123042 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2019S)
Early-modern Warrior Queens
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
regular attendance / regular preparation of assigned reading material / active participation in class / acting as specialist (team) for one lesson, producing a handout for this lesson, and taking part in a preparation talk one week prior to the specialist session / submitting two written assignments during term (literature review and research proposal) / submitting a final paper / students must own and bring to class hard copies of the assigned reading (books + reader, see below)
NB: This course is accompanied by writing assistants – Schreibassistenz by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Students are required to complete an individual feedback session with a writing assistant once during term. Additionally, students will first hand in each of their two written assignments with the writing assistants and will receive feedback on their work. After having re-worked them, they will then officially submit their assignments. Further details to be announced in class.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Written assignment 1 - literature review (600 words): 10%
Written assignment 2 - research proposal (300 words): 10%
Specialist session and handout: 15%
Final paper (3500 words): 60%Points must be collected in all of these categories. Students must attain at least 60% to pass this course.Marking as follows:
1 (very good): 90-100%
2 (good): 80-89%
3 (satisfactory): 70-79%
4 (pass): 60-69%
5 (fail): 0-59%
Both written assignments, the handout, and the final paper must adhere to the current department style sheet. The final paper, accompanied by an anti-plagiarism statement, must be handed in as PDF via email.
No more than two lessons may be missed without medical statement. Missing more than three lessons will result in failing the class; missing the first lesson will result in de-registration from the course. Please bear in mind: Completion of the writing assistance program (two feedback rounds and a personal feedback session) is not optional but required for an overall positive grade.
There will be no written exam.
—A Midsummer Night’s Dream (approx. 1595)Fletcher, John and Philip Massinger. The Sea Voyage (approx. 1622)Cavendish, Margaret. Bell in Campo (1662)
—The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World (1666)Behn, Aphra. Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave (1688)Additional material will be uploaded on Moodle during the semester. Excerpts of longer primary texts and important secondary literature will be provided in a reader available from Facultas am Campus (Altes AKH square 1), where the following works have also been ordered for you:
- Behn, Aphra. Oroonoko, The Rover and Other Works. Ed. Todd. ISBN 9780140433388
- Cavendish, Margaret. A Description of the Blazing World. Ed. Mendelson. ISBN 9781554812424
- Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Ed. Chaudhuri. ISBN 9781408133491
Association in the course directory
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.3-304, BA10.1; BEd 08a.1, BEd 08b.2