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Life Writing – Writing Self - Einzelansicht

Veranstaltungsart Seminar Veranstaltungsnummer
SWS 2 Semester WiSe 2021/22
Einrichtung Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik   Sprache englisch
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Belegungsfrist 01.10.2021 - 10.11.2021

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Seminar Di 12:00 bis 14:00 wöchentlich 26.10.2021 bis 15.02.2022  Online.Veranstaltung Offizier 21.12.2021: Akademische Weihnachtsferien
28.12.2021: Akademische Weihnachtsferien
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In this class we will explore the genre of autobiographic writing in the United States and its particular relation to identity formation – both individually and nationally. Life writing and its critique underwent significant changes during the 20th and 21st century. From a marginal genre and a largely neglected field of research the autobiography evolved into the epitome of contemporary “western” culture. We will trace this development focusing on the changing understanding of individuality and personhood that it represents. Most importantly we will focus on the uses of this autobiographic genre and its claims to personhood in relation to marginalized groups in their struggle for recognition. Today, the rigid categories of the genre have been dissolved as it includes autobiographies, biographies, diaries, testimonies, and basically all forms of self narration and representation. In this class we will therefore read traditional autobiographies as well as texts more broadly summarized as life writing.

The department seeks to return to in-presence teaching for the winter semester. However, whether this class can be taught in presence depends on room capacities, safety regulations, and the development of the pandemic. More information will follow as soon as possible.

Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester WiSe 2021/22 , Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024