610012 SE American Literature, Culture and Media: Narrative Theory

summer semester 2019 | Last update: 08.03.2019 Place course on memo list
610012
SE American Literature, Culture and Media: Narrative Theory
SE 2
5
weekly
each semester
English

To familiarize students with the relationship between narration and culture by exploring a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches to studying narratives.

Narration is a fundamental way of exploring the world and ourselves. Through narratives we involve agents, objects, settings, and events in complex social, historical, cultural, and autobiographical, scientific and fictional networks. In this course, we will examine narrative theories of different disciplinary provenances (in the arts and humanities as well as social sciences) and different methodological approaches (folk psychology, post/structuralism, feminism, psychoanalysis, cognitive science, and media studies) and apply them across a variety of media (literature, performance art, film and television, gaming, etc.). The course aims at familiarizing students with different approaches to theorizing narrative and providing them with a critical vocabulary to analyze narratives and reflect on their narrative comprehension.

Presentations, discussions, reading and writing assignments.

Active participation, presentation, research paper.

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

BA 2015: positive completion of compulsory modules 10, 11 and 12

07.03.2019
Group 0
Date Time Location
Thu 2019-03-07
10.15 - 11.45 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-03-21
10.15 - 11.45 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-03-28
10.15 - 11.45 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-04-04
10.15 - 11.45 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-04-11
10.15 - 11.45 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-05-02
10.15 - 11.45 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-05-09
10.15 - 11.45 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-05-16
10.15 - 11.45 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-05-23
10.15 - 11.45 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-06-06
10.15 - 11.45 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-06-13
10.15 - 11.45 40130 40130 Barrier-free
Thu 2019-06-27
10.15 - 11.45 40130 40130 Barrier-free