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127010 KO Critical Readings in Literature (2018S)

From Shakespeare to Modernism

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

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 08.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 15.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 22.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 12.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 19.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 26.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 03.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 17.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 24.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 07.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 14.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 21.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 28.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course builds on the knowledge students gained in the introductory lectures. Students taking this course are supposed to be familiar with the basics of literary analysis (narrative techniques, genre, point of view, etc.). However, students will receive a script in the first session to brush up their knowledge. We will discuss one (or more) literary texts from different genres and periods every week. By means of discussion questions, which students are supposed to prepare for each sessions, we are going to approach these texts from various critical angles.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active class participation, oral presentation in groups, portfolio consisting of eight individual essays (due by the end of July).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will be assessed on the basis of a point-based system. Students have to score at least 60 points to pass the course.

Oral presentation: 25 points
Active class participation: 30 points
Portfolio: 45 points

Grading Scale:
1 : 90-100 points
2 : 89-80 points
3 : 79-70 points
4 : 69-60 points
5 : 59-0 points

All of these three course requirements (oral presentation, participation, portfolio) need to be fulfilled! If you do not participate at all, do not hand in the portfolio or do not show up for your oral presentation, this equals a dropping out of the course and will be assessed with a negative grade!

You can miss two sessions.

Examination topics

The primary texts discussed in class.

Reading list

Books to buy:

Othello - William Shakespeare
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

Beginning Theory - Peter Barry (if possible, students should buy this book since we are going to work with it quite a lot; however, I will also put a copy of it in the "Handapparat" in the library)

We will also read a number of poems and short stories, which will be provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BA 612; BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BA08.3; BEd Modul 10
Lehrinhalt: 12-3000

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42