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 Picador Seminars by Lauren K. Alleyne 

201513Mar
Submitted by Dr. Florian Bast on Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:29

Beyond the Beaches: A Survey of Contemporary and Classic Caribbean Literature (Seminar)

Mondays, 3-5 pm. GWZ 3 5.15. This class will start on April 13th.

In this class, we will read writing by anglophone Caribbean writers with the goal of learning the history, culture and contemporary issues facing this diverse and vital part of the world. We will read poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and in some cases, we will have the opportunity to interview authors writing in and about the Caribbean. Readings for this course will include, among other texts:

A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
The Dragon Can't Dance by Earl Lovelace
Limbo by Esther Figueroa
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

The books by Kincaid, Lovelace, and Danticat have been ordered at the Connewitzer Verlagsbuchhandlung and will be available at the beginning of April. You will need to attain the book by Figueora via amazon.de, zvab.de or other vendors of used books.

This seminar is part of BA Module "Literature and Culture III." It is also open to advanced Magister students. Please note that the rules for using Picadorscheins apply for this course. Please get in touch with your students advisors if you have any questions.

 

Introduction to Poetry (Workshop)

Tuesdays, 1-3 pm. GWZ 3 5.15. This class will start on April 14th.

Dylan Thomas says “you can tear a poem apart to see what makes it tick… but you’re back with the mystery of being moved by words.” In this class, we will engage both the mystery and the analysis of poems with the goal of understanding how poems work. We will read essays on poetics, a wide selection of classic and contemporary poems, and write poems in an array of forms and subjects. Readings in this course will include The Poet’s Companion by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux, which has been ordered at the Connewitzer Verlagsbuchhandlung and will be available at the beginning of April. Please make sure to have it in time for the first session.

All students are welcome, but the number of spots is limited. Please sign up via e-mail to americanstudies@uni-leipzig.de.

Magisterstudents, please note that the rules for using Picadorscheins apply for this course. Get in touch with your students advisors if you have any questions.

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