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Sommersemester 2008 - 

6.2.07 Introduction to English Literature and Literary Theory,
(BA, Modul 1) 1. Gruppe Hescher, 2. Gruppe Krämer

6.2.09 Black Women from Africa and the African Diaspora, Dikobe
Achtung! Terminänderung!!

6.2.10 American Literature 1630 - 1900, Wagner

6.1.11 Poetry of the 20th Century, Hescher

6.2.12 African American Playwrights, Hescher

6.2.13 Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness, Wagner

6.2.14 Romanticism, Wagner

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 6.2.08 Introduction to English Literature and Literary Theory (BA, Modul 1)


1. Gruppe

Hescher

Di 18 - 20

 H 3 / Campus


2. Gruppe
Krämer
Fr 10 - 12
240 / CIII Campus

Course Description:
This is a compulsory course for students in their first semester(s) who wish to take a Proseminar or Hauptseminar in British or American literature in the course of their studies. In order to be admitted to a seminar in literature you need to have passed this introductory course. There will be an exam (Klausur) at the end of the course.

Required reading:

Meyer, Michael. English and American Literatures. Tübingen: Francke, 
  2004
• Wagner, Hans-Peter. A History of British, Irish, and American
  Literature.
Trier: WVT Trier, 2003. ISBN 3 88476 410 1
Hardy, Thomas. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Oxford World's Classics).
 
1891.  Oxford: Oxford UP, 2005.
Pinter, Harold, The Birthday Party. 1959. London: Faber & Faber, 1991
  (or: same text in Plays 1. London, Faber & Faber, pp. 9-87).

It is imperative that Hardy's novel and Pinter's drama be purchased in the above edition only. A syllabus will be handed out in the first session of the course.

Participants:
BA-Studiengang; Grundstudium alte Lehrämter (keine Wiederholer!)

Prerequisites:
Regular attendence and readiness to complete assignments as well as to give a presentation.

Certificates:
Bescheinigung (allows entry into a literature Proseminar) after passing the final exam.

ECTS evaluation (alte Lehrämter):
4 credits
2credits for (active) participation only;
2 more credits for a passed Klausur

First session:
First  week of semester

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 6.2.09 Black Women from Africa and the African Diaspora

Pros/ S

a b g h

2 SWS

Mi 16 - 19
Termine siehe unten

Achtung: eine Terminänderung!

005 / RK

Course Description:

Male chauvinists come in all colours but... Filomina Chioma Stedy

This is an introductory course on the wealth of literature produced by black women in Africa and the African Diaspora. The course analyzes issues of special importance to women of African descent and (women in general). It explores the gendered implications of the literature by black women by highlighting the shared "diasporic consciousness" which cuts across the various themes on female subjectivity as represented in the selected texts and films. However, some of the texts go beyond Africa and its Diaspora as they unpack the universal nature of sexism and how it affects women globally. Other issues to be discussed are: racism, class, ethnicity and sexuality. The course focuses on literature, and film, but also refers to music and other expressive arts of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Required Readings
Bessie Head, The Collector of Treasures (Botswana / South Africa)
Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye (U.S.)
* Olive Senior, "Colonial Girls' School" (Jamaica) (poem)
* Suzan Lori Parks,
Venus (U.S.)
* Mariama Ba, Scarlet Song (Senegal)
* Sojourner Truth, "Ain't I a Woman?" (speech)
* Lucille Clifton, "Homage to my Hips" (poem)

* Handouts; please make sure you get hold of and read the texts by Head, Morrison, Parks and Ba in time for the seminar

Films
The Terrible Transformation: Africans in America (1998)
Faat Kine (2000) Directed by Ousmane Sembene
The Life and Times of Sara Baartman (1998) Directed by Zola Maseko
Mo' Better Blues (1990) Directed by Spike Lee

Suggested Readings
Davies, Carole Boyce. Black  Women Writing and Identyty: Migrations of the SubjectLondon: Routledge, 1994

Steady, Chioma Filomina (Ed.) The Black Woman Cross Culturally. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Schenkam Books, 1985

Gates, Henry (Ed.) Race, Writing and Difference. Chicago: Unversity of CHicago Press, 1985.

Dikobe, Maude. "Historical Culture of Gender and Htero/Sexual Violence in Calypso in Trinidad: Treat 'Em Rough." In: Gender and Media Diversity Journal. Issue 3 (.......), pp. 117-125.

Olive, Senior. Working Miracles: Women's Lives in the English Speaking Caribbean. London: James Currey, 1991.

Hill-Collins, Patricia. Black Feminist Thought. New York: Routledge, 2000.


