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120034 VO Survey of Literatures in English 2 (2008W)

British Literature 1660-2000

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Diese LVA gilt für das Bachelorstudium nach UG2002, das EC English and American Studies Literature nach UG2002, das Diplomstudium (UniStG) und das Lehramt UF Englisch (UniStG).

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 14.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 21.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 28.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 04.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 11.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 18.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 25.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 02.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 09.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 16.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 13.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 20.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Tuesday 27.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this historical survey, we will examine some of the most important literary trends and developments to have occurred during the past 350 years of English literature. In our analysis of seminal works of Eng. lit. we will focus on the historically typical and the aesthetically innovative. Our study of non-fictional documents and important works from music and the visual arts will help us understand the social and ideological framework against which the literary works will be read. Audio- and video-excerpts will be used to give credit to the richness of British literary history.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment will be on the basis of a final written exam. A model exam and detailed information about how to complete this course successfully will be provided in one of the later sessions. Students are also recommended to visit the weekly tutorial.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This lecture course aims to a) give students an overview of the most important developments within poetry, drama and narrative fiction of the past 350 years b) introduce them to major events and trends in British political, social and mental history 1660 - 2000 c) alert them to the complex relationship between society and the arts d) introduce them to Michel Foucault's concept of epistémè e) enable them to apply the critical and analytical tools acquired in this lecture in their own analyses.

Examination topics

Lecture, eLearning, home study, written exam.

Reading list

A reader with extracts from non-fictional sources and key passages from literary texts will be provided. Powerpoint-presentations can be downloaded from the eLearning platform. Some of the longer texts are in Greenblatt et al. (eds.) Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. 2. Copies of the novels presented during the term will be available in one of the campus bookshops. N.B.: Set texts will differ from those that were handled last term!

Association in the course directory

303, 701, 1092, 9313

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