Lehrveranstaltungen im Sommersemester 2010

Hauptseminar/Seminar (kw/stw) Images of Britain in 'Better Things' (2008) and 'Brick Lane' (2007)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Klaus Peter Müller

Kurzname: 06.008.510
Kursnummer: 06.008.510

Inhalt

The topic dealt with in the lecture will be tested in connection with two films, one set in small town England, the other in London. Brick Lane is a street in London's east end with a long history of immigration reflected in both the novel and the film. How true to the 'reality' of contemporary life there are these fictional texts, and where do they differ from non-fictional representations? What are the images of Britain in 'Better Things', or does the film show common problems of unemployment, drug taking, crime, young and old people all over Europe? There is, of course, a cultural studies focus in this class, but students can also write term papers on the language used in the films and novel as well as on problems of translation. Students can thus get either a kulturwiss. or sprach- / translationswiss. Schein.

Empfohlene Literatur

Texts: Ali, Brick Lane, London 2003 + the 2007 film + the 2008 film Better Things. Do get hold of these 3 texts now!
Additional reading: Cf. the texts mentioned for the lecture and Ali, N. / V. S. Kalra / S. Sayyid (eds.), A Postcolonial People. South Asians in Britain, London: Hurst 2006; Canoville, Paul, Black and Blue. How Racism, Drugs and Cancer Almost Destroyed Me, London: Headline 2008; Chambers, Iain, "Narratives of Nationalism: Being 'British'", in: Carter, Erica / James Donald / Judith Squires (eds.), Space and Place: Theo¬ries of Identity and Location, London: Lawrence & Wishart 1993, 145-164; Garrison, Len, Black Youth, Rastafarianism and the Identity Crisis in Britain, London: ACER 1979 (repr. 1983); Gilroy, Paul, After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture?, London: Routledge 2004; Hall, Tarquin, Salaam Brick Lane: A Year in the New East End, London: Murray 2006 (12005); Hussain, Yasmin, Writing Diaspora: South-Asian Women, Culture and Ethnicity, Aldershot: Ashgate 2005; Malik, Sarita, Representing Black Britain. A History of Black and Asian Images on British Television, London: Sage 2002; Modood, Tariq, "British Asian Identities: Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something New", in: Morley, David / Kevin Robins (eds.), British Cultural Studies. Geography, Nationality, and Identity, Oxford: OUP 2001, 67-7; Owusu, Kwesi (ed.), Black British Culture and Society. A Text Reader, London: Routledge 2000; Pines, Jim, "Rituals and Representations of Black 'Britishness'", in: Morley, David / Kevin Robins (eds.), British Cultural Studies. Geography, Nationality, and Identity, Oxford: OUP 2001, 57-78; Sesay, Kadija (ed.), Write Black, Write British. From Post Colonial to Black British Literature, Hertford: Hansib 2005.

Termine:

Datum (Wochentag)UhrzeitOrt
13.04.2010 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
20.04.2010 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
27.04.2010 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
04.05.2010 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
11.05.2010 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
18.05.2010 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
25.05.2010 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
01.06.2010 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
08.06.2010 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
15.06.2010 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
22.06.2010 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
29.06.2010 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
06.07.2010 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
13.07.2010 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.236 Arbeitsraum
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude

Semester: SoSe 2010