641224 Seminar on Interculturality: The absurd in literature

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641224
Seminar on Interculturality: The absurd in literature
SE 3
10
weekly
annually
German

Discussion on the literary absurd as a principal mode of writing (Schreibweise) in different eras and genres

The seminar deals with the following topics: tradition and terminology of the absurd in literature (early forms, delimitation of literary absurd against nonsense, black humor a.s.o.), problems of genre (‘anti-drama’, ‘mini-drama’, ‘shortest story’; relation to satire, parody, the grotesque, children’s literature), characteristic features of the works (pun, undermining of fiction, banality, cruelty), and – of course – the relation to the contemporary philosophic discourse (f.i. Camus). Works of the following authors will/can be taken into account: Lear, Carroll, Morgenstern, Charms, Vvedenskij, O’Brien, Ionesco, Beckett, Grass, Mrożek.

Discussion, lecture, oral presentations, group work

 

regular and active participation, oral presentation, paper (25-30 pages).

Martin Esslin: Das Theater des Absurden. Von Beckett bis Pinter, Reinbek b. Hamburg 1991 u.ö.

Neil Cornwell: The absurd in literature, Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press 2006.

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04.03.2015
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Date Time Location
Wed 2015-03-04
10.15 - 11.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-03-11
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Wed 2015-03-18
10.15 - 11.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-03-25
10.15 - 11.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-04-15
10.15 - 11.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-04-22
10.15 - 11.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-04-29
10.15 - 11.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-05-06
10.15 - 11.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-05-13
10.15 - 11.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-05-20
10.15 - 11.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-05-27
10.15 - 11.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-06-03
10.15 - 11.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-06-10
10.15 - 11.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-06-17
10.15 - 11.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free
Wed 2015-06-24
10.15 - 11.45 40123 40123 Barrier-free