552.282 (18W) Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Sexuality and Technology in American Science Fiction

Wintersemester 2018/19

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15.11.2018 16:00 - 19:00 , Z.0.01
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Lehrende/r
LV Nummer Südostverbund
ENL04003UL
LV-Titel englisch
Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Sexuality and Technology in American Science Fiction
LV-Art
Proseminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
3.0
Anmeldungen
9 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
15.11.2018
Anmerkungen

Attendance of first session mandatory!

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

  • familiarize students with film and literary analysis
  • acquire sufficient skills in narratology
  • develop a deeper understanding of the potentials and limitations of human-android connections in American science fiction
  • develop a critical approach towards the objectification of machines and humans in the current and future ethical and political discourse

Lehrmethodik

Short lecture inputs; film clips; in-class discussion of the assigned texts and films in relation to ideas and concerns discussed in the course

Inhalt/e

The seminar sets out to investigate the ways in which technology is changing sexuality in selected works of science fiction. Some of the issues addressed in class include connection and disconnection, sexuality and affect, sexuality and artificial intelligence, female and male objectification, avatars and multiple personas.

A selection of secondary texts will be provided in the first session.

The first session is mandatory as I will lay out the course schedule and the topics for presentations.

Literatur

Literature:

Ira Levin, The Stepford Wives (any edition)

Audiovsual media:

Blade Runner (1982) - Final Cut Version

The Stepford Wives (2004)

Her (2013)

Ex Machina (2014)

Westworld (since 2016)

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Presentation in class.

Term paper.

Prüfungsinhalt/e

Free choice of topic and narrative medium by students for the final paper, as long as there is a focus on American science fiction dealing with sexuality and technology.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

30 % Regular attendance

30 % Presentation in class, homework assignments

40 % Term paper (3,500 to 4,500 words)

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Pflichtfach)
      • ENL.004 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.282 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Sexuality and Technology in American Science Fiction (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 7., 8. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Pflichtfach)
      • ENL.004 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies, Lehrveranstaltung ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.282 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Sexuality and Technology in American Science Fiction (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Fachliches Grund- und Aufbaustudium Literature (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Aufbaustudium Literature
        • Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies ( 0.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          • 552.282 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Sexuality and Technology in American Science Fiction (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 4. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Aufbaustudium (ab 11W) (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Literature (ab 11W)
        • Topics in Literature ( 2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)
          • 552.282 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Sexuality and Technology in American Science Fiction (2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Aufbaustudium (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Literature
        • Topics in Literature ( 2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)
          • 552.282 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Sexuality and Technology in American Science Fiction (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 3. Semester empfohlen

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