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123253 AR Literature Course - Literature 1/2 (MA) British/Irish/New English (2019W)

BrexLit

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

Wednesday 23.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 30.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 06.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 13.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 20.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 27.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 04.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 11.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 08.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 15.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 22.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Wednesday 29.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course looks at recent works of literature that have been grouped under the term BrexLit. We will discuss the term critically and ask if and how we can apply it to genres as different as drama, essays, graphic novels and fiction. After a general discussion of the literary and cultural contexts, we will look at texts that have been received as BrexLit, including Zadie Smith's essay "Fences" (2016), Ali Smith's Winter (2017), Lucien Young and Leavis Carroll's Alice in Brexitland (2017), and Carol Ann Duffy and Rufus Norris's My Country: A Dramatic Work in Progress (2017). We will also discuss different theoretical approaches to see how the emergent genre of BrexLit relates to postcolonial theories, nationalism and class studies.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance and preparation of session material; active participation in class; oral presentation (30 mins.); 2 written assignments (500 words each)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation in class: 20%
Regular attendance
Oral presentation: 50%
Written Assignments: 30%

Grades in %:
1 (very good): 90-100
2 (good): 80-89
3 (satisfactory): 70-79
4 (pass): 60-69
5 (fail): 0-59

Examination topics

There will be no written exam.

Reading list

- Ali Smith, Winter (2016)
- Zadie Smith, "Fences" (2016)
- Lucien Young and Leavis Carroll, Alice in Brexitland (2017)
- Carol Ann Duffy and Rufus Norris, My Country: A Dramatic Work in Progress (2017)

Some texts are available online, the books have been ordered for you at Facultas (shop on Campus).

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344; BA 612; MA 844; MA UF 046/507
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-323-325; BA AE; MA4, MA7; M04A
Lehrinhalt: 12-0317

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