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  • SS 16

Course Information

Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154506 Villains 2 HS Di 14:15 - 15:45 R. 3.208 Lenz

Course Description

"How dare you get a happy ending?!" Hades (Disney’s Hercules)

We tend to be fascinated by "the Dark Side" – whether it comes in the shape of Darth Vader, Voldemort, Macbeth or Alice in Wonderland's Queen of Hearts. In this course, we delve deep into the evils that haunt British literature and culture. Theories such as psychoanalysis, structuralism or gender studies (among others) will be applied to real and fictitious characters and people in order to understand what makes villains and villainesses think, act or simply be evil.

Attendance during the first session is mandatory to partake in this course!

Course Requirements

This course can be completed with an AT, term paper or written exam

Required Reading

A reader plus additional texts which have to be purchased and analysed for the course will be announced in the first session.


Lehramtsstudiengänge: MA BML 2005:
  • 1301, 1302, 1303
LPO 2003:
  • GHR: 5c
  • GyGe: 6ab, 7ab
  • SP1. Fach: 5c
  • SP2. Fach: 4b
  • BK: 6ab, 7ab
LPO 1994/2000:
  • B3, E1
LABG 2009:
  • G: 703, 704
  • HRG: 601, 1001
  • GyGe/BK: 601, 1001
  • SP: 703
Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/

Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften:

  • B.A.ALK: Kern 6abc, 7ab, Komp 3abc, 4a
  • B.A.AS: Komp 4a
  • M.A.ALK: 1abc
  • M.A.AS: 2ab, TG 5