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HENK0391DU  CANCELED English - Free topic 6: Self-Reflections in the Writings of Paul Auster Volume 2016/2017

Course information

LanguageEnglish
Credit7,5 ECTS
LevelFull Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
Duration1 semester
Placement
Spring
Schedule
See link to schedule
Study boardStudy board of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Course responsibles
  • Inge Birgit Rasmussen (3-6d76654472697c77326f7932686f)
  • Jesper Præst Nielsen (3-6d7371436b7870316e7831676e)
Saved on the 10-01-2017
Content

CANCELED

 

Paul Auster has been classified as an American writer concerned with the experience and moral health of his country, as a cult writer, and as an eminent storyteller. Auster's narratives are inhabited by writers in various guises: the writer as detective, the writer as anarchist, as orphan, as son and father; the writer, ultimately, as someone striving to become 'human.' They all reflect on the processes and mechanisms of writing, and on what stories mean to us as individuals in contemporary society. We will discuss the substratum of self-reflection that is almost always woven into Auster's narratives.

Literature

Texts: six of Auster’s novels (The New York Trilogy, Leviathan, Travels in the Scriptorium, Man in the Dark and Sunset Park), a selection of his essays, film scripts, relevant theory and criticism.

Teaching and learning methods
Class instruction
Exam (KA 2013-ordning)
Credit7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assesment

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Workload
CategoryHours
Lectures28
Preparation176,75
Total 204,75
Saved on the 10-01-2017