NY-LON: Love & Laugh

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  • WS 11/12


Course Description

It seems that everyone has an opinion about romantic comedies: either you love them or you don't (putting it mildly). We intend to challenge this binary and look at various discourses that inform rom-coms, past and present: What are new trends, is the rom-com old-fashioned or even misogynist and what is a "bromantic comedy"?
This Blockseminar is designed to give you an outlook on what it means to work scientifically. On five Saturdays, you will learn creative and academic writing which will culminate in a small conference at which you will present your papers – via the up-and-coming form of a Science Slam. As this course is taking place only on weekends, students are expected to do their own research and writings and present their findings/ output to the group.
Meeting on the weekends, you will be tutored not only by the lecturers but also by your fellow students and thus it requires active participation as well as the incentive to work autonomously. As this is a project seminar, we can take only 15 participants in the "2. Studienphase". Students who would like to participate should apply via email to christian.lenz@tu-dortmund.de by September 19th.

Course dates

  • 22.10.
  • 05.11.
  • 12.11.
  • 26.11.
  • 17.12.


  • R. 3.208

Required reading

Accepted students are expected to purchase and read Claire Mortimer: Romantic Comedy (ISBN: 978-0415548632).