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420010 SE Formalism Revisited. Discussing Caroline Levine’s Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (2019S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 19.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 26.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 02.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 09.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 30.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 07.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 14.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 21.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 28.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 04.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 18.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Tuesday 25.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

At the centre of this class will be a discussion of the merits and maybe also drawbacks of looking for patterns or forms in the context of cultural analysis. We will use Caroline Levine’s innovative study Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (2015) as a starting point and will evaluate whether the methods Levine proposes could be made useful in the context of student’s research projects. Levine starts out from an interest in the question “how both aesthetic and social forms acted in the world, and how they interacted and overlapped with each other.” (xi) Since its publication Levine’s study or rather manifesto has been widely appraised as a bold and persuasive defence of formalism. In 2017 the PMLA devoted a whole issue (PLMA 132.5) to articles discussing issues raised by Levine’s book. The seminar will thus introduce students to cutting edge debates in the humanities in general and literary and cultural analysis in particular. At the core of our discussion will be the option proposed by Levine that form and history need not be conceptualised as neatly opposed alternatives but essentially as associates and partners.

Assessment and permitted materials

active participation (regular attendance; participation in class discussions of set readings, being prepared), project presentation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

assessment is based on participation in discussions and on individual or group presentations
Max. 100%; Pass rate: 60%
Grading scale:
100-90 Sehr Gut
91-80 Gut
81-70 Befriedigend
71-60 Genügend
59-0 Nicht Genügend

Examination topics

Caroline Levine: Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (2015) plus set readings to be provided on the Moodle platform

Reading list

Caroline Levine: Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (2015) plus set readings to be provided on the Moodle platform

Association in the course directory

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