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123251 AR Literature Course - Literature 1/2 (MA) American/North American & Cultural Studies (2019W)

The Function of Fiction: Recent US-American Novels and Theory

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

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 11.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 18.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 25.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 08.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 15.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 29.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 06.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 13.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 10.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 17.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 24.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 31.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This class is focusing on the function of fiction and on theoretical debates addressing the role of literature and the humanities. The course is structured in thematic clusters with suggested and mandatory reading, which include but are not restricted to: contemporary Native American and African American fiction, Ecocriticism and the Anthropocene, as well as Seriality and Mediality, and Literature in the Digital Humanities. Course contents will be adapted to Master students’ needs and interests so please think in advance about what your preferences are (which might both include current projects you would like to discuss or questions on theory ‘you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask’). The idea is to contextualize contemporary controversies on theoretical positions historically, to have an active and informed discussion on the uses and practices of fiction in present times, and to create an environment that helps students reflect their own theoretical positions and projects.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

course participation (text preparation, contributions to discussions)
25 % response paper (2 pages)
35% student presentations/ expert sessions
40% final essay (3-5 pages)

Examination topics

Reading list

Texts will be announced in the first session. Please note that the class will not commence until the second week.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344; MA 844; MA UF 046/507
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-323-325; MA5, MA6, MA7; M04A
Lehrinhalt: 12-0267

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