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123223 SE Literary Seminar / BA-Arbeit / MA American/North American Lit./Studies (2019W)

Contemporary Canadian Literature

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

Wednesday 23.10. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 30.10. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 06.11. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 13.11. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 20.11. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 27.11. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 04.12. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 11.12. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 08.01. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 15.01. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 22.01. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 29.01. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar introduces students to core texts of and developments in contemporary Canadian literature in English. We will read some of the most exciting and internationally known authors of Canada's literary industry, including Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Thomas King, Fred Wah and Drew Hayden Taylor. We will place the works of these authors in the context of Canadian literary and cultural history and discuss in how far the texts develop, challenge and contribute to the construction of Canadian identity today. Students will be familiarized with central theories and themes of Canadian literature as they have emerged over the past decades.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance and preparation of session material; active participation in class; oral presentation (30 mins.); term paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation in class: 20%
Regular attendance
Oral presentation: 30%
Term Paper: 50%

Grades in %:
1 (very good): 90-100
2 (good): 80-89
3 (satisfactory): 70-79
4 (pass): 60-69
5 (fail): 0-59

The written work has to be accompanied by a signed and dated anti-plagiarism statement, sent by email as a .pdf file. The written work itself (6500-8000 words for a term paper; 8000-10000 words for a BA thesis) is to be uploaded through the TurnItIn system as well as sent (as a .doc file) via email to: sandrockk28@univie.ac.at

Examination topics

There will be no written exam.

Reading list

- Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale (1985)
- Thomas King, A Short Story of Indians in Canada (2005)
- Alice Munro, Dear Life (2012)
These texts have been ordered for you at Facultas (shop on Campus)

Texts by Fred Wah and Drew Hayden Taylor will be provided in class.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-322, BA10.2, MA5
Lehrinhalt: 12-0375

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