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Die Überschrift Philosophische Fakultät aufklappen  Philosophische Fakultät    
 
Die Überschrift American Studies aufklappen  American Studies    
 
Die Überschrift BA-Studiengang aufklappen  BA-Studiengang    
 
Die Überschrift I. Kerncurriculum aufklappen  I. Kerncurriculum    
 
Die Überschrift B.AS.101: Analysis and Interpretation aufklappen  B.AS.101: Analysis and Interpretation    
   
SoSe 2021    4508505     Einführung    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   15     Dozent:   Künnemann

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 12:00 bis
14:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 12:00 bis
14:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 13.07.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 
Montag 12:00 bis
14:00
Portfolio 02.08.2021 bis
02.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

This class is designed to introduce students to standard concepts, methods, and resources of (American) literary and cultural studies. We will discuss the major literary genres, with a particular focus on American narrative fiction, poetry, and drama. A reader with course material will be made available at the beginning of the semester via Stud.IP.

Requirements: credits may be obtained on the basis of regular attendance, active participation, minor reading quizzes, writing assignments, and (for BA English students) a final exam.

The required reading will be available on StudIP.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 15 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March is required. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: vanessa.kuennemann@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508506     Proseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Lough

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Sonntag   Klausurähnl. Hausarb 01.08.2021 bis
01.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Young Adult Graphic Novels are currently exploding in both popularity and diversity, despite the fact that many people claim they are not "real" novels. In this class, we will discover and study five recently-published Young Adult graphic novels of various genres to see what makes them work and how they compare to traditional novels. We will also discuss the narrative structure, intended audience, themes, and art of each graphic novel.

Texts include:

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (ISBN 978-0571288656)

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justine Eisinger, Steven Scott, & Harmony Becker (ISBN 978-1603094504)

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O'Connell (ISBN 978-1626722590)

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden (ISBN 978-1250178138)

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld & Alex Puvilland (ISBN 978-1596439368)

Please order the five novels before the beginning of the semester so that you will have them at your disposal once we discuss them in class.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March is required. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: amber.lough@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508509     Proseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Sommerfeld

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 25.05.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 
Samstag 09:00 bis
12:00
Einzel 05.06.2021 bis
05.06.2021
 
Samstag 09:00 bis
12:00
Einzel 19.06.2021 bis
19.06.2021
 
Samstag 09:00 bis
12:00
Einzel 03.07.2021 bis
03.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Sonntag   Klausurähnl. Hausarb 01.08.2021 bis
01.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

This class aims at exploring the impact of Puritanism on interactions among people of European, African, and Native American descent, paying attention to how religious concepts shaped notions of race and gender. Justifications for slavery rooted in Greco-Roman antiquity and hierarchies of color established by European philosophy and theology were integral tools for the colonization of North America. Once Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts Bay Colony had been established, life in New England was predominantly organized by the theological system of Puritanism, which classified such human hierarchies as God-ordained. Conceiving of themselves as God's chosen people entering a wilderness full of devils and darkness, Puritans sought to control their interaction with New Englanders of color and negotiate the boundaries of their religious and racial communities.

We will explore the intersections of religion, race, and gender by focusing on four historical figures and texts written by or about them: Pocahontas (Matoaka), Mary Rowlandson, Tituba, and Cotton Mather. Boston minister Cotton Mather, who popularized theological rationales for Black inferiority, proclaimed that it was the settlers' duty to proselytize Africans to save their potentially White souls from their inferior Black bodies. We will read excerpts from Mather's sermons and essays to shed light on biblical rationalizations of slavery as well as discussions about hereditary heathenism and the religious potential of people of indigenous and African descent. We will continue to focus on accounts of Pocahontas (Matoaka), who was captured, married to John Smith, and baptized in Jamestown in 1613. While she did not leave any known texts of her own, her story served to turn the Native female body into a symbol of the American continent's openness to colonial appropriation. Investigating how this myth of the welcoming, nurturing Native woman and also that of the female White captive worked to privilege Whiteness and demarcate racial boundaries, we will turn our attention to Mary Rowlandson's widely circulated 1682 account of her captivity among the Narragansetts and Wampanoags during Metacom's Rebellion. Paying particular attention to her own status as a female Puritan author and her depiction of indigenous femininity, we will explore the tensions between Puritan patriarchy and race in her text. Finally, we will analyze how the slave Tituba functioned as the embodiment of racialized religious fears in the Salem witch trials of 1692 and how she actively used these fears to create a fantastic narrative of diabolical conspiracy in her testimony.

The required reading will be available on StudIP.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March is required. Please note that this class will start on Tuesday, 25 May. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session.

This class will start on 25 May and then run some sessions in block form and/or for longer class sessions than the regular 90 minutes in order to compensate for the first five weeks of the semester. The exact dates of these extra sessions are: Saturday, 05 June; 19 June; and 03 July (each date from 9:00-12:00)

The class will be taught online.

For further information: stephanie.sommerfeld@phil.uni-goettingen.de

Content warning: We will engage with potentially triggering content as we will be discussing racism, rape, and violence.



SoSe 2021    4508513     Proseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Gross

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 12:00 bis
14:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Sonntag   Klausurähnl. Hausarb 01.08.2021 bis
01.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Old myths never die. They just ride off into the sunset. Then they return. The Western has proven to have this kind of staying power in North America and beyond. It taps into a frontier myth, at least as old as the United States, that stages western expansion as a conflict between civilization and savagery. By the 1960s, this myth had lost some of its luster. Shocked by the brutality of the Vietnam war, inspired by insights of feminism and the Civil Rights Movement, a new generation of writers set out to expose the seamy underbelly of the myth by drawing attention to its racism and sexism, and its implicit endorsement of environmental degradation and war. Savagery, they argued, was just a projection fantasy of civilization. It is impossible to fight "savages" without becoming a savage yourself; and when you stare into the wilderness, it stares back at you. Westerns, however, survived this damning criticism. They thrived.  Their staying power demonstrates that a myth is not falsifiable in the same way as an argument or a political platform. It retains its emotional appeal even after being debunked. More to the point, a myth can only be defeated in mythic battle, which is to say it has the potential to script its own demise and rebirth. This certainly seems to be the case in the five representative novels we will read this semester. Published since the 1960s, they return to the Western even as they question some of its basic premises. The continuity is what makes these novels post-Westerns rather than non-Westerns, or examples of alternate traditions. They remain true to the myth of the frontier by fighting it, resorting to savagery in their defense of civilized ideals.

Provisional Reading List:

Charles Portis, True Grit (1968)

James Welch, The Death of Jim Loney (1979)

Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses (1992) (Border Trilogy 1)

Patrick DeWitt, The Sisters Brothers (2011)

Attica Locke, Heaven My Home (2019) (second installment in Highway 59 series)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: andrew.gross@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508514     Workshop    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   Köhler

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
06.05.2021
 




Kommentar:

The aim of this four-week workshop is to give students practical advice on how to improve their writing and composition skills with regard to the format of the "Hausarbeit" (term paper) and the Take Home Exam. We will make use of hands-on exercises to discuss the different stages of the writing process and how to find a topic, develop an argument, structure chapters, and make final revisions. We will also talk about how to follow a good citation practice and other writing-related topics. Individual writing samples can be handed in and discussed during the sessions. Please sign up on Stud.IP for details on session topics and organization. This workshop is especially recommended for students in the "Proseminare" in literary and media studies. Yet, all other students writing term papers and Take Home Exams in North American Studies classes are also more than welcome to participate. As this course is voluntary, students may choose to come to single sessions only, although a continuous attendance is highly recommended.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 05 March and 05 May is required. The class will start in the first week of the semester and sessions will take place on the following dates: 15 April, 22 April, 29 April, and 06 May (each session takes place from 10:00-12:00).

The workshop will be taught online.

For further information: susann.koehler@phil.uni-goettingen.de



From Page to Screen: Literary Works and their Cinematic Adaptations
SoSe 2021    4508516     Proseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Zappe

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
Präsentation 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Sonntag   Klausurähnl. Hausarb 01.08.2021 bis
01.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Since the beginning of the history of cinema, filmmakers have relied on literary works as sources for the stories they want to tell. Yet, the relationship between the two media has remained a difficult one and has been at the center of critical debates in both film and literary studies for a long time. The first part of this class will familiarize students with the key concepts of adaptation theory. Equipped with this expertise, we will read three novels and critically analyze and discuss them in comparison with their cinematic adaptations. The preliminary reading and viewing list consists of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby (1925) and its adaptations by Jack Clayton (1974) and Baz Luhrmann (2013), Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita (1955) and its adaptations by Stanley Kubrick (1962) and Adrian Lyne (1997), and finally Ira Levin's The Stepford Wives (1972) and its film versions by Bryan Forbes (1975) and Frank Oz (2004).

Important: If you take this class as part of modules B.EP.44 or B.AS.103, you need to have successfully completed the "Introduction to Film and Media Analysis" class of the same module before. Please note that this is a mandatory prerequisite.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: florian.zappe@phil.uni-goettingen.de

 

 

 



SoSe 2021    4508536     Tutorium    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Gärtner

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 18.06.2021 bis
18.06.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 25.06.2021 bis
25.06.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 02.07.2021 bis
02.07.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 30.07.2021 bis
30.07.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 13.08.2021 bis
13.08.2021
 




Kommentar:

The aim of this workshop is to give students a chance to enhance their writing and composition skills and to practice the format of the 'Hausarbeit' (term paper) and the Take Home Exam. Using hands-on exercises, the stages of the writing process will be discussed from finding a topic to the final revisions. We will talk about the most common mistakes and how to avoid them as well as plagiarism and other writing-related topics. As this course is voluntary, students may choose to come to single sessions only, although a continuous attendance is highly recommended. Individual writing can be handed in and discussed during office hours. Please sign up on Stud.IP for details on session topics and organization. This workshop is especially recommended for students in the 'Proseminare' in literary and media studies. Yet, all other students writing term papers and Take Home Exams in North American Studies classes are also more than welcome to participate.

Please note that this tutorial will take place in block sessions. There will be three Zoom sessions: June 18, June 25, and July 02 (each 12-3 p.m.); Also, Ms Gärtner will give two online office hours (via Zoom) for individual consultations: July 30 and August 13 (each 12-3 p.m.)

Registration: Please register on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 May 2021. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. 

Please note that the class will be taught online.

For further information: m.gaertner@stud.uni-goettingen.de  


 
Die Überschrift B.AS.102: Language and Academic Skills aufklappen  B.AS.102: Language and Academic Skills    
   
SoSe 2021    4508514     Workshop    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   Köhler

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
06.05.2021
 




Kommentar:

The aim of this four-week workshop is to give students practical advice on how to improve their writing and composition skills with regard to the format of the "Hausarbeit" (term paper) and the Take Home Exam. We will make use of hands-on exercises to discuss the different stages of the writing process and how to find a topic, develop an argument, structure chapters, and make final revisions. We will also talk about how to follow a good citation practice and other writing-related topics. Individual writing samples can be handed in and discussed during the sessions. Please sign up on Stud.IP for details on session topics and organization. This workshop is especially recommended for students in the "Proseminare" in literary and media studies. Yet, all other students writing term papers and Take Home Exams in North American Studies classes are also more than welcome to participate. As this course is voluntary, students may choose to come to single sessions only, although a continuous attendance is highly recommended.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 05 March and 05 May is required. The class will start in the first week of the semester and sessions will take place on the following dates: 15 April, 22 April, 29 April, and 06 May (each session takes place from 10:00-12:00).

The workshop will be taught online.

For further information: susann.koehler@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508527     Seminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   12     Dozent:   Künnemann

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 10:00 bis
12:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 



Kommentar:

This course is designed to give students a thorough understanding and practice in aspects of research and professional skills pertaining to the field of American Studies. Topics of this class include features of successful non-academic writing, register, and style (such as the curriculum vitae, motivation letters/statements of purpose for studying abroad, or professional e-mails), the composition of book reviews, how to give good presentations, moderate class sessions, work successfully in groups, or efficiently manage time for written and oral assignments. The idea of this class is to practice and consolidate the above-listed skills in a close-knit and in-depth atmosphere to ensure that we come up with the best possible discussions, exchanges, and peer reviews. Thus, the number of participants is strictly limited to 12.

Requirements: credits ('Prüfungsvorleistungen', 'qualifizierte Teilnahme') may be obtained on the basis of regular attendance, active participation, minor written assignments, and a short presentation. [The 'Prüfungsleistung' of the module is offered in conjunction with the other part of this module, i.e., the "Academic Writing" class in the winter semester.]

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 12 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session.

For students in the BA North American Studies degree program, this class is part of module B.AS.102. As this class on "Research and Professional Skills" is offered in the summer semester only, students should make sure to take this class now. The first part of the module was taught in the winter. In case of questions, please contact the degree coordinator, Dr. Vanessa Künnemann.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: vanessa.kuennemann@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508529     Seminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   12     Dozent:   Künnemann

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 12:00 bis
14:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 12:00 bis
14:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 



Kommentar:

This course is designed to give students a thorough understanding and practice in aspects of research and professional skills pertaining to the field of American Studies. Topics of this class include features of successful non-academic writing, register, and style (such as the curriculum vitae, motivation letters/statements of purpose for studying abroad, or professional e-mails), the composition of book reviews, how to give good presentations, moderate class sessions, work successfully in groups, or efficiently manage time for written and oral assignments. The idea of this class is to practice and consolidate the above-listed skills in a close-knit and in-depth atmosphere to ensure that we come up with the best possible discussions, exchanges, and peer reviews. Thus, the number of participants is strictly limited to 12.

Requirements: credits ('Prüfungsvorleistungen', 'qualifizierte Teilnahme') may be obtained on the basis of regular attendance, active participation, minor written assignments, and a short presentation. [The 'Prüfungsleistung' of the module is offered in conjunction with the other part of this module, i.e., the "Academic Writing" class in the winter semester.]

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 12 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session.

For students in the BA North American Studies degree program, this class is part of module B.AS.102. As this class on "Research and Professional Skills" is offered in the summer semester only, students should make sure to take this class now. The first part of the module was taught in the winter. In case of questions, please contact the degree coordinator, Dr. Vanessa Künnemann.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: vanessa.kuennemann@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508536     Tutorium    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Gärtner

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 18.06.2021 bis
18.06.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 25.06.2021 bis
25.06.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 02.07.2021 bis
02.07.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 30.07.2021 bis
30.07.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 13.08.2021 bis
13.08.2021
 




Kommentar:

The aim of this workshop is to give students a chance to enhance their writing and composition skills and to practice the format of the 'Hausarbeit' (term paper) and the Take Home Exam. Using hands-on exercises, the stages of the writing process will be discussed from finding a topic to the final revisions. We will talk about the most common mistakes and how to avoid them as well as plagiarism and other writing-related topics. As this course is voluntary, students may choose to come to single sessions only, although a continuous attendance is highly recommended. Individual writing can be handed in and discussed during office hours. Please sign up on Stud.IP for details on session topics and organization. This workshop is especially recommended for students in the 'Proseminare' in literary and media studies. Yet, all other students writing term papers and Take Home Exams in North American Studies classes are also more than welcome to participate.

