Introduction to British Literary Studies

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Sommersemester 2019

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Course Information
Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154201 Introduction to British Literary Studies – Group A 2 PS Di 12:15 – 13:45 R. 3.306 Neef
154202 Introduction to British Literary Studies – Group B 2 PS Mi 10:15 – 11:45 R. 3.208 Lenz
154203 Introduction to British Literary Studies – Group C - Blockseminar 2 PS

23.09. - 27.09.2019

  • jeweils 08:30 - 15:30
R. 3.208 Goth
Course Description

Group A: This course offers an introduction to the basics of British Literary Studies. By analysing exemplary texts we will explore the terminology and methodology of the following sub-disciplines: literary theory and criticism, literary history, genre poetics, and textual analysis and interpretation In addition, there will be an introduction to academic working methods. Personal attendance during the first session is required to maintain enrolment status
Course Requirements: This course concludes with an achievement review, which must be successfully completed. In this review, you will be provided with guiding questions regarding texts you have to prepare, research and interpret independently. The questions may be concerned with either form or content. The achievement review assesses your skills in the fields of genre poetics, analysis and interpretation, literary history, criticism and academic work.

Group B: This course introduces students to major issues of literary theory and criticism, literary history, genre poetics and textual analysis. Students will get an advanced understanding of British literature and literary studies by actively discussing exemplary texts. This course concludes with an achievement review, which will be explained in the first, mandatory session. In the achievement review, you will be given guiding questions about texts you have to prepare, research and interpret yourself. The questions are concerned with form or with content. The achievement review assesses your skills in the fields of genre poetics, analysis and interpretation, literary history, criticism and academic work.

Group C: This course offers an introduction to literary theory and criticism, literary history, genre poetics and textual analysis and interpretation. Its aim is to give students a thorough understanding of studying literature by engaging them in hands-on discussions of some major literary texts from the three standard genres: fiction, drama, and poetry. To conclude the course, an achievement review needs to be passed. Its conditions will be explained at the beginning of term. Please note that you will be given guiding questions about texts you have to study and interpret yourselves. Questions may address issues of form or content. The achievement review tests the participants’ competence in literary theory and criticism, literary history, genre poetics and textual analysis as well as academic working methods.

Reading

Group A: Reading (longer texts only):

  • A reader will be available at the copy shop from the first week.
  • In addition, participants are required to purchase and read the following texts:
    • Osborne, J.: Look Back in Anger (ISBN: 978-0-571-03848-0)
    • Huxley, A.: Brave New World (ISBN: 978-3-15-009284-2)
  • Set textbook for the course (also recommended for purchase):
    • Nünning, Vera und Ansgar: An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature. Stuttgart et al.: Ernst Klett Sprachen 2007 (2004) [ISBN 3-12-939619-5; SEA 3520/18; C 24902/18; Lehrbuchsammlung: L CA 351; 2009 [ISBN 978-3-12-939619-3; C 24902/7; Lehrbuchsammlung L Ca 351/7; 2010 [ISBN 978-3-476-02162-5; SEI 530/2; C 26489].

Group B:

  • A reader will be made available in the first week of the semester
  • and students are required to purchase the following texts:
    • Oscar Wilde – The Importance of Being Earnest (any edition)
    • Evelyn Waugh – Vile Bodies (ISBN 978-0141182872)
    • Posy Simmonds – Tamara Drewe (ISBN 978-0224078177)
  • The set textbook for the course’s theoretical background is:
    • Nünning, Vera und Ansgar – An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature. Stuttgart et al.: Ernst Klett Sprachen 2007 (2004) [ISBN 3-12-939619-5; SEA 3520/18; C 24902/18; Lehrbuchsammlung: L CA 351; 2009 [ISBN 978-3-12-939619-3; C 24902/7; Lehrbuchsammlung L Ca 351; 2010 [ISBN 978-3-476-02162-5; SEI 530/2; C 26489]

Group C:

  • A Reader will be available one week prior to the start of the course.
  • Students are required to purchase the following texts:
    • Hughes, Richard. A High Wind in Jamaica. London: Vintage, 2002.
    • Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Ed. Sukanta Chaudhuri. Arden 3. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
    • Sheridan, R. B. The Rivals. Ed. Tiffany Stern. New Mermaids, 2nd edn. London: Methuen, 2004.
  • The set textbook for the course’s theoretical framework is:
    • Nünning, Vera und Ansgar – An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature. Stuttgart et al.: Ernst Klett Sprachen 2007 (2004) [ISBN 3-12-939619-5; SEA 3520/18; C 24902/18; Lehrbuchsammlung: L CA 351; 2009 [ISBN 978-3-12-939619-3; C 24902/7; Lehrbuchsammlung L Ca 351; 2010 [ISBN 978-3-476-02162-5; SEI 530/2; C 26489]


Modules
Modulzuordnungen
Lehramtsstudiengänge
LABG G: HRG/HRSGe GyGe/BK SP
2009 401 401 401 401
2016 401 401 401 401
Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften:
B.A.ALK: B.A.AS: M.A.ALK: M.A.AS:
PO vor WS 16/17: Kern: 2abc Komp: 2a
PO ab WS 16/17: Kern: 2abc Komp: 2a