Winter Term 2014/2015

Veranstaltungen im Wintersemester 2014/15

Professor Dr. Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn

Frau Professor Dr. Ghosh-Schellhorn befindet sich bis 31. März 2015 im Forschungssemester. Zwecks Vereinbarungen für Sprechstunden oder Prüfungen wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an Professor Ghosh-Schellhorn oder an Frau Plach (Sekretariat).


Proseminar Literatur - Claudia Kilian

Plantation Narratives - Two Sides to Every Story

Kursnummer: 81286

Do 14:15-15:45, Geb. C5 3 Raum 4.08


As opposed to the US, relatively few Caribbean slave narratives have come to light. Even smaller is the number of stories which focus on plantation life. Many Caribbean writers throughout the twentieth century have started to reconstruct these “lost” voices in their creative works, for example Jean Rhys in Wide Sargasso Sea (1966). But also more contemporary writers like Caryl Phillips in Cambridge (1993) or Andrea Levy in The Long Song (2010) have attempted to ‘recover’ the Caribbean slave’s perspective, re-write the story of slavery, and contest established narratives. In the course of this seminar we will be exploring both the texts written by slaves and their owners to understand the politics of slavery.



Phillips, Caryl. Cambridge. 1993. Print.

Levy, Andrea. The Long Song. 2010. Print.

More course material will either be placed in the Semesterapparat (IB) or, if otherwise inaccessible, be made available via Moodle.


Übung Media Studies / Cultural Studies TAS - Swantje Kaiser

Popular Indian Cinema

Kursnummer: 81850

Mo 10:15-11:45, Geb. C5 3 Raum 4.08


If you were asked to name the world’s largest film production industry, you would most likely answer that this is ‘Hollywood’. You would never guess that it is the Indian film industry that produces more films than any other country in the world. Whereas in the early years, Indian cinema was inspired by the old Indian epics (The Ramayana and The Mahabharata), over the last couple of decades Hollywood’s influence in terms of film-making and motifs have grown swiftly. This seminar will provide an introduction to Indian cinema from its early days of silent films up to the latest ‘Bollywood’ spectacles. We will investigate central issues in media studies by using Indian films as exemplary texts.

A list of mandatory readings and films will be issued in the first session. Course material will either be placed in the Semesterapparat (IB), or made available in Moodle.