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124643 VO BEd 04.3: History of Literatures in English (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik


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



Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Providing readings in narrative fiction, drama, poetry, and non-fictional prose, this course offers an introduction to the development of English and American literature. Lectures will examine literary history as a series of complex aesthetic responses to cultural and political change.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

exam (online multiple choice test; 40 questions/60 minutes; for 50+ sample exam questions please see moodle!)

1st sitting: 27/01/21
2nd sitting: 13/10/21, 20.00-21.00
3rd sitting: 15/12/21, 20.00-21.00
4th sitting: 02/02/22; 20.00-21.00

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

1: 100 - 98,99%
2: 89,98 – 79,99%
3: 79,98 – 69,99%
4: 69,98 - 59,99%
5: 59,98% and below


The course's presentations (incl. ppt slides & additional preparatory material) will form the basis of your studying for the exam.
For more details please see the course’s moodle platform.

Recommended background reading:
Paul Poplawski, English Literature in Context. Cambridge: CUP, 2017.
Peter Conn, The Cambridge Illustrated History of American Literature. CUP 1989.


Details will be announced in session 1. Excerpts and longer texts are collected in a course reader.
Longer texts include:
- William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
- *Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe.
- *Samuel Richardson: Pamela, or, Virtue Rewarded.
- Mary Shelley-Wollstonecraft: Frankenstein.
- *George Eliot: Adam Bede.
- *Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter. A Romance.
- Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
- Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
*Mandatory chapters are announced in session 1.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BEd 04.3
Lehrinhalt: 12-4643

Letzte Änderung: Do 23.03.2023 00:18