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62709-01 - Proseminar: Rural Modernity 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Thomas Manson (thomas.manson@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt With the turn of the twentieth century came a period of intense political, societal and artistic change, realised in the emergence of literary modernism. However, modernist discourses have often overlooked rural communities and landscapes, instead positioning the metropolitan city as the locus of modern life. With this in mind, this course considers the ways in which a range of authors, poets and essayists have navigated the developments of modernity in the context of rural spaces, covering the late nineteenth century through to the Second World War. From Thomas Hardy to Virginia Woolf, we will discuss how these writers engaged with an English countryside experiencing rapid industrialisation, modernisation and a crisis of identity in the face of a crumbling empire. In the process, we will scrutinise historic and literary characterisations of the rural as pastoral idyll and changeless backwater, and through our chosen authors, reconsider the role of the countryside in the formulation of the modern world.
Lernziele Students will gain an understanding of key ideas and tropes related to rural modernity (such as pastoralism, Deep England, etc.) as well as an understanding of modernism more generally. In relation to these ideas and tropes, students will analyse the formal, political and philosophical aspects of our chosen texts, refining their analytical skills as well as their ability to apply theory and wider historical sources to the texts in question.
Literatur Please purchase the following texts:
- Thomas Hardy. "Tess of the D'Urbervilles".
- D. H. Lawrence. "The Rainbow".
- Virginia Woolf. "Between the Acts".
The specific editions should be either Penguin Classics or Oxford World's Classics.

All other texts will be made available on ADAM.
Bemerkungen This course will take an interdisciplinary approach, considering the works of artists and filmmakers alongside our chosen texts. As part of our discussions in class, there will also be the opportunity to reflect on how these texts relate to current issues concerning rural landscapes.
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Teilnahmebedingungen It is strongly recommended that this course is taken only after the successful completion of the "Introduction I: Literary Studies" and "Introduction II: Literary Theory" proseminars.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Please sign up via MOnA and by e-mail to thomas.ga.manson(@)gmail.com. Places are limited to 25.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot obligatorisch

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 23.09.2021 – 23.12.2021
Zeit Donnerstag, 16.15-18.00 Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 23.09.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 30.09.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 07.10.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 14.10.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 21.10.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 28.10.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 04.11.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 11.11.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 18.11.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 25.11.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 02.12.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 09.12.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 16.12.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 23.12.2021 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Module Modul: Introduction to Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Bachelor Studienfach Englisch)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Active participation and oral presentation.
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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