Advanced seminar: HS: From Jane Austen to Oscar Wilde: 19th-Century British Fiction - Details
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Course name Advanced seminar: HS: From Jane Austen to Oscar Wilde: 19th-Century British Fiction
Semester WS 2022/23
Current number of participants 21
maximum number of participants 40
Home institute Englische Literaturwissenschaft
participating institutes ZZZ_Literaturwissenschaft (Anglistik/Amerikanistik)
Courses type Advanced seminar in category Teaching
First date Tue., 18.10.2022 17:30 - 19:00, Room: (D 1003)
Pre-requisites Einführung in die Literaturwissenschaft
Performance record Regular attendance and active participation, thesis paragraphs, written term paper.
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Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
ECTS points 8-10

Course location / Course dates

(D 1003) Tuesday: 17:30 - 19:00, weekly (14x)


The seminar will provide a major introduction to the 19th century-novel. The 19th century is characterised by metamorphoses in English society and its culture. New developments in science and anthropology, evolution theory, the rise of the British Empire, changing gender relations, economical progress and ensuing political and cultural crises have contributed to the enormous dynamics that epitomized life in the 19th century. The seminar will turn to most of these phenomena and their aesthetic consequences, and we will also discuss consequences for 19th century theories of the novel. We shall discuss the following texts:

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice; Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre; Charles Dickens, Hard Times; George Eliot, Adam Bede; Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

All texts are available as inexpensive Oxford World Classics. Secondary material will be provided digitally and stored as files in a respective folder here.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ALW/ELW/NELK: Vertiefungsmodul BA: HS".
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 22.08.2022 bis 31.08.2022 für die Anmeldung geöffnet. Die Verteilung der Plätze erfolgt am 02.09.2022.
Bitte beachten Sie, dass in dieser Anmeldephase Studierende in höheren Fachsemestern bei der Verteilung der Plätze priorisiert werden. Die allgemeine Anmeldephase beginnt am 05.09.2022 und endet am 10.10.2022.
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The enrolment is possible from 05.09.2022, 08:00 to 10.10.2022, 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 12.10.2022 on 12:00. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.
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