Lehrveranstaltungen im Sommersemester 2012

HS Anglo-Indian Texts and Contexts

Kylie Ann Crane

Kurzname: 06.008.510
Kursnummer: 06.008.510

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

This class follows a literary studies approach to English language texts from or about India, in conjunction with the lecture series “Understanding India”. Students wishing to attend this class are urged to attend this lecture!! Historical, linguistic, social and political concerns will influence our readings and discussions, and we will take time to discuss issues presented in the lecture series in class. Our second focus will lie on critical analyses of the four novels outlined below. Should time permit, we will also watch and discuss one or two Anglo-Indian films.

Presentations and term papers may focus on caste, class, the partition of the subcontinent and other historical moments, magic realism, colonialism, postcolonial theory, ecocritical or narratological concerns.

To receive credit, active discussion, a presentation of a paper and a term paper of approx. 5,000 words will be required.

Students are required to have copies of the following texts, and, if possible, to have familiarized themselves with most of them prior to the beginning of semester.

Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand
Animal’s People by Indra Sinha
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
South Asian Literatures edited by Gerhard Stilz and Ellen Dengel-Janic (this text can be ordered via email to me (crane@uni-mainz.de) should difficulties arise)
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Kurzbeschreibung:
Course description

Beschreibung:
This class follows a literary studies approach to English language texts from or about India, in conjunction with the lecture series “Understanding India”. Students wishing to attend this class are urged to attend this lecture!! Historical, linguistic, social and political concerns will influence our readings and discussions, and we will take time to discuss issues presented in the lecture series in class. Our second focus will lie on critical analyses of the four novels outlined below. Should time permit, we will also watch and discuss one or two Anglo-Indian films. Presentations and term papers may focus on caste, class, the partition of the subcontinent and other historical moments, magic realism, colonialism, postcolonial theory, ecocritical or narratological concerns. To receive credit, active discussion, a presentation of a paper and a term paper of approx. 5,000 words will be required. Students are required to have copies of the following texts, and, if possible, to

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Datum (Wochentag)UhrzeitOrt
17.04.2012 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
24.04.2012 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
08.05.2012 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
15.05.2012 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
22.05.2012 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
29.05.2012 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
05.06.2012 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
12.06.2012 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
19.06.2012 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
26.06.2012 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
03.07.2012 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
10.07.2012 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
17.07.2012 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude

Semester: SoSe 2012