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123210 VO Literatures in English (2018S)

Mighty children, absent mothers, bad dads: Children's literature in the 20th and 21st centuries

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Failed lecture registration / Moodle access:

Students who still miss prerequisites for this lecture (your current registration status is "angelegt" or "wiederaufgenommen") will be registered by our SSS staff to provide full access to Moodle. Registration lists will be checked at least once a week. There is no need to contact the SSS and/or lecturer(s) personally.
Please note: Students do need to have completed all curricular prerequisites before they can take the corresponding exam (separate registration necessary).

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 19.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 09.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 16.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 23.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 30.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 07.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 14.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 28.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 04.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 11.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Monday 18.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this lecture class students will be given an insight into literature for young readers from the 20th and 21st centuries. They will get to know some of the 20th century classics, such as Peter Pan, and more recent examples of children's literature by writers such as John Green, David Walliams or Malorie Blackman, and will apply critical theory and contextual analysis to these texts. Students will also be introduced to other than print media, such as superhero comics, film adaptations, picturebook apps and fan fiction, and will have the chance to broaden their awareness of children's literature. Students will be engaged in analysing both what distinguishes children's literature from mainstream fiction and what these two bodies of writing have in common.

Assessment and permitted materials

There will be a final written exam, based on the lectures and the required reading, consisting of a multiple choice part and essay questions to choose from.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Both parts of the final written exam need to be positive, i.e. more than 60%.
Grading scale: 100 pts. max, 60 pts. min.
100-91 Sehr Gut
90-81 Gut
80-71 Befriedigend
70-60 Genügend
59-0 Nicht Genügend

Examination topics

the contents of the lecture, the required primary and secondary reading, and a basic knowledge of literary studies and literary analysis.

Reading list

A reading list will be posted on moodle in due course. The relevant theoretical readings and any additional material will be posted or referenced on moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, MA 812 (2); MA 844; UF MA 046
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-321, MA M3; MA1; UF MA 1B, 4A
Lehrinhalt: 12-0404

Last modified: Th 05.09.2019 12:51