Introductory seminar course: PS: Affects in Contemporary Irish Literature - Details
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Course name Introductory seminar course: PS: Affects in Contemporary Irish Literature
Semester WS 2023/24
Current number of participants 19
maximum number of participants 25
Home institute Englische Literaturwissenschaft
participating institutes ZZZ_Literaturwissenschaft (Anglistik/Amerikanistik)
Courses type Introductory seminar course in category Teaching
First date Wednesday, 18.10.2023 11:45 - 13:15, Room: (D 1011)
Performance record guided discussion or thesis paragraphs, portfolio/research essay
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird in Präsenz abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Miscellanea *EAS-1411*:
If you are allotted to this course you will automatically be signed up for the corresponding Übung "Narrative Analysis". Be sure to keep this slot free in your timetable.

If you are wrongly allotted to the Übung, please make sure to sign out of it, in order to open up the slot for your fellow students.
ECTS points 6

Rooms and times

(D 1011)
Wednesday: 11:45 - 13:15, weekly (14x)

Module assignments


Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, the Republic of Ireland has experienced one of the most multifaceted and nuanced cultural transformation processes in the world. One decisive component of this change was certainly the country’s economic boom in the 1990s, famously known as Celtic Tiger, which marked a radical paradigm shift regarding Ireland’s society, economy, politics, and religion. This moral and socio-political reconfiguration not only entailed “a new openness” (O’Toole 3) and destabilisation of conventions but also lead to a general sense of shame – an affect that only intensified with the bursting of Ireland’s economic bubble in the year 2008. In this course we will explore how affectivity in general – and shame in particular – are reflected in contemporary Irish literature. We will focus on aspects such as gender, class, intergenerational conflicts and postcolonialism. Please purchase (preferably analogue) copies of Sally Rooney's Conversations with Friends, Mike McCormack's Solar Bones and Naoise Dolan's Exciting Times.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ALW/ELW/NELK: Aufbaumodul BA/LA: PS".
Studierende der Anglistik/Amerikanistik und des Faches Englisch können sich bereits während der vorgezogenen Anmeldephase zur Sicherstellung des Studienfortschritts für die Aufbau- und Vertiefungsmodule anmelden. Hierzu wird ein gewisses Kontingent der Kursplätze im Zeitraum vom 21.08.2023 bis 30.08.2023 für die Anmeldung geöffnet. Die Verteilung der Plätze erfolgt am 01.09.2023. Bitte beachten Sie, dass in dieser Anmeldephase Studierende in höheren Fachsemestern bei der Verteilung der Plätze priorisiert werden.
Die allgemeine Anmeldephase beginnt am 04.09.2023 und endet am 09.10.2023.
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The enrolment is possible from 04.09.2023, 08:00 to 09.10.2023, 12:00.
  • 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 09.10.2023 on 15:15. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.
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