WiSe 12/13: V-Basic Questions, Concepts and Methods - Introduction to Literary Studies
This lecture will give an introduction to the study of English literature. We will start with basic questions: What is literature? (How) does literature differ from other texts? What is an author? ... Lesen Sie weiter
This lecture will give an introduction to the study of English literature. We will start with basic questions: What is literature? (How) does literature differ from other texts? What is an author? How does literature establish meaning? What is literary theory? Further sessions, which will draw on a variety of examples from different genres and epochs, will deal with rhetoric, literary genres, narrative and poetry, theatre and drama, literary historiography, intertextuality and intermediality, and will give a short introduction to major critical approaches to literature. The lecture will be accompanied by weekly tutorials ("Working with Literary Texts") where these questions, concepts, and methods will be discussed in smaller groups. The module is intended to prepare students to become independent readers of literature, who combine the pleasure of reading with a more systematic approach to literature that is interested in the effects of literature on readers and the world.
A reader will be made available via Blackboard.
Language of Instruction: English (C1).
Diese Lehrveranstaltung wird als Vorlesung durchgeführt.