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68705-01 - Seminar: The Early Modern Book of Nature 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2023
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Justin Begley (justin.begley@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt During the early modern period, God was deemed to have provided humans with two texts: the Book of Scripture (the Bible) and the Book of Nature (the natural world). This course will focus on the book of nature, and will explore how early modern writers (c.1550-1700) interpreted and represented it across forms and genres, from lyric and epic poems to plays, utopian fictions, and scientific treatises. In addition to studying the canonical output of Jonson, Donne, and Milton, the course will delve into texts by women writers such as Margaret Cavendish and Lucy Hutchinson, along with works by lesser-known figures such as Abraham Cowley and Thomas Shadwell. It will investigate how developments in religion, medicine, and literary form helped to reshape understandings of the natural world, while also considering how early modern writers contributed to the growth of animal ethics, vegetarianism, and a burgeoning ecological consciousness.
Lernziele Students will obtain a broad understanding of how the natural world was interpreted and represented in early modern literature in English, and of the cultural, social, and intellectual contexts in which such literature was produced. They will also improve their skills in reading and analysing texts written in a range of genres from the period c.1550-1700.
Literatur Ben Jonson, "The Alchemist" (Cambridge, 2016).
Francis Bacon, "New Atlantis" in "Three Early Modern Utopias" (Oxford, 1999).

All other primary material, including poems and selections from plays and scientific treatises, will be made available on ADAM. Optional secondary material will also be available on ADAM.
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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 Maximum of 25 students
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot obligatorisch

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 24.02.2023 – 02.06.2023
Zeit Freitag, 12.15-14.00 Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 24.02.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 03.03.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Fasnachstferien
Freitag 10.03.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 17.03.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 24.03.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 31.03.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 07.04.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ostern
Freitag 14.04.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 21.04.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 28.04.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 05.05.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 12.05.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 19.05.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Auffahrt
Freitag 26.05.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Freitag 02.06.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Module Modul: Advanced Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Bachelor Studienfach Englisch)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Students will be assessed on the basis of active participation and one written assignment near the end of the term.
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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