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33367-01 - Forschungsseminar: Joseph Conrad: seaman, exile, novelist 4 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Ladina Bezzola Lambert (ladina.bezzola@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt How Józef Teodor Nałęcz Konrad Korzeniowski became Joseph Conrad and one of the great novelist in English is an adventure story in its own right. Born of Polish parents in the Russian-dominated Ukraine, Conrad was orphaned as a child and came under the guardianship of his uncle. At the age of 16, he left Poland to go to sea. At the age of 21, with no command of English, he joined the British Merchant Marine and began his life at sea that was to supply so much material for his writing. After twenty years, he gave up the sea and embarked on a literary career, writing exclusively in English, his third language. His novels often draw on autobiographical materials or on stories he heard or read about, yet Conrad cannot properly be called a realistic writer. While he was fascinated by the processes of modernity such as urbanization, imperialism, colonialism and globalization, his works have a deeper symbolic and psychological dimension, offering a perspective on the human condition as determined by evil forces both without and within. His writing explores new narrative techniques even as it appears haunted by what it can't say.
Lernziele In this seminar, we will read and discuss a selection of Conrad's major novels ranging from different stages in his writing career and set in different parts of the world. We will approach these works from different critical angles (narratological, stylistic, historical, political) and focus on topics such as the representation of race and class relations, subjectivity, ideas about power, progress and repression, morality.
Literatur "The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' and Other Stories", ed. Allan H. Simmons, Penguin Classics, 2007 (ISBN: 9780141441702)
"The Secret Agent", ed. Michael Newton, Penguin Classics, 2007 (ISBN 9780141441580)
"Heart of Darkness", ed. Robert Hampson, Penguin Classics, 2007 (ISBN 9780141441672);
"Lord Jim", ed. Allan H. Simmons, Penguin Classics, (ISBN 9780141441610)
"Nostromo", ed. Veronique Pauly, Penguin Classics, 2007 (ISBN 9780141441634)

Please get copies of these books. Additional primary and secondary texts will be made available on ADAM.
Bemerkungen Students are expected to have read the works by the time they are discussed in the course. Additional critical texts will be assigned from week to week.
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Teilnahmebedingungen Successful completion of BA.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Please register on MOnA.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot obligatorisch

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 27.09.2021 – 20.12.2021
Zeit Montag, 10.15-12.00 Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 27.09.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 04.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 11.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 18.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 25.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 01.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 08.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 15.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 22.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 29.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 06.12.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 13.12.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 20.12.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Module Modul: Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Master Studienfach Englisch)
Modul: Fields: Media and Imagination (Master Studiengang African Studies)
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
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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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