552.282 (19W) Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance

Wintersemester 2019/20

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08.10.2019 12:00 - 14:00 , N.0.42 On Campus
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Lehrende/r
LV Nummer Südostverbund
ENL04002UL
LV-Titel englisch
Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance
LV-Art
Proseminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte
3.0
Anmeldungen
7 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
08.10.2019
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Anmerkungen

Attendance of the first session on October 8 is mandatory.

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LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Students will be familiar with the dynamics that shaped the Harlem Renaissance, and understand the complexities of the “ethics” and “aesthetics” that guide black artistic expression. They will be able to critically discuss key texts of the movement and learn how to situate them in their social and historical contexts.

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

short lecture inputs;

discussion of assigned texts;

student presentations

Inhalt/e

In this course, we will be concerned with passing literature of the Harlem Renaissance. Defined as “the period when the Negro was in vogue” by Langston Hughes, the Harlem Renaissance movement of the 1920s and 1930s produced an unprecedented number of literary works by African Americans. In order to understand the social, historical, and political context that surrounded the renaissance, we will take a closer look at a wide range of texts, such as poems, essays, and novels. We will pay particular attention to three short novels that explore the phenomenon of racial passing by presenting characters who are legally defined as black, but light enough to pass for white: Nella Larsen’s Passing (1928), George Schuyler’s Black No More (1931), and Jessie Redmon Fauset’s Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral (1928). We will analyze the different ways in which these authors explore the race and gender relations of early twentieth-century America in their fictional worlds. At the end of the semester, students will be familiar with the dynamics that shaped the Harlem Renaissance and its contributions to African American literary and cultural history.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

active participation; 

short student presentations; 

PS-paper at the end of the semester

Beurteilungsschema

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Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 19W.1)
    • 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: Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 7., 8. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Fachliches Grund- und Aufbaustudium Literature (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Aufbaustudium Literature
        • 5.5 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies ( 0.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          • 552.282 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 4. Semester empfohlen

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