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120118 SE Literary Seminar (322) = Seminar Literaturwissenschaft / BA-Arbeit (2009S)

Fantasy Literature

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).

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Details

max. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 10.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 17.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 24.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 31.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 21.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 28.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 05.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 12.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 19.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 26.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 09.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 16.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 23.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 30.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Fantasy fiction is an immensely popular genre loved by young and adult readers alike. Contrary to common conception which sees most speculative fiction as schematic and trivial, fantasy literature in fact draws on some of the foundational texts of Western culture and boasts works of epic scope and psychological complexity. In this course, we will investigate the genre's defining features, analyse its various subgenres and explore some of the most famous works of High Fantasy (Dunsany, Eddison, Leiber, Lewis, Tolkien, Lovecraft, LeGuin, Pullman, Rowling) without omitting to take a side-glance at its venerable precursors. The study of seminal fantasy theory (Tolkien, Caillois, Todorov, Brooke-Rose etc.) will help us map the vast territory of the fantastic.

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 some of the basic theory on fantastic fiction b) teaching a topic-related analytical toolkit c) introducing students to some of the best known works of fantasy literature c) enabling students to apply their knowledge and skills in their own projects d) alerting students to implied ideological issues and consumption-related phenomena.

Examination topics

Classroom discussion, eLearning, group work, lecture, guest lecture (on LARP), audio- and video-excerpts, 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, 722, 1121

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