Introductory seminar course: PS: Postmodernism and 21st Century Literature - Details
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Course name Introductory seminar course: PS: Postmodernism and 21st Century Literature
Semester WS 2023/24
Current number of participants 23
maximum number of participants 25
Home institute Englische Literaturwissenschaft
participating institutes ZZZ_Literaturwissenschaft (Anglistik/Amerikanistik)
Courses type Introductory seminar course in category Teaching
First date Tuesday, 17.10.2023 11:45 - 13:15, Room: (D 1003)
Pre-requisites *EAS-1411*:
If you are allotted to this course, it is mandatory to attend the corresponding Übung "Narrative Analysis" or "Drama Analysis". Be sure to keep this slot free in your timetable. In order to sign up for the Übung, please send an email to your instructor.
Performance record thesis paragraphs, portfolio/research essay
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird in Präsenz abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
ECTS points 6

Rooms and times

(D 1003)
Tuesday: 11:45 - 13:15, weekly (15x)

Module assignments


This seminar explores the philosophy, aesthetics, and literature of English postmodernism. Firstly, we will approach this epoch by reconstructing its socio-historical context and discussing key concepts of the postmodern(ist) and poststructuralist discourse. Afterwards, we will turn to various examples of 20th-century postmodernist literature and scrutinize the major current developments in the 21st century: Can we already speak of an epoch of post-postmodernism that goes beyond the exhausted paradigms of “classic” postmodernism? The texts to be discussed will cover all major genres, i.e., drama, poetry, and prose fiction, as well as Kit de Waal's short stories and her novel "My Name is Leon." Kit de Waal will visit the University of Augsburg as a guest poet and host a creative writing course along with a guest lecture in January 2024, to which all students of this seminar are invited to join.

Further texts to be discussed and acquired comprise:

* Kit de Waal, "Supporting Cast: Stories"
* Peter Ackroyd, "Chatterton"
* Julian Barnes, "A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters"

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ALW/ELW/NELK: Aufbaumodul BA/LA: PS".
Studierende der Anglistik/Amerikanistik und des Faches Englisch können sich bereits während der vorgezogenen Anmeldephase zur Sicherstellung des Studienfortschritts für die Aufbau- und Vertiefungsmodule anmelden. Hierzu wird ein gewisses Kontingent der Kursplätze im Zeitraum vom 21.08.2023 bis 30.08.2023 für die Anmeldung geöffnet. Die Verteilung der Plätze erfolgt am 01.09.2023. Bitte beachten Sie, dass in dieser Anmeldephase Studierende in höheren Fachsemestern bei der Verteilung der Plätze priorisiert werden.
Die allgemeine Anmeldephase beginnt am 04.09.2023 und endet am 09.10.2023.
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The enrolment is possible from 04.09.2023, 08:00 to 09.10.2023, 12:00.
  • Enrolment is allowed for up to 1 courses of the admission set.
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 09.10.2023 on 15:15. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.
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