Introduction to British Literary Studies

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Semester

  • WS 18/19

Course Information

Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154201 Introduction to British Literary Studies – Group A 2 PS Di 12:15 – 13:45 R. 3.206 Binder
154202 Introduction to British Literary Studies – Group B 2 PS Di 14:15 – 15:45 R. 3.206 Binder
154203 Introduction to British Literary Studies – Group C 2 PS Mi 10:15 – 11:45 R. 3.206 Lenz
154204 Introduction to British Literary Studies – Group D 2 PS Mo 12:15 – 13:45 R. 0.215 Neef
154205 Introduction to British Literary Studies – Group E – Blockseminar 2 PS
  • 04.02. – 08.02.2018
  • 08:30 – 15:30
R. 3.205 Goth

Course Description

Group A & B:
Within British Literary Studies the course introduces participants to major issues of

  • literary theory and criticism (conceptions of literature, critical approaches)
  • literary history (historical periods)
  • genre poetics (poetry, drama, fiction)
  • textual analysis and interpretation
  • academic working methods (term papers, oral presentations)


The course is structured in the form of alternating sessions:

  • preparatory thematic sessions (on the various sub-disciplines within British Literary Studies outlined above, including discussions of exemplary texts from various historical periods and genres in class: poetry, drama, fiction)
  • integrated into this are oral presentation sessions


Group C:
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.


Group D:
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
  • 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.


Group E:
This course offers an introduction to literary theory and criticism, literary history, genre poetics and textual analysis. 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.

Required Reading

Group A & B:
Mandatory reading (for the course and the oral exam in module 4)

  • For the thematic sessions/discussions in class:
    • William Shakespeare: Sonnet 73: “That time of year thou mayst in me behold” (‚Reader’)[SEK 110-6/5]
    • Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) [SEL W 19/40; SEL W 19/118; C 7939]
    • Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse (1927) [SEL W27-28; SEL W 27-90; SEL W 27-91]
    • Virginia Woolf: “The New Dress” (1922-25) (‘Reader’) [SEL W27-21]


  • For the oral presentations and the term papers/special assignments (* = contained in ‘Handapparat’):
    • William Shakespeare: “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” [SEK 110-6/5]*
    • William Wordsworth: “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood” [SEK 110-6/5] *
    • Percy Bysshe Shelley: “Ode to the Westwind” [SEK 110-6/5]*
    • G.B. Shaw: Pygmalion (1913) [SEL S 13/25; SEL S 13/28; C 4788]
    • E.M. Forster: Howards End (1910) [SEL F8-45]
    • Frank O’Connor: “The American Wife” (‘Reader’)
    • E.M. Forster. “The Celestial Omnibus” [SEL F8-20]
    • Muriel Spark: “The Black Madonna” [SEK 110-19]


A ‘Reader’ with some shorter primary texts and selected additional secondary literature will be available a week prior to the beginning of the course (“Copyshop”). You are expected to have it with you from the beginning. The longer primary texts are recommended for purchase.


The set textbook for the course is (recommended for purchase):

  • Vera & Ansgar Nünning: 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]


Also recommended:

  • Nünning, Vera und Ansgar (Hrsg.): Methoden der literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Textanalyse. Stuttgart und Weimar: J.B. Metzler, 2010 [ISBN 978-3-476-02162-5; SEI 530/2; C 26489]


Group C:
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 D:
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 E:
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 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]


Credits

Group A & B:
The presuppositions for passing the course are a successful oral presentation and delivery of the term paper (deadlines during the semester).
Personal attendance during the first session is required to maintain the enrolment status.
The tasks will be assigned during the very first session already, so be please there on time!


Group C:
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 D:
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 E:
To conclude the course, an achievement review needs to be passed. Its conditions will be explained in the first session. So far, it is important to note that you will be given guiding questions about texts you have to study and interpret yourself. Questions may address issues of form or content. The achievement review tests the participants’ competence in genre poetics, literary analysis and interpretation, literary history and criticism as well as methods of academic work.

Modules

Modulzuordnungen
Lehramtsstudiengänge: MA BML 2005:
LPO 2003:
  • GHR:
  • GyGe:
  • SP1. Fach:
  • SP2. Fach:
  • BK:
LABG 2009:
  • G: 401
  • HRG: 401
  • GyGe/BK: 401
  • SP: 401
LABG 2016:
  • G: 401
  • HRSGe: 401
  • GyGe/BK: 401
  • SP: 401
Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/

Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften:

  • B.A.ALK: Kern 2abc
  • B.A.AS: Komp 2a
  • M.A.ALK:
  • M.A.AS:
Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/

Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften PO ab WS 16/17:

  • B.A.ALK: Kern 2abc
  • B.A.AS: Komp 2a
  • M.A.ALK:
  • M.A.AS:

Additional Information

We are happy to present you a compendium of recommended secondary literature which you might find to be useful in the course.

