240054 PS Individuelle Schwerpunktsetzung - prüfungsimmament (4 ECTS) (2019S)
- Registration is open from Mo 04.02.2019 00:01 to Tu 26.02.2019 23:59
- Deregistration possible until Su 31.03.2019 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Participation in discussions, preparing homework tasks (20%), Short written assignments (30%), Final written assignment (50%)Students have to fulfil at least 50% of each individual requirement and score 60% overall to pass the course. Written assignments have to be submitted on time.Plagiarism of any kind will result in a failing grade.Regular attendance is expected (two absences max.).
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Details will be discussed in the first session.
Please buy a copy of Lord of Scoundrels (Loretta Chase, 1995) before the beginning of the course!
Selected extracts from other texts will be provided in class (The Flame and the Flower, Fifty Shades of Grey, etc.).
Student-selected texts will be used for individual assignments (details will be discussed in class).
1.2. Selection of secondary texts
Extracts from important secondary material will be provided in class.
Texts that will be used include:
Roach, Catherine M. Happily Ever After: The Romance Story in Popular Culture. 2016.
Radway, Janice. Reading the Romance. 1984.
Roberts, Thomas J. An Aesthetics of Junk Fiction. 1990.
Simpson, Paul. Stylistics : A resource book for students. 2004.
Sanger, Keith. The Language of Fiction. 1998.
Thurston, Carol. The Romance Revolution: Erotic Novels for Women and the Quest for a New Sexual identity. 1987.
Wendell and Tan, Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels. 2009