Please note that this tutorial will take place in block sessions. There will be three Zoom sessions: June 18, June 25, and July 02 (each 12-3 p.m.); Also, Ms Gärtner will give two online office hours (via Zoom) for individual consultations: July 30 and August 13 (each 12-3 p.m.)

Registration: Please register on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 May 2021. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. 

Please note that the class will be taught online.

For further information: m.gaertner@stud.uni-goettingen.de  


 
Die Überschrift B.AS.103: Film and Media Studies aufklappen  B.AS.103: Film and Media Studies    
   
SoSe 2021    4508514     Workshop    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   Köhler

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
06.05.2021
 




Kommentar:

The aim of this four-week workshop is to give students practical advice on how to improve their writing and composition skills with regard to the format of the "Hausarbeit" (term paper) and the Take Home Exam. We will make use of hands-on exercises to discuss the different stages of the writing process and how to find a topic, develop an argument, structure chapters, and make final revisions. We will also talk about how to follow a good citation practice and other writing-related topics. Individual writing samples can be handed in and discussed during the sessions. Please sign up on Stud.IP for details on session topics and organization. This workshop is especially recommended for students in the "Proseminare" in literary and media studies. Yet, all other students writing term papers and Take Home Exams in North American Studies classes are also more than welcome to participate. As this course is voluntary, students may choose to come to single sessions only, although a continuous attendance is highly recommended.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 05 March and 05 May is required. The class will start in the first week of the semester and sessions will take place on the following dates: 15 April, 22 April, 29 April, and 06 May (each session takes place from 10:00-12:00).

The workshop will be taught online.

For further information: susann.koehler@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508516     Proseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Zappe

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
Präsentation 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Sonntag   Klausurähnl. Hausarb 01.08.2021 bis
01.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Since the beginning of the history of cinema, filmmakers have relied on literary works as sources for the stories they want to tell. Yet, the relationship between the two media has remained a difficult one and has been at the center of critical debates in both film and literary studies for a long time. The first part of this class will familiarize students with the key concepts of adaptation theory. Equipped with this expertise, we will read three novels and critically analyze and discuss them in comparison with their cinematic adaptations. The preliminary reading and viewing list consists of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby (1925) and its adaptations by Jack Clayton (1974) and Baz Luhrmann (2013), Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita (1955) and its adaptations by Stanley Kubrick (1962) and Adrian Lyne (1997), and finally Ira Levin's The Stepford Wives (1972) and its film versions by Bryan Forbes (1975) and Frank Oz (2004).

Important: If you take this class as part of modules B.EP.44 or B.AS.103, you need to have successfully completed the "Introduction to Film and Media Analysis" class of the same module before. Please note that this is a mandatory prerequisite.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: florian.zappe@phil.uni-goettingen.de

 

 

 



SoSe 2021    4508520     Proseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Tischleder

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 12:00 bis
14:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 12:00 bis
14:00
Präsentation 14.07.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

In this course we will consider the genre of the biopic - films that present on screen the biographies and/or significant episodes of the lives of well-known people: artists, writers, politicians, musicians, and other public figures. We will consider the biopic as a genre of life writing, a genre that comes in many different cinematic styles and a wide range of storytelling modes. Comparing a variety of biopics available (for the most part) on Netflix, we will analyze, identify, and interpret the different aesthetic and narrative devices used to chronicle individual lives. We will ask how biopics contextualize the lives of their protagonists within the historical, political, and cultural contexts of their time. What concepts of gender, race, class, age, and sexuality are seen to constitute biographical becoming? How do the films interweave memories, experiences, testimonials, photos, news reports, historical footage, sound bites, and voiceover narration into coherent or discontinuous life stories?

Biopics to be discussed include Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, Becoming (Michelle Obama), I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin), What Happened, Miss Simone? (Nina Simone), Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait, Diana: In Her Own Words, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, The Death and Life Mash P. Johnson, Who Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley), Gaga: Five Foot Two, Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, Jackie (Jacqueline Kennedy). A final selection of films, also based on availability on Netflix, will be presented at the beginning of the course.

Important: If you take this class as part of modules B.EP.44 or B.AS.103, you need to have successfully completed the "Introduction to Film and Media Analysis" class of the same module before. Please note that this is a mandatory prerequisite.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: Tischleder@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508521     Proseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Zappe

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
Präsentation 14.07.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Surveillance owes its public attention to a large extent to works of literature, film, and visual art that reflect, affirm, or contest various forms, systems, and situations of observation and monitoring. In doing so, these artistic works render a sociocultural practice tangible that is highly abstract and yet has always been inherent, unavoidable as well as inevitable to escape since the beginning of the modern age - and thus not only in our contemporary age of omnipresent CCTV-cameras, digital data mining, and online exhibitionism.

In this class we will discuss how visual and media culture address surveillance, both in terms of aesthetics and politics. Based on seminal theoretical texts from the field of surveillance studies, we will not only discuss examples of what film scholar Catherine Zimmer has recently called "surveillance cinema" but also works from media artists such as the Surveillance Camera Players collective, Trevor Paglen, Harun Farocki, Hasan M. Elahi, Jill Magid, or Hito Steyerl.

Important: If you take this class as part of modules B.EP.44 or B.AS.103, you need to have successfully completed the "Introduction to Film and Media Analysis" class of the same module before. Please note that this is a mandatory prerequisite.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: florian.zappe@phil.uni-goettingen.de

 

 



SoSe 2021    4508536     Tutorium    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Gärtner

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 18.06.2021 bis
18.06.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 25.06.2021 bis
25.06.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 02.07.2021 bis
02.07.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 30.07.2021 bis
30.07.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 13.08.2021 bis
13.08.2021
 




Kommentar:

The aim of this workshop is to give students a chance to enhance their writing and composition skills and to practice the format of the 'Hausarbeit' (term paper) and the Take Home Exam. Using hands-on exercises, the stages of the writing process will be discussed from finding a topic to the final revisions. We will talk about the most common mistakes and how to avoid them as well as plagiarism and other writing-related topics. As this course is voluntary, students may choose to come to single sessions only, although a continuous attendance is highly recommended. Individual writing can be handed in and discussed during office hours. Please sign up on Stud.IP for details on session topics and organization. This workshop is especially recommended for students in the 'Proseminare' in literary and media studies. Yet, all other students writing term papers and Take Home Exams in North American Studies classes are also more than welcome to participate.

Please note that this tutorial will take place in block sessions. There will be three Zoom sessions: June 18, June 25, and July 02 (each 12-3 p.m.); Also, Ms Gärtner will give two online office hours (via Zoom) for individual consultations: July 30 and August 13 (each 12-3 p.m.)

Registration: Please register on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 May 2021. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. 

Please note that the class will be taught online.

For further information: m.gaertner@stud.uni-goettingen.de  


 
Die Überschrift B.AS.201a-d: Literary History I-IV aufklappen  B.AS.201a-d: Literary History I-IV    
   
SoSe 2021    4508504     Vorlesung    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   200     Dozent:   Gross

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 12:00 bis
14:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 12:00 bis
14:00
Klausur 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 16:00 bis
18:00
Wiederh. Klausur 21.10.2021 bis
21.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

This lecture course is intended to familiarize students with some of the dominant trends in American poetry and fiction from the end of World War II to the present. We will begin by discussing Cold War attempts to distinguish literature from propaganda, and then explore the growing significance of Jewish American literature in the context of Holocaust commemoration.  Next we will discuss how other literatures of identity—such as African American literature, feminist literature, and the literatures of various ethnic and social groups—gained prominence during a period known as the "culture wars." We will also study the Beats and the emergence of postmodernism, paying particular attention to its relation to modernist innovations on the one hand and to activist movements on the other. One frame for these explorations will be the development of what scholars have begun to call "the program era," a historical period (extending from 1945 to the present) marked by the affiliation of writers with creative writing programs in universities. We will conclude by studying some of the literature written after 9/11 and also discuss the emergence of the digital humanities.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 200 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 30 April is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: andrew.gross@phil.uni-goettingen.de


 
Die Überschrift B.AS.202: American Cultural History and Rhetoric aufklappen  B.AS.202: American Cultural History and Rhetoric    
   
SoSe 2021    4508514     Workshop    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   Köhler

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
06.05.2021
 




Kommentar:

The aim of this four-week workshop is to give students practical advice on how to improve their writing and composition skills with regard to the format of the "Hausarbeit" (term paper) and the Take Home Exam. We will make use of hands-on exercises to discuss the different stages of the writing process and how to find a topic, develop an argument, structure chapters, and make final revisions. We will also talk about how to follow a good citation practice and other writing-related topics. Individual writing samples can be handed in and discussed during the sessions. Please sign up on Stud.IP for details on session topics and organization. This workshop is especially recommended for students in the "Proseminare" in literary and media studies. Yet, all other students writing term papers and Take Home Exams in North American Studies classes are also more than welcome to participate. As this course is voluntary, students may choose to come to single sessions only, although a continuous attendance is highly recommended.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 05 March and 05 May is required. The class will start in the first week of the semester and sessions will take place on the following dates: 15 April, 22 April, 29 April, and 06 May (each session takes place from 10:00-12:00).

The workshop will be taught online.

For further information: susann.koehler@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508523     Seminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Zappe

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 16:00 bis
18:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Sonntag 16:00 bis
18:00
Klausurähnl. Hausarb 27.06.2021 bis
27.06.2021
 



Kommentar:

By analyzing document speeches, pamphlets, essays, and articles from the colonial period to the 20th century against the backdrop of their specific political and cultural contexts, this class will retrace and critically reassess the formation of the cultural identity of theUnited Statesin all its complexity. The reading list includes John Winthrop's sermon "A Model of Christian Charity" (1630), seminal political and legal texts like the "Declaration of Independence" and the "Bill of Rights," but also writings from Benjamin Franklin, J. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Alain Locke, or Frederick Jackson Turner.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: florian.zappe@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508524     Seminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Zappe

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Sonntag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.06.2021 bis
27.06.2021
 



Kommentar:

By analyzing document speeches, pamphlets, essays, and articles from the colonial period to the 20th century against the backdrop of their specific political and cultural contexts, this class will retrace and critically reassess the formation of the cultural identity of theUnited Statesin all its complexity. The reading list includes John Winthrop's sermon "A Model of Christian Charity" (1630), seminal political and legal texts like the "Declaration of Independence" and the "Bill of Rights," but also writings from Benjamin Franklin, J. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Alain Locke, or Frederick Jackson Turner.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: florian.zappe@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508526     Seminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Knipping

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 10:00 bis
12:00
Klausurähnl. Hausarb 13.07.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 
Dienstag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 13.07.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 



Kommentar:

This course introduces the cultural histories of feminisms in the United States and explores how women have addressed, and continue to address, gender inequalities. We will regard feminist critiques in a historical perspective, beginning with eighteenth century contributions, and discuss how early voices, including Abigail Adams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony, have tackled feminist issues such as work, family, and politics. These topical points and other spaces of inequality will be important foci throughout this class, which further surveys the various "waves" of/in feminism as well as contemporary forms of feminist practices, including online feminist activism. Throughout this class, we will pay particular attention to sociopolitical and economic contexts as well as to rhetoric and argumentation of the featured texts, as the main purpose of this module is to give students a more in-depth view on American cultural history and an understanding as to how particular issues are mediated by use of modes of rhetoric, style, and framing as well as textual formats, frameworks, and traditions.

This course's syllabus and the required readings will made available on Stud.IP at the beginning of the term.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 25 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March is required. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Please note that the class will be taught online in the summer term 2021.

For further information: marleen.knipping@uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508536     Tutorium    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Gärtner

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 18.06.2021 bis
18.06.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 25.06.2021 bis
25.06.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 02.07.2021 bis
02.07.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 30.07.2021 bis
30.07.2021
 
Freitag 12:00 bis
15:00
Einzel 13.08.2021 bis
13.08.2021
 




Kommentar:

The aim of this workshop is to give students a chance to enhance their writing and composition skills and to practice the format of the 'Hausarbeit' (term paper) and the Take Home Exam. Using hands-on exercises, the stages of the writing process will be discussed from finding a topic to the final revisions. We will talk about the most common mistakes and how to avoid them as well as plagiarism and other writing-related topics. As this course is voluntary, students may choose to come to single sessions only, although a continuous attendance is highly recommended. Individual writing can be handed in and discussed during office hours. Please sign up on Stud.IP for details on session topics and organization. This workshop is especially recommended for students in the 'Proseminare' in literary and media studies. Yet, all other students writing term papers and Take Home Exams in North American Studies classes are also more than welcome to participate.

Please note that this tutorial will take place in block sessions. There will be three Zoom sessions: June 18, June 25, and July 02 (each 12-3 p.m.); Also, Ms Gärtner will give two online office hours (via Zoom) for individual consultations: July 30 and August 13 (each 12-3 p.m.)

Registration: Please register on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 May 2021. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. 

Please note that the class will be taught online.

For further information: m.gaertner@stud.uni-goettingen.de  


 
Die Überschrift B.AS.301:  Critical Theory aufklappen  B.AS.301: Critical Theory    
   
SoSe 2021    4508503     Vorlesung    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   40     Dozent:   Tischleder

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 12:00 bis
14:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 12:00 bis
14:00
Klausur 13.07.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 
Dienstag 12:00 bis
14:00
Wiederh. Klausur 19.10.2021 bis
19.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

The first part of the lecture series introduces relevant theoretical approaches, critical thinkers and traditions in the field of literary and cultural studies: New Criticism, Structuralism & Semiotics, Deconstruction, Poststructuralism, Postmodernism, (Post-)Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Postcolonial Theory, Gender and Queer Studies, Ecocriticism, Posthumanism, and the Anthropocene, Theories of Race and Ethnicity.

Individual theorists discussed in the lecture are Louis Althusser, Mikhail Bakhtin, Roland Barthes, Simone de Beauvoir, Pierre Bourdieu, Lawrence Buell, Judith Butler, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Jacques Derrida, W.E.B. Du Bois, Sigmund Freud, Michel Foucault, Henri Louis Gates, Sandra Gilbert & Susan Gubar, Judith Halberstam, Donna Haraway, Frederic Jameson, Jacques Lacan, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Toni Morrison, Edward Said, Ferdinand de Saussure, Victor Shklovsky. Individual lectures will focus on a particular theoretical approach or on major thinkers that have impacted the development of critical theory in the field of literary and cultural studies.

The second part of the lecture series, "Approaches and Methods in Media Studies," to be offered in the winter term 2021/22, will focus on approaches in media theory and history, including theories of single media such as visual art, film, television, the computer, and other digital technologies, material culture studies, thing theory, and actor-network theory.

The two-semester lecture series aims at introducing students to major approaches, traditions and key figures as well as critical methods in the field of literary, cultural, and media theory.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 40 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: Tischleder@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508539     Tutorium    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Quentin

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 




Kommentar:

This - voluntary but highly recommended - tutorial is taught in conjunction with the class "Introducing Critical Theory I" (modules: B.AS.301; M.EP.01b; M.EP01b-L). The tutorial provides an opportunity to discuss the texts covered in the course, to address questions and to support the comprehension of the theories and critical concepts in question by means of close readings and in-depth discussion. Difficulties and questions regarding the theoretical texts can be addressed and revisited according to students' needs. Hence participating in the tutorial will also be helpful as a preparation for the final exam in the Critical Theory class.

