612026 VU Selected Topics of Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian Literature: The Invention of Women in (Post) Yugoslav Literature

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612026
VU Selected Topics of Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian Literature: The Invention of Women in (Post) Yugoslav Literature
VU 2
5
weekly
every 2nd year
German

The students are familiar with theoretical perspectives on female writing in general and are able to critically examine and successfully apply them in the context of female narrative prose in the (post-) Yugoslav context.

What does women's literature actually mean? Is it the literature that women write? The kind that deals with female topics? Or the one that is written specifically for women (but not necessarily by them) and is defined by this very specific target audience? Is there a difference between the terms women's literature and women's writing? These questions were posed nearly a hundred years ago by none other than the British writer and intellectual Virginia Woolf in her 1929 essay A Room of One's Own. In the first part of the course we will deal with theoretical works on the role of (writing) women in society and try to find a basis for comparison with texts from the (post) Yugoslav region. In the second part of the course we will test the argumentative power of these different positions by means of exemplary readings of female writing. Which literary procedures were more frequently used by women writers and to what end? How did women writers relate to the label "women's literature" and what strategies of distancing or appropriating this label were available to them? Using genres such as narrative prose and essay writing, we will examine key texts by women writers such as Dubravka Ugrešić, Slavenka Drakulić, Jelena Lengold, Vedrana Rudan, Olja Savičević, Lejla Kalamujić, Barbi Marković, and others for their strategies of self-positioning and write short texts on them.

Depending on the size of the group and the students' wishes, we may consider publishing the texts produced in the course of the course.

In-depth study of the theoretical foundations for primary text analysis; prior and concurrent reading of primary literature (original or in translation) by the students; input by the course instructor; short essays on a primary text and discussion of them in class and, based on this, a final essay at the end of the course;

Regular attendance; reading; short essay during the semester and a final essay after completion of the course; 

Course syllabus and final literature selection will be announced in the first session;

09.03.2022
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Wed 2022-03-09
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Wed 2022-03-16
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Wed 2022-03-23
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Wed 2022-03-30
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Wed 2022-04-06
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Wed 2022-04-27
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Wed 2022-05-04
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Wed 2022-05-11
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Wed 2022-05-18
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Wed 2022-05-25
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Wed 2022-06-01
CANCELED
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free abgesagt
Wed 2022-06-08
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Wed 2022-06-15
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Wed 2022-06-22
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free
Wed 2022-06-29
15.30 - 17.00 40406 40406 Barrier-free