Universität Wien FIND

120128 AR 'Blockbuster Poetry': Britains's Best-Loved Lyrics (2008S)

1.50 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

ECTS 343 Diplomstudium UniStG: 2.00

Details

Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 02.04. 12:00 - 13:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 09.04. 12:00 - 13:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 16.04. 12:00 - 13:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 23.04. 12:00 - 13:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 30.04. 12:00 - 13:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 07.05. 12:00 - 13:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 14.05. 12:00 - 13:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 21.05. 12:00 - 13:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 28.05. 12:00 - 13:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 04.06. 12:00 - 13:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 11.06. 12:00 - 13:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 18.06. 12:00 - 13:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Mittwoch 25.06. 12:00 - 13:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This is a course about poems which have touched the nerve of the nation. These poems have won poetry polls, are printed in school textbooks, are read at weddings and funerals, are revered, imitated and ridiculed, are exhibited on billboards and inside underground trains, are "printed as cards to hang up in offices and bedrooms; illuminated text-wise and anthologised to weariness" (Kipling on his poem "If" which was voted Britain's favourite poem of all times in a BBC poll in 1995).
Every week, we will read and discuss one such 'blockbuster poem' and ask what exactly it is that makes it stand out from all the other less loved (or less hated) texts.
As a special treat, British avant garde poet Tony Trehy will join us later in the term to give us an insider view on market forces, publication strategies and the lyric taste of the nation.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

This course aims a) to give students a basic knowledge of core texts of the British lyric canon b) to enable students to communicate their reading experience c) to provide students with theoretical concepts (eg. Assmann's 'canon') to contextualise the notion of 'the canonical' d) to enable students to experience the fun involved in discussing poetry.

Prüfungsstoff

Group work, home study, classroom discussion, student presentation, short written report.

Literatur

Texts will be provided.


Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

323, 324

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50