Further material will be provided on Stud.IP.

Details about the organization of this tutorial will be announced in the first session.

Registration: Please register on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. 

The class will be taught online.

For further information: annika.quentin@stud.uni-goettingen.de 


 
Die Überschrift B.AS.401: Theory and Practice of American Studies (Vertiefungsmodul) aufklappen  B.AS.401: Theory and Practice of American Studies (Vertiefungsmodul)    
   
SoSe 2021    4508517     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Hinsey

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Over the course of the twentieth century the art of poetry has manifested a tension between the private world of lyrical reflection and expressions of civic and personal rebellion. This class will explore poetic rebellion, taking an in-depth approach to why, and what technical forms, these rebellions took. Focusing on key poems and texts from poetic uprisings such as the early twentieth-century Imagists, the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, mid-century formalism and women and civil rights' movement poetry of the 1960s, it will also look at the impact of these rebellions on recent poetry including the generation of Black Lives Matter.

Authors will include T.S. Eliot and H.D., Langston Hughes and Jean Toomer, W. H. Auden, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, the later poems of Adrienne Rich, and Danez Smith. We will explore each poet's unique technical approach in their struggle to witness to the world's gifts and injustices. We will also, where relevant, look at parallel developments in world literature. Finally, throughout the class we will reflect on the idea, expressed by the Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky in his Nobel Lecture, that poetry is an extraordinary accelerator of conscience and what that might mean for both poet and reader.

Readings:

The New Poetry, eds. Harriet Monroe and Alice Corbin Henderson (Introduction), 1921

T.S. Eliot: Essays, "Reflections on Vers Libre" (1917) "Yeats" (1940); T.S. Eliot, Selected Poems: "Preludes" (1917), "The Hollow Men" (1925), "The Wasteland" (1922, sections)

H.D.: "The Walls do Not Fall" (1940)

Simone Weil: (Essay) "The Great Beast"

Langston Hughes: The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, 1995; "The Colored Soldier" (1919), "Troubled Woman" (1920), "I Too Sing America" (1926), "Let America be America Again" (1936), "Harlem/Good Morning Daddy" (1951)

Jean Toomer: The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer, 1988; "Reapers" (1923), "Harvest Song" (1923), "Prayer"

W. H. Auden: "In Memory of W.B. Yeats" (1939)

Robert Lowell: "Man and Wife" (1959)

Elizabeth Bishop: "One Art" (1976)

Allen Ginsberg: "Howl" (1955)

Sylvia Plath: "The Colossus" (1960), "The Manor Garden", "Black Rook in Rainy Weather"; Ariel (1965): "Morning Song", "The Applicant"

Adrienne Rich: The Dream of a Common Language (1978); "Origins and History of Consciousness", "Cartographies of Silence", "Towards the Solstice", "Transcendental Etude"

Audre Lorde: "Who Said it was Simple" (1973), "A Litany for Survival" (1978)

Danez Smith: "Dear White America" (2017), "Tonight, in Oakland" (2015), "Sideshow" (2014)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

The class will be taught online in the summer semester.

For further information:  e.ner@posteo.net 



SoSe 2021    4508528     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Tischleder

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Our Earth is one that we inhabit together with many other beings—from rainforests and megafauna to fungi and the microbiome in our guts. Yet in most stories, whether news reports, novels, or nonfiction, an anthropocentric perspective still prevails: narratives focus on human characters, human lives, human strivings and relationships. This course sets out from the assumption that we need to reassess our worldviews, especially in the face of climate change, mass extinction, and pandemics—in times when the impact of human industries, economies, and exploitation jeopardize all earthly life forms. While ever more species are endangered and die out, people still often disregard our coevolution and interdependence with these "others" on our planet, whether other primates or microorganisms, including the land, water, and air we all rely on.

Hence, we will consider narratives and theories that propose different, more inclusive, but also more "alien" ways of presenting and conceptualizing planetary cohabitation. We will consider notions of immersion, kinship, companion species, and "arts of attentiveness" that take into account multispecies habitats and forms of coexistence in cities and beyond. We will ask which (imaginary) perspectives allow us to tell stories differently, to include the perceptions and experiences of nonhuman animals and plant life, perspectives that try to account for our complex entanglements, "transcorporeality," and "cross-species sociality." We will explore art, poetry, fiction and nonfiction by André Alexis, Diane Cook, Louise Erdrich, Jonathan Franzen, Lauren Groff, Linda Hogan, Barbara Kingsolver, Bill McKibben, Lydia Millet, Mary Oliver, and Rebecca Solnit alongside theoretical approaches by Stacy Alaimo, Karen Barad, Marc Beckoff, Donna Haraway, Tim Ingold, Eben Kirksey, Jamie Lorimer, Anna Tsing, Thom van Dooren and others.

Please acquire a copy of and read in advance (preferably the following editions):

- André Alexis, Fifteen Dogs (2015), Coach House ISBN 978-1552453056, 176 pp.

- Lydia Millet, The Children's Bible (2020), Norton paperback, ISBN: 978-0-393-86738-1, 240 pp. (February 2021)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

This class will be taught online. 

For further information: Tischleder@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508532     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Künnemann

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 14.07.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 21.07.2021 bis
21.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

The family has always sat at the heart of discourses negotiating American identity, concept(ions) of the home and belonging, and processes of inclusion or exclusion respectively. The nuclear family and alternatives to this concept - the latter often couched in terms of difference and deviation from the problematic notion of a standard or 'norm' - have been evoked to define and challenge American culture, placement in terms of class, and ideas revolving around race/ethnicity.

This class sets out to discuss the relevance of the family in and for recent American literature and culture (including film and TV). We will set out by tracing the (earlier) representations of the American family in literature and culture in order to gain an understanding of recent trends and developments as well as alternatives to conceptions of 'the American family' in contemporary texts.

How has the idea of today's American family been affected by discourses revolving around, for example, the middle class and the American Dream? How 'gendered' and 'ethnic' is the representation of the American family these days? How has 'family' affected the formation of (American) identity? And how exactly has this representation (re)considered and challenged values and mores, the above mentioned policies of inclusion and exclusion, etc.? How do different generations cope with each other and with societal changes - and how exactly are these processes enacted in narratives?

In order to trace these questions, we will investigate theoretical texts that engage with the socio-cultural formation and development of the American family, and then relate those discussions to selected writings (and potentially films and TV shows) in contemporary U.S.-American literature and culture.

A number of readings will come in the form of excerpts, single chapters, or articles; most texts will be made available in an e-reader via Stud.IP, but you are asked to purchase the three novels which we will discuss in full length: Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections (2001; Picador edition preferred), Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You (2014; Blackfriars edition preferred), and Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017; Bloomsbury edition preferred).

To ease their workload during the semester, students should consider reading the novels ahead of time.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Please note that this class will be taught online.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

For further information: vanessa.kuennemann@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508533     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Gross

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 16.04.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
mdl.Prf. 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

This class will concentrate on three big midcentury novels: Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952), Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March (1953), and Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of Fools (1962). These novels are "big" in length (each weighs in at 500 pages or more) but also in perspective. They insist on the importance of point-of-view as both artistic technique and political principle. Point-of-view was a key component of a liberal aesthetic that emerged at midcentury. Artists, and indeed all people, had to be free to say what they wanted to say, from whatever perspective they wanted to say it. This is what distinguished liberalism from totalitarianism and art from propaganda. To writers schooled in the Cold War, individualism seemed like an effective way to resist the coercive "we" identities of communism (class) and fascism (race). Nevertheless, it had—and still has—its limits, since it has trouble recognizing the way liberal democracy creates social distinctions, often in unofficial ways, through racism, misogyny, and other forms of discrimination. The commitment to individualism, coupled with the awareness of its limits, informs the writing of Bellow, Porter, and Ellison. They insist on the sanctity of point-of-view while recognizing, in varying degrees, that individualism can mask selfishness, or that it can be experienced as loneliness or existential despair. The sheer scope of these novels can be understood as a frame for trying out (and just as often rejecting) multiple identities, precisely because the novelists fear that identity is coercive. In this they offer a marked contrast to current conceptions of identity, which unite individual notions of selfhood with broader allegiances of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class. Midcentury novels pledge their allegiance to perspective rather than to social groups, and in doing so offer a broad panorama of American attitudes at the moment the United States became a superpower and began to reckon with some of its own homegrown inequities.

Reading List:

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952)

Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March (1953)

Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools (1962)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

This class will be taught online. 

For further information: andrew.gross@phil.uni-goettingen.de


 
Die Überschrift II. Profil fachwissenschaftliche Vertiefung aufklappen  II. Profil fachwissenschaftliche Vertiefung    
 
Die Überschrift B.AS.402:  Advanced American Studies aufklappen  B.AS.402: Advanced American Studies    
   
SoSe 2021    4508517     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Hinsey

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Over the course of the twentieth century the art of poetry has manifested a tension between the private world of lyrical reflection and expressions of civic and personal rebellion. This class will explore poetic rebellion, taking an in-depth approach to why, and what technical forms, these rebellions took. Focusing on key poems and texts from poetic uprisings such as the early twentieth-century Imagists, the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, mid-century formalism and women and civil rights' movement poetry of the 1960s, it will also look at the impact of these rebellions on recent poetry including the generation of Black Lives Matter.

Authors will include T.S. Eliot and H.D., Langston Hughes and Jean Toomer, W. H. Auden, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, the later poems of Adrienne Rich, and Danez Smith. We will explore each poet's unique technical approach in their struggle to witness to the world's gifts and injustices. We will also, where relevant, look at parallel developments in world literature. Finally, throughout the class we will reflect on the idea, expressed by the Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky in his Nobel Lecture, that poetry is an extraordinary accelerator of conscience and what that might mean for both poet and reader.

Readings:

The New Poetry, eds. Harriet Monroe and Alice Corbin Henderson (Introduction), 1921

T.S. Eliot: Essays, "Reflections on Vers Libre" (1917) "Yeats" (1940); T.S. Eliot, Selected Poems: "Preludes" (1917), "The Hollow Men" (1925), "The Wasteland" (1922, sections)

H.D.: "The Walls do Not Fall" (1940)

Simone Weil: (Essay) "The Great Beast"

Langston Hughes: The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, 1995; "The Colored Soldier" (1919), "Troubled Woman" (1920), "I Too Sing America" (1926), "Let America be America Again" (1936), "Harlem/Good Morning Daddy" (1951)

Jean Toomer: The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer, 1988; "Reapers" (1923), "Harvest Song" (1923), "Prayer"

W. H. Auden: "In Memory of W.B. Yeats" (1939)

Robert Lowell: "Man and Wife" (1959)

Elizabeth Bishop: "One Art" (1976)

Allen Ginsberg: "Howl" (1955)

Sylvia Plath: "The Colossus" (1960), "The Manor Garden", "Black Rook in Rainy Weather"; Ariel (1965): "Morning Song", "The Applicant"

Adrienne Rich: The Dream of a Common Language (1978); "Origins and History of Consciousness", "Cartographies of Silence", "Towards the Solstice", "Transcendental Etude"

Audre Lorde: "Who Said it was Simple" (1973), "A Litany for Survival" (1978)

Danez Smith: "Dear White America" (2017), "Tonight, in Oakland" (2015), "Sideshow" (2014)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

The class will be taught online in the summer semester.

For further information:  e.ner@posteo.net 



SoSe 2021    4508528     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Tischleder

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Our Earth is one that we inhabit together with many other beings—from rainforests and megafauna to fungi and the microbiome in our guts. Yet in most stories, whether news reports, novels, or nonfiction, an anthropocentric perspective still prevails: narratives focus on human characters, human lives, human strivings and relationships. This course sets out from the assumption that we need to reassess our worldviews, especially in the face of climate change, mass extinction, and pandemics—in times when the impact of human industries, economies, and exploitation jeopardize all earthly life forms. While ever more species are endangered and die out, people still often disregard our coevolution and interdependence with these "others" on our planet, whether other primates or microorganisms, including the land, water, and air we all rely on.

Hence, we will consider narratives and theories that propose different, more inclusive, but also more "alien" ways of presenting and conceptualizing planetary cohabitation. We will consider notions of immersion, kinship, companion species, and "arts of attentiveness" that take into account multispecies habitats and forms of coexistence in cities and beyond. We will ask which (imaginary) perspectives allow us to tell stories differently, to include the perceptions and experiences of nonhuman animals and plant life, perspectives that try to account for our complex entanglements, "transcorporeality," and "cross-species sociality." We will explore art, poetry, fiction and nonfiction by André Alexis, Diane Cook, Louise Erdrich, Jonathan Franzen, Lauren Groff, Linda Hogan, Barbara Kingsolver, Bill McKibben, Lydia Millet, Mary Oliver, and Rebecca Solnit alongside theoretical approaches by Stacy Alaimo, Karen Barad, Marc Beckoff, Donna Haraway, Tim Ingold, Eben Kirksey, Jamie Lorimer, Anna Tsing, Thom van Dooren and others.

Please acquire a copy of and read in advance (preferably the following editions):

- André Alexis, Fifteen Dogs (2015), Coach House ISBN 978-1552453056, 176 pp.

- Lydia Millet, The Children's Bible (2020), Norton paperback, ISBN: 978-0-393-86738-1, 240 pp. (February 2021)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

This class will be taught online. 

For further information: Tischleder@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508532     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Künnemann

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 14.07.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 21.07.2021 bis
21.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

The family has always sat at the heart of discourses negotiating American identity, concept(ions) of the home and belonging, and processes of inclusion or exclusion respectively. The nuclear family and alternatives to this concept - the latter often couched in terms of difference and deviation from the problematic notion of a standard or 'norm' - have been evoked to define and challenge American culture, placement in terms of class, and ideas revolving around race/ethnicity.

This class sets out to discuss the relevance of the family in and for recent American literature and culture (including film and TV). We will set out by tracing the (earlier) representations of the American family in literature and culture in order to gain an understanding of recent trends and developments as well as alternatives to conceptions of 'the American family' in contemporary texts.

How has the idea of today's American family been affected by discourses revolving around, for example, the middle class and the American Dream? How 'gendered' and 'ethnic' is the representation of the American family these days? How has 'family' affected the formation of (American) identity? And how exactly has this representation (re)considered and challenged values and mores, the above mentioned policies of inclusion and exclusion, etc.? How do different generations cope with each other and with societal changes - and how exactly are these processes enacted in narratives?

In order to trace these questions, we will investigate theoretical texts that engage with the socio-cultural formation and development of the American family, and then relate those discussions to selected writings (and potentially films and TV shows) in contemporary U.S.-American literature and culture.

A number of readings will come in the form of excerpts, single chapters, or articles; most texts will be made available in an e-reader via Stud.IP, but you are asked to purchase the three novels which we will discuss in full length: Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections (2001; Picador edition preferred), Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You (2014; Blackfriars edition preferred), and Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017; Bloomsbury edition preferred).

