Miners, Murderers, Managers: The Fiction of David Peace

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Course Information
Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154525 Miners, Murderers, Managers: The Fiction of David Peace 2 HS Mi 10:15 - 11:45 digital Piskurek
Course Description

"For those who go to novels seeking comfort or consolation, David Peace does not come recommended. This author’s work is bleak, violent and political."

This is how the British Council introduces the novelist David Peace on their website, and indeed, Peace's texts may not be for everybody. His staccato style is not easily accessible in the beginning, some of the violent scenes in his fiction are hard to stomach, and the fragmented nature of some of his narratives is quite a challenge at times. However, readers who are willing to become immersed in Peace's fictional (or factional) worlds are rewarded with a very dense, linguistically innovative, multi-faceted and complex universe of characters which explore universal themes like amorality, corruption, power, guilt etc.

Course Reading

In this seminar, we will read and discuss the first part of Peace’s tetralogy about the 'Yorkshire Ripper' and corruption in the police force (Nineteen Seventy-Four, 1999), Peace's novel about football manager Brian Clough (The Damned Utd, 2006), his novel about the miners' strike and Northern England under Thatcher (GB84, 2005), and the second of his Japanese crime novels (Occupied City, 2009).

Course Requirements

Course requirements will be discussed in the first session.

Modules
Modulzuordnungen
Lehramtsstudiengänge
LABG G: HRG/HRSGe GyGe/BK SP
2009 703, 704 601, 1001 601, 701, 702, 1001 703
2016 601, 703, 704 601, 1001 601, 701, 702, 1001 703
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