8 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-Z1-35
Thursday 13.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 8 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-Z1-35
Thursday 27.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 8 Slawistik UniCampus Hof 3 2R-Z1-35

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Objectives, contents and methods of the course:
The aim of the course is to impart knowledge on the "great narrative" of oil production in Galicia at the end of the 19th - beginning of the 20th century. Insights into the literary and journalistic texts in different languages (German, Polish and Ukrainian) will be given in comparison and competences in this area will be achieved among the students. Among the German, Jewish (German-speaking), Polish and Ukrainian authors are those who either lived in Galicia or visited the area around Boryslav and Drohobyč -- called the "Galician Pennsylvania" and the "Hell of Boryslav". The theoretical basics will be presented. There are theories that have gained importance in the course of Cultural Turns, especially of Spatial Turn. Particular attention will be paid to the concepts of the Social Space of Henri Lefebvre and Michel de Certeau. The "spatial hermeneutics" of journalism and fiction and the spatial location of the facts of history make it possible to interpret factual and fictional texts as building blocks for historiography. During the seminars, the selected journalistic and belletristic texts are to be read and analyzed with the help of the illustrated theoretical approaches.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral and written examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To complete the courses positively, oral reports must be held, and a written study of approximately 10 to 20 pages is required, to be submitted by the end of the semester. In addition, active participation in the discussions is included in the evaluation.

Examination topics

Will be announced during the course

Reading list

Bibliography: Will be announced during the course.
The following texts are proposed:
Ladislaus Szajnocha: "Mining and Metallurgy" (in "Kronprinzenwerk"); Stanisław Szczepanowski: "Nędza Galicji w cyfrach" ("Galician poverty in numbers"); Martin Pollack: "To Galicia. Of Hasidim, Hutsul, Poland and Ruthenians. An imaginary journey through the vanished world of East Galicia and Bukovina "; Joseph Roth: "Letter from Poland"; Alfred Döblin: "Journey in Poland"; Saul Raphael Landau: "Among Jewish Proletarians: Travel Illustrations from Eastern Galicia and Russia"; Herman Blumental: "The Path to Wealth"; Ivan Franko: "Storytelling Boryslav"; "Boa Constrictor", "Boryslav smijet'sja" ("Boryslav laughs"); Jósef Rogosz: "W piekle galicyjskim" ("In the Galician hell"); Artur Gruszecki: "Dla Miliona" ("For a Million"); Bruno Schulz: "The Crocodile Road".

Association in the course directory

M.4.3.P, M.5.2.P, M.4.2.U, M.5.2.U, M.6

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