To ease their workload during the semester, students should consider reading the novels ahead of time.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Please note that this class will be taught online.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

For further information: vanessa.kuennemann@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508533     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Gross

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 16.04.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
mdl.Prf. 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

This class will concentrate on three big midcentury novels: Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952), Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March (1953), and Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of Fools (1962). These novels are "big" in length (each weighs in at 500 pages or more) but also in perspective. They insist on the importance of point-of-view as both artistic technique and political principle. Point-of-view was a key component of a liberal aesthetic that emerged at midcentury. Artists, and indeed all people, had to be free to say what they wanted to say, from whatever perspective they wanted to say it. This is what distinguished liberalism from totalitarianism and art from propaganda. To writers schooled in the Cold War, individualism seemed like an effective way to resist the coercive "we" identities of communism (class) and fascism (race). Nevertheless, it had—and still has—its limits, since it has trouble recognizing the way liberal democracy creates social distinctions, often in unofficial ways, through racism, misogyny, and other forms of discrimination. The commitment to individualism, coupled with the awareness of its limits, informs the writing of Bellow, Porter, and Ellison. They insist on the sanctity of point-of-view while recognizing, in varying degrees, that individualism can mask selfishness, or that it can be experienced as loneliness or existential despair. The sheer scope of these novels can be understood as a frame for trying out (and just as often rejecting) multiple identities, precisely because the novelists fear that identity is coercive. In this they offer a marked contrast to current conceptions of identity, which unite individual notions of selfhood with broader allegiances of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class. Midcentury novels pledge their allegiance to perspective rather than to social groups, and in doing so offer a broad panorama of American attitudes at the moment the United States became a superpower and began to reckon with some of its own homegrown inequities.

Reading List:

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952)

Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March (1953)

Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools (1962)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

This class will be taught online. 

For further information: andrew.gross@phil.uni-goettingen.de


 
Die Überschrift B.AS.403: Topics in Literary and Media Studies aufklappen  B.AS.403: Topics in Literary and Media Studies    
   
SoSe 2021    4508517     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Hinsey

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Over the course of the twentieth century the art of poetry has manifested a tension between the private world of lyrical reflection and expressions of civic and personal rebellion. This class will explore poetic rebellion, taking an in-depth approach to why, and what technical forms, these rebellions took. Focusing on key poems and texts from poetic uprisings such as the early twentieth-century Imagists, the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, mid-century formalism and women and civil rights' movement poetry of the 1960s, it will also look at the impact of these rebellions on recent poetry including the generation of Black Lives Matter.

Authors will include T.S. Eliot and H.D., Langston Hughes and Jean Toomer, W. H. Auden, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, the later poems of Adrienne Rich, and Danez Smith. We will explore each poet's unique technical approach in their struggle to witness to the world's gifts and injustices. We will also, where relevant, look at parallel developments in world literature. Finally, throughout the class we will reflect on the idea, expressed by the Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky in his Nobel Lecture, that poetry is an extraordinary accelerator of conscience and what that might mean for both poet and reader.

Readings:

The New Poetry, eds. Harriet Monroe and Alice Corbin Henderson (Introduction), 1921

T.S. Eliot: Essays, "Reflections on Vers Libre" (1917) "Yeats" (1940); T.S. Eliot, Selected Poems: "Preludes" (1917), "The Hollow Men" (1925), "The Wasteland" (1922, sections)

H.D.: "The Walls do Not Fall" (1940)

Simone Weil: (Essay) "The Great Beast"

Langston Hughes: The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, 1995; "The Colored Soldier" (1919), "Troubled Woman" (1920), "I Too Sing America" (1926), "Let America be America Again" (1936), "Harlem/Good Morning Daddy" (1951)

Jean Toomer: The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer, 1988; "Reapers" (1923), "Harvest Song" (1923), "Prayer"

W. H. Auden: "In Memory of W.B. Yeats" (1939)

Robert Lowell: "Man and Wife" (1959)

Elizabeth Bishop: "One Art" (1976)

Allen Ginsberg: "Howl" (1955)

Sylvia Plath: "The Colossus" (1960), "The Manor Garden", "Black Rook in Rainy Weather"; Ariel (1965): "Morning Song", "The Applicant"

Adrienne Rich: The Dream of a Common Language (1978); "Origins and History of Consciousness", "Cartographies of Silence", "Towards the Solstice", "Transcendental Etude"

Audre Lorde: "Who Said it was Simple" (1973), "A Litany for Survival" (1978)

Danez Smith: "Dear White America" (2017), "Tonight, in Oakland" (2015), "Sideshow" (2014)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

The class will be taught online in the summer semester.

For further information:  e.ner@posteo.net 



SoSe 2021    4508528     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Tischleder

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Our Earth is one that we inhabit together with many other beings—from rainforests and megafauna to fungi and the microbiome in our guts. Yet in most stories, whether news reports, novels, or nonfiction, an anthropocentric perspective still prevails: narratives focus on human characters, human lives, human strivings and relationships. This course sets out from the assumption that we need to reassess our worldviews, especially in the face of climate change, mass extinction, and pandemics—in times when the impact of human industries, economies, and exploitation jeopardize all earthly life forms. While ever more species are endangered and die out, people still often disregard our coevolution and interdependence with these "others" on our planet, whether other primates or microorganisms, including the land, water, and air we all rely on.

Hence, we will consider narratives and theories that propose different, more inclusive, but also more "alien" ways of presenting and conceptualizing planetary cohabitation. We will consider notions of immersion, kinship, companion species, and "arts of attentiveness" that take into account multispecies habitats and forms of coexistence in cities and beyond. We will ask which (imaginary) perspectives allow us to tell stories differently, to include the perceptions and experiences of nonhuman animals and plant life, perspectives that try to account for our complex entanglements, "transcorporeality," and "cross-species sociality." We will explore art, poetry, fiction and nonfiction by André Alexis, Diane Cook, Louise Erdrich, Jonathan Franzen, Lauren Groff, Linda Hogan, Barbara Kingsolver, Bill McKibben, Lydia Millet, Mary Oliver, and Rebecca Solnit alongside theoretical approaches by Stacy Alaimo, Karen Barad, Marc Beckoff, Donna Haraway, Tim Ingold, Eben Kirksey, Jamie Lorimer, Anna Tsing, Thom van Dooren and others.

Please acquire a copy of and read in advance (preferably the following editions):

- André Alexis, Fifteen Dogs (2015), Coach House ISBN 978-1552453056, 176 pp.

- Lydia Millet, The Children's Bible (2020), Norton paperback, ISBN: 978-0-393-86738-1, 240 pp. (February 2021)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

This class will be taught online. 

For further information: Tischleder@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508532     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Künnemann

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 14.07.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 21.07.2021 bis
21.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

The family has always sat at the heart of discourses negotiating American identity, concept(ions) of the home and belonging, and processes of inclusion or exclusion respectively. The nuclear family and alternatives to this concept - the latter often couched in terms of difference and deviation from the problematic notion of a standard or 'norm' - have been evoked to define and challenge American culture, placement in terms of class, and ideas revolving around race/ethnicity.

This class sets out to discuss the relevance of the family in and for recent American literature and culture (including film and TV). We will set out by tracing the (earlier) representations of the American family in literature and culture in order to gain an understanding of recent trends and developments as well as alternatives to conceptions of 'the American family' in contemporary texts.

How has the idea of today's American family been affected by discourses revolving around, for example, the middle class and the American Dream? How 'gendered' and 'ethnic' is the representation of the American family these days? How has 'family' affected the formation of (American) identity? And how exactly has this representation (re)considered and challenged values and mores, the above mentioned policies of inclusion and exclusion, etc.? How do different generations cope with each other and with societal changes - and how exactly are these processes enacted in narratives?

In order to trace these questions, we will investigate theoretical texts that engage with the socio-cultural formation and development of the American family, and then relate those discussions to selected writings (and potentially films and TV shows) in contemporary U.S.-American literature and culture.

A number of readings will come in the form of excerpts, single chapters, or articles; most texts will be made available in an e-reader via Stud.IP, but you are asked to purchase the three novels which we will discuss in full length: Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections (2001; Picador edition preferred), Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You (2014; Blackfriars edition preferred), and Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017; Bloomsbury edition preferred).

To ease their workload during the semester, students should consider reading the novels ahead of time.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Please note that this class will be taught online.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

For further information: vanessa.kuennemann@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508533     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Gross

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 16.04.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
mdl.Prf. 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

This class will concentrate on three big midcentury novels: Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952), Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March (1953), and Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of Fools (1962). These novels are "big" in length (each weighs in at 500 pages or more) but also in perspective. They insist on the importance of point-of-view as both artistic technique and political principle. Point-of-view was a key component of a liberal aesthetic that emerged at midcentury. Artists, and indeed all people, had to be free to say what they wanted to say, from whatever perspective they wanted to say it. This is what distinguished liberalism from totalitarianism and art from propaganda. To writers schooled in the Cold War, individualism seemed like an effective way to resist the coercive "we" identities of communism (class) and fascism (race). Nevertheless, it had—and still has—its limits, since it has trouble recognizing the way liberal democracy creates social distinctions, often in unofficial ways, through racism, misogyny, and other forms of discrimination. The commitment to individualism, coupled with the awareness of its limits, informs the writing of Bellow, Porter, and Ellison. They insist on the sanctity of point-of-view while recognizing, in varying degrees, that individualism can mask selfishness, or that it can be experienced as loneliness or existential despair. The sheer scope of these novels can be understood as a frame for trying out (and just as often rejecting) multiple identities, precisely because the novelists fear that identity is coercive. In this they offer a marked contrast to current conceptions of identity, which unite individual notions of selfhood with broader allegiances of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class. Midcentury novels pledge their allegiance to perspective rather than to social groups, and in doing so offer a broad panorama of American attitudes at the moment the United States became a superpower and began to reckon with some of its own homegrown inequities.

Reading List:

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952)

Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March (1953)

Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools (1962)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

This class will be taught online. 

For further information: andrew.gross@phil.uni-goettingen.de


 
Die Überschrift B.AS.501:  Bachelor-Abschlussmodul North American Studies aufklappen  B.AS.501: Bachelor-Abschlussmodul North American Studies    
   
SoSe 2021    452668     Seminar    2 SWS    http://www.amstud.uni-goettingen.de Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   15     Dozent:   Tischleder

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 18:00 bis
20:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Montag 18:00 bis
20:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 18:00 bis
20:00
mdl.Prf. 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Montag 18:00 bis
20:00
Präsentation 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Präs.ausarb. 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

The colloquium invites advanced students who are preparing or already working on their B.A. or M.A. thesis. It will provide the opportunity to present and discuss your work in progress and receive valuable feedback. Further sessions will be on academic writing, research, and current developments in American cultural and literary studies as well as critical theory.

The course also gives students the opportunity to suggest specific topics and/or theoretical texts relevant to the field of American Studies and with regard to current research projects that may be taken up in individual class discussions. If you have a particular topic or text in mind that you want to propose for discussion, please send an email to Prof. Tischleder before the beginning of the semester.

If you wish to take this colloquium as part of your "fachwissenschaftliche Vertiefung" (B.AS.501) or as part of your "Master-Abschlussmodul" (M.AS.04 or M.EP.06b), please come to the instructor's office hours well in advance.

Students who wish to take this class as part of module M.EP.09b and who need to write a 'Forschungsbericht' as a 'Prüfungsleistung' in this module, too, are asked to contact Prof. Tischleder before the beginning of the semester.

Please also note that we also recommend to take this colloquium as a voluntary component of module B.EP.51, i.e., before you prepare your B.A. thesis in North American Studies. While you will not be given credit for the colloquium in the context of this module, participation is still highly recommended. 

Registration: Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

This class will be taught online (until further notice). 

For further information: Tischleder@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    459640     Seminar    2 SWS    http://www.amstud.uni-goettingen.de Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   15     Dozent:   Gross

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 18:00 bis
20:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 18:00 bis
20:00
Präsentation 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 18:00 bis
20:00
mdl.Prf. 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Präs.ausarb. 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

The colloquium is designed to help BA- and MA-level students who are in the process of writing—or thinking about—the theses (BA-Arbeit/MA-Arbeit) necessary for the completion of their degrees. Students will have the opportunity to present their work-in-progress to their peers. Many sessions will be devoted to discussing student work.  Other sessions will deal with topics in academic research and writing. We will also discuss current trends and methods in American studies and in critical theory. Students are invited to propose their own topics and texts for general discussion. Please get your suggestions to me as soon as possible so I can try to include them in the syllabus.

If you wish to take this colloquium as part of your "fachwissenschaftliche Vertiefung" (B.AS.501) or as part of your "Master-Abschlussmodul" (M.AS.04 or M.EP.6b), please come to the instructor's office hours well in advance.

Students who wish to take this class as part of module M.EP.09b and who need to write a 'Forschungsbericht' as a 'Prüfungsleistung' in this module, too, are asked to contact Prof. Gross before the beginning of the semester.

Please also note that we recommend to take this colloquium as a voluntary component of module B.EP.51, i.e., before you prepare your B.A. thesis in North American Studies. While you will not be given credit for the colloquium in the context of this module, participation is still highly recommended. 

Registration: Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Please note that the class will be taught online.

For further information: andrew.gross@phil.uni-goettingen.de


 
Die Überschrift MA-Studiengang aufklappen  MA-Studiengang    
 
Die Überschrift I. Kerncurriculum aufklappen  I. Kerncurriculum    
 
Die Überschrift 1.1. Advanced Cultural and Media Studies M.AS.1 aufklappen  1.1. Advanced Cultural and Media Studies M.AS.1    
 
Die Überschrift a) Kulturwissenschaftliches Seminar aufklappen  a) Kulturwissenschaftliches Seminar    
   
SoSe 2021    4508526     Seminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Knipping

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 10:00 bis
12:00
Klausurähnl. Hausarb 13.07.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 
Dienstag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 13.07.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 



Kommentar:

This course introduces the cultural histories of feminisms in the United States and explores how women have addressed, and continue to address, gender inequalities. We will regard feminist critiques in a historical perspective, beginning with eighteenth century contributions, and discuss how early voices, including Abigail Adams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony, have tackled feminist issues such as work, family, and politics. These topical points and other spaces of inequality will be important foci throughout this class, which further surveys the various "waves" of/in feminism as well as contemporary forms of feminist practices, including online feminist activism. Throughout this class, we will pay particular attention to sociopolitical and economic contexts as well as to rhetoric and argumentation of the featured texts, as the main purpose of this module is to give students a more in-depth view on American cultural history and an understanding as to how particular issues are mediated by use of modes of rhetoric, style, and framing as well as textual formats, frameworks, and traditions.

This course's syllabus and the required readings will made available on Stud.IP at the beginning of the term.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 25 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March is required. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Please note that the class will be taught online in the summer term 2021.

