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120118 SE Literary Seminar / BA-Thesis: Tension, Thrill, Suspense (2008W)

Hair-raising Effects in Short Story, Novel, Ballad, Drama and Film

11.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Diese LVA gilt für das Bachelorstudium nach UG2002, das Diplomstudium (UniStG) und das Lehramt UF Englisch (UniStG).

Details

max. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 14.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 21.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 28.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 04.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 11.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 18.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 25.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 02.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 09.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 16.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 13.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 20.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Tuesday 27.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Of the many motivations for reading a text, suspense is the one which has the most palpable, even physical effect. Thrilling texts can produce goose pimples, moist hands, raised temperatures and quickened heartbeats. In this course, we will investigate the phenomenon of suspense, analyse its various types and forms and follow its changing course throughout the different stages of literary history. Reading texts from diverse genres and media will help us appreciate the genre-specific features of this reader reception phenomenon.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment will be on the basis of attendance, active participation, small assignments, presentations, a short written exam, and a seminar paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This course aims at a) presenting basic narratological and reader reception theory b) teaching a topic-related analytical toolkit c) enabling students to apply their knowledge and skills in their own projects d) alerting students to related issues such as aesthetic illusion, immersion and possible world theory.

Examination topics

eLearning, group work, lecture, audio- and video-excerpts, classroom discussion, student presentation, home study, seminar paper.

Reading list

A reader with extracts from non-fictional sources and shorter literary texts will be provided. Powerpoint-presentations can be downloaded from the eLearning platform. Copies of the longer texts presented during the term will be available in one of the campus bookshops.

Association in the course directory

322, 821, 338, 722, 1121

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