COURSE DESCRIPTION

Literary geography


Programme:

Comparative Studies of Ideas and Cultures (3rd level)

Modul:
Literature in Context

Course code: 70

Year: undefined


Course principal:
Prof. Marko Juvan, Ph. D.

ECTS: 6

Contact hours: lectures 30 hours, seminar 30 hours, consultation 30 hours

Course type: elective

Languages: Slovenian

Teaching and learning methods: lectures, seminar

Objectives and competences

Students are introduced to the role of the spatial turn in paradigm changes and the modern humanities, and learn what makes the new conceptions of the relationship between spaces and cultural practices important for (national and comparative) literary history. They familiarize themselves with the history of interactions between geographical space and literature as a spatial practice, the history of literary cartography, and the structure of thematic maps, and they learn to use GIS in literary system analyses.

 

Prerequisites

None.

 

Content (syllabus outline)

This course explains the history, social context, and importance of the spatial turn in the humanities and social sciences. According to modern conceptions, spaces are ontologically multilayered, dynamic, and socially produced. This perspective forms the basis for outlining the history of the relationships between geography and literary studies, including the development of literary maps. The main part of the lectures focuses on literary geography and cartography (especially using geographic information systems) as an analytical method for the historical treatment of topics, forms, genres, and the social life of literatures, as well as relations between literatures. Research on the Slovenian literature environment is presented in greater detail.

 

Reading list

  • Bodenhamer, David. J., John Corrigan, and Trevor M. Harris, eds. The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2010.
  • Dear, Michael, Jim Ketchum, Sarah Luria, and Douglas Richardson, eds. Geohumanities: Art, History, Text at the Edge of Place. London: Routledge, 2011.
  • Dolgan, Marjan, Jerneja Fridl, and Manca Volk. Literarni atlas Ljubljane. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2014.
  • Döring, Jörg, and Tristan Thielmann, eds. Spatial Turn. Das Raumparadigma in den Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2008.
  • Dović, Marijan, Jernej Habjan, and Marko Juvan, eds. Prostorski obrat v literarni vedi / The Spatial Turn in Literary Studies = Primerjalna književnost 36.2 (2013).
  • Harvey, David. Kozmopolitstvo in geografije svobode. Transl. Polona Petek. Ljubljana: Sophia, 2011.
  • Juvan, Marko. From Spatial Turn to GIS-Mapping of Literary Cultures. European Review 23.1 (2015): 81–96.
  • Juvan, Marko, ed. Prostori slovenske književnosti. Ljubljana: ZRC SAZU, Založba ZRC, 2016.
  • Moretti, Franco. Grafi, zemljevidi, drevesa in drugi spisi o svetovni literaturi. Selected, translated, and foreword by Jernej Habjan. Ljubljana: Studia humanitatis, 2011.
  • Perenič, Urška, ed. Prostor v literaturi in literatura v prostoru = Slavistična revija 60.3 (2012).
  • Tally, Robert T. Spatiality. London: Routledge, 2013.

 

Assessment

  • Active participation in lectures and seminars.
  • Students must write a term paper in order to take the exam.
  • Students then take an oral exam on all of the material covered in the course.

MODULE GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Discourse theory and literature ǀ

Assist. Prof. Jernej Habjan, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

European literatures and nationalisms ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Marijan Dović, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

History of books and censorship ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Marijan Dović, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Life writing: autobiography, biography, memoirs, diaries, and letters ǀ

Assist. Prof. Alenka Koron, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Literary geography ǀ

Prof. Marko Juvan, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6

Literature and the visual arts ǀ

Assist. Prof. Luka Vidmar, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Modernism and the avant-garde ǀ

Prof. Marko Juvan, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6

Narratology ǀ

Assist. Prof. Alenka Koron, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Sociology of the (Slovenian) literary institution ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Marijan Dović, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Textology and digital humanities ǀ

Assist. Prof. Matija Ogrin, Ph.D,

ECTS: 6

World systems and Slovenian literary discourse ǀ

Prof. Marko Juvan, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6