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128303 VO Literary and Cultural Theories and Concepts / Theory (MA) (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Lecture series; organiser: Prof. Mieszkowski. - Due to the ongoing public health crisis, the lectures in this series will take place online on Moodle.

NB: There will be no class on 23rd October.

Friday 09.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 16.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 30.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 06.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 13.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 20.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 27.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 04.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 11.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 18.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Friday 08.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 15.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 22.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 29.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

As part of our brand-new MA curriculum, some of the colleagues who teach literary and cultural studies at our department have decided to pool their resources. Together, we will give you context, we will attempt to do justice to literary and cultural theory's complexities and help you disentangle what's confusing. We are committed to helping you distinguish theories from concepts and methods and we will do our best to show you how theory and cultural objects of analysis (literary or other), can be brought into a productive dialogue with each other and how to avoid smothering the object of analysis with theory. Using theory in combination with cultural objects of analysis is meant to create something new: an idea that is the beginning of your own interpretation, since this is where scholarship starts, and being able to do it is what you will have to demonstrate in your MA theses.

The following approaches, including some of their theories and concepts will be discussed: narratology, Marxism, British cultural studies, new historicism, cultural materialism, psychoanalysis, theories of 'race' and postcolonial theories, performativity and performance studies, semiotics and grammatology; gender studies and queer theory, intersectionality, disability studies, reception theories, celebrity studies, cultural memory and life-writing studies, modernist theories, postmodernism and posthumanism, and the environmental humanities. The following colleagues from the Department will share their expertise with you: Eva Zettelmann, Michela Borzaga, Sylvia Mieszkowski, Elke Mettinger-Schartmann, Monika Pietrzak-Franger, Leopold Lippert, Nadja Gernalzick, Tamara Radak, Katharina Wiedlack, Sarah Heinz, Susanne Reichl, Julia Lajta-Novak & Sandra Mayer, Dieter Fuchs, Tatiana Konrad. Sylvia Mieszkowski will organize and mark the final exam.

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, the lectures in this series will take place as semi-synchronous events. The lectures (60 min) will either be pre-recorded or a script will be made available (complete with ppt slides) from Wednesday evening, so you can watch them any time between Thursday morning and the scheduled lecture slot on Friday morning. On Fridays at 9 o'clock, one hour into the official lecture slot, the respective lecturer and the organizer will log on for 30 min to conduct a Q&A via BBB chat. During this time, you will have the opportunity to direct your questions to the presenter/s as well as raise more general issues relevant to the lecture series. Please make sure that you have watched the recorded lecture or read the uploaded script by the time you log on for the chat.

Assessment and permitted materials

Take-home exam 29th Jan. to 5th Feb. (for detailed information see Moodle).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The benchmark for passing the written exam is 60%.

Marks in %:
1 (very good): 90-100%
2 (good): 80-89.99%
3 (satisfactory): 70-79.99%
4 (pass): 60-69.99%
5 (fail): 0-59.99%

Examination topics

Your notes of the content covered plus the preparatory material posted on Moodle plus the ppt slides between 9th Oct 2020 and 22nd Jan 2021 will form the basis of your studying for the exam, which will start on 29th Jan 2021. This will be the first of four opportunities you'll have to pass this course. The second will be in the first week of March, the third sitting will be at the end of April/beginning of May and the last at the end of June. Please remember to register (and, if you decide you don't feel ready to sit the exam after all, to de-register) on time.

The exam will be a take-home exam (open-book format).

Reading list

The individual lectures and preparatory reading material provided by the speakers will be made available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: MA 844; MA 844 (2)
Code/Modul: MA3; MA 1.3
Lehrinhalt: 12-0547

Last modified: Fr 23.04.2021 10:48