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3.02.200 Seminar: S Multiculturalism and Literature - Details
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Subtitle
Course number 3.02.200
Semester Sommersemester 2019
Current number of participants 32
maximum number of participants 36
Home institute Institute of English and American Studies
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
Next date Mon , 17.06.2019 10:00 - 12:00, Room: A14 1-112
Type/Form
Lehrsprache englisch

Course location / Course dates

A14 1-112 Monday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 01/04/19) (12x)

Module assignments

Comment/Description

The seminar provides an overview of postcolonial storytelling and the concept of multiculturalism followed by an analysis of a variety of literary products ranging from the early 80s to the present. Questions of national identity will be covered as well as cultural, political and religious issues.
London as a hub of the British multicultural experience will be explored in greater detail. Excerpts from selected texts comprise works by e.g.
  • Salman Rushdie, Midnight Children, 1981
  • Hanif Kureishi, The Buddha of Suburbia, 1990
  • Hanif Kureishi, The Black Album, 1995
  • Arundhati Roy, The God of the Small Things, 1997
  • Zadie Smith, White Teeth, 2000
  • Monica Ali, Brick Lane, 2000
  • Rose Tremain, The Road Home, 2007
  • Amanda Craig, Hearts and Minds, 2009
  • John Lanchester, Capital, 2013
Each text will be analysed and assessed with regard to its suitability for classroom use. Excerpts from textbook units along with the accompanying tasks and media will be critically examined. Additional material from a variety of sources will be collected, presented and prepared for classroom use. Task design will be practiced by providing motivating challenges for young adult readers and learners of English.

Comment:
On successful completion of this module, students should

  • be familiar with the British Empire and the literature emerging from the post-colonial experience
-know about London`s significance for contemporary multicultural life
-be able to explain the role of English in post-colonial storytelling
-be able to analyse narrative texts reflecting the multicultural experience
-be familiar with the content and interpretation of the texts dealt with in class
-be able to assess the viability of select texts for classroom use
-be aware of the rules and regulations the Core Curriculum in Lower Saxony stipulates for the topic
-be able to critically assess literary products for teaching purposes and, if necessary, modify and edit them
- provide tasks accompanying literary texts reflecting the multicultural experience

Participants are expected to:
  • Provide commentaries on topics discussed in class
  • Pass a written exam (“Klausur”) at the end of the semester

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ang620 Aufbau FD LitCult".
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  • Enrollment possible from 11.03.2019, 06:00 to 31.05.2019, 23:00.
  • It is allowed to enroll to max. 1 courses in this admission.
  • This setting is active from 11.03.2019 06:00 to 31.05.2019 23:59
    At least one of these conditions are required for enrollment:
    • Degree is Anpassungslehrgang
    • Degree is Master of Education (Grundschule)
    • Subject is English Studies
    • Subject is Englisch
    • Subject is Anglistik
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in these courses will be assigned at 15.03.2019, 08:00. Addional seats may be added to a wait list.
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