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67115-01 - Proseminar: Reconstructing the Past: Memory and Literature 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Tamara Dima Imboden (tamaradima.imboden@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt According to Aleida Assmann, we do not remember our own past in a series of unchanging images of what ‘actually’ occurred, but in a complex process of reconstruction that draws on past events as well as on present circumstances. This complicates our understanding of ‘remembering’ and ‘recollection’, as these facets are steered by our present ideologies and the power structures to which we are subjected. What does this mean for literary texts? Literary works are often acts of remembering, yet they are also shaped by contemporary contexts and inform dominant discourses. This proseminar will explore how texts deal with memory, focusing particularly on migration, trauma, and cultural memory, among other aspects. Students will gain a theoretical foundation with which to interpret a range of short stories (“The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling” by Ted Chiang, “How to Tell a True War Story” by Tim O’Brien and others) and Toni Morrison’s "Beloved". By the end of the course, students will have an overview of how various texts might approach memory, and of the role that memory plays in literary texts.
Lernziele - Students will gain an overview of a range of approaches to memory, especially with regard to cultural memory, migration and trauma.
- Students will attain a nuanced understanding of how literary texts conceptualise memory and how memory in turn shapes these texts.
Literatur Students should purchase and read Toni Morrison’s "Beloved". All required theoretical texts and short stories will be made available on ADAM.
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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 This course is FULL. Please send an e-mail to tamaradima.imboden(at)unibas.ch if you want to be placed on the waiting list.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot obligatorisch

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 22.09.2022 – 22.12.2022
Zeit Donnerstag, 14.15-16.00 Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 22.09.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 29.09.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 06.10.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 13.10.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 20.10.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 27.10.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 03.11.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 10.11.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 17.11.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 24.11.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 01.12.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 08.12.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 15.12.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Donnerstag 22.12.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Module Modul: Introduction to Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Bachelor Studienfach Englisch)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Regular attendance, active participation (including two class inputs that require additional reading) and one written assignment.
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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