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  Popular Adventures at the Turn of the Century

Dr. Christian Krug, M.A.

Zeit und Ort: Do 16:15 - 17:45, C 301

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches
BA English and American Studies: Hauptmodul A (301) Literature bzw. Culture (Zulassungsvoraussetzung: Zwischenmodul II) – HA- Lehramt Englisch an Gymnasien (neu): Hauptmodul L-GYM Literature. (Zulassungsvoraussetzung: Zwischenmodul Literature) – HA (80%) - MA English Studies: Core Module Literature – Portfolioprüfung: HA und Thesenpapier (40511) bzw. Teilbereichsmodul Literature – HA (40501) und Thesenpapier (40502); Master Module II Literature – Portfolioprüfung: Hausarbeit und Thesenpapier (83601) bzw. Schwerpunktmodul II Literature – HA (40801) und Thesenpapier (40802) - MA English Studies: Core Module Culture – Portfolioprüfung: Hausarbeit und Thesenpapier (40311) bzw. Teilbereichsmodul Culture – HA (40301) und Thesenpapier (40302); Master Module II Culture – Portfolioprüfung: Hausarbeit und Thesenpapier (83501) bzw. Schwerpunktmodul II Culture HA (40801) und Thesenpapier (40802)

This seminar explores two popular kinds of fiction of the fin de siècle, the (masculinist) colonial adventure romance and New Woman prose fiction. One conventionally pits a culturally dominant male protagonist against the powerful vestiges of an earlier human history, and the other a professional woman against equally powerful, restrictive social conventions and ideological beliefs – often the very same that sustain the cultural dominance of the male hero of adventure romances. Despite such differences, however, both kinds of fiction are intricately connected. As popular ‘sub-genres’, they developed in relation to each other (they revolve around each other as ‘twin stars’ do, according to L. M. Richardson). They also share many common features: New Woman fiction adopts themes, tropes and modes of story telling from colonial adventure romance, and the latter adopts domestic discourses to represent imperial practices. In this seminar, we will study how both, adventure romance and the New Woman fiction, represent and negotiate similar late-Victorian cultural debates about gender, empire, (d)evolution and much more – and how they differ and diverge in their politics.The seminar will be accompanied by an interdisciplinary lecture series on current issues in gender studies (participation is optional) organized by the recently established FAU Center for Studies in Gender, Difference and Diversity.It is essential that all students read and reflect upon the texts before each class. All participants are expected to enroll for a short oral presentation. A course syllabus, a bibliography and additional material will be made available online at the beginning of the semester.

Empfohlene Literatur
Henry Rider Haggard, King Solomon’s Mines (1885)Henry Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure (1887)Rudyard Kipling, “The Man Who Would Be King” (1888) George Egerton, “A Cross Line”, Keynotes (1893) Florence Marryat, The Blood of the Vampire (1897), ed. by Greta Depledge (Brighton, 2010) [ISBN: 978-1-906469-16-0]Isabel Meredith [i.e. Olivia and Helen Rossetti], A Girl Among the Anarchists (1903)B.A. students need to sign up for a mandatory Independent Study Group (ISG) taught by Lukas Lammers______

Zusätzliche Informationen

Verwendung in folgenden UnivIS-Modulen
Startsemester SS 2017:
Core Module Culture (Core Cult)
Core Module Literature (Core Lit)
Master Module II: Culture (Master II: Cult)
Master Module II: Literature (Master II: Lit)

Institution: Lehrstuhl für Anglistik, insbesondere Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft
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