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123220 SE Literature Seminar / BA Paper / MA American/North American Lit./Studies (2012W)

The Fascination of Margaret Atwood

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

Students who are interested in giving an early presentation on The Handmaid's Tale are requested to contact Prof. Rubik by eMail until 13 July 2012.

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 05.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 12.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 19.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 09.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 16.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 23.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 30.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 07.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 14.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 11.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 18.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 25.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Margaret Atwood is one of the best-known and most successful contemporary novelists, who has won a number of prestigious prizes and awards. In the seminar, we will discuss four of her most popular texts. Genre-wise, the selection encompasses dystopias, historiographic metafiction and/or fictional biography, and modern gothic and/or apprentice novels. Although her works are extremely sophisticated in narrative technique, often pitting against each other several voices and points of view, they always make for a highly pleasurable read and are popular with a wide international audience. Both story and discourse in her narratives present an exciting challenge to the reader.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students are expected to write a seminar paper or BA thesis (to be handed in by the end of January at the latest), to give an oral presentation in class, to participate in the discussion in class and to write an end-test. All students must read all the texts we will discuss in the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the oeuvre of Margaret Atwwod and to explore with them the intricacies of her fiction.

Examination topics

interactive; Moodle platform for information

Reading list

The Handmaid's Tale
Alias Grace
The Robber Bride
Oryx and Crake

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: Diplom 322, UF 4.2.4-322, BA10.2, MA5, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0264

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