Introduction to British Literary Studies

Aus Iaawiki

Summer Semester 2021

  • Group B will take place digitally on Tue, 10:15 - 11:45.
  • Group C will take place digitally on Tue, 12:15 - 13:45.

Course Information
Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154201 Introduction to British Literary Studies - Group A 2 PS Blockseminar
  • 22.09 - 24.09.
  • 27.09. - 28.09.
  • 08:30 - 15:30
R. 3.208 Goth
154202 Introduction to British Literary Studies - Group B 2 PS Di 10:15 - 11:45 digital Neef
154203 Introduction to British Literary Studies - Group C 2 PS Di 12:15 - 13:45 digital Neef
Course Description

Group A:
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. As this is a “Blockseminar”, students will receive study questions from their teacher and are expected to have read Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and some additional material via moodle before September 22.
To conclude the course, an achievement review needs to be passed. Its conditions will be explained at the beginning of the seminar. So far, it is important to 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 and interpretation as well as academic working methods.

Students are required to purchase the following texts:

  • for class:
    • Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. London: Faber and Faber, 1954 et al.
    • Shakespeare, William. Twelfth Night. Ed. Keir Elam. Arden 3. London: Bloomsbury, 2008.
  • for the Achievement Review (no e-texts):
    • Hughes, Richard. A High Wind in Jamaica. London: Vintage, 2002.
    • Munro, Alice. Boys and Girls. (available in moodle course)
    • Wycherley, William. The Country Wife. Ed. James Ogden. 2nd Edn.. New Mermaids. London: Methuen, 2014.


The set textbook for the course’s theoretical framework is:

  • Nünning, Vera and 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 B & C:
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.

Reading:
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 and 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]


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.

Achievement Review Texts:

  • Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Daphne du Maurier: "The Birds”
  • William Shakespeare: Othello
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