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55631-01 - Proseminar: Making Odd: Ursula K Le Guin, Mary Oliver, Donna Haraway 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2019
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Peter Robert Burleigh (p.burleigh@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt In the summer of 2018, I read "Searoad", Ursula Le Guin's interwoven short stories located in an imagined Oregon coastal resort, and found it one of the finest pieces of writing ever. The stories, rich in environment, personalities and identities, provoke a fantastical imagination of the ways in which location, space, period, time, and individual egos interweave as the fabric of community, and social & political relations. Bearing down in a different and perhaps more natural(ist) direction is the poetry of Mary Oliver a contemporary of Le Guin's and in many ways equally concerned with how the world should be unstraightened. Finally, the position of Donna Haraway as a critic who undoes fatalism, determining that we are necessarily ensconced in a multiplicity of environments of which we are less than keepers and little more than interactants. Haraway also provides routes for us to determine ways in which we can keep the world odd and still make it our shared home, despite the encroaching devastating effects of environmental damage for which solely humans are responsible. As a triad, the three thinkers thus provoke different ways to essentially confront environment, time, space and selfhood.
Lernziele - Students will become familiar with the work of the three authors, especially with considering the particular feminist perspective that is articulated in these writers.
- Students will further their critical approach to text and to authorship, including inter-relating various primary texts in meaningful ways.
- Students will learn to consider formats and genres as not only form but as content
- Students will have the opportunity to write a Proseminar paper attached to the course.
Literatur Ursula Le Guin: "Searoad" (1991) the complete work to be acquired and read
Donna Haraway: "Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature" (1991)
"Staying with the Trouble" (2016) extracts provided
Anthology of Mary Oliver's work tba
Bemerkungen Students should be prepared to read the whole of "Searoad", and lengthy sections of Haraway's work. Mary Oliver's poetry will also constitute an important part of the course but the quantity of reading is less.

 

Teilnahmebedingungen It is strongly recommended that this course is taken only after the successful completion of the "Introduction I + II: Literary Studies" proseminars.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Please register by e-mail to alex.van-lierde@unibas.ch by 6.9.2019. At the same time please enroll via MOnA.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 17.09.2019 – 17.12.2019
Zeit Dienstag, 10.15-12.00 Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 17.09.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Dienstag 24.09.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Dienstag 01.10.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Dienstag 08.10.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Dienstag 15.10.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Dienstag 22.10.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Dienstag 29.10.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Dienstag 05.11.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Dienstag 12.11.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Dienstag 19.11.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Dienstag 26.11.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Dienstag 03.12.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Dienstag 10.12.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Dienstag 17.12.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Module Modul: Introduction to Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Bachelor Studienfach Englisch)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft

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