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123422 SE Literary & Cultural Studies Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English (2019W)

Shakespeare's Lovers

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

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max. 18 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 08.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Dienstag 15.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Dienstag 22.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Dienstag 29.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Dienstag 05.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Dienstag 12.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Dienstag 26.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Dienstag 03.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Dienstag 10.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Dienstag 17.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Dienstag 07.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Dienstag 14.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Dienstag 21.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Dienstag 28.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Starting with a quick look at medieval traditions of (courtly) love and writing about it (Petrarca), which Shakespeare and his Renaissance contemporaries inherited (Wyatt; Howard), we are going to set out analysing a few of the most famous of Shakespeare's sonnets (#3, #18, #116) before tackling the second genre by moving on to the Ovid-inspired epic Venus and Adonis (1593). The rest of the course is going to be dedicated to three of Shakespeare's plays: an early tragedy about young star-crossed lovers (Romeo & Juliet; 1595/96); a comedy sparkling with witty repartee between a confirmed bachelor and a woman who is convinced that neither love nor marriage are worth the trouble (Much Ado About Nothing; 1598/99); and a Roman play that tells the tragic story of the fabled beauty of Ancient Egypt and the triumvir who lost everything (Antony & Cleopatra; 1606/07). We shall devote three lessons to each play, one of which is going to focus on a theatrical or filmic performance.

Specialist model:
There will be no student presentations in this class. Instead you are expected to act as a specialist for one lesson of the term, either alone or as a member of a team, depending on the number of participants. How exactly this works in terms of timing, what will be expected of you and what a 'prep mail', 'the double-feedback-loop' and a 'golden nugget' is, in all of which you are going to participate, I shall explain in detail in the first lesson.

Quizzes:
There will be a text knowledge quiz that you will be able to fill in at home and hand in at the beginning of the first lesson on V&A, R&J, MA and A&C, respectively. The double charm of this is that improved text knowledge will lead to better discussions and that you can collect a relatively easy 10% of the total mark in this manner.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular attendance; regular preparation of assigned reading material; active participation in class; active in specialist team for one lesson per term; active in peer-feedback loop; 2 plot-quizzes; final paper.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Attendance:
No more than two lessons may be missed without certified medical reason. If a doctor's note is produced, a third lesson may be missed but is to be compensated for at the teacher's discretion. If more than three lessons are missed, this results in failing the course.

Quiz 1: 2.5%
Quiz 2: 2.5%
Quiz 3: 2.5%
Quiz 4: 2.5%
Active participation: 10%
Specialist task: 30%
Term paper: 50%

Points must be collected in all of these areas to pass. The benchmark for passing this course 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%

The term papers/BA theses will be marked according to the following categories: form; content; methodology; quality of thesis; language; style.

The written work has to be accompanied by a signed and dated anti-plagiarism statement, sent by email as a .pdf file. The written work itself (6500-8000 words for a term paper; 8500-10000 words for a BA thesis) is to be uploaded through the TurnItIn system as well as sent (as a .doc file) via email to me: sylvia.mieszkowski@univie.ac.at.

Prüfungsstoff

There will be no written exam.

Literatur

Books to buy:
The following texts have been ordered for you at Facultas (shop on Campus)

- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. Arden Edition [ISBN: 978-1903436912]
- William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing. Arden Edition [ISBN: 978-1472520296]
- William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra. Arden Edition [ISBN: 978-1904271017]

Films to watch:

- Baz Luhrman, Romeo + Juliet (US, 1996)
- Joss Whedon, Much Ado About Nothing (US, 2012)
- Iqbal Khan, Antony and Cleopatra (RSC live from Stratford-upon-Avon, 2017)

Texts on Moodle:
There is no edition of Venus and Adonis on its own, therefore the Arden edition, taken from Shakespeare's Poems [ISBN: 978-1903436875], will be made available as a pdf-document on Moodle.

Likewise, the sonnets we will discuss, taken from the Arden edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets [ISBN: 978-1903436578], will be made available in a pdf-document on Moodle.

The same goes for the scholarly articles that will provide us with a representative array of Shakespeare studies' approaches to the texts we discuss.

Preparatory background reading:
If you read German, whenever dealing with Shakespeare, this should be your first point of call, if you need to get a good general idea: Ina Schabert (ed.), Shakespeare Handbuch, Stuttgart: Alfred Kröner Verlag, 2000. Please familiarise yourselves with the respective entries on the three plays we are going to discuss. They will be available as pdf files on Moodle. A good second point of call is the introduction to the individual play in question, which is provided by every Arden edition. These intros are generally lengthy affairs, but their internal structure makes it easy to select which parts might be more relevant for the purpose at hand than others. Other critical texts on Shakespeare's plays and their cultural/political/historical/social contexts will be made available at the beginning of term as pdf files on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-322, BA09.2, 10.2, MA4, MA6, MA7
Lehrinhalt: 12-0388

Letzte Änderung: Mi 25.09.2019 15:28