552.306 (17W) Focus on Literature: Innocents Abroad: American Travel and Expatriate Writers

Wintersemester 2017/18

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03.10.2017 16:00 - 19:30 , N.0.43
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Focus on Literature: Innocents Abroad: American Travel and Expatriate Writers
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
6.0
Anmeldungen
9 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
03.10.2017
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Anmerkungen

This is a block seminar. Attendence of the first double session on October 3, 2017 is mandatory!

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Students will gain inisght into the complex meaning and function of both home and abroad in the fiction of American expatriate writers. They will also gain an understanding of the central role of expatriation for American literary history. 

Lehrmethodik

Short lecture inputs, close analysis and discussion of assigned texts.

Inhalt/e

This seminar  explores  literature  produced  by  American expatriate writers  from Henry James  to  the present.  We will discuss why so many American artists and intellectuals were attracted to Europe during the 19th and first half of the 20th century and how their love affair with European capitals such as Paris, London, and Rome changed over time.  Among the texts we will discuss are Henry James's Daisy Miller (1879), Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises (1925), and William Gardner Smith's The Stone Face (1963). We will conclude the semester with fiction set in non-European countries, reading short stories by Pearl S. Buck and Paul Bowles as well as Paul Theroux's novel Mosquito Coast (1982), and discuss how their depictions of American encounters with foreign people and places differs from those set in European locales.

Literatur

Henry James. Daisy Miller. Any edition. 

Ernest Hemingway. The Sun Also Rises. Any edition. 

Paul Theroux. Mosquito Coast. Any edition. 

All other texts will be provided by the instructor. 

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Mid-term paper (1500 words)

SE-paper (3500 words)

Prüfungsinhalt/e

The test will cover the assigned literary texts. Free choice of topic by students for the final paper, as long as there is a focus on American expatriate literature .

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

30% participation 

20% - midterm paper

50% - SE-paper 

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)
          • 552.306 Focus on Literature: Innocents Abroad: American Travel and Expatriate Writers (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)
        • 552.306 Focus on Literature: Innocents Abroad: American Travel and Expatriate Writers (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)
        • 552.306 Focus on Literature: Innocents Abroad: American Travel and Expatriate Writers (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)
        • 552.306 Focus on Literature: Innocents Abroad: American Travel and Expatriate Writers (2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Freie Kombination (Wahlfach)
      • Freie Kombination ( 0.0h XX / 11.0 ECTS)
        • 552.306 Focus on Literature: Innocents Abroad: American Travel and Expatriate Writers (2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)

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