Introduction to British Literary Studies

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Summer Semester 2020

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Course Information
Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154201 Introduction to British Literary Studies – Group A - Blockseminar 2 PS
  • 21.09. - 25.09.
  • each 08:30 - 15:30
R. 3.208 Goth
154202 Introduction to British Literary Studies – Group B 2 PS Mi 10:15 - 11:45 R. 3.306 Lenz
154203 Introduction to British Literary Studies – Group C 2 PS Di 12:15 - 13:45 R. 3.208 Neef
154204 Introduction to British Literary Studies – Group D - NEW 2 PS Do 14:15 - 15:45 R. 0.215 Schmitz
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 Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and some additional material before September 21.
To conclude the course, an achievement review needs to be passed. Its conditions will be explained at the beginning of term. 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.

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 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.
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. Personal attendance during the first session is required to maintain enrolment status.

Reading List

Group A:
A Reader will be available one week prior to the start of the course.
Students are required to purchase the following texts:

  • Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. London: Faber and Faber, 1954 et al.
  • Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Ed. Sukanta Chaudhuri. Arden 3. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. Ed. Peter Hunt. World’s Classics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Wilde, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest. Ed. Manfred Pfister. Fremdsprachentexte. Stuttgart: Reclam, 1990 et al.


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

Group B:
A Reader will be available one week prior to the start of the course.
Students are required to purchase the following texts:

  • Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. London: Faber and Faber, 1954 et al.
  • Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Ed. Sukanta Chaudhuri. Arden 3. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. Ed. Peter Hunt. World’s Classics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Wilde, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest. Ed. Manfred Pfister. Fremdsprachentexte. Stuttgart: Reclam, 1990 et al.

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]


Group C:
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; 2010 [ISBN 978-3-476-02162-5; SEI 530/2; C 26489]


In addition, a reader will be available at the copy shop from the first week.

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