Lecture Travel Narratives: Pilgrims, Heroes, Explorers from Medieval to Contemporary Literature, 9. and 10. Lesson

Description Vorlesung im WiSe 2016-2017; Dienstag, 29. November 2016
Creator Matthias Bauer (author)
Contributor ZDV Universität Tübingen (producer)
Publisher ZDV Universität Tübingen
Creation Date 2016-11-29
Subjects English Literature, Travel Narratives, Pilgrims, Heroes, Explorers, Medieval Literature, Contemporary Literature, Lecture, Vorlesung, John Bunyan, A Pilgrim's Progress, Influence, Seeking another country, Allegory, Device of Similitude, Ambiguity, Progress, Awakening
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Abstract This lecture aims at giving an overview of travel narratives from the Middle Ages to contemporary literature. It explores how travellers become heroes, how their teleology is determined by their being pilgrims, and what kinds of explorers we meet on the road. These narratives may focus on men and women, on real or fictional travellers, metaphorical or allegorical ones, they may be determined by a teleology or not, and they may be led astray, etc...

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00:00:00.0 Lecture Travel Narratives - Pilgrims, Heroes, Explorers from Medieval to Contemporary Literature: John Bunyan, "A Pilgrim's Progress" (1678)
00:00:48.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", John Bunyan
00:03:35.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", John Bunyan (Session Plan)
00:10:06.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", Influence
00:14:59.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", Influence: "The Old Curiosity Shop" (Ch. 15), Charles Dickens
00:17:26.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", Influence: Bunyan's Tableau
00:19:27.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", Influence: "The Old Curiosity Shop" (Ch. 15), Charles Dickens
00:22:53.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", Seeking another country: Hebr. 11, Ps 107.4
00:26:26.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", Seeking another country: "Paradise Lost" (12.541-49), John Milton)
00:28:29.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", Seeking another country: Beginning
00:33:33.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", Seeking another country: "Grace Abounding", "The Life and Death of Mr Badman"
00:37:29.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", Seeking another country: The Author's Apology for His Book
00:41:09.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", Allegory - stages on the road
00:42:35.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", Allegory - stages on the road: Places, Persons
00:48:30.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", Allegory - stages on the road: Apollyon
00:55:41.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", Allegory - stages on the road: Vanity Fair
01:01:12.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", Allegory - stages on the road: Doubting-Castle
01:06:11.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", What is real? The device of similitude: The Author's Apology for His Book
01:15:42.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", What is real? The device of similitude: Interpreter's House
01:19:15.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", What is real? The device of similitude: Mr Worldly-Wiseman
01:22:04.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", What is real? The device of similitude: Critics (Samuel Taylor Coleridge, George Bernard Shaw)
01:26:15.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", The ambiguity of progress and awakening: The dreamer and the dream
01:28:47.0 "A Pilgrim's Progress", The ambiguity of progress and awakening: The Author's Apology for His Book