Universität Wien FIND

123045 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2019S)

Literature and History

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 14.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 21.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 28.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 04.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 11.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 02.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 09.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 16.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 23.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 06.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 13.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 27.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this introductory seminar we will look at literary texts dealing with historical events or personal memories across a variety of genres (history play, memoir, sonnet, ballad, ode) and literary periods. We will explore the ways in which history has inspired the literary imagination and how the past is imagined, mediated and constructed. Participants become familiar with a close reading of and critical approaches to these texts. Apart from being acquainted with basic skills and techniques for writing an academic paper they will also discuss a range of theoretical texts on the interface of history, literature and critical theory.
Methods:
interactive, small-group and all-class discussion of literary and theoretical texts, reading assignments, oral presentations, written assignments, audio-presentation of poems, video clips, eLearning

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance (no more than two sessions may be missed) and active participation in classroom discussions
oral presentation
portfolio consisting of two short writing tasks
term paper of 3,500 words (+/- 10%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation: 10%
Oral presentation: 10%
Portfolio: 20%
Term paper: 60%
Students must attain at least 50% in each of the individual requirements and 60% altogether to pass the course.
Grading scale:
1: 100-91
2: 90-81
3: 80-71
4: 70-60
5: 59-0

Examination topics

There will be no written exam.

Reading list

Texts to be discussed:
William Shakespeare, Richard II (available at Facultas am Campus)
Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast (available at Facultas am Campus)
John Milton, “Sonnet No 16”
Lord Byron, “The Eve of Waterloo”
S.T. Coleridge, “France, an Ode”
Robert Browning, “Incident of the French Camp”
Robert Burns, “Bannockburn”
Sir Walter Scott, “Lochinvar”
The poems as well as selected theoretical and critical reading will be provided on Moodle at the beginning of term.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612; BEd 046 / 407
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.3-304, BA10.1; BEd 08a.1, BEd 08b.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-3041

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