Seminar: Writing Women: Novels of African American Women Writers - Vertiefungsmodul - Details
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Course name Seminar: Writing Women: Novels of African American Women Writers - Vertiefungsmodul
Course number ANG.04630.02
Semester SS 2020
Current number of participants 6
maximum number of participants 20
Home institute Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Courses type Seminar in category Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen
First date Tuesday, 07.04.2020 14:00 - 16:00
Studiengänge (für) ANG.04630.02 für LAG, LAS, LAF (2012, 2015) / MA Engl. Sprache und Literatur 45/75 LP / MA Angloam. Literatur, Sprache und Kultur 120 LP

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No room preference
Tuesday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly

Module assignments


ZORA (“Unapologetic. Ours. A Medium publication for women of color.”) recently compiled a list of “the 100 greatest books ever written by African American women” and called it THE ZORA CANON (named after the Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston). In this course, we will closely examine three outstanding and highly influential novels written by three famous African American women writers: Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937; e.g., Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2013); Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer-prize-winning Beloved (1987; e.g., Vintage, 2016); and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah (2013; e.g., Harper Collins, 2017). We will not only trace the major themes and aesthetics of these three great works, but we will also explore some of the most important secondary sources that still govern literary criticism and our thought today.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Beschränkte Teilnehmendenanzahl: VM Amer".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats will be assigned in order of enrolment.