Teaching Schedule:

Week One: May 7 
Black Women Writing and Memories of Slavery
Introductions: Course expectations
"Ain't I a Woman?" Sojourner Truth
Film: The Terribile Transformation: Africans in America (1998)

Week One: Friday, May 9 (statt 14.05.2008)
Colonalism and Mis(education)
Mariama Ba Scarlet Song
Olive Senior "Colonial Girls' School"

Week Three: May 21
Gender, Race, Color, Class and Sexuality
Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye
Video: Interview with Toni Morrison
Film: Mo' Better Blues

Week Four: May 28
The Sexual Politics of Black womanhood
Susan Lori-Parks Venus
Lucille Clifton "Homage to My Hips"
Film: The Life and Times of Sara Baartman (1998)


Achtung:

Die letzte Veranstaltung von Dr. Maude Dikobe zu “Black Women from Africa and the African Diaspora“ findet statt am Freitag, 23.05.2008 von 18 – 20 Uhr in Raum 005 / Rote Kaserne.




Participants:

Grundstudium
alte Lehrämter

Prerequisites:
Regular attendence and readiness to complete assignments as well as to give a presentation.—Students who would like to obtain a Proseminarschein must have passed the "Introduction to English Literature and Literary Theory" course.

Certificates:
Proseminarschein / Leistungsnachweis Literaturwissenschaft oder Cultural Studies möglich  (Klausur; fakultativ: Hausarbeit)
Teilnahmenachweis (Kurzreferat )

ECTS evaluation:
4 credits
2 credits for (active) participation only;
2 more credits for a passed written exam

Termine: May 7 to May 28, 2008
 

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6.2.10 American Literature 1630 - 1900, Wagner

V

a b c g h

2 SWS

Do 14 - 16

 005 / RK

Course description
This is a survey lecture covering the major authors and movements in American literature from the colonial period until the end of the 19th century. It is intended as a preparation for oral and written exams. The participants should make sure that they have sufficient time during the term to read the primary texts discussed in the lecture.

Only those students will be admitted who are in possession of the required texts.

Required reading

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Participants:
all students alte Lehrämter

Prerequisites:
Students attending this lecture should buy the three books listed above and provide time for reading in the semester (two hours in addition to attending the lecture).

Certificates:
Teilnahmenachweis (TN)

ECTS evaluation:
2 credits for regular participation

First session:
First week of semester



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6.2.11  Poetry of the 20th Century, Hescher

Pros

a b g

2 SWS

Mi 14 - 16 

104 / RK

Course Description:
In this seminar, we shall discuss major poems of the period with respect to (sub)genre, literary movement, and analytic paradigms. Authors to be discussed include T.S. Eliot, W.C. Williams, e.e. cummings, W.H. Auden, Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, Liz Lochhead, Carol Ann Duffy, and Seamus Heaney and others. A syllabus will be handed out at the beginning of the seminar.

Participants:
Grundstudium alte Lehrämter

Prerequisites:
Students must have passe the "Introduction to English Literature and Literary Theory"
course of be in possession of a Proseminarschein in American or English Literature.

Participants must buy the following texts before the beginning of term:

The Norton Anthology of Poetry. 5th edition. Ed. Margaret Ferguson et al. New York : Norton, 1996. ISBN 0 393 97920 2

Hans-Peter Wagner, A History of British, Irish and American Literature. Trier: WVT Trier, 2003. ISBN 3 88476 410 1

Certificates:
Proseminarschein / Leistungsnachweis (Klausur; fakultativ: Hausarbeit)
Teilnahmenachweis (Kurzreferat )

ECTS evaluation:
4 credits
2 credits for (active) participation only
2 more credits for a passed Klausur

First session:
First week of semester

 

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6.2.12  African American Playwrights, Hescher

Pros

a b g 

2 SWS

Do 12 - 14

105 / RK


Course description:
This seminar is to trace the development of the African American drama from the 1960s to the 1990s. The plays to be read represent exemplary works of this period with regard to dramatic forms and subjects. Also, relevant basic and specific paradigms from drama theory and literary criticism will be taken up and discussed in greater detail.

Required reading

·        Kennedy, Adrienne. Funnyhouse of a Negro. 1962. In Sollors, Werner, ed. The Adrienne Kennedy Reader. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001

·        Childress, Alice. Wedding Band. 1966. New York: S. French, 1973

·         Baraka, Amiri. Dutchman and The Slave. New York: W. Morrow, 1971

·         Bullins, Ed. Twelve Plays and Selected Writings. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006

·         Wilson, August. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. A Play. New York: Plume, 1988

·        Parks, Suzan-Lori. The America Play and Other Works. New York: Theater Communications Group, 1995

·        Gates, Henry Louis. "The Black Arts Movement. 1960-1970. Introduction." In Gates, ed. The Norton Anthology of African American literature. New York: Norton, 1997, pp. 1791-1806.

