Men in Crisis
- WS 16/17
|154512||Men in Crisis||2 PS||Mo 14:15 – 15:45||R. 3.306||Lenz|
“Keep back, lady, no one is going to catch me and make me a man.” (J.M. Barrie Peter and Wendy)
Refusing to grow up and face the facts is a trait common in many young men – why work when playing is so much more fun? However, there is a time when one has to realise and admit that youth is not infinite, nor that perpetual egocentrism is a good idea. In this course, we will primarily discuss three novels with very different problems and crises: Identity, masculinity, family, religion and/or sexuality. It appears that in recent years men have become miserable – but who or what is to blame for that?
Please buy the novels (not as e-books!) and start reading soon as not all are an easy read:
- Mike Gayle. Mr Commitment.
- Sunjeev Sahota. Ours Are the Streets.
- Christos Tsiolkas. Dead Europe.
In order to pass this course you have to write a term paper.
|Lehramtsstudiengänge:|| MA BML 2005:
|| LPO 2003:
|| LPO 1994/2000:
|| LABG 2009:
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