For further information: marleen.knipping@uni-goettingen.de


 
Die Überschrift b) Kulturtheoretisches oder medienwissenschaftliches Seminar aufklappen  b) Kulturtheoretisches oder medienwissenschaftliches Seminar    
   
SoSe 2021    4508516     Proseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Zappe

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
Präsentation 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Sonntag   Klausurähnl. Hausarb 01.08.2021 bis
01.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Since the beginning of the history of cinema, filmmakers have relied on literary works as sources for the stories they want to tell. Yet, the relationship between the two media has remained a difficult one and has been at the center of critical debates in both film and literary studies for a long time. The first part of this class will familiarize students with the key concepts of adaptation theory. Equipped with this expertise, we will read three novels and critically analyze and discuss them in comparison with their cinematic adaptations. The preliminary reading and viewing list consists of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby (1925) and its adaptations by Jack Clayton (1974) and Baz Luhrmann (2013), Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita (1955) and its adaptations by Stanley Kubrick (1962) and Adrian Lyne (1997), and finally Ira Levin's The Stepford Wives (1972) and its film versions by Bryan Forbes (1975) and Frank Oz (2004).

Important: If you take this class as part of modules B.EP.44 or B.AS.103, you need to have successfully completed the "Introduction to Film and Media Analysis" class of the same module before. Please note that this is a mandatory prerequisite.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: florian.zappe@phil.uni-goettingen.de

 

 

 



SoSe 2021    4508520     Proseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Tischleder

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 12:00 bis
14:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 12:00 bis
14:00
Präsentation 14.07.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

In this course we will consider the genre of the biopic - films that present on screen the biographies and/or significant episodes of the lives of well-known people: artists, writers, politicians, musicians, and other public figures. We will consider the biopic as a genre of life writing, a genre that comes in many different cinematic styles and a wide range of storytelling modes. Comparing a variety of biopics available (for the most part) on Netflix, we will analyze, identify, and interpret the different aesthetic and narrative devices used to chronicle individual lives. We will ask how biopics contextualize the lives of their protagonists within the historical, political, and cultural contexts of their time. What concepts of gender, race, class, age, and sexuality are seen to constitute biographical becoming? How do the films interweave memories, experiences, testimonials, photos, news reports, historical footage, sound bites, and voiceover narration into coherent or discontinuous life stories?

Biopics to be discussed include Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, Becoming (Michelle Obama), I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin), What Happened, Miss Simone? (Nina Simone), Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait, Diana: In Her Own Words, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, The Death and Life Mash P. Johnson, Who Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley), Gaga: Five Foot Two, Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, Jackie (Jacqueline Kennedy). A final selection of films, also based on availability on Netflix, will be presented at the beginning of the course.

Important: If you take this class as part of modules B.EP.44 or B.AS.103, you need to have successfully completed the "Introduction to Film and Media Analysis" class of the same module before. Please note that this is a mandatory prerequisite.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: Tischleder@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508521     Proseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Zappe

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
Präsentation 14.07.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Surveillance owes its public attention to a large extent to works of literature, film, and visual art that reflect, affirm, or contest various forms, systems, and situations of observation and monitoring. In doing so, these artistic works render a sociocultural practice tangible that is highly abstract and yet has always been inherent, unavoidable as well as inevitable to escape since the beginning of the modern age - and thus not only in our contemporary age of omnipresent CCTV-cameras, digital data mining, and online exhibitionism.

In this class we will discuss how visual and media culture address surveillance, both in terms of aesthetics and politics. Based on seminal theoretical texts from the field of surveillance studies, we will not only discuss examples of what film scholar Catherine Zimmer has recently called "surveillance cinema" but also works from media artists such as the Surveillance Camera Players collective, Trevor Paglen, Harun Farocki, Hasan M. Elahi, Jill Magid, or Hito Steyerl.

Important: If you take this class as part of modules B.EP.44 or B.AS.103, you need to have successfully completed the "Introduction to Film and Media Analysis" class of the same module before. Please note that this is a mandatory prerequisite.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: florian.zappe@phil.uni-goettingen.de

 

 


 
Die Überschrift 1.2. American Literature M.AS.2 aufklappen  1.2. American Literature M.AS.2    
 
Die Überschrift a) Seminar Fortgeschrittene Literatur- und Kulturtheoretische Analyse und Interpretation aufklappen  a) Seminar Fortgeschrittene Literatur- und Kulturtheoretische Analyse und Interpretation    
   
SoSe 2021    4508517     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Hinsey

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Over the course of the twentieth century the art of poetry has manifested a tension between the private world of lyrical reflection and expressions of civic and personal rebellion. This class will explore poetic rebellion, taking an in-depth approach to why, and what technical forms, these rebellions took. Focusing on key poems and texts from poetic uprisings such as the early twentieth-century Imagists, the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, mid-century formalism and women and civil rights' movement poetry of the 1960s, it will also look at the impact of these rebellions on recent poetry including the generation of Black Lives Matter.

Authors will include T.S. Eliot and H.D., Langston Hughes and Jean Toomer, W. H. Auden, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, the later poems of Adrienne Rich, and Danez Smith. We will explore each poet's unique technical approach in their struggle to witness to the world's gifts and injustices. We will also, where relevant, look at parallel developments in world literature. Finally, throughout the class we will reflect on the idea, expressed by the Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky in his Nobel Lecture, that poetry is an extraordinary accelerator of conscience and what that might mean for both poet and reader.

Readings:

The New Poetry, eds. Harriet Monroe and Alice Corbin Henderson (Introduction), 1921

T.S. Eliot: Essays, "Reflections on Vers Libre" (1917) "Yeats" (1940); T.S. Eliot, Selected Poems: "Preludes" (1917), "The Hollow Men" (1925), "The Wasteland" (1922, sections)

H.D.: "The Walls do Not Fall" (1940)

Simone Weil: (Essay) "The Great Beast"

Langston Hughes: The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, 1995; "The Colored Soldier" (1919), "Troubled Woman" (1920), "I Too Sing America" (1926), "Let America be America Again" (1936), "Harlem/Good Morning Daddy" (1951)

Jean Toomer: The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer, 1988; "Reapers" (1923), "Harvest Song" (1923), "Prayer"

W. H. Auden: "In Memory of W.B. Yeats" (1939)

Robert Lowell: "Man and Wife" (1959)

Elizabeth Bishop: "One Art" (1976)

Allen Ginsberg: "Howl" (1955)

Sylvia Plath: "The Colossus" (1960), "The Manor Garden", "Black Rook in Rainy Weather"; Ariel (1965): "Morning Song", "The Applicant"

Adrienne Rich: The Dream of a Common Language (1978); "Origins and History of Consciousness", "Cartographies of Silence", "Towards the Solstice", "Transcendental Etude"

Audre Lorde: "Who Said it was Simple" (1973), "A Litany for Survival" (1978)

Danez Smith: "Dear White America" (2017), "Tonight, in Oakland" (2015), "Sideshow" (2014)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

The class will be taught online in the summer semester.

For further information:  e.ner@posteo.net 



SoSe 2021    4508528     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Tischleder

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Our Earth is one that we inhabit together with many other beings—from rainforests and megafauna to fungi and the microbiome in our guts. Yet in most stories, whether news reports, novels, or nonfiction, an anthropocentric perspective still prevails: narratives focus on human characters, human lives, human strivings and relationships. This course sets out from the assumption that we need to reassess our worldviews, especially in the face of climate change, mass extinction, and pandemics—in times when the impact of human industries, economies, and exploitation jeopardize all earthly life forms. While ever more species are endangered and die out, people still often disregard our coevolution and interdependence with these "others" on our planet, whether other primates or microorganisms, including the land, water, and air we all rely on.

Hence, we will consider narratives and theories that propose different, more inclusive, but also more "alien" ways of presenting and conceptualizing planetary cohabitation. We will consider notions of immersion, kinship, companion species, and "arts of attentiveness" that take into account multispecies habitats and forms of coexistence in cities and beyond. We will ask which (imaginary) perspectives allow us to tell stories differently, to include the perceptions and experiences of nonhuman animals and plant life, perspectives that try to account for our complex entanglements, "transcorporeality," and "cross-species sociality." We will explore art, poetry, fiction and nonfiction by André Alexis, Diane Cook, Louise Erdrich, Jonathan Franzen, Lauren Groff, Linda Hogan, Barbara Kingsolver, Bill McKibben, Lydia Millet, Mary Oliver, and Rebecca Solnit alongside theoretical approaches by Stacy Alaimo, Karen Barad, Marc Beckoff, Donna Haraway, Tim Ingold, Eben Kirksey, Jamie Lorimer, Anna Tsing, Thom van Dooren and others.

Please acquire a copy of and read in advance (preferably the following editions):

- André Alexis, Fifteen Dogs (2015), Coach House ISBN 978-1552453056, 176 pp.

- Lydia Millet, The Children's Bible (2020), Norton paperback, ISBN: 978-0-393-86738-1, 240 pp. (February 2021)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

This class will be taught online. 

For further information: Tischleder@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508532     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Künnemann

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 14.07.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 21.07.2021 bis
21.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

The family has always sat at the heart of discourses negotiating American identity, concept(ions) of the home and belonging, and processes of inclusion or exclusion respectively. The nuclear family and alternatives to this concept - the latter often couched in terms of difference and deviation from the problematic notion of a standard or 'norm' - have been evoked to define and challenge American culture, placement in terms of class, and ideas revolving around race/ethnicity.

This class sets out to discuss the relevance of the family in and for recent American literature and culture (including film and TV). We will set out by tracing the (earlier) representations of the American family in literature and culture in order to gain an understanding of recent trends and developments as well as alternatives to conceptions of 'the American family' in contemporary texts.

How has the idea of today's American family been affected by discourses revolving around, for example, the middle class and the American Dream? How 'gendered' and 'ethnic' is the representation of the American family these days? How has 'family' affected the formation of (American) identity? And how exactly has this representation (re)considered and challenged values and mores, the above mentioned policies of inclusion and exclusion, etc.? How do different generations cope with each other and with societal changes - and how exactly are these processes enacted in narratives?

In order to trace these questions, we will investigate theoretical texts that engage with the socio-cultural formation and development of the American family, and then relate those discussions to selected writings (and potentially films and TV shows) in contemporary U.S.-American literature and culture.

A number of readings will come in the form of excerpts, single chapters, or articles; most texts will be made available in an e-reader via Stud.IP, but you are asked to purchase the three novels which we will discuss in full length: Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections (2001; Picador edition preferred), Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You (2014; Blackfriars edition preferred), and Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017; Bloomsbury edition preferred).

To ease their workload during the semester, students should consider reading the novels ahead of time.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Please note that this class will be taught online.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

For further information: vanessa.kuennemann@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508533     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Gross

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 16.04.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
mdl.Prf. 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

This class will concentrate on three big midcentury novels: Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952), Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March (1953), and Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of Fools (1962). These novels are "big" in length (each weighs in at 500 pages or more) but also in perspective. They insist on the importance of point-of-view as both artistic technique and political principle. Point-of-view was a key component of a liberal aesthetic that emerged at midcentury. Artists, and indeed all people, had to be free to say what they wanted to say, from whatever perspective they wanted to say it. This is what distinguished liberalism from totalitarianism and art from propaganda. To writers schooled in the Cold War, individualism seemed like an effective way to resist the coercive "we" identities of communism (class) and fascism (race). Nevertheless, it had—and still has—its limits, since it has trouble recognizing the way liberal democracy creates social distinctions, often in unofficial ways, through racism, misogyny, and other forms of discrimination. The commitment to individualism, coupled with the awareness of its limits, informs the writing of Bellow, Porter, and Ellison. They insist on the sanctity of point-of-view while recognizing, in varying degrees, that individualism can mask selfishness, or that it can be experienced as loneliness or existential despair. The sheer scope of these novels can be understood as a frame for trying out (and just as often rejecting) multiple identities, precisely because the novelists fear that identity is coercive. In this they offer a marked contrast to current conceptions of identity, which unite individual notions of selfhood with broader allegiances of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class. Midcentury novels pledge their allegiance to perspective rather than to social groups, and in doing so offer a broad panorama of American attitudes at the moment the United States became a superpower and began to reckon with some of its own homegrown inequities.

Reading List:

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952)

Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March (1953)

Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools (1962)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

This class will be taught online. 

For further information: andrew.gross@phil.uni-goettingen.de


 
Die Überschrift b) Seminar Fortgeschrittene Literatur- und Kulturgeschichtliche Analyse und Interpretation aufklappen  b) Seminar Fortgeschrittene Literatur- und Kulturgeschichtliche Analyse und Interpretation    
   
SoSe 2021    4508517     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Hinsey

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Over the course of the twentieth century the art of poetry has manifested a tension between the private world of lyrical reflection and expressions of civic and personal rebellion. This class will explore poetic rebellion, taking an in-depth approach to why, and what technical forms, these rebellions took. Focusing on key poems and texts from poetic uprisings such as the early twentieth-century Imagists, the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, mid-century formalism and women and civil rights' movement poetry of the 1960s, it will also look at the impact of these rebellions on recent poetry including the generation of Black Lives Matter.

Authors will include T.S. Eliot and H.D., Langston Hughes and Jean Toomer, W. H. Auden, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, the later poems of Adrienne Rich, and Danez Smith. We will explore each poet's unique technical approach in their struggle to witness to the world's gifts and injustices. We will also, where relevant, look at parallel developments in world literature. Finally, throughout the class we will reflect on the idea, expressed by the Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky in his Nobel Lecture, that poetry is an extraordinary accelerator of conscience and what that might mean for both poet and reader.

Readings:

The New Poetry, eds. Harriet Monroe and Alice Corbin Henderson (Introduction), 1921

T.S. Eliot: Essays, "Reflections on Vers Libre" (1917) "Yeats" (1940); T.S. Eliot, Selected Poems: "Preludes" (1917), "The Hollow Men" (1925), "The Wasteland" (1922, sections)

H.D.: "The Walls do Not Fall" (1940)

Simone Weil: (Essay) "The Great Beast"

Langston Hughes: The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, 1995; "The Colored Soldier" (1919), "Troubled Woman" (1920), "I Too Sing America" (1926), "Let America be America Again" (1936), "Harlem/Good Morning Daddy" (1951)

Jean Toomer: The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer, 1988; "Reapers" (1923), "Harvest Song" (1923), "Prayer"

W. H. Auden: "In Memory of W.B. Yeats" (1939)

Robert Lowell: "Man and Wife" (1959)

Elizabeth Bishop: "One Art" (1976)

Allen Ginsberg: "Howl" (1955)

Sylvia Plath: "The Colossus" (1960), "The Manor Garden", "Black Rook in Rainy Weather"; Ariel (1965): "Morning Song", "The Applicant"

Adrienne Rich: The Dream of a Common Language (1978); "Origins and History of Consciousness", "Cartographies of Silence", "Towards the Solstice", "Transcendental Etude"

Audre Lorde: "Who Said it was Simple" (1973), "A Litany for Survival" (1978)

Danez Smith: "Dear White America" (2017), "Tonight, in Oakland" (2015), "Sideshow" (2014)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

The class will be taught online in the summer semester.

For further information:  e.ner@posteo.net 



SoSe 2021    4508528     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Tischleder

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Our Earth is one that we inhabit together with many other beings—from rainforests and megafauna to fungi and the microbiome in our guts. Yet in most stories, whether news reports, novels, or nonfiction, an anthropocentric perspective still prevails: narratives focus on human characters, human lives, human strivings and relationships. This course sets out from the assumption that we need to reassess our worldviews, especially in the face of climate change, mass extinction, and pandemics—in times when the impact of human industries, economies, and exploitation jeopardize all earthly life forms. While ever more species are endangered and die out, people still often disregard our coevolution and interdependence with these "others" on our planet, whether other primates or microorganisms, including the land, water, and air we all rely on.

