HEGRK0001U  Cultural Identities in Europe 1

Volume 2019/2020
Content

Cities in European History and Literature

In this course we will look at representations of cities throughout European literature, with an emphasis on the past two centuries. However, we will begin, as one does, in Athens, and take up the concept of the polis in Aristotle.   From Athens the dialectic governing the western world directs us to Jerusalem and a very different idea of a city. Between the poles of Athens and Jerusalem we shall proceed syllogistically to Rome, the imperial city whose power is both secular and divine. Thence to the second Rome, Constantinople, and its northern rival and counterpart, St Petersburg.  Medieval Paris as a city gathered and expanding around a relic housed in a cathedral; Florence as a city-state: Dante. Cities as centres for schooling: Padua, Bologna, Paris, Oxford. Mercantile cities: London, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Copenhagen.

The first seven weeks of this course will deal with ideas of the city, and the history of those ideas. The second half of the course will focus on literature since c. 1800 which, in representing the modern metropolis, is attentive to the city's medieval and ancient strata. Our concern will be with how literary texts represent both the particularities of each city and those shared features (thematic, generic) that might characterise them (cities, texts) as European.

Among the works likely to be on the reading list (most of them in extracts):

  • Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian (French)
  • Orhan Pamuk, Istanbul (Turkish)
  • Scott, The Heart of Midlothian (English)
  • Victor Hugo, Nôtre-Dame (French)
  • Pushkin, The Bronze Horseman (Russian)
  • Walser, Berlin stories (German)
  • Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (English)
  • Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life (English)
  • Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities (Italian)
  • Jose Saramago The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (Portuguese)
  • Fernando Pessoa, Lisbon: What the tourist should see (English: NB!)
  • Juan Goytisolo, Marks of Identity (Spanish)

 

Students are encouraged to read these books in the original language according to their competence. In the seminars the common text will be the English one.

Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio, A joint portfolio uploaded in digital exam: Deadline January 8th 2020
Home paper (Topic to be determined individually in consultation with teacher), 10-12 pages due January 8th 2020.

Three shorter essays of 3-4 pages each, due in Week 44, Week 46 and Week 48.
Topics for each essay will be determined (in consultation between teacher and students) at least three weeks in advance.
Feedback will be in the form of peer response, so all essays must be submitted for feedback one week before the final deadline
Exam registration requirements

 

Criteria for exam assesment
Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio, A joint portfolio uploaded in digital exam: Deadline January 8th 2020
Home paper (Topic to be determined individually in consultation with teacher), 12-15 pages due January 8th 2020.

Three shorter essays of 3-5 pages each, due in Week 44, Week 46 and Week 48.
Topics for each essay will be determined (in consultation between teacher and students) at least three weeks in advance.
Feedback will be in the form of peer response, so all essays must be submitted for feedback one week before the final deadline.
Criteria for exam assesment

http:/​​/​​hum.ku.dk/​​uddannelser/​​aktuelle_studieordninger/​​engelsk

http:/​​/​​hum.ku.dk/​​uddannelser/​​aktuelle_studieordninger/​​fransk/​​

http:/​​/​​hum.ku.dk/​​uddannelser/​​aktuelle_studieordninger/​​interkulturelle_markedsstudier/​​

http:/​​/​​hum.ku.dk/​​uddannelser/​​aktuelle_studieordninger/​​italiensk

http:/​​/​​hum.ku.dk/​​uddannelser/​​aktuelle_studieordninger/​​portugisisk/​​

http:/​​/​​hum.ku.dk/​​uddannelser/​​aktuelle_studieordninger/​​spansk

http:/​​/​​hum.ku.dk/​​uddannelser/​​aktuelle_studieordninger/​​tysk

 

Kurset kan bruges til følgende eksamener:

HENK04351E, Free Topic 1, grundfag Engelsk KA 2017
HENK04361E, Free Topic 2, grundfag Engelsk KA 2017
HENK04371E, Free Topic 3, grundfag Engelsk KA 2017
HENK04421E, Elective Study A, grundfag Engelsk KA 2017
HENK04431E, Elective Study A, grundfag Engelsk KA 2017
HENK04461E, Free Topic 1, grundfag Engelsk KA 2019
HENK04471E, Free Topic 2, grundfag Engelsk KA 2019
HENK04481E, Free Topic 3, grundfag Engelsk KA 2019
HFRK04061E, Frit emne 1, grundfag Fransk KA 2018
HFRK04071E, Frit emne 2, grundfag Fransk KA 2018
HFRK04121E, Tilvalg A i fransk, grundfag Fransk KA 2018
HFRK04131E, Tilvalg B i fransk, grundfag Fransk KA 2018
HFRK04181E, Frit emne 1, grundfag Fransk KA 2019
HFRK04191E, Frit emne 2, grundfag Fransk KA 2019
HIMK03201E, Frit emne – fransk, grundfag Interkulturelle markedsstudier  KA 2019
HIMK03202E, Frit emne – spansk, grundfag Interkulturelle markedsstudier  KA 2019
HIMK03203E, Frit emne – tysk, grundfag Interkulturelle markedsstudier  KA 2019
HITK04361E, Frit emne 1, grundfag Italiensk KA 2018
HITK04421E, Tilvalg A i italiensk, grundfag Italiensk KA 2018
HITK04431E, Tilvalg B i italiensk, grundfag Italiensk KA 2018
HITK04481E, Frit emne 1, grundfag Italiensk KA 2019
HPOK03671E, Frit emne 1, grundfag Portugisiske og Brasilianske studier KA  2018
HPOK03711E, Tilvalg A i portugisiske og brasilianske studier, grundfag Portugisiske og Brasilianske studier KA 2018
HPOK03721E, Tilvalg B i portugisiske og brasilianske studier, grundfag Portugisiske og Brasilianske studier KA 2018
HPOK03781E, Frit emne 1, grundfag Portugisiske og Brasilianske studier KA 2019
HSPK04101E, Frit emne 1, grundfag Spansk KA 2018
HSPK04111E, Frit emne 2, grundfag Spansk KA 2018
HSPK04121E, Frit emne 3, grundfag Spansk KA 2018
HSPK04171E, Tilvalg A i spansk, grundfag Spansk KA 2018
HSPK04181E, Tilvalg B i spansk, grundfag Spansk KA 2018
HSPK04221E, Frit emne 1, grundfag Spansk KA 2019
HSPK04231E, Frit emne 2, grundfag Spansk KA 2019
HSPK04241E, Frit emne 3, grundfag Spansk KA 2019
HTYK04061E, Frit emne 1, grundfag Tysk KA 2018
HTYK04071E, Frit emne 2, grundfag Tysk KA 2018
HTYK04121E, Tilvalg A i tysk, grundfag Tysk KA 2018
HTYK04131E, Tilvalg B i tysk, grundfag Tysk KA 2018
HTYK04181E, Frit emne 1, grundfag Tysk KA 2019
HTYK04191E, Frit emne 2, grundfag Tysk KA 2019

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 353,5
  • Total
  • 409,5