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123031 VO Literature Survey 2 (2011W)

American Literature and Culture 17th to 19th Century

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Details

max. 150 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

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 at tracing the development of American perspectives through the content, style, and genres of American writings from the early colonial periods to the end of the 19th century. By using canonical and less canonical texts of the respective periods, the course attempts to approach the major political, social, and religious concerns of Puritan America, Colonial America, and pre-Civil War America, and the America of the Gilded Age. We will define the major elements of Puritanism, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Unitarianism, and Transcendentalism and explain how these philosophies affected (early) American literature.

Assessment and permitted materials

Final written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Survey of and introduction to North American literatures and cultures from the early beginnings to the end of the nineteenth century

Examination topics

Lecture course (slides, audio and video presentations)

Reading list

Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A Norton Critical Edition (1999). Copies can be obtained at Facultas, Uni Campus, Hof 1.
Excerpts from other works by Winthrop, Franklin, Paine, Poe, Thoreau, Dickinson etc. will be provided in electronic format.

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, EC 123, EC 125, EC 126;
Code/Modul: Diplom 303, 701, UF 3.3.3-303, BA08.2;
Lehrinhalt: 12-3030

Last modified: We 09.09.2020 00:22