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123210 VO Literatures in English (2012W)

Early Modern Women Writers

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Details

max. 80 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 05.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Friday 12.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Friday 19.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Friday 09.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Friday 16.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Friday 23.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Friday 30.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Friday 07.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Friday 14.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Friday 11.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Friday 18.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture will be concerned with the first professional women writers, the problems they encountered, the reception they received, and, of course, the work they produced. The time covered will be the Restoration period and the 18th century, and we will concentrate on drama and prose. Aphra Behn is nowadays regarded not only as the first professional woman dramatist, who opened the door of a theatrical career to future generations of women, but also as the 'mother' of the English novel. Her successors had to position themselves vis a vis her controversial model and had to negotiate a space for themselves at a time when drama came under increasing moral pressure, but when the success of the new genre of the novel opened new possibilities for writers.

Assessment and permitted materials

written exam at the end of the term

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course will give a survey of the development of female writing in the 17th and 18th centuries, introduce students to little-known but fascinating female authors and acquaint them with the social conditions of female writing at the time.

Examination topics

lecture

Reading list

to be announced

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, ME 812, MA 844;
Code/Modul: Diplom 321, 326/328, 336/338, 721-723, UF 4.2.4-321, ME1, MA1;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0115

SPL 7 Geschichte - MATHILDA

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