Do purchase the drama editions referred to above. It is presupposed that the plays be read until the work session in which they will be discussed (a syllabus is to be handed out at the beginning of the course). The Gates introduction can be had in the university library—its reading will be presupposed at the beginning of the seminar.

Background reading:

      •         Bigsby, Christopher. "Redefining the centre: politics, race, gender." ---. Modern   
      American Drama.
Cambridge UP, 2000, 261ff.

      •         Murphy, Brenda. The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights.  
     Cambridge UP, 1999.

      •         Pfister, Manfred. Das Drama. Stuttgart: UTB, any edition.

      •        Wagner, Hans-Peter. A History of British, Irish, and American Literature. Trier:        
     WVT, 2003.

Read Murphy, Bigsby, and Wagner for orientation. Read Pfister for revision purposes in drama theory.

Participants:
Grundstudium alte Lehrämter

Prerequisites:
Regular attendence and readiness to complete assignments as well as to give a presentation.—Students who would like to obtain a Proseminarschein must have passed the "Introduction to English Literature and Literary Theory" course.

Certificates:
Proseminarschein / Leistungsnachweis (Klausur; fakultativ: Hausarbeit)
Teilnahmenachweis (Kurzreferat )

ECTS evaluation:
4 credits
2 credits for (active) participation only
2 more credits for a passed Klausur

First session:
First week of semester


 
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6.2.13 Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness, Wagner

S

c h 

2 SWS

Mi 8 - 10

105 / RK

Course description
This seminar focuses on a major work by the Polish-born novelist Joseph Conrad. We shall discuss Heart of Darkness in detail, with particular consideration of narrative and formal elements, the influence of impressionism, and ways of approaching the novella from several theoretical angles. Along the way, some important critical literature will also be discussed.

 Participants
Hauptstudium alte Lehrämter

Prerequisites
Students who would like to obtain a Hauptseminarschein (LN) must have passed the "Introduction to English Literature and Literary Theory" course or be in possession of a Proseminarschein  in American or English Literature.

Participants must buy the following text before the beginning of term:

Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness and Other Tales, ed. Cedric Watts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002 and later). The World’s Classics. ISBN 0192801724.

Nobody will be admitted without this text.

Participants must have read the entire novella (117 pp. only) by the beginning of term. There will be an entrance exam based on this text in the second week of the semester.

Certificates
Hauptseminarschein (Leistungsnachweis LN)
Teilnahmenachweis (TN)

ECTS evaluation
6 credits
4 credits for (active) participation only (Präsentation/Referat)
2 more credits for a Leistungsnachweis (Referat and Hausarbeit)

First session
First week of semester

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6.2.14  Romanticism, Wagner

S

c h 

2 SWS

Di 10 - 12

005 / RK

Course description
This seminar will deal with selected literary texts produced or published in English (British and American) during the Romantic period (c.1790-1830). The opening sessions will provide a survey of Romantic features of British and American culture around the turn of the century – i.e., literature, art, music, philosophy and the socio-political background. At least two guest speakers will provide information about these aspects. The remainder of the seminar will be dedicated to the detailed study of major Romantic writings: a novel (Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein), some poems, and other important texts that belong to the canon(s) of Romantic literature in English.

Required reading:

Participants must be in possession of the following texts and should have read Mary Shelley’s novel by the third week of term:

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. Ed. Johanna M. Smith. Boston: Bedford Books / St. Martin’s Press, 1999 (or later). (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism).
ISBN  031 219126X

The Norton Anthology of Poetry. 5th ed. Ed. Margaret Ferguson et al. London: Norton, 2005. ISBN 0 393 97920 2

The other texts to be discussed will be made available in a folder in the library.

Participants
Hauptstudium alte Lehrämter

Prerequisites
Students who would like to obtain a Hauptseminarschein (LN) must have passed the "Introduction to English Literature and Literary Theory" course or must be in possession of a Proseminarschein in American or English Literature.

Certificates
Hauptseminarschein (Leistungsnachweis LN)
Teilnahmenachweis (TN)

ECTS evaluation
6 credits
4 credits for (active) participation only (Präsentation/Referat)
2 more credits for a Leistungsnachweis (Referat and Hausarbeit)

First session
First week of semester

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