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124183 VK BEd 08b.3: VK Cultural Studies for Language Teachers (2019W)

Biografication! Life Narratives across Media

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

Thursday 10.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 17.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 24.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 31.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 07.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 21.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 28.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 05.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Saturday 07.12. 10:00 - 15:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Thursday 12.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 16.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Life stories fascinate us. We seem to have an urgent need to record these stories – our own as well as others’. In recent years especially, we have seen an unprecedented proliferation of life narratives – a veritable “biografication” of culture – that has been palpable in the memoir boom, the rise of social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and the #MeToo movement, for instance. This course investigates life narratives in different media – from celebrity journalism to biographical comics and romance novels, from autobiographical introductions of handicrafts in online market places to biopics and autobiographical cookbooks. We will approach life narratives not just as representations but as a form of ‘doing’, drawing on concepts such as authenticity, exemplarity, and appropriation, and on a variety of theories (e.g. from cultural memory studies, celebrity studies, auto/biography theory, gender studies), and reflect on the relevance and use of life narratives in the EFL classroom.
N.B.: This course includes:
-- a MINI CONFERENCE on Saturday 7 December, 10am-3pm (attendance is obligatory!). Classroom sessions will terminate before Christmas so that students can finalise their term papers or BEd papers in January.
-- one session of teaching at a school of your choice (contacts will be provided if required), between 11 November and 11 December 2019. These sessions must be arranged individually. As winter terms are generally busy for teachers, we advise you to schedule your session as soon as possible!

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation (regular attendance; participation in class discussions of set readings); class portfolio (including bibliography, abstract, BEd paper or term paper, 1-2 lesson plans, 1 lesson report); oral presentation at mini conference (7 Dec 2019).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

plus BEd paper:
active participation = 15%; oral presentation at mini conference = 20%
class portfolio: bibliography & abstract = 5%; BEd paper = 50%; 1 lesson plan & lesson report = 10%.

minus BEd paper:
active participation = 15%; oral presentation at mini conference = 20%
class portfolio: bibliography & abstract = 5%; term paper = 40%; 2 lesson plans & 1 lesson report = 20%.
All portfolio parts are obligatory for a pass grade and must be submitted at the set deadlines.

Grades:
100-91 (1)
90-81 (2)
80-71 (3)
70-61 (4)
60-0 (5)

Examination topics

The primary and secondary material and theory covered in class.

Reading list

Selected critical and theoretical texts will be made available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BEd 08b.3
Lehrinhalt: 12-4686

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