Lehrveranstaltungen im Sommersemester 2013

HS Apocalypse

Kylie Ann Crane

Kurzname: 06.008.510
Kursnummer: 06.008.510

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

The end of the world is near...
Again and again...
What is it this time? Nuclear disaster? Ecological Collapse? Widespread disease? Aliens? Zombies?
In this seminar, we will work on apocalyptic themes, creating a framework for understanding the modes of apocalypse and for identifying its role in rhetoric and aesthetics, addressing literature, popular culture and non-fiction alike. We will also think about how such concepts move between different cultures.
Students are required to read three novels, one non-fiction book and watch a movie for this seminar (see below), and are encouraged to read and watch broadly in order to contextualise the claims we examine in class. A reader comprising extra texts will be provided, although the focus will be on ‘primary texts’. Also feel free to watch The Walking Dead, Falling Skies, Jericho, as well as other (post-)apocalyptic television shows and movies in preparation!
In order to gain credit points for this seminar, you will be required to give a presentation, participate in discussion, submit minutes/position papers (1-2 times, pending class size), submit an abstract of your term paper, and submit a term paper of 4,500-5,000 words (due date 4 weeks after the end of semester).

Set reading:
This seminar will focus on ‘primary texts’, and most texts will have 2 sessions dedicated to them.
The World Without Us Alan Weisman
On the Beach Nevil Shute
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood
The Road Cormac McCarthy
These books are all readily available at reasonable prices.
We will also discuss 28 Days Later; an out-of-class screening date will be arranged.

Inhalt


Termine:

Datum (Wochentag)UhrzeitOrt
16.04.2013 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
23.04.2013 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
30.04.2013 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
07.05.2013 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
14.05.2013 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
21.05.2013 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
28.05.2013 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
04.06.2013 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
11.06.2013 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
18.06.2013 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
25.06.2013 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
02.07.2013 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
09.07.2013 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
16.07.2013 (Dienstag)14.40 - 16.10 UhrA.228 Hörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude

Semester: SoSe 2013