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introductory seminar course: PS: Literary London - Details
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General information

Semester SS 2021
Current number of participants 37
maximum number of participants 35
Home institute Englische Literaturwissenschaft
participating institutes ZZZ_Literaturwissenschaft (Anglistik/Amerikanistik)
Courses type introductory seminar course in category Teaching
First date Tue , 13.04.2021 12:15 - 13:45
Pre-requisites *EAS-1411*:
If you are allotted to this course you will automatically be signed up for the corresponding Übung "Narrative Analysis" (Tuesdays, 16:15 - 17:45) . 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 online/digital 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" (Tuesdays, 16:15 - 17:45). 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

Course location / Course dates

n.a Tuesday: 12:15 - 13:45, weekly

Module assignments

Comment/Description

“[T]his great and monstrous thing, called London” (Daniel Defoe) has been a prominent topic in English literature since the Middle Ages. London texts range from seemingly realistic depictions of the British capital to metaphorically charged re-constructions of real-life London that aim at resistance towards existing discourses of power, and from praises of the city constituting an epitome of civilisation and progress to its condemnation as the centre of crime and horror. In this course, we will take a look at the manifold ways in which the city of London has been translated into text and the modes of representation that this translation entails. Bound up with those modes of representation is a changing perception of the city that reflects the different ways of life in the metropolis throughout the centuries. We will trace the trajectory of this changing perception of the British capital in poems, short stories, and novels from the 18th century to the present and link it to questions of race, class, gender and ethics in the metropolis.
Please obtain copies of the following books:

Virginia Woolf. Mrs Dalloway. Penguin Classics, 2000.
Ian McEwan. Saturday. Vintage, 2006.
Zadie Smith. White Teeth. Penguin Essentials, 2017.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ELW/ALW/NELK: Aufbaumodul BA/LA: PS".
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