552.275 (17S) Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus Britain

Sommersemester 2017

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07.03.2017 10:00 - 12:00 , HS 10
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Overview

Lecturer
LV Nummer Südostverbund
ENL01001UL
Course title german
Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus Britain
Type
Lecture
Hours per Week
2.0
ECTS-credits
3.0
Registrations
122
Organisational Unit
Language of Instruction
English
possible language/s of the exam
English
Course begins on (set in LVOnline)
14.03.2017
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Course Information

Learning Outcome

It is the aim of this course to make students understand the development of British literature, from its very beginnings until today. A familiarity with influential authors and texts, as well as the ability to critically contextualise them, is the basis for all subsequent literary classes.

After the Survey, students will be well equipped to work with British literature, as they understand connections between authors, texts, and society.

Methodology

Lecture and in-class discussion of selected example texts.

Course overview

This lecture will give students an overview of British literature, from the early Middle Ages to the early 21st century. It will provide historical and social context, as well as focus on a selection of signature texts for each of the eras treated.

Topics discussed are:

  • Old English and Middle English literature
  • Tudor and Stuart literature
  • Restoration and Augustan literature
  • Romantic poetry and prose
  • The Age of Sages
  • Victorian poetry and novel
  • Late Victorian literature
  • The World Wars and Modernism
  • Non- and Postmodernisms
  • Post-Imperial literature, Genre fiction

Literature

All texts on the reading list are taken from the Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th edition (2012), available in our library.

Students will not be expected to buy any additional material.

Exam information

Exam methodology

Written exam with combinations of multiple choice and open answers. There will also be a short essay available as a bonus option that offers students a choice of topic and that replaces the question combination with the fewest total points.

Exam topics

Only material discussed in class will be part of the exam. There is one combination of a MC and an OA question per lecture session. Students will also have the option to write a short essay about one text of their choice from all of British literature.

Exam mode

MC questions ask students to reproduce basic information from the sessions. OA questions require the ability to contextualise and critically reflect upon texts and authors. The Bonus option gives every student the opportunity to bring in their special interests in British literature and to make up for weaknesses elsewehere. (Being human, no-one can be expected to know ALL of British literature by heart after all.)

Grading scheme

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's degree programme Applied Cultural Studies (SKZ: 642, Version: 09W.3)
    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer (Compulsory elective)
      • Modul: Wahlfachmodul Cultural Studies
        • Wahlfachmodul Cultural Studies ( 6.0h XX / 12.0 ECTS)
          • 552.275 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus Britain (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Compulsory subject)
      • ENL.001 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus Britain ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.275 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus Britain (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Teacher training programme English (Secondary School Teacher Accreditation) (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Introduction to English and American Studies (Compulsory subject)
        • Introduction to Theory and Methodology in Culture Studies I ( 2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 552.275 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus Britain (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
  • Teacher training programme English (Secondary School Teacher Accreditation) (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Culture Studies (Compulsory subject)
        • Survey of Anglophone Cultures II ( 2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 552.275 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus Britain (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelor's degree programme English and American Studies (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Fachliches Grund- und Aufbaustudium Literature (Compulsory subject)
      • Modul: Aufbaustudium Literature
        • Survey of Anglophone Literatures – Focus Britain ( 0.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          • 552.275 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus Britain (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 3. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor's degree programme English and American Studies (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Aufbaustudium (ab 11W) (Compulsory subject)
      • Modul: Literature (ab 11W)
        • Survey of Anglophone Literatures ( 2.0h KU, VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 552.275 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus Britain (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)

Equivalent courses for counting the exam attempts

Sommersemester 2019
  • 552.275 VO Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus Britain (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2018
  • 552.275 VO Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus Britain (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2016
  • 552.275 VO Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus Britain (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)