611353 VU/2 VU Spanish Literature from an Interdisciplinary and/or Intermedia Perspective

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611353
VU Spanish Literature from an Interdisciplinary and/or Intermedia Perspective
VU 2
5
weekly
annually
German

Knowledge of the work and style of the author (Cortázar); revision of the basis of narratology and literary theory; knowledge of the literary forms of short prose and novel, as well as of experimental narrative techniques.

What is experimental literature? We will look at different narrative techniques which implement new, experimental forms of thinking literary texts and challenge the reader and his or her position toward the text. These experimental texts play with forms of traditional narrative, they experiment with new concepts of writing. We will concentrate on the novel "Rayuela" by Argentinian author Julio Cortázar who constructs a movement of hopping between the chapters, imitating the children's play "hopscotch". The reader can decide which way through the text she/he prefers. Besides, we will look at selected examples of Latin American short stories and films that experiment with different kinds of narrative structures, such as for example "Babel" by Alejandro González Iñarritú.

Presentation of the lecturer; text analysis (individual and group); discussion; short presentations by the students.

Course readings (especially the novel by Cortázar, in preparation of the summer term); active participation in discussions; short presentation; written essay at the end of the term.

Please read the following novel by Cortázar as preparation for the seminar. You can find the novel in our University bookshop Studia. 


Cortázar, Julio: Rayuela. Edición conmemorativa. Madrid: Real Academia española, 2019. 

A bibliography and a reader with the other, selected texts will be provided at the beginning of the term.

Please note that you should complete the seminar "Lektüre und Analyse" before taking this seminar. Please revise your notes on narratology;

not applicable

We start in the beginning of May in form of a block seminar in four meetings (friday or saturday).

Dates:

Friday, May 8, 14-15:30h (preliminary discussion); 

Saturday, May 16, 11-18:00h (presentations by the students);

Saturday, June 20, 11-18:00h (presentations by the students);

Saturday, June 27, 11-18:00h (presentations by the students);.


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Date Time Location
Fri 2020-05-08
14.00 - 15.30 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Sat 2020-05-16
11.00 - 18.00 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Sat 2020-06-20
11.00 - 18.00 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
Sat 2020-06-27
11.00 - 18.00 40620 SR 40620 SR Barrier-free
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611353-0 2020-02-02 02:00 - 2020-02-21 23:59
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