Hence, we will consider narratives and theories that propose different, more inclusive, but also more "alien" ways of presenting and conceptualizing planetary cohabitation. We will consider notions of immersion, kinship, companion species, and "arts of attentiveness" that take into account multispecies habitats and forms of coexistence in cities and beyond. We will ask which (imaginary) perspectives allow us to tell stories differently, to include the perceptions and experiences of nonhuman animals and plant life, perspectives that try to account for our complex entanglements, "transcorporeality," and "cross-species sociality." We will explore art, poetry, fiction and nonfiction by André Alexis, Diane Cook, Louise Erdrich, Jonathan Franzen, Lauren Groff, Linda Hogan, Barbara Kingsolver, Bill McKibben, Lydia Millet, Mary Oliver, and Rebecca Solnit alongside theoretical approaches by Stacy Alaimo, Karen Barad, Marc Beckoff, Donna Haraway, Tim Ingold, Eben Kirksey, Jamie Lorimer, Anna Tsing, Thom van Dooren and others.

Please acquire a copy of and read in advance (preferably the following editions):

- André Alexis, Fifteen Dogs (2015), Coach House ISBN 978-1552453056, 176 pp.

- Lydia Millet, The Children's Bible (2020), Norton paperback, ISBN: 978-0-393-86738-1, 240 pp. (February 2021)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

This class will be taught online. 

For further information: Tischleder@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508532     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Künnemann

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 14.07.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 21.07.2021 bis
21.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

The family has always sat at the heart of discourses negotiating American identity, concept(ions) of the home and belonging, and processes of inclusion or exclusion respectively. The nuclear family and alternatives to this concept - the latter often couched in terms of difference and deviation from the problematic notion of a standard or 'norm' - have been evoked to define and challenge American culture, placement in terms of class, and ideas revolving around race/ethnicity.

This class sets out to discuss the relevance of the family in and for recent American literature and culture (including film and TV). We will set out by tracing the (earlier) representations of the American family in literature and culture in order to gain an understanding of recent trends and developments as well as alternatives to conceptions of 'the American family' in contemporary texts.

How has the idea of today's American family been affected by discourses revolving around, for example, the middle class and the American Dream? How 'gendered' and 'ethnic' is the representation of the American family these days? How has 'family' affected the formation of (American) identity? And how exactly has this representation (re)considered and challenged values and mores, the above mentioned policies of inclusion and exclusion, etc.? How do different generations cope with each other and with societal changes - and how exactly are these processes enacted in narratives?

In order to trace these questions, we will investigate theoretical texts that engage with the socio-cultural formation and development of the American family, and then relate those discussions to selected writings (and potentially films and TV shows) in contemporary U.S.-American literature and culture.

A number of readings will come in the form of excerpts, single chapters, or articles; most texts will be made available in an e-reader via Stud.IP, but you are asked to purchase the three novels which we will discuss in full length: Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections (2001; Picador edition preferred), Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You (2014; Blackfriars edition preferred), and Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017; Bloomsbury edition preferred).

To ease their workload during the semester, students should consider reading the novels ahead of time.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Please note that this class will be taught online.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

For further information: vanessa.kuennemann@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508533     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Gross

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 16.04.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
mdl.Prf. 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

This class will concentrate on three big midcentury novels: Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952), Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March (1953), and Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of Fools (1962). These novels are "big" in length (each weighs in at 500 pages or more) but also in perspective. They insist on the importance of point-of-view as both artistic technique and political principle. Point-of-view was a key component of a liberal aesthetic that emerged at midcentury. Artists, and indeed all people, had to be free to say what they wanted to say, from whatever perspective they wanted to say it. This is what distinguished liberalism from totalitarianism and art from propaganda. To writers schooled in the Cold War, individualism seemed like an effective way to resist the coercive "we" identities of communism (class) and fascism (race). Nevertheless, it had—and still has—its limits, since it has trouble recognizing the way liberal democracy creates social distinctions, often in unofficial ways, through racism, misogyny, and other forms of discrimination. The commitment to individualism, coupled with the awareness of its limits, informs the writing of Bellow, Porter, and Ellison. They insist on the sanctity of point-of-view while recognizing, in varying degrees, that individualism can mask selfishness, or that it can be experienced as loneliness or existential despair. The sheer scope of these novels can be understood as a frame for trying out (and just as often rejecting) multiple identities, precisely because the novelists fear that identity is coercive. In this they offer a marked contrast to current conceptions of identity, which unite individual notions of selfhood with broader allegiances of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class. Midcentury novels pledge their allegiance to perspective rather than to social groups, and in doing so offer a broad panorama of American attitudes at the moment the United States became a superpower and began to reckon with some of its own homegrown inequities.

Reading List:

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952)

Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March (1953)

Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools (1962)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

This class will be taught online. 

For further information: andrew.gross@phil.uni-goettingen.de


 
Die Überschrift 1.3. Master-Abschlussmodul American Studies M.AS.4 aufklappen  1.3. Master-Abschlussmodul American Studies M.AS.4    
 
Die Überschrift a) Amerikanistisches Seminar aufklappen  a) Amerikanistisches Seminar    
   
SoSe 2021    4508517     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Hinsey

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Over the course of the twentieth century the art of poetry has manifested a tension between the private world of lyrical reflection and expressions of civic and personal rebellion. This class will explore poetic rebellion, taking an in-depth approach to why, and what technical forms, these rebellions took. Focusing on key poems and texts from poetic uprisings such as the early twentieth-century Imagists, the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, mid-century formalism and women and civil rights' movement poetry of the 1960s, it will also look at the impact of these rebellions on recent poetry including the generation of Black Lives Matter.

Authors will include T.S. Eliot and H.D., Langston Hughes and Jean Toomer, W. H. Auden, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, the later poems of Adrienne Rich, and Danez Smith. We will explore each poet's unique technical approach in their struggle to witness to the world's gifts and injustices. We will also, where relevant, look at parallel developments in world literature. Finally, throughout the class we will reflect on the idea, expressed by the Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky in his Nobel Lecture, that poetry is an extraordinary accelerator of conscience and what that might mean for both poet and reader.

Readings:

The New Poetry, eds. Harriet Monroe and Alice Corbin Henderson (Introduction), 1921

T.S. Eliot: Essays, "Reflections on Vers Libre" (1917) "Yeats" (1940); T.S. Eliot, Selected Poems: "Preludes" (1917), "The Hollow Men" (1925), "The Wasteland" (1922, sections)

H.D.: "The Walls do Not Fall" (1940)

Simone Weil: (Essay) "The Great Beast"

Langston Hughes: The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, 1995; "The Colored Soldier" (1919), "Troubled Woman" (1920), "I Too Sing America" (1926), "Let America be America Again" (1936), "Harlem/Good Morning Daddy" (1951)

Jean Toomer: The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer, 1988; "Reapers" (1923), "Harvest Song" (1923), "Prayer"

W. H. Auden: "In Memory of W.B. Yeats" (1939)

Robert Lowell: "Man and Wife" (1959)

Elizabeth Bishop: "One Art" (1976)

Allen Ginsberg: "Howl" (1955)

Sylvia Plath: "The Colossus" (1960), "The Manor Garden", "Black Rook in Rainy Weather"; Ariel (1965): "Morning Song", "The Applicant"

Adrienne Rich: The Dream of a Common Language (1978); "Origins and History of Consciousness", "Cartographies of Silence", "Towards the Solstice", "Transcendental Etude"

Audre Lorde: "Who Said it was Simple" (1973), "A Litany for Survival" (1978)

Danez Smith: "Dear White America" (2017), "Tonight, in Oakland" (2015), "Sideshow" (2014)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

The class will be taught online in the summer semester.

For further information:  e.ner@posteo.net 



SoSe 2021    4508528     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Tischleder

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Our Earth is one that we inhabit together with many other beings—from rainforests and megafauna to fungi and the microbiome in our guts. Yet in most stories, whether news reports, novels, or nonfiction, an anthropocentric perspective still prevails: narratives focus on human characters, human lives, human strivings and relationships. This course sets out from the assumption that we need to reassess our worldviews, especially in the face of climate change, mass extinction, and pandemics—in times when the impact of human industries, economies, and exploitation jeopardize all earthly life forms. While ever more species are endangered and die out, people still often disregard our coevolution and interdependence with these "others" on our planet, whether other primates or microorganisms, including the land, water, and air we all rely on.

Hence, we will consider narratives and theories that propose different, more inclusive, but also more "alien" ways of presenting and conceptualizing planetary cohabitation. We will consider notions of immersion, kinship, companion species, and "arts of attentiveness" that take into account multispecies habitats and forms of coexistence in cities and beyond. We will ask which (imaginary) perspectives allow us to tell stories differently, to include the perceptions and experiences of nonhuman animals and plant life, perspectives that try to account for our complex entanglements, "transcorporeality," and "cross-species sociality." We will explore art, poetry, fiction and nonfiction by André Alexis, Diane Cook, Louise Erdrich, Jonathan Franzen, Lauren Groff, Linda Hogan, Barbara Kingsolver, Bill McKibben, Lydia Millet, Mary Oliver, and Rebecca Solnit alongside theoretical approaches by Stacy Alaimo, Karen Barad, Marc Beckoff, Donna Haraway, Tim Ingold, Eben Kirksey, Jamie Lorimer, Anna Tsing, Thom van Dooren and others.

Please acquire a copy of and read in advance (preferably the following editions):

- André Alexis, Fifteen Dogs (2015), Coach House ISBN 978-1552453056, 176 pp.

- Lydia Millet, The Children's Bible (2020), Norton paperback, ISBN: 978-0-393-86738-1, 240 pp. (February 2021)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

This class will be taught online. 

For further information: Tischleder@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508532     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Künnemann

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 14.07.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 21.07.2021 bis
21.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

The family has always sat at the heart of discourses negotiating American identity, concept(ions) of the home and belonging, and processes of inclusion or exclusion respectively. The nuclear family and alternatives to this concept - the latter often couched in terms of difference and deviation from the problematic notion of a standard or 'norm' - have been evoked to define and challenge American culture, placement in terms of class, and ideas revolving around race/ethnicity.

This class sets out to discuss the relevance of the family in and for recent American literature and culture (including film and TV). We will set out by tracing the (earlier) representations of the American family in literature and culture in order to gain an understanding of recent trends and developments as well as alternatives to conceptions of 'the American family' in contemporary texts.

How has the idea of today's American family been affected by discourses revolving around, for example, the middle class and the American Dream? How 'gendered' and 'ethnic' is the representation of the American family these days? How has 'family' affected the formation of (American) identity? And how exactly has this representation (re)considered and challenged values and mores, the above mentioned policies of inclusion and exclusion, etc.? How do different generations cope with each other and with societal changes - and how exactly are these processes enacted in narratives?

In order to trace these questions, we will investigate theoretical texts that engage with the socio-cultural formation and development of the American family, and then relate those discussions to selected writings (and potentially films and TV shows) in contemporary U.S.-American literature and culture.

A number of readings will come in the form of excerpts, single chapters, or articles; most texts will be made available in an e-reader via Stud.IP, but you are asked to purchase the three novels which we will discuss in full length: Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections (2001; Picador edition preferred), Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You (2014; Blackfriars edition preferred), and Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017; Bloomsbury edition preferred).

To ease their workload during the semester, students should consider reading the novels ahead of time.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Please note that this class will be taught online.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

For further information: vanessa.kuennemann@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    4508533     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Gross

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 16.04.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
Prüfungsvorleistung 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag 10:00 bis
12:00
mdl.Prf. 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

This class will concentrate on three big midcentury novels: Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952), Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March (1953), and Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of Fools (1962). These novels are "big" in length (each weighs in at 500 pages or more) but also in perspective. They insist on the importance of point-of-view as both artistic technique and political principle. Point-of-view was a key component of a liberal aesthetic that emerged at midcentury. Artists, and indeed all people, had to be free to say what they wanted to say, from whatever perspective they wanted to say it. This is what distinguished liberalism from totalitarianism and art from propaganda. To writers schooled in the Cold War, individualism seemed like an effective way to resist the coercive "we" identities of communism (class) and fascism (race). Nevertheless, it had—and still has—its limits, since it has trouble recognizing the way liberal democracy creates social distinctions, often in unofficial ways, through racism, misogyny, and other forms of discrimination. The commitment to individualism, coupled with the awareness of its limits, informs the writing of Bellow, Porter, and Ellison. They insist on the sanctity of point-of-view while recognizing, in varying degrees, that individualism can mask selfishness, or that it can be experienced as loneliness or existential despair. The sheer scope of these novels can be understood as a frame for trying out (and just as often rejecting) multiple identities, precisely because the novelists fear that identity is coercive. In this they offer a marked contrast to current conceptions of identity, which unite individual notions of selfhood with broader allegiances of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class. Midcentury novels pledge their allegiance to perspective rather than to social groups, and in doing so offer a broad panorama of American attitudes at the moment the United States became a superpower and began to reckon with some of its own homegrown inequities.

Reading List:

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952)

Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March (1953)

Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools (1962)

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 20 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Independent Study: Please note that this class also has independent study components (as part of modules B.AS.401; B.AS.402; B.EP.51; M.EP.04b)

This class will be taught online. 

For further information: andrew.gross@phil.uni-goettingen.de


 
Die Überschrift b) Amerikanistisches Kolloquium aufklappen  b) Amerikanistisches Kolloquium    
   
SoSe 2021    452668     Seminar    2 SWS    http://www.amstud.uni-goettingen.de Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   15     Dozent:   Tischleder

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 18:00 bis
20:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Montag 18:00 bis
20:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 18:00 bis
20:00
mdl.Prf. 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Montag 18:00 bis
20:00
Präsentation 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Präs.ausarb. 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

The colloquium invites advanced students who are preparing or already working on their B.A. or M.A. thesis. It will provide the opportunity to present and discuss your work in progress and receive valuable feedback. Further sessions will be on academic writing, research, and current developments in American cultural and literary studies as well as critical theory.

The course also gives students the opportunity to suggest specific topics and/or theoretical texts relevant to the field of American Studies and with regard to current research projects that may be taken up in individual class discussions. If you have a particular topic or text in mind that you want to propose for discussion, please send an email to Prof. Tischleder before the beginning of the semester.

If you wish to take this colloquium as part of your "fachwissenschaftliche Vertiefung" (B.AS.501) or as part of your "Master-Abschlussmodul" (M.AS.04 or M.EP.06b), please come to the instructor's office hours well in advance.

Students who wish to take this class as part of module M.EP.09b and who need to write a 'Forschungsbericht' as a 'Prüfungsleistung' in this module, too, are asked to contact Prof. Tischleder before the beginning of the semester.

Please also note that we also recommend to take this colloquium as a voluntary component of module B.EP.51, i.e., before you prepare your B.A. thesis in North American Studies. While you will not be given credit for the colloquium in the context of this module, participation is still highly recommended. 