Selected secondary literature

Working methods, academic/ term papers, oral presentations

  • Gibaldi, J. & W.S. Achtert: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed., New York: The Modern Language Association of America 2003 [1977].
  • The Chicago Manual of Style. ed., Chicago, London: The University of Chicago Press 19 93 [1969]. [F 63461].
  • Robertson, H.: The Research Essay. A Guide to Papers, Essays, Projects. Ottawa: Piperhill 1991 [1985].
  • Ogbue, U.: Englischstudium und Internet. Anglistik Amerikanistik. Berlin: Cornelsen 2001 [SEA 3520/15].

Introductions to English literature

  • Nünning, Vera und Ansgar: An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature. Stuttgart et al.: Ernst Klett Sprachen, 2007 [2004]. [Transl. by Jane Dewhurst, of Grundkurs].
    (the set textbook for the course)
  • Nünning, Vera und Ansgar. Grundkurs anglistisch-amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft. Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Leipzig: Ernst Klett Verlag 2005 (2001).
  • Klarer, Mario: An Introduction to Literary Studies. London, New York: Routledge 1999 [1998]. [SEI 530-38].
  • Meyer, Michael: English and American Literatures. Tübingen, Basel: A. Francke 2004. [SEI 530-44].
  • Löffler; Arno et al.: Einführung in das Studium der englischen Literatur. 6th ed., Tübingen, Basel: A Francke 2001 [SEA 3513; C 19210/6; LCA 231].
  • Fabian, B. (ed.): Ein anglistischer Grundkurs. Einführung in die Literaturwissenschaft. 9th, rev. ed., Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag 2004 [1971]. [SEA 3506-17; C 18294/7; L Ca 232/7].
  • Korte, B., Klaus-Peter Müller & Josef Schmidt: Einführung in die Anglistik. 2nd ed., Stuttgart, Weimar: Metzler 2004 [1997] C 20226/2, SEA 3520/14].
  • Böker, Uwe & C. Houswitschka (eds.): Einführung in die Anglistik und Amerikanistik. Munich: Beck 2000. [SEA 3520/13; C 21577].


Literary theory and criticism (Literary Studies: Subject-matter, major issues and research domains. Theories, models and methods/ critical approaches)

  • Abrams, M. H.: The Mirror and the Lamp. London, Oxford, New York: OUP 1980 [1953]. [SEI 329].
  • Rivkin, Julie & Michael Ryan (eds.): Literary Theory: An Anthology. Malden, Mass., Oxford: Blackwell Publishers 1998. [SCB 10-145].
  • Eagleton, Terry: Literary Theory. An Introduction. 2nd ed., Oxford: Blackwell 1996 [1983]. [SCB 10-85/2].
  • Malpas, Simon & Paul Wake (eds.): The Routledge Companion to Critical Theory. London, New York 2006. [SEI 530-45].
  • Moi, Toril: Sexual/Textual Politics. Feminist Literary Theory. 2nd ed., London: Routledge 2002 [1985]. [SCJ 30/9; C 10383].
  • Rooney, Ellen (ed.): The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Literary Theory. CUP 2006.
  • Newton, K. M. (ed.): Twentieth-Century Literary Theory. A reader. 2nd ed., London et al.: Macmillan 1997. [SSCB 10-147/2].
  • Peck, John & Martin Coyle: Literary Terms and Criticism. 3rd ed., New York et al.: Palgrave 2002 [1984]. [SEI 530-42].
  • Sim, Stuart (ed.). The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism.London, New York: Routledge 2005 [1998]. [CAA 95/247].
  • Nünning, Ansgar (ed.): Literaturwissenschaftliche Theorien, Modelle und Methoden. Eine Einführung. 3rd, rev. ed., Trier: WVT 1998 [1995]. [C 24024; SCB 10/140].

