Course Schedule


Englisch/FSZ: African American Short Stories (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

Inhalt: In this survey course, students read and discuss a variety of short stories by James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Terry McMillian, Toni Morrison, Z.Z. Packer, Richard Wright, Alice Walker, etc. Students will be introduced to African-American literary theory and gain practice analyzing the texts in terms of their literary, historical, and cultural significance.

Englisch/FSZ: Ethnic American Literature of the 20th Century (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 16:15 - 17:45 | 06.10.2008 - 23.01.2009 | C 5.124 Seminarraum

Inhalt: In this seminar, we will study selected works of literature by African-American, Chinese-American, Chicana, and Native-American authors, focusing on how ethnicity, identity, and gender are depicted in these texts.

Englisch/FSZ:Modern American Poetry (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maria Moss

wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 06.10.2008 - 23.01.2009 | Raumangabe fehlt

Inhalt: The first part of the 20th century was unarguably one of the most prolific eras for lyrics in the United States. It was a time when modernist poets such as T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, H.D., Wallace Stevens, and Marianne Moore broke with their predecessors to create the premises for literary innovation. "Make it new," Pound decreed. How new modern poetry really is, what legacy it carried over from the past and which innovations it bestowed upon everything that followed will be discussed in this seminar.

Migration narratives for children (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Jana Pohl

Einzeltermin | Mi, 15.10.2008, 16:00 - Mi, 15.10.2008, 18:00 | C 3.121 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Sa, 08.11.2008, 09:00 - Sa, 08.11.2008, 17:00 | C 3.121 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | So, 09.11.2008, 09:00 - So, 09.11.2008, 16:00 | C 3.121 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Sa, 06.12.2008, 09:00 - Sa, 06.12.2008, 16:00 | C 3.121 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | So, 07.12.2008, 09:00 - So, 07.12.2008, 16:00 | C 3.121 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Revolving around the movement from one place to another, migration narratives inherently represent cultural difference between the country of origin that is left behind and the target country that is favored. This seminar deals with the depiction of migration in children’s literature and zooms in on the representation of cultural contact, cultural difference and national identity. Looking at Jewish migration to America, we will explore the fuzzy image of the American Dream that lured millions of immigrants to that country and critically examine a wide range of children’s books and discuss how they employ it.