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123210 VO Literatures in English (2018W)

Victorian Culture and (Neo-)Victorian Narratives

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

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Students who still miss prerequisites for this lecture (your current registration status is "angelegt" or "wiederaufgenommen") will be registered by our SSS staff to provide full access to Moodle. Registration lists will be checked at least once a week. There is no need to contact the SSS and/or lecturer(s) personally.
Please note: Students do need to have completed all curricular prerequisites before they can take the corresponding exam (separate registration necessary).

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Details

Sprache: Englisch

Prüfungstermine

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 08.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 15.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 22.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 29.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 05.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 19.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 26.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 03.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 10.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 07.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 14.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Montag 21.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Each lesson of this lecture will come in three acts. Act I will introduce you to one key event or concept or invention or theory or phenomenon or discourse or person or phantasma that helped shape (an aspect of) Victorian culture. (i.e. Darwinism; the phonograph; entertainment; the Indian 'Mutiny'/Sepoy Rebellion; the concept of the 'eminent Victorian'; spiritualism; entertainment; hysteria; photography; concepts of non-heteronormative desire etc.). Act II will discuss one or more Victorian literary text/s, which comment/s on or stage/s or touch/es upon whatever has been discussed in Act I. Finally, Act III will put a Neo-Victorian text or film (written/shot in the late 20th/21st century but set in the 19th) with a strong connection to the topic of the lesson centre stage, and explore how 19th century history and/or literature are portrayed, taken up, re-written, commented on, distorted, criticised or re-framed from a contemporary perspective.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular attendance; written exam; English-English Dictionary (paper copy) acceptable; no electronic devices allowed.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The benchmark for passing the written exam is at 60%.

Marks in %:
1 (very good): 90-100%
2 (good): 81-89%
3 (satisfactory): 71-80%
4 (pass): 60-70%
5 (fail): 0-59%

Prüfungsstoff

The content covered between 8th Oct 2018 and 21st Jan 2019. The exam will be held on 28th Jan 2019.

Literatur

You don't need to buy any books for this lecture. All material for your preparation will be made available on Moodle.

Background Reading:
If you want to do some prep-reading, I recommend Marie-Luise Kohlke and Christian Gutleben, "Introduction: Bearing After-Witness to the Nineteenth Century" in: Kohlke/Gutleben (eds.), Neo-Victorian Tropes of Trauma, (Amsterdam & NY: Rodopi, 2010), 1-34. It would be also useful if you could watch a production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado (1885) on youtube (e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfhbwsJe_tE) or listen to a recording of it, while reading the libretto. At some point during term you'll have to watch Mike Leigh's, Topsy-Turvy (1999), but you might as well do it in the break. The same goes for David Lynch's The Elephant Man (1980). It would not hurt if you read the entries for Charles Babbage, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Julia Margaret Cameron, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William S. Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan and Lewis Carroll in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344, MA 812 (2); MA 844; UF MA 046
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-321, MA M3; MA1; UF MA 1B, 4A
Lehrinhalt: 12-0404

Letzte Änderung: Do 05.09.2019 12:27