Literary history/ periods of English literature

  • Alexander, Michael: A History of English Literature. Basingstoke et al.: Macmillan 2000. [C 21468; SEI 140/28].
  • Fowler, Alastair: A History of English Literature. Ort: Blackwell 1994 [1987]. [SEI 140-16].
  • Sampson, George (ed.): The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature. 3rd, rev. ed., Cambridge: CUP 1990 [1941]. [SEI 131; C 6874].
  • Carter, Ronald & John McRae (eds.): The Routledge History of Literature in English. Britain and Ireland.2nd ed., London: Routledge 2001 [1997]. [SEI 140/22].
  • Rylance, Rick & Judy Simons: Literature in Context. Houndmills, New York: Palgrave 2001 (on Shakespeare, Renaissance lyrics) [SEI 530/40]
  • Childs, Peter: Reading Fiction:Opening the Text. Houndsmill, New York: Palgrave 2001 (on M. Shelley, Joyce) [SEI 530-41].
  • Zwicker, Steven N. (ed.): The Cambridge Companion to English Literature 1650 - 1740. Cambridge: CUP 1998. [SEI 350/69].
  • Jansohn, Christa, Dieter Mehl & Hans Bungert: Was sollen Anglisten und Amerikanisten lesen? Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 1995 [SEA 3520/6].
  • Borgmeier, Raimund (ed.): Die englische Literatur in Text und Darstellung. 10 Vols, Stuttgart: Reclam 1982-1986. [SEK 110/9].
  • Fabian, Bernhard & Willi Erzgräber (eds.): Die englische Literatur. Vol. 1: Epochen – Formen; Vol. 2: Autoren. 3rd ed., Munich: dtv 1997 [1991]. [SEI 140/9-1; 140/9-2; C 17038-1; 17038-2; L Ca 228-1/2].
  • Nünning, Ansgar (ed.): Eine andere Geschichte der englischen Literatur: Epochen,Gattungen und Teilgebiete im Überblick. 2nd, rev. ed., Trier: WVT 1998 [1996].[SEI 140-19].
  • Seeber, Hans Ulrich (ed.): Englische Literaturgeschichte. 3rd., ev. ed., Stuttgart, Weimar: Metzler 1999 [1991]. [SEI 140/10; C 17097].
  • Standop, Ewald/ Mertner, Edgar: Englische Literaturgeschichte. 5. Aufl. Heidelberg: Quelle und Meyer 1992. [L Ca 227/5; SEI 105/4].
  • Schabert, Ina: Englische Literaturgeschichte. Eine neue Darstellung aus der Sicht der Geschlechterforschung. Stuttgart: Kröner 1997. [SEI 140-26].
  • Nünning, Vera. Der englische Roman des 19. Jahrhunderts. Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Leipzig: Ernst Klett Verlag 2004 (2000). [SEI 3260/59; C 22493].
  • Nünning, Ansgar: Der englische Roman des 20. Jahrhunderts. Stuttgart: Klett 2000 [1998]. [SEI 3260/56].

Genre poetics

  • Kennedy, X.J. & Dana Gioia: Literature. An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. 6th ed., New York: Harper Collins College Publishers 1995. [SEK 10-4/6].
  • Fowler, A.: Kinds of Literature. An Introduction to the Theory of Genres and Modes. Oxford: Clarendon 1982. [SCB 10/65].

Poetry

  • Blackstone, Bernard: Practical English Prosody. Longmans, Green and Co Ltd 1965. [SEI 2009].
  • Preminger, Alex & T.V.F. Brogan (eds.) The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP 1993.
  • Kuznec, M.D./Skrebnev, J.M.: Stilistik der englischen Sprache. Leipzig: VEB Verlag Enzyklopädie Leipzig 1966. [C 5309].
  • Bode, Christoph: Einführung in die Lyrikanalyse. Trier: WVT 2001. [SEI 2030/14].
  • Hühn, Peter: Geschichte der englischen Lyrik. Vol. 1: Vom 16. Jahrhundert bis zur Romantik. Vol. 2: Von der viktorianischen Epoche bis zur Gegenwart. Tübingen: Francke 1995 [SEI 2240/19-1, 2].

Narrative texts

  • Abbot, H. Porter: The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative. Cambridge: CUP, 2001.
  • Chatman, Seymour: Story and Discouse. Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film. 6th ed., Ithaca, New York: Cornell UP 1993 [1978]. [SCE 20/41].
  • Chatman, Seymour: Coming to Terms. The Rhetoric of Narative in Fiction and Film. Ithaca, New Yoek: Cornell UP 1990. [SCE 2034].
  • Genette, Gérard: Narrative Discourse. An Essay in Method. Transl. by Jane Lewin. Oxford: Blackwell 1980. [Transl. of Discours du récit].
  • Genette, Gérard: Narrative Discourse Revisited. Transl. by Jane Lewin. Ithaca, New York: Cornell UP 1988. [Transl. of Nouveau discourse du récit].
  • Hawthorn, Jeremy: Studying the Novel. An Introduction. 4th ed., London: Arnold 2001 [1985].
  • Stanzel, Franz K.: A Theory of Narrative. Transl. by Charlotte Goedsche. Cambridge: CUP 1984. [Transl. of Theorie des Erzählens].
  • Stanzel, Franz K.: Theorie des Erzählens. 7th ed., Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2001 [1979]. [SCB 10/16-5].
  • Nünning, Ansgar & Vera Nünning (eds.): Neue Ansätze in der Erzähltheorie. Trier: WVT 2002.

