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123221 SE Literary Seminar / BA-Arbeit / MA British/Irish/New English (2013S)

Immersion, Thrill, Suspense

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

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 12.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 19.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 09.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 16.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 23.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 30.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 07.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 14.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 28.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 04.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 11.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 18.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 25.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Of the many motivations for reading a text, suspense is the one which has the most palpable, even physical effect. Thrilling texts can produce goose pimples, moist hands, a raised temperature and a quickened heartbeat. In this course, we will investigate the phenomenon of suspense, analyse its various types and forms and follow its changing course throughout the different stages of literary history. Studying texts from diverse media will help us appreciate the genre-specific features of this reader reception phenomenon.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment will be on the basis of attendance, active participation, small assignments, presentations and a seminar paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This course aims at a) presenting various suspense- and immersion-related categories derived from narratology, psychology and cognitive poetics b) teaching a topic-related analytical toolkit c) enabling students to apply their knowledge and skills in their own projects d) alerting students to related issues such as aesthetic illusion, tellability and possible world theory

Examination topics

group work, lecture, audio- and video-excerpts, classroom discussion, student presentation, home study, seminar paper.

Reading list

A reader with extracts from non-fictional sources and shorter literary texts will be provided. Powerpoint-presentations can be downloaded from the eLearning platform. Copies of the longer texts presented during the term will be available in one of the campus bookshops. Key secondary sources are kept on a reserved shelf in the departmental library.

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: Diplom 322, 326/328, 336/338, 721-723, 821, UF4.2.4-322, BA10.2, MA4, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0374

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