641211 Gender Studies: Toni Morrison intermedial

summer semester 2014 | Last update: 13.05.2014 Place course on memo list
641211
Gender Studies: Toni Morrison intermedial
UE 2
5
Block
annually
German

Toni Morrison passes sociopolitical criticism both in her literary and theoretical writing. By destabilizing the myth of the “metaphysics of presence”, she counters forms of representation associated with this concept. Her uses of language turn out as critical instrument to question the common use of language as mimetic restitution of reality, fixed identities as well as hierarchically bound representations. Intermediality works here as tool: Musical, filmic, pictorial structures supplement language’s concept of intermediation – and, thus, becomes a concrete mediator of criticism itself.

The aim of the course is to come closer to Morrison’s critical strategies by reading her texts closely.

Presentations, open discussions guided by prepared questions, paper.

see under methods.

will be announced in the first session.

07.03.2014
Group 0
Date Time Location
Fri 2014-03-07
17.15 - 18.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Fri 2014-04-04
09.00 - 17.00 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Fri 2014-04-11
09.00 - 17.00 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Fri 2014-05-09
09.00 - 17.00 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Fri 2014-05-16
09.00 - 17.00 40123 40123 Barrier-free