Fin de Siècle – English Literature at End of the 19th Century
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|154213||Fin de Siècle – English Literature at End of the 19th Century - Blockseminar||2 PS||
The turn to the 20th century was a period marked by profound social changes which created uncertainties and fear and led to an apocalyptic mood. These strong emotions were clearly mirrored in contemporary artistic life. Characterized by movements such as “décadence”, “expressionism”, or “l‘art pour l’art” it produced some of the most prominent artists, who left the past behind by creating new forms in literature, music and the arts. In this seminar we will turn to English literature of the fin de siècle in order to explore the works of authors who aspired to new artistic horizons by breaking taboos, creating new narrative modes such as the “stream of consciousness” or new female characters such as the “femme fatale”.
Participants are kindly asked to read the following texts prior to the first session:
- James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
- George Bernard Shaw: Mrs. Warren's Profession
- Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
- Oscar Wilde: Salome
- Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway
Credits will be awarded on the basis of either:
- ‚Hausarbeit’/term paper
- ’Aktive Teilnahme’ requires a presentation and regular personal attendance.
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