Seminar: Aufbaumodul KuWi I: Native American Protest Culture in the 20th and 21st Century - Details
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Course name Seminar: Aufbaumodul KuWi I: Native American Protest Culture in the 20th and 21st Century
Course number ANG.05272.04
Semester SS 2022
Current number of participants 24
maximum number of participants 30
Home institute Amerikanistik / Literaturwissenschaft
participating institutes Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Courses type Seminar in category Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen
First date Thursday, 07.04.2022 08:15 - 09:45, Room: Seminarraum 18 (Raum 1.11) [LuWu 2]
Performance record Studienleistung: blog entry and Q&A
Modulleistung: term paper
ECTS points 5

Module assignments


Native American history is a history of resistance. From the onset of colonization, Indigenous nations fought for sovereignty and self-determination, drawing from, and developing traditions of protest and resurgence. Regulations and government reforms imposed upon Native American communities have continuously infringed treaties and declarations, and thereby oppressed Native American cultures. With a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, in this seminar we will discuss and shed light on multiple examples of Native American resistance against U.S. anti-Native American policies and sentiment. Most importantly, we will look at the paths found by Indigenous nations to reclaim space that was taken away from them by interrogating examples from different stages and political climates: from resistance to cultural assimilation in the late 19th and early 20th century, to the oft-cited protests during the Red Power Era in the 1960s and 70s, to contemporary struggles for self-determination and social and environmental justice. In so doing, we will approach primary texts and examples of resistance with the methodological practices of close readings and wide readings, thereby critically reflecting and engaging with theoretical lenses from settler colonial studies, environmental justice theory, as well as Indigenous philosophy. Analyzing and discussing primary sources as well as contextualizing sites of protest within the larger political and social construct of the US nation state is at the heart of this seminar. You will also learn how to present your analyses digitally (via blog entries).

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Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Beschränkte Teilnehmendenanzahl: Aufbaumodul: Kulturwissenschaft I:".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • This setting is active from 18.03.2022 00:00 to 30.04.2022 00:00.
    Enrolment is allowed for up to 1 courses of the admission set.
  • The enrolment is possible from 18.03.2022, 00:00 to 30.04.2022, 23:59.
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats will be assigned in order of enrolment.
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