Your attendance is part of your final grade, you will be expected to hand in short written papers, give a talk and participate in class discussions. Each student is expected to write a final seminar paper.
Erasmus students beware: If your English isn't very good you will have a hard time to understand either Cavell or Emerson.
40% of your final grade will be based on five short written assignments, 20% are based on your participation in class discussions and your regular attendance, a further 40% of your grade will result from the final seminar paper. I will expect you to follow my style-sheet for any written homework. The seminar paper should not exceed 7500 words. - The five written assignments during summer term and the final seminar paper are required items for achieving a positive grade.
By registering for this seminar, you tacitly agree to having all your electronic submissions checked by Turnitin.
Secondary literature to this seminar will be available on the electronic learning platform moodle. Our primary texts will be Emerson’s ESSAYS and Cavell’s collection of papers on Emerson:
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/emerson/browse.html
Cavell, Stanley (2003): Emerson's Transcendental Etudes. Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press.