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40 312 Animals

Studiepoeng: 
6
Emnenavn på English: 
Animals
Emnekode: 
40 312
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2019 Høst
Eksamenssemester: 
2019 Høst
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2019
Maksimum antall studenter: 
15
Emneansvarlig
Alma Elisabeth Oftedal
Forkunnskapskrav

Admission to AHO and successful completion of three years bachelor level studies (180 ECTS)

Students participating in the master studio "Coexistence: An Animal Sanctuary" are given priority in the course registration.

Om emnet

THE “ANIMAL TURN” IN HISTORY

“Over the past few years, the humanities have been confronting a paradigm shift. After the cultural and linguistic turns of the 1970s and 1980s, ideas about language, meaning, representation, power, agency, othering, and knowledge-production redefined the humanities. Now […] new media, climate change, environmental catastrophe, terrorism, biotechnology, population growth, and globalization are destabilizing the core of the humanities. These forces are larger-than-human—they are seismic and are shifting intellectual terrain. They also require a change of perception—a new, less anthropocentric, vision for a new century.”  

(Vandersommers, Dan. 2016. “The “animal turn in history”. Downloaded 12.03.19 from https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/november-2016/the-animal-turnin-history)

THE ELECTIVE COURSE

We are going to study Franz Kafka ´s animal stories. These stories have inspired thinkers and writers since the 1970s with their destabilisation of accepted notions of human distinctiveness from non-human animals.  In addition to reading and discussing the stories, we will make sketches to explore the possibilities set forth in the stories.

Læringsutbytte

Knowledge of directions in modern cultural theory. Could use sketches as a method of analysis.

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

Group discussions.

Individual investigation

Final review

Pensum

Haraway, Donna. 2008. “When species meet. Introductions”. When species meet. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Kafka’s short stories, English version:

Kafka, Franz. 1995. The Complete Stories. New York: Schocken:

  • “The Cares of a Family Man” .
  •  “The New Advocate”.
  •  “A Report to an Academy”.
  • Josephine the Singer, or the Mouse Folk”.
  • “The Burrow”.
  •  “The Metamorphosis”.

Kafka’s short stories, Norwegian version:

Kafka, Franz. 1995. Fortellinger og annen prosa. Oslo: Gyldendal:

  • “Husfarens bekymring”.
  • “Den nye advokaten”.
  • “En beretning for et akademi
  • “Josefine, sangerinnen eller musefolket”.
  • “Forvandlingen”.

Kafka, Franz. 1996. Etterlatte fortellinger og skisser. Oslo: Gyldendal:

  • “Hiet”.
Obligatorisk arbeidskravPåkrevde arbeidskravOppmøte påkrevdKommentar
Annet - spesifiser i kommentarfeltet Ikke påkrevdStudents must participate in the exhibition to be considered in the final review, which is an oral presentation.
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Obligatorisk arbeidskrav:Annet - spesifiser i kommentarfeltet
Påkrevde arbeidskrav:
Oppmøte påkrevd:Ikke påkrevd
Kommentar:Students must participate in the exhibition to be considered in the final review, which is an oral presentation.
VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
Muntlig presentasjon-Bestått / ikke bestått
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Muntlig presentasjon
Gruppering:-
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:
AktivitetKommentar
OppmøteParticipation and attendance in lectures, supervision at the desks in the studio, seminars and workshops is expected.
Forventet arbeidsinnsats:
Aktivitet:Oppmøte
Kommentar:Participation and attendance in lectures, supervision at the desks in the studio, seminars and workshops is expected.