552.281 (20S) Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Life at the U.S.-Mexican Border: Growing up Chicanx

Sommersemester 2020

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Erster Termin der LV
03.03.2020 14:00 - 16:00 , N.0.27
Nächster Termin:
31.03.2020 14:00 - 16:00 , N.0.27

Überblick

Lehrende/r
LV Nummer Südostverbund
ENL04002UL
LV-Titel englisch
Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Life at the U.S.-Mexican Border: Growing up Chicanx
LV-Art
Proseminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
3.0
Anmeldungen
25 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
03.03.2020
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Anmerkungen

Attendance of the first session on March 3 is MANDATORY

PLEASE NOTE: all class sessions will run for the whole 2 hours!

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Students will be able to articulate some of the major themes, motifs, and stylistics of Chicanx literary productions. They will also gain a better understanding of the social and political difficulties and complexities this ethnic community has been facing in the United States. They will also broaden their knowledge as to why themes like identity, borderlands, assimilation, hybridity and resistance are such essential themes in Chicanx literature and culture.

Lehrmethodik

Short lecture inputs, close analysis and discussion of assigned texts

Inhalt/e

Chicanx/a/o or more commonly known as Mexican-American literature offers insight into a unique and often neglected perspective on the American experience. In this proseminar, we will explore the rich diversity of Chicanx literature and other forms of storytelling, focusing on issues of ethnicity, hybridity, gender, and spirituality. We will approach the narratives of this ethnic group through a number of contemporary novels, short stories, poetry, and film. We will start out with Gloria Anzaldúa’s influential “To Live in the Borderlands Means You”, asking ourselves how members of the Chicanx community use storytelling to express their voices and their sense of place. Connecting past and present, we will then discuss selected short stories that showcase deep rooted spirituality as well as the constraints of Chicanx femininity. Putting an emphasis on the complexity of the Chicanx/Latinx family, we will also watch Pixar’s Coco (2017). Ana Castillo’s So Far From God foregrounds the storytelling device Magical Realism and we will explore how it relates to both Chicanx and Latinx cultures. Finally, Mario Alberto Zambrano’s Lotería tells the story of a young Mexican-American girl whose life is falling apart. In each of these narratives, we will discuss how Chicanx life is represented and what kind of insights into American culture and history they can provide.

Literatur

Ana Castillo So Far From God (any edition)

Mario Alberto Zambrano, Lotería (any edition)


 All other texts will be made available by the course instructor.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Mid-term response paper (1,000 words)

PS-paper (2,500 words)

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Final Grade:

  30% - active participation

 30% - response paper

40% - final paper

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)
        • 552.281 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Life at the U.S.-Mexican Border: Growing up Chicanx (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)
        • 552.281 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Life at the U.S.-Mexican Border: Growing up Chicanx (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4. Semester empfohlen
  • 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)
        • 552.281 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Life at the U.S.-Mexican Border: Growing up Chicanx (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 7., 8. 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)
          • 552.281 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Life at the U.S.-Mexican Border: Growing up Chicanx (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Besonderer Studienbereich Besonderer Studienbereich Friedensstudien (SKZ: 900, Version: 05S)
    • Fach: Erweiterungsbereich (Freifach)
      • Weitere anrechnungsfähige LVs aus anderen Studienplänen ( 0.0h / 0.0 ECTS)
        • 552.281 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Life at the U.S.-Mexican Border: Growing up Chicanx (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
  • 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)
          • 552.281 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Life at the U.S.-Mexican Border: Growing up Chicanx (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)
          • 552.281 Topics in Anglophone Literary Studies: Life at the U.S.-Mexican Border: Growing up Chicanx (2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)

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