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63585-01 - Forschungsseminar: America: A History in Verse 4 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Christian Hänggi (christian.haenggi@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt In his 1976 manifesto 'Investigative Poetry', US-American poet, musician, and countercultural figure Ed Sanders proposed "that poetry should again assume responsibility for the description of history." A quarter of a century later, he followed up with a multi-volume 'America: A History in Verse' in which he chronicles major events in US-American politics, culture, and technology in free verse, including aspects that textbook histories might shy away from.

This literary research seminar introduces students to the rise of a superpower that still shapes and reshapes the course of the world. And it discusses the openings and limitations this poetic, often compassionate and personal, approach to historiography offers.
Lernziele Students will acquire an understanding of twentieth century US-American history and the nation's role in global politics to improve their skills of historical contextualization of literary texts. Students will be able to critically assess poetic treatments of historical facts and be able to apply the method on their own.
Literatur • Sanders, Ed. "Investigative Poetry". 1976. Dispatches Editions, 2018.
• Sanders, Edward. "America: A History in Verse Vol. 1, 1900–1939". Black Sparrow Press, 2000.
• Sanders, Edward. "America: A History in Verse Vol. 2, 1940–1961". Black Sparrow Press, 2000.
• Sanders, Edward. "America: A History in Verse Vol. 3, 1962–1970". Black Sparrow Books, 2004.
• Video of the Ed Sanders' keynote lecture/performance "The Ups and Downs of Hippie 1967–1969: Three Years in the Universe" at the University of Basel, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lsMw6mgiK8

Electronic excerpts from "Volumes 4 (1971–1985)" and "5 (1986–2000)" may also become part of the reading list (TBA). Students should have read "Investigative Poetry" by the first seminar session. Electronic copies of all "America: A History in Verse" volumes will be provided at a price to be determined by the author.
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Teilnahmebedingungen MA and PhD students.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot obligatorisch

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 23.09.2021 – 23.12.2021
Zeit Donnerstag, 12.15-14.00 Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 23.09.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 30.09.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 07.10.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 14.10.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 21.10.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 28.10.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 04.11.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 11.11.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 18.11.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 25.11.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 02.12.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 09.12.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 16.12.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 23.12.2021 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Module Modul: Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Master Studienfach Englisch)
Modul: Literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Forschung (Master Studiengang Literaturwissenschaft)
Modul: Literaturgeschichte (Master Studiengang Literaturwissenschaft)
Modul: Research in Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Master Studienfach Englisch)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Course preparation and active participation is mandatory and may be assessed throughout the semester. Students will be required to hold a presentation on a topic to be determined.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft

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