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123020 VO Literature Survey 1 (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
ON-SITE

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This lecture course will be held on-site (with recordings, details provided on Moodle and in the first session)

Tuesday 12.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 19.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 09.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 16.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 23.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 30.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 07.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 14.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 11.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Tuesday 18.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course starts with a brief survey of the historical and cultural contexts of Renaissance English literature. The discussion of the literature includes the four major genres of prose fiction, epic, poetry, and drama. The latter's development will be traced from its medieval origins to the closing of the theatres in 1642, 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: understanding the basic concepts of early modern English literature and culture; being familiar with Renaissance literary genres, in particular Shakespearean drama, and with the early modern stage; being able to analyse early modern literary texts
Methods: lecture, eLearning, audio-presentation of poems, film clips, exemplary analysis of individual texts

Assessment and permitted materials

There will be a final written exam (on-site) at the end of term covering the required reading and the issues discussed in class.

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
40.0 - 36.0 = 1
35.5 - 31.5 = 2
31.0 - 26.5 = 3
26.0 - 21.0 = 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: Richard II
William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

The poems and extracts from epic and prose works will be available as pdf-files on Moodle at the beginning of term .

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: Th 09.09.2021 12:08