Universität Wien FIND

123224 SE Literature Seminar / BA Paper / MA American/North American Lit./Studies (2014S)

North American Short Fiction from Poe to Munro

11.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

An/Abmeldung

Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").

Details

max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 13.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Donnerstag 20.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Donnerstag 27.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Donnerstag 03.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Donnerstag 10.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Donnerstag 08.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Donnerstag 15.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Donnerstag 22.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Donnerstag 05.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Donnerstag 12.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Donnerstag 26.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course will offer an overview of the theory and history of North American short stories from Edgar Allan Poe to the late 20th century. By closely analyzing texts from several centuries and literary periods, we will both look at narratological features of these stories and contextualize them in their specific historical and political situations. At the same time, the short stories will provide opportunities for testing and revising various literary theories and critical approaches. One of the short story writers, Gerald Vizenor, will be in Vienna for a conference from June 19-22; the attendance of at least parts of this conference is compulsory!

Most of the texts discussed here can be found in the Norton Anthology; the others will be provided.
Texts will include Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'Young Goodman Brown', Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Philosophy of Composition', 'The Poetic Principle', and 'The Purloined Letter', Brander Matthews' 'The Philosophy of the Short Story', Ambrose Bierce's 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge', Sarah Orne Jewett's 'A White Heron', Ernest Hemingway's 'A Clean Well-Lighted Place', Gerald Vizenor’s 'Almost Browne' and Alice Munro’s 'Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You.'

Recommended for Purchase: The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym et al. 8th ed. (or any previous edition). New York: Norton, 2012. Vols. B,C,D,E.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Research Paper, Oral Presentation, Reading Quizzes

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Students will become acquainted with major trends in American literary history, with different themes of short fiction and their cultural contexts, and with these texts' narratological, structural, stylistic, and formal aspects.

Prüfungsstoff

interactive discussions, presentations, team work, and various methodologies for the EFL-classroom

Literatur

All texts need to be copied and/or purchased individually. Recommended textbook:
The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym et al. 8th ed. (or any previous edition). New York: Norton, 2012. Vols. B,C,D,E. (or any previous edition).

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-322, BA10.2, MA5, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0375

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33