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120120 SE Literary Seminar: The War of the Sexes. (2008S)

Restoration Drama and its Portrayal of Gender Stereotypes

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

Anrechenbar für den alten Studienplan gem. ÄquivalenzVO. Für Literaturschwerpunktmodul im Dipl.studium nach den Bestimmungen des UniStG-Studienplans anrechenbar. ECTS UF Englisch: 3.00

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 07.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 14.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 21.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 28.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 04.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 11.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 18.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 25.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 02.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 09.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 16.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 23.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 30.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 06.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 13.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 20.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 27.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Restoration comedy is still frequently performed on British stages; the cynicism, materialism and promiscuity of the society depicted give it a continued relevance and interest for modern audiences.
We will interpret a number of well-known Restoration plays to survey the typical dramatic genres of the time and to analyse the portrayal of gender stereotypes, social decorum and sexual politics. In addition, we will analyse the language and style, in particular the use of conceptual metaphors indicative of implicit assumptions and values, and the role of humour, and we will inquire whether there is a difference between male and female playwrights as regards style, character portrayal and attitudes towards gender and nationality.

Assessment: seminar paper (10 000 words), short oral presentation; class participation; written final essay.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Survey of Restoration drama by an interpretation of key texts; analysis of stereotypes and gender roles; analysis of implicit and explicit means of conveying ideological assumptions (as regards gender, nationality, class etc.)

Examination topics

Weekly meetings (attendance obligatory) to discuss the plays from various angles; participants are to read all the plays; brief oral presentation of speakers giving introduction and background material to the respective topic; seminar paper of approx. 10,000 words on a topic of choice.

Reading list

J. Dryden: All for Love
Th. Otway: Venice Preserved.
D. Manley: The Royal Mischief
G. Etherege: The Man of Mode
W. Wycherley: The Country Wife
A. Behn: The Rover
S. Centlivre: The Busie Body

Association in the course directory

322, 821, 328, 338, 722, K 521, K 522, K531, K532

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