Comparative Studies of Ideas and Cultures (3rd level)Modul:
Course code: 70
Contact hours: lectures 30 hours, seminar 30 hours, consultation 30 hours
Course type: elective
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.