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123226 SE Literary & Cultural Studies Seminar / BA-Seminar/BA-Arbeit / MA-Seminar (2012W)

Blood Lines: Vampires in Literature

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

BITTE LESEN SIE BRAM STOKERS DRACULA VOR BEGINN DES KURSES !

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 17.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 24.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 31.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 07.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 14.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 21.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 28.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 05.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 12.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 09.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 16.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 23.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Wednesday 30.01. 08:00 - 10:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The figure of the vampire is a comparatively recent invention. Traditionally, 1819 is regarded as the starting point of the vampire's staggering literary career: this was the year that saw the publication of John Polidori's Gothic tale The Vampyre. Since then, the figure of the vampire has never quite gone out of fashion; thus proving to be truly immortal, or 'undead'. This is due in part to the vampire's early assimilation into pop culture, while recent series, such as Buffy, Moonlight, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Being Human and Twilight bear witness to a remarkable upsurge in vampire mania. Conceiving of the vampire as a vehicle for the shifting concerns of modern sensibility, we will trace his transformation from fanged fiend to fashion icon.

Assessment and permitted materials

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This course aims at a) discussing dominant cultural anxieties encoded in vampire narratives 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 psychoanalytical theory and cultural criticism.

Examination topics

eLearning, 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 (The Vampyre, Carmilla, Dracula, Varney, I am Legend, Salem's Lot, Fledgling, The Historian, Twilight, The Passage, etc.) will be available in one of the campus bookshops. N.B. STUDENTS NEED TO BE THOROUGHLY ACQUAINTED WITH BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA BY THE BEGINNING OF THE COURSE !

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: Diplom 322, 326/328, 336/338, 426/428, 436/438, 526/528, 536/538, 721-723, 821, UF 4.2.4-322, BA09.2, 10.2, MA4, MA6, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0265

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