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67579-01 - Seminar: American Horror Fiction 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2023
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Daniel Ortiz (daniel.ortiz@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt H.P. Lovecraft called fear "the oldest and strongest emotion of mankind." This class will be about the literature of fear in America. We will pay particular attention to the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe and Lovecraft before reading three representative twentieth-century horror novels and watching the film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". We will supplement our primary texts with critical pieces dealing with questions about horror’s status as a relatively new genre based on ancient emotions, its aesthetic value along with its moral and political complexities, and its distinctively American development of the European Gothic tradition. Our texts will include ghosts, madmen, witches, serial killers, cults, telekinetic powers, unnamed and unnamable cosmic beings, cannibalism, and Wall Street financiers: everything strange and terrible lurking in the backwoods, suburban lawns, and city-streets of the United States.
Lernziele Students will gain an in-depth understanding of horror as a genre and its place within the literary culture of the United States. We will approach our texts with careful attention to their formal, aesthetic features while also employing a range of theoretical methods.
Literatur Please purchase the following texts in their respective editions, available at the Labyrinth bookstore:

- Shirley Jackson, "The Haunting of Hill House" (Penguin).
- Stephen King, "Carrie" (Anchor).
- Brett Easton Ellis, "American Psycho" (Knopf).

All other texts will be uploaded on ADAM.
Bemerkungen Please note that our course material—particularly "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "American Psycho"—contains violent, disturbing imagery.
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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 services.unibas.ch and by e-mail to daniel.ortiz@unibas.ch. Places are limited to 25.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot fakultativ

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 20.02.2023 – 22.05.2023
Zeit Montag, 10.15-12.00 Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 20.02.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 27.02.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Fasnachstferien
Montag 06.03.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 13.03.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 20.03.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 27.03.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 03.04.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 10.04.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ostern
Montag 17.04.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 24.04.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 01.05.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Tag der Arbeit
Montag 08.05.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 15.05.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Rosshofgasse (Schnitz), Seminarraum S 02
Montag 22.05.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 103
Module Modul: Advanced Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Bachelor Studienfach Englisch)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung The course will require regular attendance and participation in class discussions.
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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