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090044 UE Introduction to the Theory of Literature (2019W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 01.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 08.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 15.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 22.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 29.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 05.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 12.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 19.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 26.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 03.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 10.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 17.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 07.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 14.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 21.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 28.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This introduction to literary theory is taught by an outsider, not by a “theory-head” or someone drunk on postmodern Koolaid. It will mostly be rooted in ways that different types of modern theory can be used by (timorous) Classicists on ancient texts. In other words, it will always be applied theory. The menu is somewhat flexible (according to student interest), but we will cover topics such as allegorical exegesis, Freud, Märchentheorie, formalism, narratology, intertexuality, speech-act theory, and deconstruction.

Assessment and permitted materials

The grade will be determined by active class participation, by reports delivered in class, and by a final paper. The main languages of modern critical theory remain English and French, and this not a course for beginners. For that reason, the course will be taught in English. Students may elect to participate in English or in German. They may write their papers in German too. It’s all good . . .

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Sound English reading ability is necessary. French would be helpful. Work in Latin and (as needed) in Greek will also be expected.

Examination topics

NA

Reading list

Readings: We will use various helpful general guides, e.g. Culler, J.D. Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction, Very Short Introductions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Terry Eagleton, Einführung in die Literaturtheorie, Stuttgart 2012; Thomas Schmitz, Moderne Literaturtheorie und antike Texte: Eine Einführung, Darmstadt: Wiss. Buchges. 2002. But every week there will be individual readings from the Handapparat or from Moodle. We will also sometimes work with modern creative works in German (Hoffmann), French, or English. In one instance with opera.

Association in the course directory

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