552.260 (16W) Introduction to Literary Studies II a
- LV Nummer Südostverbund
- LV-Titel englisch
- Introduction to Literary Studies II a
- Proseminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
- 13 (25 max.)
- mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
- Blended Learning
- zum Moodle-Kurs
Students interested in taking this course should have successfully completed "Introduction to Literary Studies I" (formerly known as "Introduction to Literature")! Student admission to this course will be strictly preferential to those who have completed this course (this does not apply to visiting/exchange students!)
Zeit und Ort
Practicing and intensifying the knowledge of the techniques of literary analysis and interpretation gained in "Introduction to Literary Studies I" by examining a selection of literary, media, and cultural texts from Northern Ireland.
Gaining and expanding historical, cultural, and political expertise on a key phase of British-Irish relations.
Practicing to analyse and interpret literary, media, and cultural texts in their historical framework and expanding this competence to foster critical thinking about the relationship of literature, media, and culture with their political, social, and economic contexts.
Introductory lectures and screening sessions (first 3 weeks), followed by student-led expert sessions (group work) on selected texts, including in-class discussion leads.
"Mediating the Troubles. Northern Irish Literature and Culture"
This course examines a number of texts concerned with the situation in Northern Ireland between 1969 and more recent times, a period often referred to as “the troubles”. This term hardly captures the complexities of the conflict along religious and political lines nor does it account sufficiently for the human sacrifices and the pain suffered in both Catholic and Protestant communities in the “six counties”. Despite the official termination of open and armed conflict with the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, the historical experience of the last 40 years continues to have an impact on life in the North. Throughout the course, we will therefore investigate how various forms of cultural expression have contributed to “mediate” the conflict, often telling stories of individuals caught up between the lines. Among the material considered will be two novels (BernardMacLaverty’s "Cal", 1983 and Seamus Deane’s "Reading in the Dark", 1996), two plays (Mary Jones’ "A Night inNovember", 1994 and Martin McDonagh’s "The Lieutenant of Inshore", 2001) and two films (Paul Greengrass’ "Bloody Sunday", 2001 and Terry Loane’s "Mickybo and Me", 2004). This material will be complemented by documentaries and web projects on the subject (such as the CAIN website - Conflict Archive on the Internet). Poetry lovers will also have much to explore!
Apart from the literary texts mentioned in the course description (they will be provided as electronic scans via Moodle), the following book may serve as a thorough and comprehensive introduction to the situation in Northern Ireland commonly referred to as "the troubles":
McKittrick, David/David McVea. Making Sense of the Troubles. London: Penguin, 2001. (also available as a revised edition, 2012).
Link auf weitere Informationenhttp://cain.ulst.ac.uk
In order to successfully pass this course, students will be part of a group of student experts, introducing one of the six primary texts, preparing in-class activities (discussions, other group work) and leading the in-class discussion of questions related to their text of choice (from the six primary texts listed in the course description).
Additionally, each student will write a 3,500 word seminar paper on a topic of their choice. Topics will need to be agreed with me beforehand! Details will be announced in the first session of the course.
Students are further asked to regularly and actively participate in in-class discussion!
participation in a student led expert group on one of the six primary texts (as listed in the course description)
individual seminar paper (3,500 words) on a topic of choice (a selection of potential topics will be provided)
regular and active participation in in-class discussion
The overall assessment will be made through individual assessment of the student's regular and active course participation (15%), the participation in a student-led expert group (30%), and the individual seminar paper (55%).
Students who fail to attend, without sufficient reason, more than 3 sessions of the course, will automatically receive a fail grade!
Position im Curriculum
- Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch
(SKZ: 407, Version: 15W.2)
Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies I: Introduction
ENK.002 Introduction to Literary Studies II (
2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
- 552.260 Introduction to Literary Studies II a (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS) Absolvierung im 2. Semester empfohlen
- ENK.002 Introduction to Literary Studies II ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
- Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies I: Introduction (Pflichtfach)
- Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik
(SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
Fach: Fachliches Grund- und Aufbaustudium Literature
Modul: Grundstudium Literature
Introduction to Literary Studies II (
0.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
- Introduction to Literary Studies II ( 0.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
- Modul: Grundstudium Literature
- Fach: Fachliches Grund- und Aufbaustudium Literature (Pflichtfach)
Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung
- Wintersemester 2019/20
- Sommersemester 2019
- Wintersemester 2018/19
- Sommersemester 2018
- Wintersemester 2017/18
- Sommersemester 2017
- Wintersemester 2016/17
- 552.261 PS Introduction to Literary Studies II b (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
- Sommersemester 2016