609167 British and/or Postcolonial Literature: Post 9/11 Canadian Women's Writing

summer semester 2014 | Last update: 27.06.2017 Place course on memo list
609167
British and/or Postcolonial Literature: Post 9/11 Canadian Women's Writing
PS 2
5
Block
each semester
English

How did events such as September 11 affect cultural practice within Canadian borders? What spaces of critique have been generated? What are the ethical responsibilities that writers face towards the politics of terror, paranoia, and fear that have shaped the turn of the 21st century? This course introduces students to the field of contemporary Canadian women’s writing by analyzing a variety of representations of 9/11 and its aftermath.

Throughout the course, we will trace the ghosts of September 11 in a selection of short-stories, poems, and novels by contemporary Canadian women writers such as Dionne Brand, Hiromi Goto, Emma Donoghue, and Larissa Lai. We will examine how these texts map the interconnections between artistic expression, social critique, and political intervention, particularly focusing on 9/11 and its repercussions. In addition, this course will explore how these writers pose a feminist, anti-capitalist, and anti-racist critique of other current issues such as the war on terror and the impact of economic globalization on both environmental degradation and the human body.

Continuous assessment (based on regular written and/or oral contribution by participants).

Course examination according to § 7, statute section on "study-law regulations"

To be discussed in the first lesson. A detailed syllabus will be available in OLAT at least a week before the course begins. 

BA Programme: positive completion of compulsory mdules 3 und 16

Teacher Training Programme: VO 2: Introduction to British and Postcolonial Literary Studies

Teacher Training Programme: PS 2: English Literature and Culture

05.03.2014
Group 0
Date Time Location
Wed 2014-03-05
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2014-03-12
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2014-03-19
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2014-03-26
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2014-04-02
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2014-04-09
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2014-04-30
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2014-05-07
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2014-05-14
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2014-05-21
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2014-05-28
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2014-06-04
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2014-06-11
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2014-06-16
13.45 - 15.15 40136 40136 Barrier-free
Wed 2014-06-18
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Wed 2014-06-25
15.30 - 17.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free