Introductory seminar course: Literature from the Margins - Details
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General information

Course name Introductory seminar course: Literature from the Margins
Semester SS 2022
Current number of participants 39
maximum number of participants 30
Entries on waiting list 4
Home institute Neuere Englische Literaturen und Kulturwissenschaft
Courses type Introductory seminar course in category Teaching
First date Mon., 25.04.2022 10:00 - 11:30, Room: (D-2122)
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Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch

Course location / Course dates

(D-2122) Monday: 10:00 - 11:30, weekly (13x)

Module assignments


The aim of this course is to examine literature existing (ostensibly) outside of canon, or our perception thereof. Departing from margins as spaces at the very ends of decided canonical spectrum, the seminar will centre on various interpretations of the term and consider texts that would fit its broad understanding. The selected texts and theoretical works underscore both the importance of literature from the margins for educational and sensitising purposes as well as the ability to expand the scope of analysis to previously unconsidered horizons. We will approach the texts from different perspectives, including feminist theory, disability studies and fandom studies.

Texts that will be considered in this course include:

You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa
Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese-American by Laura Gao (graphic novel, excerpts will be provided)

For the 2-course-module EAS-1411, this PS is to be combined with the Ü "Narrative Analysis: Postcolonial Short Fiction" (Stojanovic).

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ALW/ELW/NELK: Aufbaumodul BA/LA: PS".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • This setting is active from 14.03.2022 08:00 to 18.04.2022 18:00.
    Enrolment is allowed for up to 1 courses of the admission set.
  • The enrolment is possible from 14.03.2022, 08:00 to 18.04.2022, 18:00.
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 19.04.2022 on 08:00. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.
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