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124342 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2018S)

Friendship and Eros in English Literature

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

in preparation

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 08.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 15.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 22.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 12.04. 17:00 - 18:30 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 19.04. 17:00 - 18:30 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 26.04. 17:00 - 18:30 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 03.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 17.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 07.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 14.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 21.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Thursday 28.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar gives insight into the ways in which the topic of (erotic) friendship is negotiated in different genres and different periods of English literature. We will read theoretical texts on friendship as a way of life, on its relationship to (homo)sexuality as well as on friendship as a political concept. In our analysis of specific literary texts from the early modern period to the present we shall discuss important historical developments in the concept of friendship in connection with a close analysis of the formative impact of literary genres (poetry, drama and narrative literature) on the notions of friendships presented in the texts. The seminar introduces important techniques of academic work (preparing, structuring and giving presentations, giving response, writing academic essays).

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular Participation
Participation in Plenum Discussions
Oral Presentation (max. 15 mins per presenter)
Short Written Reflections (300 words)
Final Paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

William Shakespeare: Sonnets (1609)
Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)
Hanif Kureishi: The Buddha of Suburbia (1990)
Zadie Smith: NW (2012)
Participants are requested to procure copies of the literary texts by themselves, all critical literature will be provided at the beginning of the seminar.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612; BEd 046 / 407
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.3-304, BA10.1; BEd 08a.1, BEd 08b.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-3041

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