SoSe 16: HS-Literature and Media:"Narrato(po)logies"
This class aims at reading and understanding narrative texts by two of the most important English experimentalist authors, Christine Brooke-Rose and Ann Quin, in terms of topology. Topological thinking has been one of the most crucial contributions to the sciences in the 20th century but only slowly finds its way into the analysis of literary texts. Topology does not deal with concrete spaces but provides a thinking of space where relation precedes the elements. Similarly, the prose texts by Brooke-Rose and Quin do not mimetically represent a world but focus on how textual relations, in the interplay between the various textual levels and materials, suggest, but also subvert and even negate, the construction of meaning, thus confronting us with our basic assumptions about narratives as well as with our cognitive modelling of the world in general. In place of coherent spaces, they at best create provisional territories of meaning only. The class will mainly focus on Brooke-Rose’s Thru and Quin’s Passages; participants are invited to familarise themselves with the basics in narratology (Genette, Rimmon-Kenan) as well as in postmodernist fiction (McHale). Schließen
Regelmäßige Termine der Lehrveranstaltung
Di, 19.04.2016 18:00 - 19:30 Di, 26.04.2016 18:00 - 19:30 Di, 03.05.2016 18:00 - 19:30 Di, 10.05.2016 18:00 - 19:30 Di, 17.05.2016 18:00 - 19:30 Di, 24.05.2016 18:00 - 19:30 Di, 31.05.2016 18:00 - 19:30 Di, 07.06.2016 18:00 - 19:30 Di, 14.06.2016 18:00 - 19:30 Di, 21.06.2016 18:00 - 19:30 Di, 28.06.2016 18:00 - 19:30 Di, 05.07.2016 18:00 - 19:30 Di, 12.07.2016 18:00 - 19:30 Di, 19.07.2016 18:00 - 19:30