Universität Wien FIND

123020 VO Literature Survey 1 (2019W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 09.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 16.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 23.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 30.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 06.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 13.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 20.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 27.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 04.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 11.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 15.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Wednesday 22.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course provides a historical survey of the Tudor and Stuart reigns and looks at the roles played by religion, the voyages of discovery and the cult of Queen Elizabeth. A brief outline of the Elizabethan world picture as presented by Tillyard will be the starting point for dealing with New Historicism. The discussion of the literature includes the four major genres, starting with 16th century prose fiction and the epic. Poetry will mainly be discussed in terms of the development and analysis of the sonnet, but will also include poems by the Metaphysical Poets. The development of drama will be traced from its medieval origins to the closing of the theatres by the Puritans with a focus on plays by Marlowe and Shakespeare. Playhouses, performing conditions, acting companies and audiences in Elizabethan and Jacobean London will also be looked at in this context.
Aims: knowledge of the literature and culture in early modern England, familiarity with Renaissance literary genres and early modern English, with Shakespearean drama and the early modern stage, with New Historicism
Methods: lecture, eLearning, audio-presentation of poems, film clips, exemplary analysis of individual texts

Assessment and permitted materials

There will be a final written test at the end of the term covering the required reading and the issues discussed.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The exam consists of 2 parts (with 20 points each) which both need to be positive.
Part 1: short and precise answers to some 10 to 15 questions
Part 2: well-structured coherent essay-like text (about 450 words)
minimum score to pass: 21 out of 40 points; 10.5 in each part
40 - 36 = 1
35.5 - 31.5 = 2
31 - 26.5 = 3
26 - 21 = 4
20.5 - 0 = 5

Examination topics

The required reading and the topics covered in class

Reading list

Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus (B text)
William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar (all available in paperback editions)
A reader with key passages from prose fiction and epic and the poetry dealt with during the term will be provided. Basic material will be available on the University of Vienna eLearning platform Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, EC 125, EC 126; BEd 046
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.3-302, BA08.1; BEd Modul 10
Lehrinhalt: 12-3020

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