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123251 AR Literature Course - 1/2 (MA) British/Irish/New English & Cultural Studies (2023S)

Post-digital practices: Literature and Social Media

5.00 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. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 07.03. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 14.03. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 21.03. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 28.03. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 18.04. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 25.04. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 02.05. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 09.05. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 16.05. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 23.05. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 06.06. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 13.06. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 20.06. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Dienstag 27.06. 14:15 - 15:45 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Social media have become part of our lifeworlds, and in their turn, impact on the way that many people consume media. Literature and literary discourses, too, are affected and changed in the digital sphere. From the production of specific social media formats, such as "twitterature", to social reading phenomena under hashtags such as Bookstagram or Booktok, we will investigate literature discourses and reading cultures on social network sites. We will investigate how various theories and concepts, such as the postdigital, transmedia storytelling, and UGT (Uses and Gratifications Theory), enlighten our understanding of literary digital phenomena.
Aims of the course: At the end of term, students will
- be familiar with basic concepts from social media research
- be able to analyse social media texts (in the widest sense) from a variety of perspectives
- be able to critically reflect on postdigital phenomena within the framework of social media
- learn to put forward careful arguments to make their points in the appropriate language and in a suitable format
Methods:
The class will be based on teacher’s input and students’ prior reading, which will enable engaged discussions, either in small groups or in a larger forum. Students will prepare short presentations and use those as a basis for discussion.
This class is planned as an on-site course.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Presence and participation are mandatory. You can have two absences. Please make sure you catch up on what you have missed and bring yourselves up to date on tasks and readings. The materials you need will be on moodle.
You will be expected to prepare a piece of creative writing, a youtube video to share with your colleagues, a presentation of your project and, at the end of term, a longer analytical piece of writing.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The grade will consist of the following:
Participation and presentation: 20%
creative assignment of 1000-1100 words: 10%
Booktube video and reflection paper (600-660 words): 30%
Final analytical task of 3000-3300 words: 40%
Each of these needs to be handed in, 3 of them need to be positive (51% each). The minimum to pass this class altogether is 60%.
Grading scale:
Max. 100 pts; Pass rate: 60%
Grading scale:
100-90 Sehr Gut
91-80 Gut
81-70 Befriedigend
71-60 Genügend
59-0 Nicht Genügend

Prüfungsstoff

The tasks will be based on theories and concepts presented in class, provided on moodle, and selected by students on the basis of independent research. The object of the analyses will be social media posts that have some connection to literature.

Literatur

To participate in this class, it will be necessary to access platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads and TikTok. You do not necessarily have to have an account for each of these, and you can certainly choose which you want to access for your project, but if you are ideologically disinclined to access any social media at all, this class is not suitable for you.
Among other texts, we will discuss excerpts from the following selection:
Cramer, Florian, “What is ‘Post-Digital’? 2014.
Bronwen, Thomas, Literature and Social Media. Routledge, 2020.
Jandric et al., “Postdigital Science and Education” 2018.
MacTavish, Kenna. "The emerging power of the Bookstagrammer", Post-Digital Book Cultures. Australian Perspectives. Ed. Alexandra Dane and Millicent Weber. Monash, 2021.
Murray, Simone. The Digital Literary Sphere. Johns Hopkins, 2018.
Nakamura, “’Words with Friends:’ Socially Networked Reading on Goodreads.” 2013.
Sloan, Luke and Anabel Quan-Haase, eds. The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods. SAGE, 2017.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: MA 844(2); MA UF 046/507
Code/Modul: MA 3.1, 3.2; M04A
Lehrinhalt: 12-3251

Letzte Änderung: Mo 03.04.2023 12:09