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123030 VO Literature Survey 2 (2016W)

English Literature(s) from the 18th to the 21st Century

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 10.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 17.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 24.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 31.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 07.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 14.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 21.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 28.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 05.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 12.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 09.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 16.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 23.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture course aims to provide students with a historical overview and understanding of some of the major trends and developments in English literature from the eighteenth century to the present. Focusing on some of the landmark texts of English poetry, drama, and narrative fiction, we will explore the political, socio-economic, cultural, and intellectual contexts that have shaped literary production through the ages. Students will develop an awareness of the interactions between literature and its historical contexts through a critical discussion of the shifting forms, functions, and aesthetic features of seminal literary texts from Neo-Classicism to Post-Modernism. In addition, they will be introduced to some of the central debates of literary historiography, surrounding concepts of periodisation, canon, genre, and adaptation, as well as its relationship to schools of literary theory.

Methods: lecture course, audio-visual materials, eLearning, reading assignments, tutorial

Assessment and permitted materials

Final written test covering the required reading and the topics and materials discussed in the individual lectures; a sample test will be available for reference on the Moodle course platform

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment will be based on the score achieved in the final written test - see the sample test on the Moodle platform for details.

Please note: This lecture course will be accompanied by a tutorial, which serves as a forum for the in-depth analysis and revision of key concepts, topics, and readings introduced and covered in the lectures. Please check the announcement on the Moodle platform at the beginning of term of details!

Examination topics

Participants are expected to read, and critically engage with, all set texts on the reading list plus the additional primary and secondary material provided in the reader and on the eLearning platform. The final written test will cover the required reading and the topics and materials discussed in the lectures.

Reading list

Novels:
Laurence Sterne, "Sentimental Journey" (1768)
Wilkie Collins, "The Woman in White" (1860)
Robert Louis Stevenson, "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" (1886)
Virginia Woolf, "Mrs Dalloway" (1925)
Jeanette Winterson, "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" (1985)

Plays:
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, "The School for Scandal" (1777)
Harold Pinter, "The Homecoming" (1965)

Short Story:
James Joyce, “The Dead” (1914)

The novels and plays must be acquired individually, accessed online or read in the library. Poems, short stories, and excerpts from additional primary and secondary material will be provided in a reader that can be purchased from CopyStudio Schwarzspanierstraße at the beginning of term and on the Moodle platform. Early reading is advised!

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, EC 125, EC 126; BEd 046
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.3-303, BA08.2; Literaturgeschichte / Survey 2 - EC; BEd Modul 10
Lehrinhalt: 12-3030

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