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Total Control in Fact and Fiction. Big Brother is watching YOU! (Studiennachweis ANG-L3, 2 LP / ANG-FWBB, 2 LP)


DozentIn: Prof. Dr. phil Harald Husemann , Erika Grosse Beilage

Veranstaltungstyp: Seminar

Ort: 41/E07

Zeiten: Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 (wöchentlich)

Beschreibung: Authoritarian systems like to control their subjects, often claiming that this is for their own good.
We will study in chronological order:
T. More. Utopia, Book 2 (1516).
A. Huxley. Brave New World (1932).
G. Orwell. Nineteen Eighty Four (1948).
M. Attwood. The Handmaid´s Tale (1985).
R. Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451 (1953).
D. Eggers. The Circle (2004).
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Supplementary texts/films not discussed in the seminar:
Y. Zamyatin. We (1924).
S. Collins. The Hunger Games (2008-2010).
Das Leben der Anderen (film) 2006.
A. Burgess. 1985 (1978).
Every session will be preceded by 10 minutes <Current events in Britain<.
Regular attendance is mandatory and will be monitored.
I will accept the supervision of Bachelor/Master theses on topics arising from this seminar.


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