609791 British and/or Postcolonial Literature: Invisible Hands, Impulsive Hearts: Economics and Sensibility in the 18th-Century Novel

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609791
British and/or Postcolonial Literature: Invisible Hands, Impulsive Hearts: Economics and Sensibility in the 18th-Century Novel
PS 2
2,5
weekly
each semester
English

Gaining insights into 18th-century literature and culture; learning to combine methods of cultural and literary analysis; becoming familiar with 19th-century emotional history and the history of knowledge

 

This seminar deals with two areas in 18th-century literature that couldn't be more different - at first sight: the realm of sensibility (impulsive hearts) and the field of economics (invisible hands). It analyses both the culture of sensibility that came to shape a particular version of the sentimental novel, epitomised by Lawrence Sterne's Sentimental Journey, and the emerging economic discourse of such novels as Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders. Students should be prepared to work on both theoretical writings from the 18th century and close readings of selected novels.

Expert group, discussions, group work, research project

 

Active participation, expert group contribution, term paper

 

To be announced

 

BA 2015: positive completion of compulsory module 10

BA 2009: positive completion of compulsory module 16

Teacher Training Programme BA 2015: positive completion of compulsory module 13

not applicable

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.

 

17.10.2018
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Date Time Location
Wed 2018-10-17
15.30 - 17.00 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-10-24
15.30 - 17.00 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-10-31
15.30 - 17.00 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-11-07
15.30 - 17.00 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-11-14
15.30 - 17.00 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-11-21
15.30 - 17.00 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-11-28
15.30 - 17.00 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-12-05
15.30 - 17.00 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-12-12
15.30 - 17.00 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2019-01-09
15.30 - 17.00 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2019-01-16
15.30 - 17.00 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2019-01-23
15.30 - 17.00 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2019-01-30
15.30 - 17.00 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired