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123221 SE Literary Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English (2019W)

The Short Story in English

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

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Details

max. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 15.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 22.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 29.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 05.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 12.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 19.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 03.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 10.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 17.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 07.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 14.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 21.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 28.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course examines the short story as a peculiar literary form, focusing on such issues as narrative techniques, literary structures, temporality, and a narrator’s point of view. We will analyze some of the most important works written in the 19th-21st centuries. The authors considered in this course will include, among others, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Virginia Woolf, J. G. Ballard, and Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie. Emphasis will be made on analysis, and through reading, discussing, as well as writing about different short stories, students will learn about the complexities of culture and society in the 19th-21st centuries. Some of the issues that we will discuss are disability, imperialism, racism, postcolonialism, climate change, feminism, and migration.

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements:
Attendance and active participation in course discussions (a maximum of two absences will be allowed); oral presentation; 1 written assignment; term paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

• Active participation in class discussions (including responses to presentations): 20%
• Oral Presentation: 10%
• Written Assignment: 10%
• Term Paper: 60%
To pass the course, students must attain at least 60%

Examination topics

There will be no written exam at the end of the course.

Reading list

All texts will be made available via Moodle or provided in class.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-322, BA10.2, MA4,
Lehrinhalt: 12-0449

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