552.266 (19W) Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation

Wintersemester 2019/20

Ende der Anmeldefrist
31.10.2019 23:59

Erster Termin der LV
01.10.2019 14:00 - 16:00 , HS 7
Nächster Termin:
08.10.2019 14:00 - 16:00 , HS 7

Überblick

Lehrende/r
Tutor/in/Innen
LV Nummer Südostverbund
ENL03001UL
LV-Titel englisch
Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation
LV-Art
Vorlesung
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
69
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
01.10.2019
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Learn the essential terminology for your literary study programme at the department of English. Understand what it means to read texts academically and how central methodology is applied to analyse and to interpret literary works. Expand your understanding to different media formats, ranging from poetry and prose to film, videogames, and graphic novels. Practice your skills in discussions and application throughout the semester and explore the unique historical and sociocultural background of each discussed artwork.

At the end of the semester, you will possess an academic core vocabulary and foundational insights into the research methods of literature and culture studies to bolster yourself for subsequent courses.

Lehrmethodik

Lecture sessions with in-class discussions and analytical exercises.

Inhalt/e

This lecture gives students an overview of core fields relevant to English and American Studies and the necessary concepts to discuss and analyse them adequately. After an introduction to academic reading strategies, it discusses the following fields and specific terminologies:


  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Short stories
  • Prose
  • Graphic Novels
  • Film
  • Episodic TV Formats
  • Videogames

The works to be discussed will be selected to represent a broad array of fields that are culturally relevant to the seminar (i.e. of British, South African, US-American, or Canadian origin, or hold a relevant position in subaltern, migration-, or border-culture).

Literatur

The lecture draws its content and definitions from various core authors, texts and academic dictionaries. Shorter texts, such as poems, short stories, and secondary sources are provided on Moodle as necessary. However, students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the following primary texts in advance. While not mandatory to purchase, these works will be frequently referred to during specific sessions:


  • Novel: Conrad, Joseph. The Heart of Darkness.
  • Drama: Shakespeare, William. Hamlet.
  • Film: Coppola, Francis Ford. Apocalypse Now: Redux.
  • TV: American Horror Story. Season 2, Episode 1. “Welcome to Briarcliff.” Directed by Bradley Buecker.
  • Videogame: Barlow, Sam. Her Story.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

A 90-minute written exam at the end of the semester. The exam’s content is explained in exam topics.

Prüfungsinhalt/e

Students are expected to correctly recall, contextualise, and elaborate on key terms and concepts that were explored during the lecture. Moreover, students are expected to show the capability to provide an independent, methodically sound interpretation of a cultural artefact in shape of an essay.

For said essay, students may freely choose from a selection of three topic fields, derived from the eight main topic fields of the lecture. In order to test a student’s skill to interpret a cultural artefact as autonomous researchers, each essay question is going to revolve around a passage of one primary work that has not been explicitly discussed during the lecture or is based on a work yet unknown to the student.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

The written exam tests the following key competences of students:


  • Multiple Choice (10%): Students ought to recall important key terms from the lecture.
  • Matching (20%): Students ought to contextualise central theorists, authors and artists discussed in the lecture with their respective terminology.
  • Short Answer (20%): Students ought to elaborate on general concepts of the lecture in questions that should be answered with 3-5 sentences.
  • Essay (50%): Students ought to independently interpret a short paragraph, passage, or otherwise limited work of art in a concise essay of 3-5 paragraphs. The essay ought to reflect a student’s ability to apply key concepts, terms, and methods discussed in the lecture in new contexts.

Students are expected to write in readable handwriting. Unreadable answers cannot be considered for evaluation.

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Pflichtfach)
      • ENL.003 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Pflichtfach)
      • ENL.003 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 7., 8. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 19W.1)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Pflichtfach)
      • ENL.003 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation ( 2.0h VO, FA / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Introduction to English and American Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • Introduction to English Linguistics I ( 2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Fachliches Grund- und Aufbaustudium Literature (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Grundstudium Literature
        • Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation ( 0.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 2. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3) Teil der STEOP
    • Fach: Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase (ab 11W) (Pflichtfach)
      • Introduction to English Studies ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Game Studies and Engineering (SKZ: 992, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Ergänzungsfach Cultural and Media Skills (Pflichtfach)
      • Literary Terminology and the Practice of Interpretation for Game Studies and Engineering ( 0.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Sommersemester 2019
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2018/19
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2018
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2017/18
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2017
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2016/17
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2016
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2015/16
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2013/14
  • 551.161 KU Integrated Language Skills (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2013
  • 551.161 KU Integrated Language Skills (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2012/13
  • 551.161 KU Integrated Language Skills a (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2011/12
  • 551.161 KU Integrated Language Skills a (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)