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123030 VO Literature Survey 2 (2012W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Summary

1 Draxlbauer , Moodle
2 Schnauder , Moodle

Registration/Deregistration

Groups

Group 1

max. 150 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 11.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 08.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 15.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 22.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 29.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 06.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 13.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 10.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 17.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 24.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture course will survey "American" literature(s) from contact and colonial times (1607-1783) via the Early Republic (1783-ca. 1820) to the post-Civil War era (ca. 1865-70). While emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected novels, short stories, essays, poetry, drama, and political writing, the course will also address the dynamics of literary historiography and canon formation in the "American" literary tradition and "American" textual identity formations.

Assessment and permitted materials

Reading assignments; final written exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course aims to familiarize students with representative writers, major works, literary movements, and cultural concepts in US-American literature from the beginnings (but: when does US-American Literature begin?) to 1870.

Examination topics

Interactive presentation of the major developments in US-American literature with close readings of representative texts as well as analyses of the historical, political, social and cultural contexts.

Reading list

The reading list and study materials will be made available in the first session.

Group 2

max. 150 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 08.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 15.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 22.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 29.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 05.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 12.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 19.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 26.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 03.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 10.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 17.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 07.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 14.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 21.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this survey we will examine some of the most important literary trends and developments in English literary history between the 18th and the early 20th centuries and relate them to major events in British political and social history. In our analyses of seminal works of English literature we will focus on the historically typical and the aesthetically innovative, on significant writers but also on other art forms (such as painting or architecture) to illustrate the prevailing fashions and changing tastes of each era - from the Augustan age to Romantic literature and from the Victorian period to Modernism.

Assessment and permitted materials

Final written test.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This lecture course aims to give students an overview of the most important developments within poetry, drama and narrative fiction from the 18th to the early 20th centuries and to enable them to apply the critical and analytical tools acquired in this lecture in their own analyses.

Examination topics

Lecture, eLearning

Reading list

Will be announced at the beginning of the term on the elearning platform.

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, EC 125, EC 126;
Code/Modul: Diplom 303, 701, UF 3.3.3-303, BA08.2;
Lehrinhalt: 12-3030

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