M.A. / Liz. Seminar:
Literature into Film
1. (17.09). Introduction into the theme. Distribution of oral presentations and Sitzungsprotokolle
2. (24.09). Cinematic Language According to Alfred Hitchcock: Presentation by Johannes Binotto.
3. (1.10). Group presentations on theories of cinema and literature: *Eichenbaum, *Sklovskij, *Bazin, *Metz
SHAKESPEARE AND FILM
4. (8.10). William Shakespeare's Hamlet and Asta Nielson's interpretation
5. (15.10). Laurence Olivier's and Zefirelli's Hamlet
6. (22.10). Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet
THE MODERN CITY AND FILM
7. (29.10). Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway
8. (5.11). Carl Siodmak: Menschen am Sonntag
9. (12.11). Robert Altman: Short Cuts
THE COLD WAR AND FILM
10. (19. 11). Cold War and Ian Fleming's novel Goldfinger: Lecture by Prof. Weichlein (University of Fribourg)
11. (26.11). Guy Hamilton's film Goldfinger
12. (3. 12). Todd Haynes: I'm Not There
13. (10. 12). Sydney Lumet: Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
14. (17.12). Charlie Kaufman: Synecdoche, New York
Read Julie Sanders Adaptation and Appropriation as well as *Robert
Stam's "Introduction: The Theory and Practice of Adaption" before the
class begins. Take part in one of the group presentations on cinema and
literature, as well as write a Sitzungsprotokoll for one of the
Procure your own copy of both the literary texts and well
as the films to be discussed in the course. Texts marked * are in a
class Binder in the ES library, along with additional material.
Students who wish to write a paper should discuss this with the instructor or her assistants.
M.A./Liz. Seminar Shakespeare and/in Theory
(15. Sep) Introduction and distribution of oral work. Discussion of
"Shakespeare Enfranchised" in Shakespeare in French Theory by Richard
2. (22. Sep) The relation of Literature and Philosophy: Discussion with Luca Sciancalepore, tutor for this semimar
-- Jacques Derrida, "This Strange Institution Called Literature".
-- Shoshana Felman, "Writing and Madness", chapter 1. and 8.
3. (29. Sep) Jacques Lacan and Poe's Purloined Letter: Presentation by Johannes Binotto
-- Jacques Lacan, "Seminar on 'The Purloined Letter'" in: The Purloined Poe
Hamlet – The Tragedy of Fantasy4. (6. Oct).
-- Sigmund Freud, *"Trauer und Melancholie" ("Mourning and Melancholia")
Nicolas Abraham and Maria Torok, *"Fantasy", "Mourning or Melancholia",
*"Notes on the Phantom", *"The Phantom of Hamlet", in The Shell and the
-- Sigmund Freud, Die Traumdeutung.
Passages on Hamlet (p. 270-274) as well as passages on 'Verschiebung'
(displacement), 'Verdichtung' (condensation) and wish-fulfillment
-- Laplanche and Pontalis, *"Fantasy and the Origins of Fantasy", in Formations of Fantasy, edited by Victor Burgin.
5. (13. Oct).
-- Fredric Jameson, "On Interpretation: Literature as a Socially Symbolic Act" in The Political Unconscious.
6. (20. Oct).
Nietzsche on 'Wille zur Macht', 'Ressentiment' in Zur Geneologie der
Moral (passim) und Michel Foucault, *"Nietzsche, Freud, Marx".
-- Carl Schmitt, *"Hamlet oder Hekuba", Die Politische Theologie and Der Begriff des Politischen
-- Ernesto Laclau und Chantal Mouffe, on "hegemony and antagonism" in Hegemony and Socialist Strategy (p. x-xix, and p. 93-148).
Richard III – The Passion of Power7. (27. Oct).
-- Jacques Derrida, "Differance".
-- *Rogues. Two Essays on Reason, S. 1-70.
8. (3. Nov).
-- Jacques Rancière, The Politics of Aesthetics.
Measure for Measure – Discipline and Transgression9. (10. Nov).
Michel Foucault, *"Truth and Power", *"The Subject and Power", *"Space,
Knowledge and Power" in Essential Works of Foucault, volume 3 on Power.
10. (17. Nov).
-- Slavoj Zizek, *Looking Awry, chapters 1-3 and chapter 7.
-- "Seven Veils of Fantasy" and "Introduction" in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan…
11. (24. Nov).
-- Roland Barthes, Fragments of a Lover's Discourse.
Merchant of Venice – Policing Pleasures12. (1. Dec).
-- Sigmund Freud, Unbehagen in der Kultur.
13. (8 Dec).
-- Julia Kristeva, The Powers of Horror
-- René Girard, Violence and the Sacred, chapters 1, 2 and 6.
14. (15 Dec)
-- Judith Butler, Gender Trouble. Feminism and the Subversion of Identity, p. 1-35.
-- Shoshana Felman, "Textuality and the Riddle of Bisexuality", in The Claims of Literature. A Shoshana Felman Reader.
marked with * will be placed into an Ordner at the ES. Given that this
may be a starting point for your own research, you may well want to read
other parts of the books assigned. Thus we are placing these books on
the reserve shelf as well.
All students must be part of an oral
presentation group as well as do one Sitzungsprotokoll. Liz-Schein as
well as credit for this course as part of the M.A. requirement implies a
written piece of work, between 15-25 pages, which you should discuss in
advance with myself or one of my assistants.