609383 SE English Literature and Culture: Imagining Europe

winter semester 2019/2020 | Last update: 07.10.2019 Place course on memo list
609383
SE English Literature and Culture: Imagining Europe
SE 2
5
weekly
each semester
English

Students will perfect their skills in analyzing narrative and dramatic texts, employing methods of general literary and discourse analysis as well as paying attention to the specifics of each medium. They will practice how to select and critically assess relevant research. They will also train how to present and discuss their findings both in an interactive setting (expert groups) and as a cogent written argument (research paper). Moreover, students will reflect the construction of images of the self and the other.Students will perfect their skills in analyzing narrative and dramatic texts, employing methods of general literary and discourse analysis as well as paying attention to the specifics of each medium. They will practice how to select and critically assess relevant research. They will also train how to present and discuss their findings both in an interactive setting (expert groups) and as a cogent written argument (research paper). Moreover, students will reflect the construction of images of the self and the other.

Since the Brexit referendum in June 2016, even the politically uninterested have taken not of the particularly ambivalent feelings that characterize British outlooks on the European Union. A skeptical attitude towards ‘the continent’ has a long tradition. In this course, we will examine and discuss narrative texts ad plays that critically reflect or reinforce this skepticism. We will consider text from a variety of different genres, including the spy thriller (Michael Dobbs, A Sentimental Traitor), the novel of manners (Jonathan Coe, Middle England) and dystopian theatre (Zinnie Harris, How to Hold Your Breath). As part of the course, we will attend parts of the conference „Repräsentationen der Europäer in Theater und Film“ that will be held at the University of Innsbruck on 4./5. 12. 2019.

 Discussion, group work, expert groups, conference participation, writing/research assignments

Oral (active participation in class, presentation as part of an expert group) and written (short writing assignments during the semester, final paper). You will also be expected to attend parts of the conference „Repräsentationen der Europäer in Theater und Film“ on December 4th/5th.

TBA

MA: none

Teacher Training Programme 2001: Positive completion of first part of studies (1. Studienabschnitt).

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.

 

03.10.2019
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Date Time Location
Thu 2019-10-03
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2019-10-10
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2019-10-17
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2019-10-24
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2019-10-31
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2019-11-07
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2019-11-14
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2019-11-21
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2019-11-28
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2019-12-05
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2019-12-12
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2020-01-09
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2020-01-16
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2020-01-23
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2020-01-30
08.30 - 10.00 40735 SR 40735 SR Barrier-free