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66063-01 - Forschungsseminar: Early Utopian Fictions 4 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Ladina Bezzola Lambert (ladina.bezzola@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt A utopian fiction presents an inexistent ideal place; alternatively, it presents a dystopian place mirroring the real/familiar and engaging with the ideal. Utopias and dystopias advocate and visualize change, which has made them an attractive tool for political activists, religious writers, pedagogues, scientists, feminists, and other parties. This course will focus on a selection of quite different utopian fictions from the early modern period to the eighteenth century. We will discuss their fiction-making in connection with processes of exploration and discovery, with travel writing, propaganda, moral edification, satire, the poet’s role in society, popular entertainment, and the rise of the novel. While some of the key texts to be studied were originally written in Latin (though published in an English speaking context and soon made available in English), they proved vastly influential for the development of English literature.
Lernziele Familiarizing students with early modern cultural, its political, aesthetic, poetological debates and their interrelations; sharpening their awareness of the cultural embeddedness of texts.
Literatur Books to bring along and to have read beforehand, starting in week 5:
• "More, Bacon, Neville: Three Early Modern Utopias" (Oxford World’s Classics, ISBN: 978-0199537990)
• Francis Godwin, "The Man in the Moon" (Broadview Press, 978-1551118963 or Kindle)
• Margaret Cavendish, "The Blazing World and Other Writings" (Penguin Classics, ISBN: 978-0140433722)
• John Bunyan, "The Pilgrim’s Progress" (Penguin Classics, ISBN: ‎ 978-0141439716)
• Jonathan Swift, "Gulliver’s Travels" (Penguin, ISBN: 978-0141439495).

Secondary literature as well as shorter primary texts discussed at the beginning of the semester will be made available on the course server.
Bemerkungen Students are expected to have read the primary texts by the time they are discussed in the course. Additional secondary texts will be assigned from week to week.
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Teilnahmebedingungen Successful completion of BA
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 19.09.2022 – 19.12.2022
Zeit Montag, 10.15-12.00 Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 19.09.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 26.09.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 03.10.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 10.10.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 17.10.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 24.10.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 31.10.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 07.11.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 14.11.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 21.11.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 28.11.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 05.12.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 12.12.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Montag 19.12.2022 10.15-12.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Module Modul: Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Master Studienfach Englisch)
Modul: Literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Forschung (Master Studiengang Literaturwissenschaft)
Modul: Research in Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Master Studienfach Englisch)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung t.b.a.
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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