Universität Wien FIND

123030 VO Literature Survey 2 (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).



Aims, contents and method of the course

Providing readings in narrative fiction, drama, poetry, and non-literary prose from the Restoration to the 21st century, this lecture course examines the history of English literature as a series of complex aesthetic responses to cultural and political change.

Assessment and permitted materials

exam (online multiple choice test; 40 questions/60 minutes; for 50+ sample exam questions please see moodle!)

1st sitting: 27/01/21
2nd sitting: 13/10/21, 19.00-20.00
3rd sitting: 15/12/21, 19.00-20.00
4th sitting: 02/02/22; 19.00-20.00

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

1: 100 – 98,99%
2: 89,98 – 79,99%
3: 79,98 – 69,99%
4: 69,98 – 59,99%
5: 59,98% and below

Examination topics

The course's presentations (incl. ppt slides & additional preparatory material) will form the basis of your studying for the exam.
For details please see the course’s moodle platform.

Reading list

Shorter texts will be announced and provided in session 1. Excerpts and shorter texts are collected in a course reader.
Long texts include:
William Wycherley: The Country Wife
Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe (Read up to the entry for “September the thirtieth: I was now come to the unhappy anniversary of my landing.”)
Samuel Richardson: Pamela, or, Virtue Rewarded (Read up to Letter XXXII, “Oh, dear Sirs!!”)
Mary Shelley-Wollstonecraft: Frankenstein
George Eliot: Adam Bede

Recommended background reading:
Paul Poplawski, English Literature in Context. Cambridge: CUP, 2017.
Hans-Ulrich Seeber et al., Englische Literaturgeschichte. Berlin: Metzler, 2012.

Association in the course directory

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

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