552.281 (20W) Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman

Wintersemester 2020/21

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05.10.2020 14:00 - 16:00 N.0.43 On Campus
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Lehrende/r
LV Nummer Südostverbund
ENL04001UL
LV-Titel englisch
Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman
LV-Art
Proseminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
LV-Modell
Blended-Learning-Lehrveranstaltung
Online-Anteil
50%
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte
3.0
Anmeldungen
9 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
05.10.2020
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

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LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Students will practice close readings of poems by Dickinson and Whitman and further develop their skills in the systematic analysis and interpretation of literary texts. They will gain a basic knowledge of the lives and work of two major American poets and advance their competence in interpreting texts within their specific socio-cultural and literary historical contexts from a perspective that takes into account questions of race, class, and gender.

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

Short input lectures; short oral presentations on selected topics by students; in-class discussion of assigned primary texts through close textual analysis; group discussion.

Inhalt/e

This seminar will introduce students to two major American poets of the nineteenth century. In many respects, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman could hardly have been more different from each other. While Whitman, the most photographed writer of the nineteenth century, is often considered a quintessentially American poet for his attempts at capturing the American experience through his inclusive catalogues, the prolific Dickinson rarely published her writing during her lifetime and produced a witty poetry that is often marked by elisions. Exploring these poets together will help us gain a better understanding of major aspects of their work and of the lives and concerns of nineteenth-century Americans. In our close readings of selected poems, we will pay special attention to poetic form (prosody, syntax, imagery etc.) and themes like spirituality, sexuality, the city, the self, the body, nature, and art, but also contextualize both writers in their (literary) historical contexts (American Renaissance, Civil War, developments in science and religion etc.). Exploring the lives and work of Dickinson and Whitman along these lines will not only enhance our understanding of two iconic American poets, but also help comprehend their influence on later generations of American writers.

Literatur

Required texts (please purchase!)

Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass. (1855 edition)

Prüfungsinformationen

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Depending on how the COVID-19 pandemic develops, face to face sessions may turn into (synchronic) online sessions (Moodle) if necessary!


Beurteilungsschema

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Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Pflichtfach)
      • ENL.004 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.281 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 7., 8. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Pflichtfach)
      • ENL.004 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies, Lehrveranstaltung ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.281 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 19W.1)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Pflichtfach)
      • ENL.004 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.281 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 7., 8. Semester empfohlen
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Culture Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • Cultures in Close-Up ( 1.0h PS / 2.0 ECTS)
          • 552.281 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Linguistic Basis (Pflichtfach)
        • Cultures in Close-Up ( 1.0h PS / 2.0 ECTS)
          • 552.281 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Fachliches Grund- und Aufbaustudium Literature (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Aufbaustudium Literature
        • 5.5 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies ( 0.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          • 552.281 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 4. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Aufbaustudium (ab 11W) (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Literature (ab 11W)
        • Topics in Literature ( 2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)
          • 552.281 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman (2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)

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