608209 VO Theory, Methodology and Systematics of Literary Studies

winter semester 2021/2022 | Last update: 19.05.2022 Place course on memo list
608209
VO Theory, Methodology and Systematics of Literary Studies
VO 2
2,5
weekly
each semester
German

You will get a systematic and historical overview of canonical literature theories. This will provide You an insight into the huge variety of scientific questions in our discipline. And You should become acquainted with different methods of text analysis.

At first we will deal with fundamental questions of our discipline which only seem to be clear, but which we have to challenge, e.g.: What is literature? What is a text? What functions does the author have? That may be a repetition, but we will deal with these questions in a new context. You will get a systematic and historical overview of the most important theories on literature, culture and media (hermeneutics, reception aesthetic, structuralism, poststructuralism, cultural and media studies). According to each approach the answer to the questions mentioned above will be different. And according to each approach You will have specific methodological possibilities to deal with texts.

Lecture with powerpoint-slides and exemplary passages from primary sources; regular attendance is required and notes should be made. Additionally, selected readings from primary sources and chapters from textbooks of literary theory and literary studies will be mandatory. 

written exam at the end of term

Schmitz, Thomas A.: Moderne Literaturtheorie und antike Texte. Eine Einführung. Darmstadt 2002.

Kafitz, Dieter: Literaturtheorien in der textanalytischen Praxis. Würzburg 2007.

Also suitable:

Culler, Jonathan: Literaturtheorie. Eine kurze Einführung. Stuttgart 2002.

Eagleton, Terry: Einführung in die Literaturtheorie. Stuttgart, Weimar 1997.

Cf. Curriculum

The positive evaluation of PM 7 (VO2 Theorie, Methodik und Systematik der Literaturwissenschaft) is omitted until further notice for the aproval for PM 10 und PM 13 (according to the curriculum for Bachelorstudium Germanistik 2015).

see dates
Group 0
Date Time Location
Mon 2021-10-04
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik)
Mon 2021-10-11
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik)
Mon 2021-10-18
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik)
Mon 2021-10-25
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik)
Mon 2021-11-08
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik)
Mon 2021-11-15
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik)
Mon 2021-11-22
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik)
Mon 2021-11-29
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik)
Mon 2021-12-06
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik)
Mon 2021-12-13
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik)
Mon 2022-01-10
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik)
Mon 2022-01-17
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik)
Mon 2022-01-24
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik)
Mon 2022-01-31
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik) 1. Prüfungstermin
Fri 2022-03-04
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik) 2. Prüfungstermin
Fri 2022-09-30
10.15 - 11.45 online (Germanistik) online (Germanistik) 3. Prüfungstermin
Group Booking period Date of exam
608209-0 2022-02-10 15:00 - 2022-09-28 23:59
2022-09-30
10:15-11:45
virtuelle Prüfung
Note:
3. Prüfungstermin
Lickhardt M.