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Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester SoSe 2014 , Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024
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Go and catch a falling star: John Donne    Sprache: Englisch    Belegpflicht
(Keine Nummer) Hauptseminar     SoSe 2014     2 SWS     jedes Semester    
   Lehreinheit: Anglistik    
   Teilnehmer/-in  Maximal : 40  
   Zugeordnete Lehrperson:   Heyl
Zur Zeit keine Belegung möglich
   Termin: Dienstag   14:00  -  16:00    wöch.
Beginn : 15.04.2014   
      Raum :   R11 T05 C73   R11T  
  fällt aus am 03.06.2014    fällt aus am 3.Juni 2014 wegen Krankheit des Dozenten

This seminar will give you an opportunity to get acquainted with a remarkable author and his remarkable works. John Donne (1572-1631) grew up as a Catholic (at a time when being a Catholic was illegal), became a law student, abandoned Catholicism, did an internship as a pirate, became a nobleman’s secretary, lost his job because of a secret marriage, spent some time in prison, tried to become an ambassador and eventually became, as dean of St. Paul’s cathedral, a high-ranking clergyman. He was also a poet – but his poems are not exactly what you would perhaps expect from a seventeenth-century clergyman. Much of his poetry is love poetry. Donne wrote in a way that was both experimental and daring. In particular, he liked to combine erotic and religious ideas and imagery. In his poems, we shall come across dreams and ecstasies, air and angels, apparitions and alchemy, broken hearts, an erotically active flea, several cases of witchcraft and, obviously, a falling star. In addition to his poems, we shall discuss several of his prose texts.

            Please buy the following edition: John Donne (Ed.: A. J. Smith), The Complete English Poems (Penguin Classics). Additional material will be made available.

            Requirements: regular attendance, reading the assigned texts, active participation, and written work according to your particular Studienordnung. As always: read, think, enjoy (!!), annotate (!) and look things up if necessary.  The first texts to be discussed will be “The Flea”, “Twicknam Garden” and “The Funeral”.