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Cursus: TLMV16010
The Heritage Industry
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Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Talen, Literatuur en Communicatie AM;
Contactpersoondr. P.J.C.M. Franssen
Telefoon+31 30 2536665
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. P.J.C.M. Franssen
Overige cursussen docent
dr. J.E.M. Hoorenman
Overige cursussen docent
2  (09-11-2020 t/m 29-01-2021)
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OpmerkingThis course is open to students of the following MA programmes: Literature Today and Education and Communication.
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 02-06-2020 t/m 28-06-2020
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Students acquire insight into the literary works discussed and into the process of canon formation and cultural memory; they hone their abilities to conduct independent research, to report on this research in speech, writing, and by means of other media, and to present their research in academic format.
Britain is remarkably successful at marketing its cultural past, particularly its writers: apart from Shakespeare’s new Globe and a spate of Austen films, the Brontës, Dickens and Mrs Gaskell have become the focus of heritage industries, as have more recent authors or those born outside Britain, such as Wilde, Eliot, Yeats and Joyce. Such cults may be commercial or merely driven by the enthusiasm of amateurs, such as bloggers or writers of fan fiction. Some have an international outreach: in the Netherlands, we have the annual amateur Shakespeare at Diever, the Deventer Dickens festival, and a local branch of the Jane Austen Society. Dutch Joyceans have celebrated Bloomsday on 16 June Hague, in various locations in the Netherlands.
In this course, we shall deal with one of the authors mentioned above, the modern age responds to him, her, or them, in the British Isles and abroad. What aspects go into the construction of this particular author’s or these particular authors’ cultural memory?

The starting point in this course is one or two novels form the author’s or authors’ oeuvre(s), which we shall read both in light of its original contexts and its afterlife. After a series of lectures and tutorials, students present, in teams of two or three, an assignment (referaat) on some aspect of the author’s or authors’s literary heritage either orally or by means of a short video presentation. Students also work individually on an academic paper (nota) dealing with one or more aspects of the author’s or authors’ afterlife / afterlives. Questions to be addressed include: how does the work or do the works function in today’s society? What meanings are invested in them? Apart from manifesting nostalgia by various means, are they also expected to speak to contemporary issues?
Aanvullende informatie
Career orientation
The course studies literary works and their afterlives, which is an important aspect of the workings of the modern literary marketplace. The research, presentation, and writing skills taught in this course are also relevant to the work environment.

In its entire composition, the course also stresses the absolute necessity of academic integrity.
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  • Alle onderstaande cursussen zijn behaald
    • Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
CEFR levels: C1 for listening, speaking and writing; C1 for reading.
Verplicht materiaal
to be announced

Introductory lecture and seminars discussing the students’ reading in progress. The aim is to discuss the primary literature so as to introduce students to one or two of the key literary texts of the nineteenth or twentieth century, and provide a firm basis for the study of the author or authors’ afterlife.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Read the primary and secondary works at the date indicated in the course syllabus; do research into the afterlives of these works and authors; prepare presentation.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Present on your chosen topic; take part in class discussions.

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Insight into the literary work discussed; insight into the processes of cultural memory; ability to conduct independent research; ability to report on this research in speech and writing; ability to present text in academic format.

To be announced.

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