552.331 (17W) Issues in Literature: The Irish Revival: Irish Culture and Literature from the 1890s to the 1920s

Wintersemester 2017/18

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04.10.2017 16:00 - 18:00 , N.0.43
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LV-Titel englisch
Issues in Literature: Irish Culture and Literature from the 1890s to the 1920s
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
6.0
Anmeldungen
10 (20 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
04.10.2017
Blended Learning
Ja
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Inhalt/e

The Irish Revival as a search for cultural and political identity - 'the necessity of de-anglicising Ireland' (Douglas Hyde) - is of exemplary significance for the history of Western Europe. It roughly spans the period between 1880 and 1922, thus covering one of the most productive and dramatic periods in Irish cultural/literary history as well as the formation of an independent Irish state (via the stations of the Easter Rising of 1916, the Anglo-Irish War, and the Irish Civil War).

We will begin by looking at Irish nationalism as it was conditioned by Ireland’s colonial history, take in subsidiary movements such as the Gaelic Revival/Celtic Revival before moving on to the intensified rediscovery (during the second half of the 19th century) of the indigenous tradition through antiquarianism, the study of folklore and of the Irish language (Standish O'Grady).

Of central importance to the cultural revival movement is the quest for a national theatre, which began in 1897 and which led to the establishment of Ireland's world-famous Abbey Theatre in 1904 (William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory, John M. Synge, Edward Martyn).

A section on the Easter Rising of 1916 and its reflection in literature will take in the wider aspects of politics and military history up to 1922.

A final chapter will be dedicated to the commentators, mockers, detractors and parodists of the Irish Renaissance as an important episode in Ireland's cultural history as a whole (e.g. George Moore, James Joyce, Sean O'Casey, Samuel Beckett, Flann O'Brien).

Literatur

The following texts will be discussed in detail in the course of the seminar:

J. M. Synge – The Aran Islands (1907)

W. B. Yeats – "Cathleen ni Houlihan" (1902)

J. M. Synge - "The Playboy of the Western World" (1907)

& selected passages from the works of Sean O'Casey, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Flann O'Brien

A comprehensive list of relevant secondary sources will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

In order to successfully pass this course, students will be part of a group of student experts, introducing one of the primary texts/topics/issues, preparing in-class activities (discussions, other group work) and leading the in-class discussion of questions related to the text/topic/issue of choice.

Additionally, each student will write a 5,000 word seminar paper on a topic of their choice. Topics will need to be agreed with me beforehand! Details will be announced in the first session of the course.

Students are further asked to regularly and actively participate in in-class discussion!

Prüfungsinhalt/e

participation in a student led expert group on one of the primary texts/topics/issues discussed in the seminar

individual seminar paper (5,000 words) on a topic of choice (a selection of potential topics will be provided)

regular and active participation in in-class discussion

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

The overall assessment will be made through individual assessment of the student's regular and active course participation (15%), the participation in a student-led expert group (30%), and the individual seminar paper (55%).

Students who fail to attend, without sufficient reason, more than 3 sessions of the course, will automatically receive a fail grade!



Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 2.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Advanced Culture Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • Topics in British Culture Studies ( 2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 552.331 Issues in Literature: The Irish Revival: Irish Culture and Literature from the 1890s to the 1920s (2.0h SE / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlich ausgerichtetes Wahlfach (Wahlfach)
      • Issues in Literature ( 0.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 552.331 Issues in Literature: The Irish Revival: Irish Culture and Literature from the 1890s to the 1920s (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)
        • 552.331 Issues in Literature: The Irish Revival: Irish Culture and Literature from the 1890s to the 1920s (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Literature (Wahlfach)
      • Issues in Literature ( 2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)
        • 552.331 Issues in Literature: The Irish Revival: Irish Culture and Literature from the 1890s to the 1920s (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)
        • 552.331 Issues in Literature: The Irish Revival: Irish Culture and Literature from the 1890s to the 1920s (2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)

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