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123221 SE Literature Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English (2018S)

Size matters. Analysing the contemporary British short story

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

Details

max. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please mind that there is going to be a seminar conference as part of this class, on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 9 to 18.00, in room 5. Full attendance is obligatory, as a considerable part of the grade is based on attendance, activities and presentations at this conference. Please keep this in mind before you register! In return, some of the regular Monday classes will be cancelled. For details, please check the schedule on moodle.

Monday 19.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 09.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 16.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 23.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 30.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 07.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 14.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 28.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 04.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 11.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Saturday 16.06. 08:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 18.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Monday 25.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This class will focus on the analysis of examples of short fiction from Britain, with a focus on 21st century publications. Students will explore what the shortness of short fiction actually means, will look at ridiculously short fiction (6 words!), and discuss the implications of shortness. All this will of course be based on wide theoretical reading and close textual and contextual analysis of a number of short stories which considerably vary in size but are all equally up for critical scrutiny from a number of perspectives. At the same time, students will learn how to define research questions, compose abstracts, structure and plan a term paper and put conventions of academic writing into practice.

Assessment and permitted materials

Development of research question and abstract, individual presentation, participation, term paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance is obligatory. Two absences will be excused (no need to let me know in advance, unless you have taken over a presentation or something similar).
Assessment is based on the following:
• A research question and abstract (max. 10 pts)
• An academic paper of 6000 words (max. 55 pts)
• Attendance and active participation in class and at SE conference (max. 15 pts)
• A presentation at the seminar conference (20 pts)

If any of these are not handed in or fulfilled at all, you cannot pass this class.
Max. 100 pts; Pass rate: 60%
Grading scale:
100-91 Sehr Gut
90-81 Gut
80-71 Befriedigend
70-60 Genügend
59-0 Nicht Genügend

Examination topics

Reading list

A short story reader will be provided at the beginning of term. Please bring some money to the first class so you can buy it. Theoretical texts will be made available on moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-322, BA10.2, MA4,
Lehrinhalt: 12-0374

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42