552.305 (16W) Focus on Literature: Coming through the Waves. Water and Women in Anglophone Poetry

Wintersemester 2016/17

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04.10.2016 14:00 - 16:00 , N.0.42
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Focus on Literature: Coming through the Waves. Water and Women in Anglophone Poetry
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
7.0
Anmeldungen
24 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
04.10.2016
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Seminar in the framework of literature studies (poetry), culture and gender studies to develop a deeper understanding for gender diversity, multifaceted performativity, creativity, music and lyrics by dedicating time to valuable poetry;

Lehrmethodik

Seminar setup: Lecture/input-units, discussions/group-work, reading of and listening to diverse medial examples, idividual reading also expected from one session to the next, elaborate expert discussions, seminar paper;

Inhalt/e

Waves of writing considering the artful drowning, funerals held by the seaside, ashes scattered into the ocean, the recklessness of water and nature, the nightmares of having to seek refuge from wars across the sea where you are unwanted, in poems and in songs, from Poe’s Annabel Lee to Plath’s Ariel, also taking political poems into consideration that deal with the sea as freedom’s end. The brighter side: a recreational walk along the beach, sitting quietly by the river bank and listening to the water almost outsounding the loudest of one’s thoughts and memories, amniotic fluid, remembering the birth of children;

Plus: “Water-Poems” by W.B. Yeats, Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Sara Teasdale, Emily Dickinson, Ted Hughes, Charles Bukowski and more, which, in very different ways, also give voice to female perspectives, subcategorised for instance by water and birth, water and death, water and survival, water and catastrophes/pollution/eco-criticism, water and refuge from war; (... plus their musical adaptations and new takes on the various water-issues suggested by the subcategories;)

Framework: Male authors who write about women and their female notions of loss uttered in the context of water, female authors who write about their fate as women related to water in its many forms, Gender Fluidity in (post-)modern poetry and song-performances as enacted by artists, telling the audiences about their (anti-)heroes’ fate related to water (relief and recreation, transformation, suicide), Virginia Woolf’s handwritten suicide note and more cases of artists who opted for a suicide in the water and the literary foreshadowing;

Literatur

will be made available via Moodle; 

basic sources to be considered: Water and motherhood as echoed in the beautiful poems included in the collection MotherlodeAustralian Women’s Poetry 1986-2008 (eds. Harrison, Jennifer and Kate Waterhouse), which I reviewed for the Zeitschrift für Australienstudien;

The essay collection Modernism on Sea: Art and Culture by the British Seaside(eds. Feigel, Lara and Alexandra Harris) which focuses on the sea as symbol and metaphor, place of longing and farewell in the literary works of writers like Sylvia Plath;


Prüfungsinformationen

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade 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: Coming through the Waves. Water and Women in Anglophone Poetry (2.0h SE / 5.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Fachliches Vertiefungsstudium (Pflichtfach)
      • Focus on Literature ( 0.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 552.305 Focus on Literature: Coming through the Waves. Water and Women in Anglophone Poetry (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Kombination (Wahlfach)
      • Freie Kombination ( 0.0h SE / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 552.305 Focus on Literature: Coming through the Waves. Water and Women in Anglophone 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: Coming through the Waves. Water and Women in Anglophone Poetry (2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)

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