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64035-01 - Seminar: Reading the City 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Thomas Manson (thomas.manson@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt LONDON…NEW YORK…PARIS…LAGOS.
This course maps the emergence of the modern city, from its presence in Romantic and Victorian texts through to its modernist and postmodernist incarnations. Alongside novels by Joseph Conrad, John Dos Passos, Jean Rhys and Teju Cole, students will draw from stories, sketches and poems by a range of authors in theorizing the city at the intersection of crime, capital, exile, architecture and desire. Commencing our urban journey in the 'monstrous town' of London, we will sail across the Atlantic to New York before returning to Paris and then the wider postcolonial world, considering how our chosen works navigate the ever-shifting terrain of urban experience. On the way, we will encounter urban flâneurs, surrealists, and psychogeographers (and many more) in whose footsteps we will follow down blind alleys and grand boulevards, deconstructing the modern metropolis and its position at the heart of modernity.
Lernziele Students will gain an understanding of key critical and methodological approaches to urban space (with a particular emphasis on the modernist city), refining their analytical skills as well their ability to apply theory and wider-historical sources to the texts in question.
Literatur Please purchase the following texts:
- Joseph Conrad. “The Secret Agent”.
- John Dos Passos. “Manhattan Transfer”.
- Jean Rhys. “Good Morning, Midnight”.
- Teju Cole. “Every Day is for the Thief”.

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 urban space.
Weblink ADAM

 

Teilnahmebedingungen This seminar is for BA students on the advanced level who have completed ALL three introductory modules (including the proseminar papers).
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Please sign up via MOnA and by e-mail to thomas.manson@unibas.ch. Places are limited to 25.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot obligatorisch

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 21.02.2022 – 30.05.2022
Zeit Montag, 16.15-18.00 Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 21.02.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 28.02.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 07.03.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Fasnachtsferien
Montag 14.03.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 21.03.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 28.03.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 04.04.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 11.04.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 18.04.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Ostern
Montag 25.04.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 02.05.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 09.05.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 16.05.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 23.05.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 30.05.2022 16.15-18.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Module Modul: Advanced 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 nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft

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