609049 British and/or Postcolonial Literature: The Trope of Cannibalism in the Formation of Identity

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Mag. Dr. Ulrich Pallua Mag. Dr. Ulrich Pallua, +43 512 507 4194, +43 512 507 34421
609049
British and/or Postcolonial Literature: The Trope of Cannibalism in the Formation of Identity
PS 2
5
weekly
each semester
English

The aim of this course is to find out how the formation of identity is instrumentalized in the colonial and postcolonial dicourse to legitimize the categorisation of the in- and outgroup.

“The Trope of Cannibalism in the Formation of Identity” analyses texts that deal with the trope of cannibalism in the search for identity. Some of the text to be analysed are William Shakespeare's Othello, The Tempest, Titus Andronicus, Edward Long's The History of Jamaica, Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, Charlie Haffner's Amistad Kata-Kata, Tsitsi Dangarembga's film Kare Kare Zvako - Mother's Day, Evelyn Waugh's Black Mischief, Muriel Spark's Aiding and Abetting, RM Ballantyne's The Coral Island, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal, ...

presentations, discussions

written

Arens, William. The Man-Eating Myth: Anthropology and Anthropophagy. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1979. Print.
Hulme, Peter. Colonial Encounters: Europe and the Native Caribbean 1492-1797. London: Routledge, 1992. Print.
Pieterse, Jan Nederveen. White on Black: Images on Africa and Blacks in Western Popular Culture. New Haven and London: Yale University Press: 1992. Print.
Rice, Alan. Radical Narratives of the Black Atlantic. London and New York: Continuum, 2003. Print.

BA Programme 2009: positive completion of compulsory moduls 3 and 16

Teacher Training Programme 2001: VO2: Introduction to British and Postcolonial Literary Studies

BA "old" (2009): PS 2: British and/or Postcolonial Literature

Teacher Training Programme "old" (2001): PS 2: English Literature and Culture

Due to substantial differences in the allocation of ECTS-Credits in various curricula (teacher training program - BA/MA English and American Studies), the requirements for this course vary. Information will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the course.

05.10.2015
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Date Time Location
Mon 2015-10-05
10.15 - 11.45 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-10-12
10.15 - 11.45 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-10-19
10.15 - 11.45 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-09
10.15 - 11.45 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-16
10.15 - 11.45 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-23
10.15 - 11.45 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-30
10.15 - 11.45 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-12-07
10.15 - 11.45 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2015-12-14
10.15 - 11.45 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-01-11
10.15 - 11.45 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-01-18
10.15 - 11.45 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-01-25
10.15 - 11.45 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-02-01
10.15 - 11.45 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free