609453 British and/or Postcolonial Literature: Terrible Tourists & Travelling Terrorists: The Connections of Terror(ism) and Tourism

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609453
British and/or Postcolonial Literature: Terrible Tourists & Travelling Terrorists: The Connections of Terror(ism) and Tourism
PS 2
2,5
weekly
each semester
English

Developing event management skills; gaining theoretical and thematic insights into travel literature as well as literary/filmic representations of terrorists and terrorism; learning to combine methods of cultural and literary analysis 

This seminar is connected to the international colloquium “Terror on Tour: Borders, Detours & Contingencies”, which takes place at the University of Innsbruck from 29 to 31 March 2017. We will not only collaborate on the organisational aspects of the colloquium (compiling a brochure, liaising with international guest speakers etc.) but also work on the themes and topics covered by the conference in class. This is an ideal opportunity for any student who wants to gain event management skills and become involved in organising an international conference.

 

Terror(ism) and travelling have always been inextricably linked. On the one hand, travellers are prone to experience a “state of intense fear” or “a cause of anxiety” (as the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines terror) when encountering previously unknown regions, people, and customs. On the other hand, terrorists rely on – and very often directly target – modes of transportation in order to carry out their violent acts. In this seminar, we will examine both the travels of terrorists and travellers’ experiences of terror, horror, and the sublime as they have been represented in British literature from the 19th to the 21st centuries. The texts covered range from 19th-century colonial and travel writing via William Sutcliffe’s coming-of-age novel Are You Experienced? (1997) to the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall.

 

Students are required to be present during the conference from 29 to 31 March 2017.

Discussions, group work, organisational teams 

Active participation, cooperation in conference organisation, term paper 

To be announced

BA Teacher Training Programme: positive completion of compulsory module 13

BA 2016: positive completion of compulsory module 10

BA 2009: positive completion of compulsory modules 3 and 16

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

not applicable

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.

 

08.03.2017
Group 0
Date Time Location
Wed 2017-03-08
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Wed 2017-03-15
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Wed 2017-03-22
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Wed 2017-03-29
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Wed 2017-04-05
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Wed 2017-04-26
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Wed 2017-05-03
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Wed 2017-05-10
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Wed 2017-05-17
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Wed 2017-05-24
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Wed 2017-05-31
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Wed 2017-06-07
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Wed 2017-06-14
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Wed 2017-06-21
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Wed 2017-06-28
15.30 - 17.00 40134 40134 Barrier-free