Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9201165532015Studies in Transnationalism IElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to provide students with different perpectives on world literature in a transnational context.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Şebnem Toplu
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to analyze literary works critically.
2To be able to question transnational concepts and identities in literary works.
3To be able to analytically criticize the shifting identities and differences in a transnational context.
4To be able to analytically analyze the link between the literary work and transnational identity.
5To be able to generate arguments through transnational identities in the works and support these arguments.
6To be able to grasp and compare different transnational identities in different contexts and works.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Transnationalism, transnational identitiy, inbetweenness, multiculturalism, third and fourth world writers and their novels, anglophone literatures, etc.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the course. Syllabus and plan of the term are skimmed. Introduction.
2What is transnationalism? What is transnational identity/sensibility?Discussion.
3Bone China by Roma Tearne. Discussion.
4Bone China by Roma Tearne. Discussion.
5Destiny by Tim Parks. Discussion.
6Destiny by Tim Parks. Discussion.
7Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Discussion.
8Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Discussion.
9Mid-term.
10Hot Water Man by Debborah Moggach. Discussion.
11Hot Water Man by Debborah Moggach. Discussion.
12Small Island by Andrea Levy. Discussion.
13Small Island by Andrea Levy. Discussion.
14Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna. Discussion.
15Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna. Discussion.
16Final Exam.
Recommended or Required Reading
Friedman, May and Silvia Schultermandl, eds. Growing Up Transnational: Identity and Kinship in a Global Era. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011. Toplu, Şebnem and Silvia Schultermandl, eds. A Fluid Sense of Self: The Politics of Transnational Identity. Vienna: LIT Verlag, 2010. Forna, Aminatta. Memory of Love. Grove Press, 2011. Parks, Tim. Destiny. Arcade Publishing, 2001. Levy, Andrea. Small Island. Picador, 2010. Moggach, Deborah. Hot Water Man. Vintage Books, 2006. Tearne, Roma. Bone China. Harper Press, 2009. Prawer Jhabvala, Ruth. Heat and Dust. Counterpoint, 1999.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11515
Final Examination11515
Attending Lectures15230
Discussion15230
Writing Paper21020
Self Study15230
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading61060
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)245
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