552.305 (20W) Focus on Literature: The I of each. Modernism and American Poetry

Wintersemester 2020/21

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Erster Termin der LV
12.10.2020 18:00 - 19:30 Online Off Campus
Nächster Termin:
25.01.2021 18:00 - 19:30 Online Off Campus

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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Focus on Literature: The I of each. Modernism and American Poetry
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
LV-Modell
Onlinelehrveranstaltung
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte
6.0
Anmeldungen
10 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
12.10.2020
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Anmerkungen

*Termine werden online abgehalten. Studierende erhalten Detailinfos ab Anfang Oktober. Auch individuelle Sessions können zusätzlich ausgemacht werden.*
Abhängig von der Situation um Covid-19 im Herbst wird das Seminar möglicherweise zum Teil online stattfinden (Konferenzschaltungen, detaillierte Skripten und/oder Videos zu abgehaltenen Lecture-Units werden auch nach den Seminareinheiten für die Studierenden abrufbar sein; Moodle Nutzung für weitere Materialien selbstverständlich), da es Personen mit stark erhöhtem Risiko für schwere Krankheitsverläufe in der Familie der Lehrenden gibt und sie selbst vor kurzem erst Mutter geworden ist.

Zeit und Ort

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Intendierte Lernergebnisse

*Class will be held online due to family-health reasons (Covid risk) and my baby of only few months. Students will be provided with detailled information from the beginning of October onwards.*
*** Depending on the situation revolving around Covid-19 in autumn, class may be held online at least in part (e.g. via conference calls [group and, if requested, also individual, as we'd be more flexible timewise and I'll be available for three hours each web-session], detailled scripts echoing lecture units etc. will certainly be made availabe to students after our Monday meetings (be it online or in person), as there are people with a high risk of developing severe symptoms in the instructor's family, who herself -- in addition -- gave birth to her baby quite recently. ***

Aiming at an in-depth understanding of American Modernism's poetry, also looking beyond its most prominent figures.


Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

Lecture units, discussions, assignments (poetry analyses), one presentation, final seminar paper; all possible online;

Inhalt/e

Investigating poetry which shaped  American Modernism, such as Marianne Moore's 

"Black Earth":

Openly, yes,
         With the naturalness
         Of the hippopotamus or the alligator
When it climbs out on the bank to experience the

Sun, I do these
Things which I do, which please
         No one but myself.  Now I breathe and now I am sub-
         Merged; the blemishes stand up and shout when the object

In view was a
Renaissance; shall I say
         The contrary?  The sediment of the river which
         Encrusts my joints, makes me very gray but I am used

To it, it may
Remain there; do away
         With it and I am myself done away with, for the
         Patina of circumstance can but enrich what was

There to begin
With.  This elephant skin
         Which I inhabit, fibered over like the shell of
         The coco-nut, this piece of black glass through which no light

Can filter—cut
Into checkers by rut
         Upon rut of unpreventable experience—
         It is a manual for the peanut-tongued and the

Hairy toed.  Black
But beautiful, my back
         Is full of the history of power.  Of power?  What
         Is powerful and what is not?  My soul shall never

Be cut into
By a wooden spear; through-
         Out childhood to the present time, the unity of
         Life and death has been expressed by the circumference

Described by my
Trunk; nevertheless, I
         Perceive feats of strength to be inexplicable after
         All; and I am on my guard; external poise, it

Has its centre
Well nurtured—we know
         Where—in pride, but spiritual poise, it has its centre where ?
         My ears are sensitized to more than the sound of

The wind.  I see
And I hear, unlike the
         Wandlike body of which one hears so much, which was made
         To see and not to see; to hear and not to hear,

That tree trunk without  
Roots, accustomed to shout
         Its own thoughts to itself like a shell, maintained intact  
         By who knows what strange pressure of the  atmosphere; that  

Spiritual  
Brother to the coral
         Plant, absorbed into which, the equable sapphire light
         Becomes a nebulous green.  The I of each is to

The I of each,
A kind of fretful speech
         Which sets a limit on itself; the elephant is?
         Black earth preceded by a tendril?  It is to that [...]


Curriculare Anmeldevoraussetzungen

Please be enrolled in the MA Programme or have reached “2. Studienabschnitt“;

Literatur

will be made available on Moodle;

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Lecture units, discussions, assignments (poetry analyses), one presentation (also possible to take the form of a prepared video to be uploaded, should the Covid-situation be questionable), final seminar paper;

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Active participation in discussions, submission of short assignments, presentation, seminar paper;

Beurteilungsschema

Note Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 2.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Advanced Culture Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • SE zu Topics in American Culture Studies ( 2.0h SE / 5.0 ECTS)
          • 552.305 Focus on Literature: The I of each. Modernism and American Poetry (2.0h SE / 5.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Fachliches Vertiefungsstudium (Pflichtfach)
      • 7.2 (b) Focus on Literature ( 0.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 552.305 Focus on Literature: The I of each. Modernism and American Poetry (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Freie Kombination (Wahlfach)
      • 10.1 Freie Kombination ( 0.0h SE / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 552.305 Focus on Literature: The I of each. Modernism and American Poetry (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Vertiefungsstudium (Pflichtfach)
      • Focus on Literature ( 2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)
        • 552.305 Focus on Literature: The I of each. Modernism and American Poetry (2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)

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