551.335 (17W) Advanced Topics in „Film, Literature and Culture Studies”: The Storyworlds of Toni Morrison

Wintersemester 2017/18

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17.10.2017 16:00 - 19:30 , N.0.43
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LV-Titel englisch
Advanced Topics in „Film, Literature and Culture Studies”: The Storyworlds of Toni Morrison
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
8.0
Anmeldungen
9 (20 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
17.10.2017
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Anmerkungen

This is a block seminar. Attendance of the first double session on October 17 is mandatory! 

LV-Beschreibung

Inhalt/e

This seminar examines select novels by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison. We will explore both the complex interior worlds of Morrison’s characters and their conflicted relationships to the no less complex storyworlds that envelop them, storyworls shaped by race and gender prejudice and by various forms of institutionalized racism. We will start out by discussing an excerpt from Morrison's Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1992) and then read and discuss five of her novels--The Bluest Eye (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), Beloved (1987), and Home (2012)--asking ourselves how they thematize interwoven issues of race, gender, and culture in American history and society.

Literatur

Toni Morrison. The Bluest Eye. Any edition. 

-----.  Sula. Any edition.

-----.  Song of Solomon. Any edition.

-----.  Beloved. Any edition.

-----.  Home. Any edition.

All other texts will be provided by the instructor. 

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Response paper (2000 words)

Final paper (4000 words)

Prüfungsinhalt/e

Students will write a response paper on one of the assigned novels.  Free choice of topic by students for the final paper, as long as there is a focus on Toni Morrison.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Final Grade:  30% - active participation; 30% - response paper; 40% - final paper

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 812, Version: 11W.1)
    • Fach: Film, Literature and Culture Studies (Wahlfach)
      • Advanced Topics in „Film, Literature and Culture Studies” ( 0.0h SE / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 551.335 Advanced Topics in „Film, Literature and Culture Studies”: The Storyworlds of Toni Morrison (2.0h SE / 8.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Game Studies and Engineering (SKZ: 992, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Gebundenes Wahlfach (Wahlfach)
      • Modul: Game Studies
        • 4.2 Advanced Topics in Film, Literature and Culture Studies ( 0.0h SE / 8.0 ECTS)
          • 551.335 Advanced Topics in „Film, Literature and Culture Studies”: The Storyworlds of Toni Morrison (2.0h SE / 8.0 ECTS)
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