Individual and Cultural Memory in Postwar American Fiction

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Sommersemester 2019

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Course Information
Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154668 Individual and Cultural Memory in Postwar American Fiction 2 HS Mi 16:00 - 17:30 R. 0.406 Müller-Lyaskovets
Course Description

How does present shape our understanding of the past? How do personal and social themes intertwine and inform the present? What is the role of imagination in constructing memory? What is the role of narratives in constructing personal and collective histories? This course will address these questions among others, considering the relationship between history and memory, personal and collective, as mediated by storytelling and between personal and social themes.

Reading List
  • We will examine closely the following texts:
    • E.L. Doctorow: The Book of Daniel (1971)
    • Maxine Hong Kingston: The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts (1976)
    • Sherman Alexie: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993)
  • Please acquire and start reading the texts in advance.
  • Additional course readings on the cultural theory of memory and storytelling will be available as .pdf files through Moodle.


Modules
Modulzuordnungen
Lehramtsstudiengänge
LABG G: HRG/HRSGe GyGe/BK SP
2009 703, 704 602 602, 701, 702 703
2016 602, 703, 704 602 602, 701, 702 703
Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften:
B.A.ALK: B.A.AS: M.A.ALK: M.A.AS:
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