611126 Advanced Text and/or Media Analysis Using Examples from the Francophone Regions

winter semester 2017/2018 | Last update: 13.07.2017 Place course on memo list
611126
Advanced Text and/or Media Analysis Using Examples from the Francophone Regions
PS 2
2,5
weekly
annually
French

This course departs from the conviction that literature is an extremely valuable and exciting source of societal and historical knowledge as it builds, transforms, and questions "reality" and occasionally shifts normative perspectives in quite surprising ways. It addresses our imagination and gives us heuristic tools allowing us to critically reflect on past and present discourses.


We will ask ourselves how these authors individually respond to their social context, the state of knowledge, and the prevalent narratives of their time. We will further address the question what kind of esthetical and narrative strategies they use to consider or reconsider « evidences » and to account for the complexity of the world their stories are set in.

Albert Camus, "L'hôte", L'exil et le royaume (1957)

Simone de Beauvoir, Les belles images (1966)

Robert Bober, Quoi de neuf sur la guerre? (1993)

Leslie Kaplan, Fever (2005)

Jean Echenoz, 14 (2012)

(1) Theoretical introduction in form of lectures

(2) Group work or plenum : analysis of texts and stagings

(3) written paper

Assessment criteria:

(a) regular and active participation

(b) complete and commented reading of all graphic novels discussed in this course

(c) presentation on a topic defined at the beginning of the term

(d) written paper (10 to 12 pages; deadline: 3rd of February 2017)

(e) final test

 

You are asked to buy the texts before the course starts and to bring them with you to the first class. A copy of Camus' short story will be at your disposal on OLAT.

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Lektüre und Analyse

 

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Date Time Location
Mon 2017-10-02
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Mon 2017-10-09
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Mon 2017-10-16
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Mon 2017-10-23
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Mon 2017-10-30
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Mon 2017-11-06
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Mon 2017-11-13
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Mon 2017-11-20
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Mon 2017-11-27
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Mon 2017-12-04
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Mon 2017-12-11
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Mon 2018-01-08
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Mon 2018-01-15
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Mon 2018-01-22
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free
Mon 2018-01-29
10.15 - 11.45 40112 40112 Barrier-free