610016 VO American Literature and Culture (mit Leseliste): 19th-Century American Fiction: Reading Cultures

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610016
VO American Literature and Culture (mit Leseliste): 19th-Century American Fiction: Reading Cultures
VO 2
5
weekly
each semester
English

The aim of this lecture is to familiarize students with the changes in US reading cultures in the long nineteenth century and literary periods in the context of political and cultural history

This lecture offers a survey of the history of the American novel from its beginnings in the late eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century. Exploring historical changes in reading cultures, we will approach the novel as a social artifact, a means of cultural communication, a narrative form as well as aesthetic and political intervention.

Lecture, reading assignments, discussions

Oral or written exam

A list of works to be read will be distributed in the first session of class.

Prerequisite for the Master's Programme: none

The lecture "VO American Literature and Culture (mit Leseliste)“ can be attended as the lecture "VO American Literature and Culture II” with an additional reading list. If you wish to obtain credits for both lectures, the lectures’ contents must differ substantially.

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. 

07.10.2021