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123251 AR Literature Course - Literature 1/2 (MA) British/Irish/New English (2013S)

London and the London Theatre Scene

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

Exkursion/Field trip: 05.05.2013 - 10.05.2013
NB: Course full. Please do NOT try to apply.
For reasons of logistics, registration had to close on Dec. 15!


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


max. 18 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 15.03. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 26.04. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 03.05. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17


Aims, contents and method of the course

Apart from play-going (the exact titles of plays will be announced as theatre schedules become available during the spring), we will study the theatre scene as such by exploring different venues and their role and significance for English theatre history as a whole, e.g. the Royal Court (experimental and contemporary), the National Theatre (theatre for the nation), the West End (commercial). Naturally, we will also see a Shakespeare play in the reconstructed Globe Theatre (Shakespeare's Globe). And there will be opportunities to inspect major sights of London which hold a special appeal to students of British culture (e.g. British Museum, British Library, Bloomsbury, Southwark, Greenwich, Brick Lane).

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements for credit: regular attendance, active participation in class, oral/ppt presentation, written contribution to field trip journal.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This field trip offers students a chance to explore London as the historical and cultural capital of the English-speaking world. It constitutes a regular course ("AR") and combines aspects of language, literature, and culture. Our main objective will be to see as many plays and theatres as is possible during our visit.

Examination topics

Inter-active (oral presentations, class-room discussion, short introductory lectures, field work). There will be seminar sessions on Friday afternoons (2-5 p.m. on March 15; April 26; May 3) to prepare for this field trip. Participants will be asked to give short presentations on selected topics and are expected to produce 'text' and/or multi-media material for final documentation.

Reading list

to be announced

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, MA 844;
Code/Modul: Diplom 325, 326/328, 336/338, 721-723, UF 4.2.4-323, MA4, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0317

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