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123224 SE Literature Seminar / BA Paper / MA American/North American Lit./Studies (2014S)

North American Short Fiction from Poe to Munro

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

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 13.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 20.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 27.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 03.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 10.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 08.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 15.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 22.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 05.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 12.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Thursday 26.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will offer an overview of the theory and history of North American short stories from Edgar Allan Poe to the late 20th century. By closely analyzing texts from several centuries and literary periods, we will both look at narratological features of these stories and contextualize them in their specific historical and political situations. At the same time, the short stories will provide opportunities for testing and revising various literary theories and critical approaches. One of the short story writers, Gerald Vizenor, will be in Vienna for a conference from June 19-22; the attendance of at least parts of this conference is compulsory!

Most of the texts discussed here can be found in the Norton Anthology; the others will be provided.
Texts will include Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'Young Goodman Brown', Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Philosophy of Composition', 'The Poetic Principle', and 'The Purloined Letter', Brander Matthews' 'The Philosophy of the Short Story', Ambrose Bierce's 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge', Sarah Orne Jewett's 'A White Heron', Ernest Hemingway's 'A Clean Well-Lighted Place', Gerald Vizenor’s 'Almost Browne' and Alice Munro’s 'Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You.'

Recommended for Purchase: The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym et al. 8th ed. (or any previous edition). New York: Norton, 2012. Vols. B,C,D,E.

Assessment and permitted materials

Research Paper, Oral Presentation, Reading Quizzes

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will become acquainted with major trends in American literary history, with different themes of short fiction and their cultural contexts, and with these texts' narratological, structural, stylistic, and formal aspects.

Examination topics

interactive discussions, presentations, team work, and various methodologies for the EFL-classroom

Reading list

All texts need to be copied and/or purchased individually. Recommended textbook:
The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym et al. 8th ed. New York: Norton, 2012. Vols. B,C,D,E. (or any previous edition).

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-322, BA10.2, MA5, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0375

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