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127011 KO Critical Readings in Literature (2023S)

Writing the Metropolis: Literary Representations of London

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

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

Details

max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 07.03. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 14.03. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 21.03. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 28.03. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 18.04. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 25.04. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 02.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 09.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 16.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 23.05. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 06.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 13.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 20.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Dienstag 27.06. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This Critical Readings course will look at the representation of London in (mostly) literary texts and explore the ways in which the city has inspired the literary imagination. We will examine how specific conditions of the metropolis and metropolitan life have been reflected in the literature across the centuries. Emphasis will also be put on the historical and cultural contexts in which the texts are embedded. From a theoretical point of view, concepts such as urban space, the crowd, or the flâneur/flâneuse will be discussed.

Aims:
Students will become familiar with literary texts from different periods of time, deepen their knowledge of terminology, and apply a range of critical and theoretical approaches to narrative fiction and poetry. In addition, they will develop their writing and presentation skills.

Methods:
In-class discussions, reading assignments, oral presentations, group work, written assignments, eLearning

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Portfolio consisting of individual assignments
oral presentation
active participation in discussions and group work
(max 2 missed sessions)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Portfolio: 45%
oral presentation: 30%
active participation in discussions and group work: 25%

Students have to reach at least 60% of each task (and altogether) to pass this course.
Please send the portfolio tasks as .doc files to elke.mettinger-schartmann@univie.ac.at and upload them as .pdf files on Turnitin.

Grading scale:
1: 100-90%
2: 89-80%
3: 79-70%
4: 69-60%
5: 59-0%

Prüfungsstoff

Everything covered in class, including all the mandatory texts, presentations, in-class discussions and the portfolio.
There will be no written exam.

Literatur

Primary texts:
Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway (to buy)
Zadie Smith: NW (excerpt)
Charles Dickens: Sketches by Boz (excerpt)
Edgar Allan Poe: “The Man of the Crowd”
poems by Dryden, Blake, Wordsworth and others

Theoretical and background reading:
Michel de Certeau: "Walking in the City"
Raymond Williams: "The Metropolis and the Emergence of Modernism"

All texts (and additional material) will be provided as .pdf files on Moodle at the beginning of term.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: BA 612; BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BA08.3; BEd Modul 10
Lehrinhalt: 12-3000

Letzte Änderung: Fr 10.03.2023 20:08