610006 PS American Literature: What Writers Write about When They Write about Writing

summer semester 2017 | Last update: 02.05.2017 Place course on memo list
610006
PS American Literature: What Writers Write about When They Write about Writing
PS 2
2,5
weekly
each semester
English

Name landmarks of American literature; give criteria for a work’s prominence within literary canons/popular culture; write better than before

What are the ingredients of a great story, and how do writers mix them to create their masterpieces? In this course we will let writers themselves speak – canonized (Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James) as well as popular ones (Stephen King, John Grisham). We will compare their theories about writing with how they apply them to their works of fiction, thus digging into such concepts as art, craft, quality, prestige, and social responsibility

Lecture inputs, presentations, group discussions

Active class participation, student presentations, reading assignments, term paper

As far as possible, course materials and selected secondary sources will be posted on OLAT.

Prerequisite for the Bachelor Program (612): positive completion of compulsory module 10,  for the Teacher Training Program (Lehramtsstudium: 344): VO2: Introduction to American Literary Studies, for BA Lehramt (457): positive completion of compulsory module 13

not applicable

For the Teacher Training Program (Lehramtsstudium: 344): PS2: American Literature.

Due to substantial differences in the allocation of ECTS-Credits in various curricula (teacher training program - BA/MA English and American Studies), the requirements for this course vary. Information will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the course. 

07.03.2017
Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2017-03-07
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Tue 2017-03-14
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Tue 2017-03-21
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Tue 2017-03-28
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Tue 2017-04-04
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Tue 2017-04-25
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Tue 2017-05-02
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Tue 2017-05-09
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Tue 2017-05-16
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Tue 2017-05-23
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Tue 2017-05-30
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Tue 2017-06-06
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Tue 2017-06-13
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Tue 2017-06-20
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Tue 2017-06-27
13.45 - 15.15 40130 40130 Barrier-free