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123251 AR Literature Course - Literature 1/2 (MA) British/Irish/New English (2014S)

Theatregoing in London and Stratford

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

Field trip to London and Stratford: 25 - 30 May, 2014
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. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 14.03. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 04.04. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 09.05. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17


Aims, contents and method of the course

Our main objective will be to see as many plays and theatres as possible during our visit. Apart from play-going (the exact titles of plays will be announced as theatre schedules become available during the winter/early spring), we will study London's 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), and Shakespeare's Globe.
There are also plans for a day-trip to Stratford-upon-Avon and a visit to the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company's home base. In addition there will be opportunities to inspect the major sights of London which hold a special appeal to students of British culture (e.g. British Museum, British Library, Bloomsbury, Greenwich, V&A, Brick Lane).

Assessment and permitted materials

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 14, April 4, May 9) 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: UF 344, MA 844;
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-323, MA4, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0125

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