Lehrveranstaltungen im Sommersemester 2012

PS Ecocriticism

Kylie Ann Crane

Kurzname: 06.008.030
Kursnummer: 06.008.030

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

Nature, Raymond Williams once famously stated in Keywords, “is perhaps the most complex word in the language”. In this class, we will read about, think about and discuss nature in line with ecocritical concerns for the relationship between literature and the environment. We will, however, not just examine ‘literature’ but take a wider variety of texts into account.

Initially, we will discuss several debates key to ecocritical work. Ideas such as mimesis and concepts such as wilderness, pastoral and wastelands will form the basis for these discussions. The relevant texts will be made available on ILIAS.

Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe will form a historical touchstone text and students are urged to read it prior to the start of semester. In view of the various forms of the Robinsonade following Defoe’s text, we will discuss transformations of this text in group oriented sessions in which students may choose to focus on J.M. Coetzee’s Foe, Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, the film Castaway, as well as television series such as Lost, Survivor and variations on the Dschungelcamp, or similar texts according to students’ interest. Images of landscape, environment and nature will form our key concern in these analyses.

In order to gain credit for this class, students will be required to participate in discussion, submit a 4,000 word term paper (in English), as well as give an oral presentation. The presentation will be of students’ own conception and submitted in the form of proposals, undergo peer review, before being presented as papers towards the end of semester.
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Kurzbeschreibung:
Course description

Beschreibung:
Nature, Raymond Williams once famously stated in Keywords, “is perhaps the most complex word in the language”. In this class, we will read about, think about and discuss nature in line with ecocritical concerns for the relationship between literature and the environment. We will, however, not just examine ‘literature’ but take a wider variety of texts into account. Initially, we will discuss several debates key to ecocritical work. Ideas such as mimesis and concepts such as wilderness, pastoral and wastelands will form the basis for these discussions. The relevant texts will be made available on ILIAS. Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe will form a historical touchstone text and students are urged to read it prior to the start of semester. In view of the various forms of the Robinsonade following Defoe’s text, we will discuss transformations of this text in group oriented sessions in which students may choose to focus on J.M. Coetzee’s Foe, Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, the film Castaway,

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Termine:

Datum (Wochentag)UhrzeitOrt
18.04.2012 (Mittwoch)14.40 - 16.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
25.04.2012 (Mittwoch)14.40 - 16.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
02.05.2012 (Mittwoch)14.40 - 16.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
09.05.2012 (Mittwoch)14.40 - 16.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
16.05.2012 (Mittwoch)14.40 - 16.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
23.05.2012 (Mittwoch)14.40 - 16.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
30.05.2012 (Mittwoch)14.40 - 16.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
06.06.2012 (Mittwoch)14.40 - 16.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
13.06.2012 (Mittwoch)14.40 - 16.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
20.06.2012 (Mittwoch)14.40 - 16.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
27.06.2012 (Mittwoch)14.40 - 16.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
04.07.2012 (Mittwoch)14.40 - 16.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
11.07.2012 (Mittwoch)14.40 - 16.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
18.07.2012 (Mittwoch)14.40 - 16.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude

Semester: SoSe 2012