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58880-01 - Proseminar: Black Feminist Writing 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Johannes Fehrle (johannes.fehrle@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt In this course we will look at the rich history of black women's writing in the U.S. We will discuss both fictional and non-fictional texts that highlight the special situation under which Black women have lived and worked in the U.S. We will start with Sojourner Truth's classic 19th century speech in Akron, Ohio, and follow the development of black feminist thought from slavery to its post-Civil Rights interventions into re-making (white middle class) feminism into an intersection mode of societal critique. To add to the theoretical pieces, we will be discussing texts by important African American writers such as Zora Neal Hurston, Toni Morrison, and Ntozake Shange.

Trigger Warning:
Be advised that the texts we will discuss include discussions and depictions of racism (in both content and language), violence, trauma, rape, spousal and child abuse, and other sensitive matters. If you do not wish to engage with such topics in class, please take a different course, opting out on a text to text basis is not possible.
Lernziele In this course you will gain an insight into the development and central positions of Black feminism as a radical school of thought. You will also read and discuss a small number of foundational works by African American women writers. During the course you will practice interpreting fictional texts, as well as understanding, reproducing and engaging with the arguments of non-fictional texts and trying to apply this to individual experiences and U.S. society in history and in the present.
Literatur Please buy a copy of:
- Zora Neale Hurston. "Their Eyes Were Watching God".
- Toni Morrison. "The Bluest Eye".
- Ntozake Shange. "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf".

All other texts will be made available on ADAM.
Bemerkungen As noted above, be advised once more that the texts we will discuss include discussions and depictions of racism (in both content and language), violence, trauma, rape, spousal and child abuse, and other sensitive matters. If you do not wish to engage with such topics in class, please take a different course, opting out on a text to text basis is not possible.
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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 sign up via MOnA and by e-mail to johannes.fehrle@unibas.ch.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot obligatorisch

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 18.09.2020 – 18.12.2020
Zeit Freitag, 12.15-14.00 Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 18.09.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 25.09.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 02.10.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 09.10.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 16.10.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 23.10.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 30.10.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 06.11.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 13.11.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 20.11.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 27.11.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Dies Academicus
Freitag 04.12.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 11.12.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 18.12.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Module Modul: Introduction to Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Bachelor Studienfach Englisch)
Modul: Themenfelder der Geschlechterforschung (Bachelor Studienfach Geschlechterforschung)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Miss and/or be unprepared for no more than two sessions. You will be asked to take over a short presentation on backgrounds of the texts discussed (Who were the authors? Which position did they write out of? What are the events they address in the text?). You can write a Proseminar paper after completing this course, if you want. If you need the grade for the following spring semester, the deadline for submission is January 1, 2021, otherwise the deadline is more flexible.
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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