Drama and theatre

  • Lennard, John & Mary Luckhurst: The Drama Handbook. A Guide to Reading Plays. Oxford: OUP 2002. [SCE 30/60].
  • Aston, E. & George Savona: Theatre as Sign System: A Semiotics of Text and Performance. London: Routledge 1991.
  • Craik, T. W. (Gen. Ed.): The Revels History of Drama in English. London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1976. [SEI 6232].
  • Shepherd, Simon & Peter Womack: English Drama. A Cultural History. Blackwell Publishers 1996. [SEI 6250-49]. [SEI 6250/49].
  • Styan, J. L.: The English Stage. A History of Drama and Performance. Cambridge, New York, Melbourne: CUP 1996. [SEI 6250-56].
  • Esslin, Martin: The Field of Drama. How the Signs of Drama Create Meaning on Stage and Screen. London: Methuen 1987. [dt. Übersetzung: C 14585].
  • Esslin, Martin: The Theatre of the Absurd. London: Methuen 1964 [C 7753].
  • Pfister, Manfred: The Theory and Analysis of Drama. Transl. by John Halliday. Cambridge: CUP 1988. [Translation of Das Drama.
  • Pfister, Manfred: Das Drama. Theorie und Analyse. 11th, rev. ed., Munich: Fink 2001 [1977]. [SCE 30-12/9].
  • Mehl, Dieter (ed.): Das englische Drama. Vom Mittelalter bis zur Ggegenwart. 2 vols. Düsseldorf: Bagel 1970. [SEI 6200-142; JaF 2343-142].
  • Krieger, Gottfried: Das englische Drama des 20. Jahrhunderts. Stuttgart: Klett 1998. [SEI 6250/55].
  • Goetsch, Paul: Bauformen des modernen englischen und amerikanischen Drama. 2nd ed., Darmstadt: WBG 1992 [ 1977]. [SEI 6014].
  • Fielitz, Sonja: Drama: Text & Theater. Berlin: Cornelsen, 1999.
  • Müller, Klaus-Peter: Englisches Theater der Gegenwart. Geschichte(n) und Strukturen. Tübingen: Narr 1993. [C 17916].


Reference works

  • Cuddon, J.A.: A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory. 3rd ed., Oxford: Blackwell Reference 1993. [HB 5 Bc 161].
  • Drabble, Margaret (ed.): The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th ed., Oxford: OUP 2000 [1985]. [SEA 1803].
  • Wolfreys, Julian: Critical Keywords in Literary and Cultural Theory. New York et al.: Palgrave Macmillan 2004 [SEI 530-43].
  • Schweik, R.C. & D. Riesner: Reference Sources in English and American Literature. An Annotated Bibliography. New York, London: W.W. Norton & Company 1977. [C 19287].
  • Concise Dictionary of Literary Biography [SEA 1840-16].
  • Kreutzer, E. & Ansgar Nünning (eds.): Metzler Lexikon englischsprachiger Autorinnen und Autoren: 631 Portraits, von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Stuttgart, Weimar: Metzler 2002. [HB 5 Hd 587; SEA 1840/50].
  • Thies, Henning (ed.): Hauptwerke der englischen Literatur. Einzeldarstellungen und Interpretationen. Vol. 1: Von den Anfängen bis zum Ende des Viktorianischen Zeitalters. Vol. 2: Das 20. Jahrhundert und die neuen Literaturen außerhalb Englands. Munich: Kindler 1995.

Anthologies

  • Abrams, M.H. (ed.): The Norton Anthology of English Literature. 2 vols., 7th ed., New York, London: Norton 2000 [1962]. [SEK 110-6/5].
  • Clark, Robert & Thomas Healy (eds.): The Arnold Anthology of British and Irish Literature in English. London: Arnold 1997.
  • Löffler, Arno & Eberhard Späth (eds.): English Poetry. Eine Anthologie für das Studium. 4th, rev. ed., Wiesbaden: Quelle und Meyer 2003 [1976]. [SEK 750/37].
  • Meller, Horst & Rudolf Sühnel (eds.): British and American Classical Poems. Emended Repr., Heidelberg: Winter 1999 [1966]. [SEK 600; C 19043].