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  From Neuschwanstein to Niagara Falls: Germans in Canadian Culture

Dr. Nicole K. Konopka

Rein Online
Gaststudierendenverzeichnis, Studium Generale, Kultur und Bildung
Zeit: Do 16:00 - 18:00, Online-Meeting

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches
Given the challenges still posed by COVID-19, this course will be an online course.
Registered participants will be signed up by the instructor for a moodle course (Virtual Campus) and a virtual classroom on MS Teams.

1. Module Allocation:
  • BA Anglistik/Amerikanistik: Aufbaumodul Kulturwissenschaft / freie Erweiterung: Seminar 6 ECTS; Ergänzungsmodul Literaturwissenschaft / Ergänzungsmodul Kulturwissenschaft: Seminar max. 6 ECTS
  • BA Berufliche Bildung: Aufbaumodul Kulturwissenschaft: Seminar 6 ECTS
  • LA GS/HS/MS/RS/GY: Aufbaumodul Kulturwissenschaft: Seminar 6 ECTS
  • MSc WiPäd: Aufbaumodul Fachwissenschaft (Kulturwissenschaft): Seminar 6 ECTS

--> Open for Ergänzungsmodul Culture!

2. FlexNow-Registration: (all except guest auditors)
  • Course (de)registration: September 7 – November 7, 2020
  • ECTS (de)registration: January 1 – February 1, 2021

Guest auditors: please contact lecturer via e-mail.

Information on how to solve problems with your registration: https://www.uni-bamberg.de/anglistik/studium/informationen-zu-flexnow/

This interdisciplinary course has been designed especially for American and Canadian exchange students and German students, inviting them to study each other’s cultures together. This semester, the focus will be representations of Germany and all things German in Canadian writing and culture, present and past.

The rich heritage and multiethnic present of Canada offer ample ground for studying issues such as identity, home, (post-)colonialism and transformation. Drawing extensively on two essay collections by German and Canadian scholars – Refractions of Germany in Canadian Literature and Culture (2003) and Refractions of Canada in European Literature and Culture (2005) – we will, on the one hand, discover and discuss traces of Germany and Germans in a broad range of text by Canadian authors, such as Leonard Cohen, Rudy Wiebe, Jane Urquhart and Suzette Mayr. On the other hand, we will also discuss the image of Canada in the German context: Canada as the land of plenty – plenty of politeness, plenty of promise, and plenty of wildernesses. Ultimately, this class aims to broaden the participants' horizons with regard to their own national background as much as with regard to the corresponding 'other.'

One major framework of our class will be the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020, where Canada is the (unfortunately due to Corona physically absent) guest of honor. Students who sign up for this class are required to follow the event closely (October 14-17, 2020), and are expected to be very well informed about what is published about the event and Canadian literature and culture in print and on social media up until the beginning of the semester. Make sure to consult a variety of sources (in German and in English!) to gain insight into as many perspectives as possible!

Empfohlene Literatur
Most texts, especially the essays from Refractions, will be provided via the Virtual Campus. Students are, however, required to purchase and start reading the following novels before the beginning of the semester: Jane Urquhart’s The Stone Carvers (2001), Suzette Mayr’s The Widows (1998), and Rudy Wiebe’s Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest (2006). Ebook-versions of the novels are welcome.

Englischsprachige Informationen:
Credits: 6

Institution: Professur für Amerikanistik

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