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124345 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2018S)

Configurations of Gender and Genre 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

Friday 09.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 16.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 23.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 13.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 20.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 27.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 04.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 11.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 18.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 25.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 01.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 08.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 15.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 22.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 29.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course provides an overview over representations of gender difference in selected literary texts from the early modern period to the present. We shall analyse historical differences in the conceptualisation of gender as well as discuss contemporary theoretical perspectives by Judith Butler and Jack Halberstam. We will concentrate on the ways in which literary genres invoke normative conceptions of gender roles as well as on the strategies through which authors and readers/audiences challenge them and project gender as a fluid category of identity. 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: Much Ado About Nothing (1598/99)
Christina Rossetti: ‘From the Antique’ (1854), In an Artist’s Studio’ (1856), ‘A Triad’ (1856), ‘Love From the North’ (1856), ‘Maude Clare’ (1857-58), ‘No, Thank You, John’ (1860), ‘Winter: My Secret’ (1857)
Virginia Woolf: Orlando (1928)
Brigid Brophy: In Transit (1970)

Participants are requested to procure copies of the literary texts by themselves (the Arden edition of Much Ado About Nothing is recommended), 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

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42