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Proseminar: The Flâneur in British Literature from the 18th Century to the Present - Details

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The Flâneur in British Literature from the 18th Century to the Present

General information

Semester WS 2019/20
Home institute Englische Literaturwissenschaft
participating institutes ZZZ_Literaturwissenschaft (Anglistik/Amerikanistik)
Courses type Proseminar in category Teaching
First appointment Mon , 21.10.2019 11:45 - 13:15, Room: (D, 2004)
Pre-requisites *EAS-1411*:
If you are allotted to this course you will automatically be signed up for the corresponding Übung "Narrative Analysis" (Thursdays, 17:30-19:00) . Be sure to keep this slot free in your timetable.

*EAS-1412*
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.
Performance record guided discussion or thesis paragraphs, portfolio/research essay
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Miscellanea *EAS-1411*:
If you are allotted to this course you will automatically be signed up for the corresponding Übung "Narrative Analysis" (Thursdays, 17:30-19:00). Be sure to keep this slot free in your timetable.

*EAS-1412*
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

Lecturers

Times

Monday: 11:45 - 13:15, weekly (from 21/10/19)

Course location

(D, 2004)

Fields of study

Comment/Description

The figure of the flâneur, a character strolling aimlessly through the city and observing its people, originated in 19th-century Paris as a social phenomenon and has since become a heterogeneous and variable literary motif. While usually associated with French or German literature, the tradition of the flâneur in British literature has been somewhat contested due to the absence of the flâneur as a sociohistorical phenomenon in Great Britain. Nevertheless, a considerable amount of texts featuring characters that might qualify as flâneurs can be found throughout British literary history. In this course we will have a look at the various ways in which the paradigm of flânerie might resurface in British prose, poems and essayistic writings from the 18th century to the present day and the functions, topics and formal characteristics that can be assigned to British flânerie texts.

Please obtain copies of the following texts:
Virginia Woolf. Mrs Dalloway. Penguin, 2000.
Robin Robertson. The Long Take. Picador, 2018.
One further novel will be added.

admission settings

The course is part of admission "ELW/ ALW/ NELK: BA/ LA Aufbaumodul (Proseminar)".
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  • Enrollment possible from 03.09.2019, 00:00 to 27.09.2019, 23:59.
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attendance

Current number of participants 21
maximum number of participants 25