Registration: Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

This class will be taught online (until further notice). 

For further information: Tischleder@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    459640     Seminar    2 SWS    http://www.amstud.uni-goettingen.de Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   15     Dozent:   Gross

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 18:00 bis
20:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 18:00 bis
20:00
Präsentation 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 18:00 bis
20:00
mdl.Prf. 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Präs.ausarb. 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

The colloquium is designed to help BA- and MA-level students who are in the process of writing—or thinking about—the theses (BA-Arbeit/MA-Arbeit) necessary for the completion of their degrees. Students will have the opportunity to present their work-in-progress to their peers. Many sessions will be devoted to discussing student work.  Other sessions will deal with topics in academic research and writing. We will also discuss current trends and methods in American studies and in critical theory. Students are invited to propose their own topics and texts for general discussion. Please get your suggestions to me as soon as possible so I can try to include them in the syllabus.

If you wish to take this colloquium as part of your "fachwissenschaftliche Vertiefung" (B.AS.501) or as part of your "Master-Abschlussmodul" (M.AS.04 or M.EP.6b), please come to the instructor's office hours well in advance.

Students who wish to take this class as part of module M.EP.09b and who need to write a 'Forschungsbericht' as a 'Prüfungsleistung' in this module, too, are asked to contact Prof. Gross before the beginning of the semester.

Please also note that we recommend to take this colloquium as a voluntary component of module B.EP.51, i.e., before you prepare your B.A. thesis in North American Studies. While you will not be given credit for the colloquium in the context of this module, participation is still highly recommended. 

Registration: Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 31 March 2021 is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

Please note that the class will be taught online.

For further information: andrew.gross@phil.uni-goettingen.de



SoSe 2021    452708     Oberseminar    2 SWS    http://www.amstud.uni-goettingen.de Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Tischleder ,   Gross

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 16:00 bis
18:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 16:00 bis
18:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 




Kommentar:

This colloquium offers a forum to discuss current research projects of doctoral and postdoc candidates in the field of North American Studies, both from Göttingen and other universities. We also invite scholars from different fields to present their work, and thus give us an opportunity to discuss interesting cutting-edge work and new approaches in the field.

Current research topics of the American Studies faculty members include but are not restricted to New Materialisms, the nonhuman, the Anthropocene, world building and serial forms, cultures of conservatism, contemporary American poetry and small presses, studies of Atheism, Middlebrow Studies, literary production in the digital age, late modernism and literary postmodernism, surveillance studies. Attendance by invitation only.

This class will be taught online. 


 
Die Überschrift II. Interdisziplinäre Wahlmodule aufklappen  II. Interdisziplinäre Wahlmodule    
 
Die Überschrift M.EP.01a Master-Basismodul Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft aufklappen  M.EP.01a Master-Basismodul Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft    
   
SoSe 2021    4505952     Vorlesung    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft Teilnehmer/-in:   175     Dozent:   Glaser

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 10:00 bis
12:00
Klausur 19.07.2021 bis
19.07.2021
 
Freitag   Andere Prf. form 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   mdl.Prf. 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Dienstag 10:00 bis
12:00
Wiederh. Klausur 07.09.2021 bis
07.09.2021
 



Kommentar:

This lecture series is meant to give an overview on developments in British literature and cultural history from the 1960s to the present. Among the topics to be addressed are the following: the 1960s and new approaches to gender and sexuality; postmodernism and postmodern writing; Black British / multiethnic writing; new forms of historical fiction; British literature and the heritage industry; the war on terror; globalization and fictions of migration; the conflict in Northern Ireland; devolution and its consequences; literary representations of the refugee crisis; the Brexit and "Brexlit"; and the anthropocene and New Nature writing.

Readings: selected poetry and short fiction; the following novels: Jeannette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit; Kazuo Ishiguro, Remains of the Day; Andrea Levy, Small Island; Anna Burns, Milkman; Mohsin Hamid, Exit West; and the plays The Homecoming by Harold Pinter and The Algebra of Freedom by Raman Mundair.

Registration in StudIP: 1 March to 1 April



SoSe 2021    4508220     Vorlesung    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft Teilnehmer/-in:   200     Dozent:   Sandrock

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 11:00 bis
13:00
Klausur 21.07.2021 bis
21.07.2021
 
Freitag   Andere Prf. form 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   mdl.Prf. 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Mittwoch 10:15 bis
11:45
Wiederh. Klausur 29.09.2021 bis
29.09.2021
 



Kommentar:

This lecture series offers an overview of the literature and culture of the British Empire from the 16th century to the present. It focuses on the interaction between literature, media, culture, and the society that shaped the British Empire and discusses, in turn, how the empire shaped the UK over the centuries. The lecture series begins with a discussion of literary texts from the first voyages of exploration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and works its way through the centuries, ending with the literature and culture of decolonization, transculturation, and the BLM movement. Students are expected to read both primary and secondary source material as part of the lecture series, including novels, poems, essays, travel writing, and theoretical texts. Secondary sources are also part of the recommended reading. In addition to literary material, sources to be studied include film excerpts, drawings, material objects, maps etc. The lecture series illustrates how contemporary British literature and culture is still shaped by the history of empire-building, and how worldwide relations until this day are partly influenced by the legacy of the British Empire.   

Registration from 1 March to 1 April


 
Die Überschrift M.AS.03a Cultural History of American Literature I aufklappen  M.AS.03a Cultural History of American Literature I    
   
SoSe 2021    4508504     Vorlesung    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   200     Dozent:   Gross

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 12:00 bis
14:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 12:00 bis
14:00
Klausur 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 16:00 bis
18:00
Wiederh. Klausur 21.10.2021 bis
21.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

This lecture course is intended to familiarize students with some of the dominant trends in American poetry and fiction from the end of World War II to the present. We will begin by discussing Cold War attempts to distinguish literature from propaganda, and then explore the growing significance of Jewish American literature in the context of Holocaust commemoration.  Next we will discuss how other literatures of identity—such as African American literature, feminist literature, and the literatures of various ethnic and social groups—gained prominence during a period known as the "culture wars." We will also study the Beats and the emergence of postmodernism, paying particular attention to its relation to modernist innovations on the one hand and to activist movements on the other. One frame for these explorations will be the development of what scholars have begun to call "the program era," a historical period (extending from 1945 to the present) marked by the affiliation of writers with creative writing programs in universities. We will conclude by studying some of the literature written after 9/11 and also discuss the emergence of the digital humanities.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 200 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 30 April is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: andrew.gross@phil.uni-goettingen.de


 
Die Überschrift M.AS.03b Cultural History of American Literature II aufklappen  M.AS.03b Cultural History of American Literature II    
   
SoSe 2021    4508504     Vorlesung    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Nordamerikastudien Teilnehmer/-in:   200     Dozent:   Gross

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 12:00 bis
14:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 12:00 bis
14:00
Klausur 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 16:00 bis
18:00
Wiederh. Klausur 21.10.2021 bis
21.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

This lecture course is intended to familiarize students with some of the dominant trends in American poetry and fiction from the end of World War II to the present. We will begin by discussing Cold War attempts to distinguish literature from propaganda, and then explore the growing significance of Jewish American literature in the context of Holocaust commemoration.  Next we will discuss how other literatures of identity—such as African American literature, feminist literature, and the literatures of various ethnic and social groups—gained prominence during a period known as the "culture wars." We will also study the Beats and the emergence of postmodernism, paying particular attention to its relation to modernist innovations on the one hand and to activist movements on the other. One frame for these explorations will be the development of what scholars have begun to call "the program era," a historical period (extending from 1945 to the present) marked by the affiliation of writers with creative writing programs in universities. We will conclude by studying some of the literature written after 9/11 and also discuss the emergence of the digital humanities.

Registration: Attendance for this class is limited to 200 students. Binding (!) registration on Stud.IP between 01 March and 30 April is required. All news concerning this class will be posted on Stud.IP as well. The class will start in the first week of the semester. For final registration, participants need to attend the first session of class.

The class will be taught online.

For further information: andrew.gross@phil.uni-goettingen.de


 
Die Überschrift M.EP.04a Master-Aufbaumodul Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft aufklappen  M.EP.04a Master-Aufbaumodul Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft    
   
SoSe 2021    4505952     Vorlesung    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft Teilnehmer/-in:   175     Dozent:   Glaser

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 10:00 bis
12:00
Klausur 19.07.2021 bis
19.07.2021
 
Freitag   Andere Prf. form 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   mdl.Prf. 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Dienstag 10:00 bis
12:00
Wiederh. Klausur 07.09.2021 bis
07.09.2021
 



Kommentar:

This lecture series is meant to give an overview on developments in British literature and cultural history from the 1960s to the present. Among the topics to be addressed are the following: the 1960s and new approaches to gender and sexuality; postmodernism and postmodern writing; Black British / multiethnic writing; new forms of historical fiction; British literature and the heritage industry; the war on terror; globalization and fictions of migration; the conflict in Northern Ireland; devolution and its consequences; literary representations of the refugee crisis; the Brexit and "Brexlit"; and the anthropocene and New Nature writing.

Readings: selected poetry and short fiction; the following novels: Jeannette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit; Kazuo Ishiguro, Remains of the Day; Andrea Levy, Small Island; Anna Burns, Milkman; Mohsin Hamid, Exit West; and the plays The Homecoming by Harold Pinter and The Algebra of Freedom by Raman Mundair.

Registration in StudIP: 1 March to 1 April



SoSe 2021    4506322     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Glaser

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Präsentation 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   mdl.Prf. 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

In this seminar we will explore literature that reflects transcultural (as opposed to postcolonial or multicultural) sensibilities. Apart from clarifying the respective terminology (transculturalism, transculturality, transnation etc.) and mediating possible theoretical approaches to transcultural literary texts, the seminar also serves as an arena in which we will discuss the following topics: the geographical, linguistic and cultural displacement of transcultural authors and their characters; the challenges of divided loyalties and allegiances; nomadic personalities; the subject of belonging and related questions concerning identity (i.e. notions of "in-betweenness", "beings in process", or "hybridity"); coping with cultural difference; as well as the development of literary forms of writing doing justice to all of the above. The following fields of interest will be pursued in detail and through the study of representative texts: colonialism/postcolonialism (Conrad, Naipaul); transcultural romance (Soueif); transnational detection (Ishiguro); identity and intertextuality (Rushdie); the transcultural city, transcultural lives and transcultural art (Brand).

Readings: Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness; V.S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River; Ahdaf Soueif, The Map of Love; Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans; Salman Rushdie, The Moor's Last Sigh; and Dionne Brand, What We All Long For. Make sure that you have read these novels before the seminar begins!

Registration in StudIP: 1 March to 1 April



SoSe 2021    4507073     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Radu

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 12:00 bis
14:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   mdl.Prf. 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Präsentation 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Donnerstag 13:00 bis
15:00
mdl.Prf. 28.10.2021 bis
28.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

The abolition of slavery in Britain in 1833 was the result of sustained efforts by anti-slavery activists who formed the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. Their first political victory was the 1807 Slave Trade Act abolishing slave trade in the British colonies as well as the transportation of slaves on British ships. This was followed by the 1833 Abolition of Slavery Act passed under the influence of the Anti-Slavery society founded in 1823 whose members held seats in Parliament. Black writers like the so-called "Sons of Africa," Olaudah Equiano (The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, 1789), Ottobah Cugoano (Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, 1787), or Ignatius Sancho (The Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African, posthumously published in 1782), were instrumental in advancing the abolitionist cause. At the same time, contemporary literature engages with the topic, rewriting some of the tropes of the abolitionist canon. We shall read texts by Equiano, Cugoano and Sancho as well as George Elliott Clarke's play, Beatrice Chancy (1999) and Lawrence Hill's 2007 novel, The Book of Negroes (US: Someone Knows My Name). Please get hold of your own copies of the texts and read at least Equiano's Interesting Narrative and Hill's Book of Negroes before the start of the term.

 

All reading on the syllabus is obligatory. Attendance in the first session is obligatory.

Registration: in Stud.IP (1 March to 1 April)



SoSe 2021    4507312     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Schorr

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 12:00 bis
14:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Referat 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

We will start with definitions of science fiction and will then read a few short stories by the author, to put him into context, before we dive into a selection of his early novel length works. They have been called literary science fiction with a distinct Scottish voice, many of them centered around The Culture, a "spreading socialist utopia" in the Milky Way Galaxy. Trivially speaking, one could also call them space opera. Possible aspects for analysis could be gender equality, criticism of religion, and contemporary political commentary (80s/90s Britain), among others. Previous interest in science fiction as a genre is helpful but not necessary for this class.

Warning: contains detailed depictions of extreme violence!

 Required reading:

The State of the Art, short story collection, Orbit, e.g. ISBN: 1-85723-030-2

25 years of Culture, boxset, Orbit, e.g. ISBN: 978-0-356-50209-0 (contains 3 novels: Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, Use of Weapons)

Registration in StudIP: 1 March to 1 April



SoSe 2021    4508220     Vorlesung    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft Teilnehmer/-in:   200     Dozent:   Sandrock

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 11:00 bis
13:00
Klausur 21.07.2021 bis
21.07.2021
 
Freitag   Andere Prf. form 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   mdl.Prf. 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Mittwoch 10:15 bis
11:45
Wiederh. Klausur 29.09.2021 bis
29.09.2021
 



Kommentar:

This lecture series offers an overview of the literature and culture of the British Empire from the 16th century to the present. It focuses on the interaction between literature, media, culture, and the society that shaped the British Empire and discusses, in turn, how the empire shaped the UK over the centuries. The lecture series begins with a discussion of literary texts from the first voyages of exploration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and works its way through the centuries, ending with the literature and culture of decolonization, transculturation, and the BLM movement. Students are expected to read both primary and secondary source material as part of the lecture series, including novels, poems, essays, travel writing, and theoretical texts. Secondary sources are also part of the recommended reading. In addition to literary material, sources to be studied include film excerpts, drawings, material objects, maps etc. The lecture series illustrates how contemporary British literature and culture is still shaped by the history of empire-building, and how worldwide relations until this day are partly influenced by the legacy of the British Empire.   

Registration from 1 March to 1 April



SoSe 2021    4508587     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Elze

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 16:00 bis
18:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 
Freitag   mdl.Prf. 27.08.2021 bis
27.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Infrastructures underpin and enable almost all of our daily activities, quite often our very survival. Consequently, infrastructures typically only come to our attention when they fail or foster destructive side effects. This class is interested in the cultural theoretical analysis of infrastructure and the ways in which it can be used for the study of literature. We will - among others - think about railroads, sanitation, standardisation, telephone lines, the internet, about electricity grids, power stations and media and how they may figure, be implied in or be foregrounded in literary texts from the 19th century to contemporary postcolonial and world literature. Aside from debating specific infrastructures and how they enable certain forms of cultural life and its imaginary expression, we will also discuss theoretically how an awareness of infrastructure may complicate our understanding of an autonomous notion of the human and of the social in favour of more hybrid - often quipped posthuman - understandings of the relation between objects, nature, and human beings. Finally, we need to politicize infrastructure from two different perspectives through our readings of theory and literature: on the one hand as a conception of public goods around which radical but possible material visions of the political can be articulated; on the other as a grounds for perpetual conflict, violence, and authority, when for example a super-dam that means progress and (relatively) clean energy for one human group, means displacement and the destruction of the environment for another.

