Digicampus
Introductory seminar course: PS: The Flaneur in British Literature from the 18th Century to the Present - Details
You are not logged into Stud.IP.
Lehrveranstaltung wird in Präsenz abgehalten.

General information

Course name Introductory seminar course: PS: The Flaneur in British Literature from the 18th Century to the Present
Semester WS 2023/24
Current number of participants 7
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 Friday, 20.10.2023 15:45 - 17:15, Room: (D 1003)
Pre-requisites *EAS-1411*:
If you are allotted to this course you will automatically be signed up for the corresponding Übung "Narrative Analysis". Be sure to keep this slot free in your timetable.

*EAS-1412*
If you are wrongly allotted to the Übung, please make sure to sign out of it, in order to open up the slot for your fellow students.
Performance record thesis paragraphs, portfolio/research essay
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird in Präsenz abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Miscellanea *EAS-1411*:
If you are allotted to this course you will automatically be signed up for the corresponding Übung "Narrative Analysis". Be sure to keep this slot free in your timetable.

*EAS-1412*
If you are wrongly allotted to the Übung, please make sure to sign out of it, in order to open up the slot for your fellow students.
ECTS points 6

Rooms and times

(D 1003)
Friday: 15:45 - 17:15, weekly (15x)

Module assignments

Comment/Description

The figure of the flâneur, a character strolling aimlessly through the city and observing its people, originated in 19th-century Paris as a social phenomenon and has since become a heterogeneous and variable literary motif. While usually associated with French or German literature, the tradition of the flâneur in British literature has been somewhat contested due to the relative absence of the flâneur as a sociohistorical phenomenon in Great Britain. Nevertheless, a considerable amount of texts featuring characters that might qualify as flâneurs can be found throughout British literary history. In this course we will have a look at the various ways in which the paradigm of flânerie might resurface in British prose, poems and essayistic writings from the 18th century to the present day and the functions, topics and formal characteristics that can be assigned to British flânerie texts.

Please obtain copies of the following texts:
Virginia Woolf. Mrs Dalloway. Norton, 2021.
A.B.C. Merriman-Labor. Britons Through Negro Spectacles. Penguin, 2022.
Jean Rhys. Good Morning, Midnight. Penguin, 2019.
Robin Robertson. The Long Take. Picador, 2018.

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.
Assignment of courses: