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48673-01 - Research seminar: The Road to Brexit: British Discourses of Europe 4 CP

Semester fall semester 2017
Course frequency Once only
Lecturers Ina Habermann (ina.habermann@unibas.ch, Assessor)
Content This seminar addresses the fact that after the Brexit vote in June 2016, Britain is going through a transformation process of historical proportions. Related to a research project, now highly topical, on British literary and cultural discourses of Europe at our English department, the course will explore how these discourses are played out in the field of literature. While we will also look at political and historical writing and journalism addressing Britain's conflicted relationship with Europe and the European Union, the emphasis in this seminar will be on fiction with a view to understanding the part fictional narratives play in shaping Britain's current political landscape.
Learning objectives Students will broaden their knowledge about British literary and cultural discourses of Europe and improve their skill in critical analysis as well as their understanding of the role of literature and other media in cultural discourses. Seminar discussions will provide the basis and frame for independent research.
Bibliography Texts (to be purchased; discussed in this order):

- Daphne du Maurier, "Rule Britannia" (1972)
- Tim Parks, "Europa" (1997)
- Rose Tremain, "The Road Home" (2007)
- Paul Kingsnorth, "The Wake" (2014)

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Admission requirements For MA students
Language of instruction English
Use of digital media Online, mandatory

 

Interval weekly
Date 20.09.2017 – 20.12.2017

No dates available. Please contact the lecturer.

Modules Modul Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Master's degree subject English)
Modul English & American Literature (Master's degree subject English (Start of studies before 01.08.2013))
Modul Literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Forschung (Master's degree program Literary Studies)
Modul Research in Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Master's degree subject English)
Assessment format continuous assessment
Assessment details Regular attendance, active participation, presentation.
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg.: course registration; dereg.: not required
Repeat examination no repeat examination
Scale Pass / Fail
Repeated registration no repetition
Responsible faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Offered by Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft

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