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Seminar “Space, Place, and the Planet”

Anglistik (Englisch)


This course examines the relevance of spatiality, place, and the planetary in contemporary fiction. The recent
interest in the planetary in literature and culture responds to the growing demand for recognition of both the
specificities of places and their exposure to planetary forces and power-structures. Authors from different
parts of the English-speaking world have created poly-vocal narratives that feature specific local experiences,
postcolonial migration and identities, and the response to planetary concerns like the global environmental

Over the course of the semester, we will take a close look at a range of examples to expose connections
between the local, the national and the planetary. We will consider these texts in relation to postcolonial theory,
migration, and ecocriticism to reveal the entanglement of different human and non-human actors and places.


Um an der Lehrveranstaltung teilzunehmen, melden Sie sich bitte bis zum 16. November, 15 Uhr per E-Mail unter offenetuer@anglistik.uni-freiburg.de an. Geben Sie bitte dabei den Titel der Lehrveranstaltung an, für die Sie sich anmelden möchten.