Readings will be made available and announced via StudIP shortly before the beginning of the term. The seminar will combine synchronous face-to-face discussion and asynchronous self-study sections. Unfortunately - speaking of infrastructure - a reliable internet-connection, a camera, and a microphone are necessary to participate.

Registration in StudIP: 1 March to 1 April



SoSe 2021    4509193     Hauptseminar    2 SWS    Institut Abteilung für Anglistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Meinig

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:15 bis
15:45
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
  Verfügungs / VG 1.103
Mittwoch 16:15 bis
17:45
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
  Verfügungs / VG 1.103




Kommentar:

Due to administrative difficulties difficulties we are currently in the process of reorganising this course.
It is possible that the course may be held as a block seminar in April. We will inform you as soon as possible.

In this class, we will explore both the features of literary representations of pandemics as well as the marketing of the fiction and non-fiction that was published in 2020 in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. There is a rather long history of representations of pandemics in Anglophone literature, including for example Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year (1722). We will analyse genres and narrative strategies that are central to pandemic literature as well as its cultural contexts and outlook. For close readings, we will engage with Mary Shelley's The Last Man (1826) and Geraldine Brooks's Year of Wonders (2001). In class, we will employ interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives with a focus on the sociology of illness and especially the work of Arthur W. Frank.

We will use this understanding of literary representations of pandemics to engage with what a Times headline in April 2020 described as "publishers catch pandemic fever in novels and memoirs." We will read Zadie Smith's Intimations for a perspective on non-fiction representations of pandemics as well as a contemporary angle and analyse the marketing - including elements of book design, websites, press materials, and social media - of 2020 publications such as Peter May's thriller Lockdown, Emma Donoghue's The Pull of the Stars, the New York Times's 'Decameron Project' and others. In addition to developing practical skills in this area, this perspective allows us to relate the literary studies perspective on pandemic fiction to an applied take on the genre. In the class, we will dominantly work in small, changing groups and will also employ writing tasks to work with the different text types we encounter especially in the marketing section of the class. 

Please make sure to read the set texts in the order listed here before the class starts:

Mary Shelley, The Last Man (1826)
Geraldine Brooks, Year of Wonders (2001)
Zadie Smith, Intimations (2020)

In a remote semester, the class meets every week from 14-16; in an in-person semester, we meet every other week from 14-18.

Registration in StudIp: 1 March to 1 April


 
Die Überschrift M.Gesch.4a (AS) Geschichtswissenschaft für Amerikanisten aufklappen  M.Gesch.4a (AS) Geschichtswissenschaft für Amerikanisten    
   
SoSe 2021    4508491     Masterseminar    2 SWS    Leitung Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Schumann

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 30.09.2021 bis
30.09.2021
 
Donnerstag   Abgabe Essay 30.09.2021 bis
30.09.2021
 



Kommentar:

Lange Zeit erschien die Weimarer Republik in der Historiographie als ein im Wesentlichen nur hinsichtlich der zu zahlenden Reparationen in ein internationales Beziehungsgeflecht eingebundener Staat. Mittlerweile gewinnen vielfältige andere Formen trans/internationaler Verflechtungen an Konturen. So intensivierten sich nach 1918 die Kontakte zwischen den Staaten, Hilfsorganisationen, Experten und politischen Aktivisten auch aus Deutschland dank des neuen Völkerbundes mit seinen zahlreichen Unterorganisationen sowie im Rahmen traditioneller und neuer sich als international definierender politischer Bewegungen. Prozesse der Wahrnehmung, kontroversen Diskussion und Aneignung von Einflüssen der USA kamen hinzu. Zugleich gaben die mit Abstimmungskampagnen und gewaltsamen Auseinandersetzungen verbundenen Gebietsverluste im Gefolge des Versailler Vertrages politischen Konzepten Auftrieb, die über die Rückgewinnung dieser Gebiete hinaus eine weitere Verschiebung der deutschen Grenzen im Westen wie im Osten anvisierten. Das Seminar wird diesen sehr verschiedenen Formen von trans/internationalen Verflechtungen, Austausch und Aneignung nachgehen und dabei auch diskutieren, inwiefern durch eine derartige Fokussierung die vorherrschende Deutung der Zwischenkriegszeit als "Katastrophenzeitalter" (Hobsbawm) zu modifizieren ist.



Literatur:

Margit Pernau, Transnationale Geschichte, Göttingen 2011; Christoph Cornelißen/Dirk van Laak (Hrsg.), Weimar und die Welt. Globale Verflechtungen der ersten deutschen Republik, Göttingen 2020; Eckhardt Fuchs/Matthias Schulz (Hrsg.), Globalisierung und transnationale Zivilgesellschaft in der Ära des Völkerbundes (= Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft 54, 2006, Heft 10); Christine von Oertzen, Strategie Verständigung. Zur transnationalen Vernetzung von Akademikerinnen 1917-1955, Göttingen 2012; Mary Nolan, The Transatlantic Century. Europe and America, 1890-2010, Cambridge 2012; Jonathan O. Wipplinger, The Jazz Republic. Music, Race, and American Culture in Weimar Germany, Ann Arbor 2017; Gregor Thum (Hrsg.), Traumland Osten. Deutsche Bilder vom östlichen Europa im 20. Jahrhundert, Göttingen 2006; Thomas Müller, Imaginierter Westen. Das Konzept des "deutschen Westraums" im völkischen Diskurs zwischen Politischer Romantik und Nationalsozialismus, Bielefeld 2009; Britta Schilling, Postcolonial Germany: Memories of Empire in a Decolonized Nation, New York 2014.


 
Die Überschrift M.Rom.Spa.32 Literaturwissenschaft Spanisch II aufklappen  M.Rom.Spa.32 Literaturwissenschaft Spanisch II    
   
SoSe 2021    4504375     Masterseminar    2 SWS    Leitung Seminar für Romanische Philologie Teilnehmer/-in:   15     Dozent:   Brandenberger

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag   Abgabe Referat 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag   Prüfungsvorleistung 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 10:00 bis
12:00
Klausur 22.07.2021 bis
22.07.2021
 
Mittwoch   Abgabe Hausarbeit 15.09.2021 bis
15.09.2021
 
Mittwoch   Portfolio 15.09.2021 bis
15.09.2021
 



Kommentar:

Desde el triunfo de la Revolución en 1959 y hasta el día de hoy, Cuba y su literatura representan, en el contexto iberoamericano, un caso fascinante de la compleja relación entre cultura y política. Si los ideales del nuevo rumbo socialista produjeron en su momento un auténtico entusiasmo en muchos escritores latinoamericanos y parte importante de los intelectuales europeos, las sucesivas crisis por la caída del telón de acero, la política migratoria y los descalabros económicos causaron también muchas reticencias y críticas en el ámbito cultural; millares de cubanos y cubanas (y muchos/as autores/as) abandonaron su país.

Desde comienzos de nuestro siglo, la literatura cubana, dentro y fuera de la Isla, se despliega en diferentes tendencias y estéticas, reflejando siempre también los problemas sociopolíticos e ideológicos de la realidad cubana de cada momento. Perseguiremos en nuestro seminario, a través de la lectura y discusión de varias novelas recientes, algunas de las opciones más interesantes que configuran la literatura cubana de la actualidad.

Más información y materiales para la preparación se disponibilizarán en StudIP.

 

Sólo pueden participar estudiantes inscritos/as en máster.

Falls Plätze frei sind, auch für KomparatistInnen (mit sehr guten Spanischkenntnissen).



SoSe 2021    4507854     Masterseminar    2 SWS    Leitung Seminar für Romanische Philologie Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Paatz

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 16:15 bis
17:45
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 16:00 bis
18:00
Klausur 13.07.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Referat 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag   Prüfungsvorleistung 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Mittwoch   Abgabe Hausarbeit 15.09.2021 bis
15.09.2021
 
Mittwoch   Portfolio 15.09.2021 bis
15.09.2021
 



Kommentar:

En el paisaje literario de España han surgido últimamente una serie de escritoras que destacan por su perspicaz análisis de la vida contemporánea y de la condición femenina, formando un discurso socioliterario muy vinculado con lo que se ha llamado el "Tsunami" feminista. El seminario se dedicará a analizar y contextualizar la producción narrativa de algunas de ellas, empezando con la lectura en común del éxito-escándalo Lectura fácil (2018) de Cristina Morales. Después pasaremos a novelas escogidas de otras autoras que serán presentadas por l@s estudiantes: Cicatriz (2015) de Sara Mesa,  Clavícula (2017) de Marta Sanz, Las maravillas (2020) de Elena Medel y Encargo (2021) de Berta Marsé.

La clase se efectuará por videoconferencias a través del "meeting" Big Blue Button en StudIP.



SoSe 2021    456167     Masterseminar    2 SWS    Leitung Seminar für Romanische Philologie Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Caselli

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 16:15 bis
17:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 16:00 bis
18:00
Klausur 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Referat 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag   Prüfungsvorleistung 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Mittwoch   Abgabe Hausarbeit 15.09.2021 bis
15.09.2021
 
Mittwoch   Portfolio 15.09.2021 bis
15.09.2021
 
Dienstag 12:00 bis
14:00
Wiederh. Klausur 28.09.2021 bis
28.09.2021
 


 
Die Überschrift M.Rom.Spa.53 Wahldisziplin Landeswissenschaft Spanisch aufklappen  M.Rom.Spa.53 Wahldisziplin Landeswissenschaft Spanisch    
   
SoSe 2021    4504375     Masterseminar    2 SWS    Leitung Seminar für Romanische Philologie Teilnehmer/-in:   15     Dozent:   Brandenberger

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag   Abgabe Referat 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag   Prüfungsvorleistung 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 10:00 bis
12:00
Klausur 22.07.2021 bis
22.07.2021
 
Mittwoch   Abgabe Hausarbeit 15.09.2021 bis
15.09.2021
 
Mittwoch   Portfolio 15.09.2021 bis
15.09.2021
 



Kommentar:

Desde el triunfo de la Revolución en 1959 y hasta el día de hoy, Cuba y su literatura representan, en el contexto iberoamericano, un caso fascinante de la compleja relación entre cultura y política. Si los ideales del nuevo rumbo socialista produjeron en su momento un auténtico entusiasmo en muchos escritores latinoamericanos y parte importante de los intelectuales europeos, las sucesivas crisis por la caída del telón de acero, la política migratoria y los descalabros económicos causaron también muchas reticencias y críticas en el ámbito cultural; millares de cubanos y cubanas (y muchos/as autores/as) abandonaron su país.

Desde comienzos de nuestro siglo, la literatura cubana, dentro y fuera de la Isla, se despliega en diferentes tendencias y estéticas, reflejando siempre también los problemas sociopolíticos e ideológicos de la realidad cubana de cada momento. Perseguiremos en nuestro seminario, a través de la lectura y discusión de varias novelas recientes, algunas de las opciones más interesantes que configuran la literatura cubana de la actualidad.

Más información y materiales para la preparación se disponibilizarán en StudIP.

 

Sólo pueden participar estudiantes inscritos/as en máster.

Falls Plätze frei sind, auch für KomparatistInnen (mit sehr guten Spanischkenntnissen).



SoSe 2021    4507854     Masterseminar    2 SWS    Leitung Seminar für Romanische Philologie Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Paatz

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 16:15 bis
17:45
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 16:00 bis
18:00
Klausur 13.07.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Referat 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag   Prüfungsvorleistung 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Mittwoch   Abgabe Hausarbeit 15.09.2021 bis
15.09.2021
 
Mittwoch   Portfolio 15.09.2021 bis
15.09.2021
 



Kommentar:

En el paisaje literario de España han surgido últimamente una serie de escritoras que destacan por su perspicaz análisis de la vida contemporánea y de la condición femenina, formando un discurso socioliterario muy vinculado con lo que se ha llamado el "Tsunami" feminista. El seminario se dedicará a analizar y contextualizar la producción narrativa de algunas de ellas, empezando con la lectura en común del éxito-escándalo Lectura fácil (2018) de Cristina Morales. Después pasaremos a novelas escogidas de otras autoras que serán presentadas por l@s estudiantes: Cicatriz (2015) de Sara Mesa,  Clavícula (2017) de Marta Sanz, Las maravillas (2020) de Elena Medel y Encargo (2021) de Berta Marsé.

La clase se efectuará por videoconferencias a través del "meeting" Big Blue Button en StudIP.



SoSe 2021    456167     Masterseminar    2 SWS    Leitung Seminar für Romanische Philologie Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Caselli

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 16:15 bis
17:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 16:00 bis
18:00
Klausur 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 
Freitag   Abgabe Referat 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag   Prüfungsvorleistung 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Mittwoch   Abgabe Hausarbeit 15.09.2021 bis
15.09.2021
 
Mittwoch   Portfolio 15.09.2021 bis
15.09.2021
 
Dienstag 12:00 bis
14:00
Wiederh. Klausur 28.09.2021 bis
28.09.2021
 


 
Die Überschrift M.Spa.L.302 Vertiefungsmodul Fachwissenschaften aufklappen  M.Spa.L.302 Vertiefungsmodul Fachwissenschaften    
   
SoSe 2021    4504375     Masterseminar    2 SWS    Leitung Seminar für Romanische Philologie Teilnehmer/-in:   15     Dozent:   Brandenberger

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag   Abgabe Referat 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Freitag   Prüfungsvorleistung 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 10:00 bis
12:00
Klausur 22.07.2021 bis
22.07.2021
 
Mittwoch   Abgabe Hausarbeit 15.09.2021 bis
15.09.2021
 
Mittwoch   Portfolio 15.09.2021 bis
15.09.2021
 



Kommentar:

Desde el triunfo de la Revolución en 1959 y hasta el día de hoy, Cuba y su literatura representan, en el contexto iberoamericano, un caso fascinante de la compleja relación entre cultura y política. Si los ideales del nuevo rumbo socialista produjeron en su momento un auténtico entusiasmo en muchos escritores latinoamericanos y parte importante de los intelectuales europeos, las sucesivas crisis por la caída del telón de acero, la política migratoria y los descalabros económicos causaron también muchas reticencias y críticas en el ámbito cultural; millares de cubanos y cubanas (y muchos/as autores/as) abandonaron su país.

Desde comienzos de nuestro siglo, la literatura cubana, dentro y fuera de la Isla, se despliega en diferentes tendencias y estéticas, reflejando siempre también los problemas sociopolíticos e ideológicos de la realidad cubana de cada momento. Perseguiremos en nuestro seminario, a través de la lectura y discusión de varias novelas recientes, algunas de las opciones más interesantes que configuran la literatura cubana de la actualidad.

Más información y materiales para la preparación se disponibilizarán en StudIP.

 

Sólo pueden participar estudiantes inscritos/as en máster.

Falls Plätze frei sind, auch für KomparatistInnen (mit sehr guten Spanischkenntnissen).