551.022 (14S) Introduction to Literature b

Sommersemester 2014

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07.03.2014 08:00 - 10:00 , N.0.27
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Überblick

Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Introduction to Literature b
LV-Art
Portfoliokurs (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
5.0
Anmeldungen
16 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Deutsch
LV-Beginn
07.03.2014
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Lehrmethodik

Mixed. There will be verbal input by the Course Instructor, there will be discussion of texts and images, you will write three short assignments. Your active participation ("Mitarbeit" in German)in class is essential and worth 20% towards your grade.

Fernstudium Informationen:

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Aufnahmebedingungen

Max number is 25. Students who were not a admitted in SS13 have a right to be accepted this time.

Inhalt/e

What IS literature? Have our definitions changed, are they timeless? What are its uses? How do we tell "good" from "trivial" or "bad" literature? We will have to start with a few basic issues. What are 'literary' studies as opposed to culture studies, where do they intersect with or touch upon cultural studies, why do we engage in lit.crit? This course however is also of a "how-to" nature. It aims to provide you with a number of skills that enable you to plan, design, and structure a critical paper. Toward this end we will closely engage with short stories and poems to practice our hermeneutic skills. SYLLABUS: Dates and Subjects Mar 7 WEEK ONE. Administrative details, and “good housekeeping”. Literature or lidderadjure (Ezra Pound!) -- definitions. What is “literaticity”? How does it relate to “Kulchure” (Pound again.) Analysis of “Fleas”, the shortest poem ever written. Sir Philip Sidney as the first (English) literary critic. Mar 14 TWO. ‘Literaturwissenschaft’ versus ‘Criticism.’ Reader response theory. What is “critical literacy”? The literary genres. One: Poetry, a general introduction. What is a poem, and what is it for? What are the uses of Poetry? What is “Prosody”? Analysis of a narrative poem: “My Last Duchess” (READER) Mar 21 THREE. Core Reading Progress Test (30 minutes) on Changing Places. Poetry, continued. READER: Shakespeare, sonnets 19 and 129, a comparison. William Blake and his “The Sick Rose”. The fluidity of meaning in literary works. Mar 28 FOUR. Poetry continued (REA). Robert Frost: Stopping By Woods. Tom Priestly (“The Tap”) and William D. Ehrhart as political poets. What is “negative capability” (John Keats) ? Is poetry per se poetic and thus worth reading? Analysis of “River of Pain” (transparency, not in yr REA) Apr 4 FIVE. Literary genres, IIa. Introduction to “Prose”, “Fiction”, “Fictionality.” Aristotle and mimesis, Sir Philip Sidney and his objective poetic theory. (The rest will be mailed to you.)

Themen

  • Literaticity
  • Criticism or "Literaturwissenschaft"?
  • Literary Theories
  • Genre 1: Poetry
  • Genre 2: fiction (the rise of the novel), Narrative situations
  • Genre 3: drama
  • Other genres? How about autobiography, essays, journalism?
  • Negative capability (Keats).
  • "The poet is the unacknowledged legislator of the world" (Shelley)
  • Critical literacy
  • Utopian and dystopian fiction. Lit. and society.
  • Critical terminology (plz do not understimate its importance)
  • Time permitting: Cartoons

Lehrziel

To make discerning and CRITICAL readers of you. By critical we mean using your mind rather than your emotions, and the capability to resist the temptation to find everything that is printed also literary.

Erwartete Vorkenntnisse

Enthusiasm! Without enthusiasm it will be a hard slog. Assignment I (week 3) will test your reading progress with our Core Novel (see below). Accounts for 10% of yr grade. Assignment 2 (due in week 6, i.e. April 11): 700-1000 words on a selected poem from our READER. Also 10%. Assignment 3 (due in week 10) apppr. 1500 words on a critical aspect of our core novel. This third paper has to be formally perfect. Your citations should conform with the Anglistik referencing system. Weighted at 20%.

Sonstige Studienbehelfe

Xeroxed COURSE READER

Literatur

Core Reading: David Lodge, Changing Places (1975). This is a humorous 'campus' novel that also discusses, in passing, literary theories. It is set in 1969; the protagonists are two professors of literature, their wives, and a number of literary students in GB and California. You will LOVE this novel. Try and buy it NOW. Blackwell's (in Oxford) have 25 in stock, priced at 9 pounds plus postage. You can also order it via the university bookstore next to the Ktn Sparkasse. Also recommended: Arno Löffler/Jobst-Chr. Rojahn (Hsgr.): Einführung in das Studium der englischen Literatur. UTB 382. There is also a MOODLE file.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsinhalt/e

A mix of multiple choice, short answers and one somewhat longer essay, on a short literary text.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

At the end of the semester there will be a written exam on a number of core issues. Accounts for 40% of your grade. The rest: 40% - the 3 assignments that make up your portfolio; 20% "Mitarbeit"

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Introduction to English and American Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • Theory and Methodology of Literature Studies ( 2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 551.022 Introduction to Literature b (2.0h PK / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase (Pflichtfach)
      • Introduction to Literature ( 2.0h PK / 5.0 ECTS)
        • 551.022 Introduction to Literature b (2.0h PK / 5.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 2. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Aufbaustudium (ab 11W) (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Literature (ab 11W)
        • Introduction to Literature ( 2.0h PK / 5.0 ECTS)
          • 551.022 Introduction to Literature b (2.0h PK / 5.0 ECTS)

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Wintersemester 2019/20
  • 552.030 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I a (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
  • 552.031 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I b (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
  • 552.032 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I c (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2019
  • 552.030 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I a (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
  • 552.031 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I b (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2018/19
  • 552.030 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I a (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
  • 552.031 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I b (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2018
  • 552.030 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I a (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
  • 552.031 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I b (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2017/18
  • 552.030 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I a (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
  • 552.031 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I b (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
  • 552.032 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I c (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2017
  • 552.030 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I a (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
  • 552.031 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I b (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2016/17
  • 552.030 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I a (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
  • 552.031 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I b (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
  • 552.032 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I c (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2016
  • 552.030 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I a (2.0h / 5.0ECTS)
  • 552.031 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I b (2.0h / 5.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2015/16
  • 552.030 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I a (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
  • 552.031 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I b (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
  • 552.032 PS Introduction to Literary Studies I c (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2014
  • 551.021 PK Introduction to Literature a (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2013/14
  • 551.021 PK Introduction to Literature a (2.0h / 5.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2013
  • 551.021 PK Introduction to Literature a (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
  • 551.022 PK Introduction to Literature b (2.0h / 5.0ECTS)