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BA Seminar: Transatlantic Modernism

0.   Introduction and distribution of oral work. Brainstorming on what is Modernism

1.    Charlie Chaplin: MODERN TIMES
       ORAL REPORT: Modernism and Technology
       Additional reading: Baudelaire "The Painter of Modern Life", Benjamin "Über den Begriff der Geschichte"

2.     WWI Poetry
        ORAL REPORT: WWI

3.     Virginia Woolf: Jacob's Room
        Additional Reading: Freud "Timely Thoughts on War and Death"

4.     Rebecca West: The Return of the Soldier
        ORAL REPORT: Homefront and Veterans' shellshock

5.     Stanley Kubrick: PATHS OF GLORY

6.     T.S. Eliot: "The Wasteland"
        Additional Reading: T.S. Eliot "Metaphysical Poetry", "Tradition and the Individual Talent"

7.     F. Scott Fitzgerald: "May Day"

8.     Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises

9.     Ford Madox Ford: The Good Soldier
        ORAL REPORT: Freud's Psychoanalysis (repression and analytic cure)

10.    King Vidor: STELLA DALLAS
         ORAL REPORT: Modern Woman

11.     James Joyce: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
          ORAL REPORT: Modern Fiction
          Additional Reading: Woolf "Modern Fiction", " Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown"

12.     E. M. Forster: Passage to India
          ORAL REPORT: Colonialism
         Additional Reading: Said Orientalism

13.     Walt Disney: BAMBI
          ORAL REPORT: Mass Entertainment

All students (whether 3 KP or 6 KP) must be part of one Oral Report Group. All students must do
one Sitzungsprotokoll. Students who are taking the course for 6 KP must, in addition, write a seminar
paper.