611627 Literature and Other Arts – Literary Studies: Literature and History. The Contemporary Novel in France and Spain (1980-2013)

summer semester 2014 | Last update: 04.04.2014 Place course on memo list
611627
Literature and Other Arts – Literary Studies: Literature and History. The Contemporary Novel in France and Spain (1980-2013)
SE 2
12,5
weekly
annually
German

Critical reflexions on the relationship between History and Literature and Literature and Memory

Introduction to the investigation of memoria within Cultural Studies

War and Literature in Contemporary Literary Texts

Both in French as in Spanish literary texts we observe since the 1990s the return of "the real" and of "the historical". The dominant theme in Spanish literature is the Civil War and the remembering of the Civil War in a post-war society; in France, the Second World War and the Algerian War. In the seminar we want to discuss how contemporary literary texts deal with 'history' and 'memory', what literature can do in contrast to historiography and what literature is allowed or not allowed to do.

The corpus will be: Antonio Múñoz Molina Beatus Ille, Rafael Chirbes La larga marcha, Javier Cercas Soldados de Salamina, Alexis Jenny Art française de la guerre, Laurent Mauvignier Des hommes, Rachid Boudjedra Hôtel Saint-Georges.

Lecture, discussion of texts and themes, presentations (students)

active participation; preparation of classes; oral presentation; seminar paper (20 pages)

A bibliography will be given to students at the beginning of the semester

We start at the beginning of the semester

07.03.2014
Group 0
Date Time Location
Fri 2014-03-07
10.15 - 11.45 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-03-14
10.15 - 11.45 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-03-21
10.15 - 11.45 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-03-28
10.15 - 11.45 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-04-04
10.15 - 11.45 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-04-11
10.15 - 11.45 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-04-11
12.00 - 13.30 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-05-02
10.15 - 11.45 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-05-09
10.15 - 11.45 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-05-16
10.15 - 11.45 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-05-23
10.15 - 11.45 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-05-23
12.00 - 13.30 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-06-06
10.15 - 11.45 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-06-06
12.00 - 13.30 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-06-13
10.15 - 11.45 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-06-20
10.15 - 11.45 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Fri 2014-06-27
10.15 - 11.45 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free