552.285 (18W) Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Beat Generation

Wintersemester 2018/19

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Erster Termin der LV
03.10.2018 13:00 - 14:30 , V.1.01
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Lehrende/r
LV Nummer Südostverbund
ENM03001UL
LV-Titel englisch
Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Beat Generation
LV-Art
Proseminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
3.0
Anmeldungen
7 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
03.10.2018
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Anmerkungen

Please note: the first class Meeting is on October 31.

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Students will gain a basic knowledge of the culture, (literary) history, and legacy of the Beat Generation. They will further develop their skills of literary analysis and interpretation and learn how to engage critically with poetry and (short) fiction from a perspective that takes into account questions of race, class, and gender.

Lehrmethodik

In-class analysis and discussion of assigned primary texts, enhanced by contextual material; short lecture inputs to guide discussion and help historically situate primary texts; short presentations on selected topics by students.

Inhalt/e

This seminar will focus on a range of texts of the literary and cultural movement known as the Beat Generation. We will read Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (1957) and short stories, manifestos, and poetry by writers such as Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Amiri Baraka, and Gary Snyder. The course addresses questions concerning both the literary historical role and the broader cultural contexts of the Beat Generation: What were the movement’s (literary) predecessors, what its links to jazz music? How did the bohemian community known as the Beat Generation relate to Post-World War II society? How did their embrace of drug culture, socially deviant forms of sexuality, Zen Buddhism, and their concomitant attacks on consumerism, militarism, and conformity relate to articulating new forms of art and spirituality? What was the movement’s impact on U.S. American society as a symbol of protest and as a counterculture? With such questions in mind, the aim is not only to introduce major Beat writers and poets through close readings, but also to understand their broader cultural meaning and their influence on U.S. American culture up until today.

Literatur

Charters, Ann, ed. The Portable Beat Reader. Any Edition.
Kerouac, Jack. On the Road. Any edition.

Excerpts, theoretical texts, and contextual material will be made available by the instructor.

Prüfungsinformationen

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelorstudium Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft (SKZ: 642, Version: 09W.3)
    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer (Wahlfach)
      • Modul: Wahlfachmodul Cultural Studies
        • Wahlfachmodul Cultural Studies ( 6.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
          • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Beat Generation (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Cultural History and Theory (Pflichtfach)
      • ENM.003 Topics in American Cultural Studies ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Beat Generation (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Cultural History and Theory (Pflichtfach)
      • ENM.003 Topics in American Cultural Studies ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Beat Generation (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Culture Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • Cultures in Close-Up ( 1.0h PS / 2.0 ECTS)
          • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Beat Generation (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Linguistic Basis (Pflichtfach)
        • Cultures in Close-Up B ( 1.0h PS / 2.0 ECTS)
          • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Beat Generation (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Fachliches Grundstudium Culture (Pflichtfach)
      • Topics in American Cultural Studies ( 0.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Beat Generation (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Aufbaustudium (ab 11W) (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Culture (ab 11W)
        • Topics in Culture ( 2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)
          • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Beat Generation (2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Aufbaustudium (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Culture
        • Topics in Culture ( 2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)
          • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Beat Generation (2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 3. Semester empfohlen

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