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An Eco-Critical Approach to North American Literature (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maria Moss

wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 10:15 - 11:45 | 18.10.2010 - 04.02.2011 | C 5.124 Seminarraum

Inhalt: In this seminar we will study literature from an eco-critical viewpoint. In close readings of the texts we will examine how different narrative approaches reflect the way nature and environment in general as well as various environmental issues in particular (such as pollution, deforestation, and the loss of species) are presented in contemporary writings. We will further discuss how the ethical and political dimensions of environmentalism are negotiated in literary texts through constructions of “the human,” not only in its relation to “the natural” but also to the mechanisms of man-made environments.

Introduction to English literature (Vorlesung/Übung)

Dozent/in: Emer O'Sullivan

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 19.10.2010 - 01.02.2011 | C 12.105 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Di, 08.02.2011, 10:15 - Di, 08.02.2011, 11:45 | C 12.102 Seminarraum | Klausur
Einzeltermin | Di, 29.03.2011, 10:15 - Di, 29.03.2011, 11:45 | C 12.105 Seminarraum | Wiederholungsklausur

Inhalt: This module introduces students to the theories and practice of studying English literature. We will be looking at a variety of theoretical concepts and contemporary approaches and applying these to literary texts from different historical periods and genres. At the same time we will consider the social and cultural contexts of literature as well as its aesthetic, rhetorical, and ideological aspects. In the module you will acquire the competences required to study literature effectively: how to use the library and the internet, how to assess reference material and online resources, and how to present your findings.

Irish Autobiography (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Emer O'Sullivan

wöchentlich | Montag | 18:15 - 19:45 | 18.10.2010 - 31.01.2011 | C 16.129 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Autobiography is most commonly defined as “the biography of a person narrated by that person”, or “the story of a person’s life as told by him or herself”. In this seminar we will look at the Irish autobiographical tradition, examining key trends and themes of autobiographies published in the last and the present centuries, and placing them in their historical, cultural, literary and ideological contexts. Authors and works will include James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Frank McCourt’s Angela's Ashes (1996), and Hugo Hamilton’s The Speckled People (2003). We will also examine the generic features of autobiographies in terms of ‘life writing’ and ask why the genre has moved, during the last four decades, from the peripheries to the centre of the literary canon.

The cultural construction and literary representation of national characters (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Emer O'Sullivan

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 19.10.2010 - 01.02.2011 | C 11.308 Seminarraum

Inhalt: National character, its construction, and its representation in literature is the focus of this seminar which will approach these issues from a number of angles. Theoretical approaches will range from the historical materialist approach by Benedict Anderson who defines a nation as "an imagined political community", through studies on national stereotypes in the area of social psychology, to the key discipline which deals with the representation of foreign nations, imagology or image studies. The seminar will not be purely theory based, however; we will be critically examining and discussing a range of different literary texts and genres, with special (but not exclusive) focus on the representation of Germans in British fiction and on the representation of foreign nations in illustrated texts.