Introductory seminar course: Narratives of (Dis)Connection - Details
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General information

Course name Introductory seminar course: Narratives of (Dis)Connection
Semester SS 2021
Current number of participants 32
maximum number of participants 35
Entries on waiting list 3
Home institute Amerikanistik
Courses type Introductory seminar course in category Teaching
First date Tue., 13.04.2021 10:15 - 11:45
Pre-requisites For students taking this seminar as part of the module EAS-1411, it is required to attend the Übung “Narrative Analysis” (Krischer, Wed. 4.15-5.45 pm).
Performance record Portfolio
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch

Course location / Course dates

n.a. Tuesday: 10:15 - 11:45, weekly

Module assignments


Nowadays, it often seems as if connection to others is much easier achieved than ever before as affordable flights, the internet and social media are readily available. A heightened focus on mindfulness and looking-inward promise a deeper connection to oneself. Why is it then that feelings of loneliness, isolation and disconnection from others, oneself and one’s environment are so prevalent - even before the Covid-crisis?
In this seminar, we will discuss American narratives that deal with those questions of (dis)connection in various ways, both on a thematic and formal level, to see what answers literary texts can provide. We will substantiate our reading with theoretical considerations on (dis)connection.

The reading of all texts on the syllabus is a requirement to complete this seminar successfully. The seminar will be held online, with both synchronous and asynchronous elements.

For students attending this seminar as part of the module EAS-1411, it is required to attend the Übung “Narrative Analysis” (Krischer, Wed. 4.15-5.45 pm).

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ELW/ALW/NELK: Aufbaumodul BA/LA: PS".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The enrolment is possible from 01.03.2021, 08:00 to 05.04.2021, 20:00.
  • This setting is active from 01.03.2021 08:00 to 05.04.2021 20:00.
    Enrolment is allowed for up to 1 courses of the admission set.
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 06.04.2021 on 08:00. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.
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