GS Literature



Zeit/Ort n.V.:

  • Di 16:15-17:45, Raum KH 1.014
  • Mo 16:15-17:45, Raum C 301
  • Mo 8:30-10:00, Raum KH 2.014
  • Mo 10:15-11:45, Raum KH 2.014
  • Mo 14:15-15:45, Raum C 301
  • Mo 14:15-15:45, Raum C 601
  • Mo 18:15-19:45, Raum C 601
  • Di 10:15-11:45, Raum C 601

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

Das Grundseminar Literature gehört in folgenden Studiengängen jeweils zu folgenden Modulen:

  • BA English and American Studies (neu): Basismodul III Literature (keine Zulassungsvoraussetzung)

  • Lehramt Englisch an Gymnasien (neu): Basismodul III Literature (keine Zulassungsvoraussetzung)

  • Lehramt Englisch an Grund-, Haupt- und Realschulen (neu): Elementarmodul L-UF Literature (keine Zulassungsvoraussetzung)

Scheinerwerb: Klausur


This seminar is an introduction to English and American Literary Studies. It addresses questions such as: What is literature and what does it mean to interpret it? What is a ‘canon’ and what accounts for its formation? How do we work critically with categories of literary history? What does literary criticism entail? The class presents basic methods and key concepts of literary studies and practices the use of adequate terminology and analytic reading skills. Participants will discuss introductory academic texts and deal with particular works of poetry, prose fiction, and drama.

Empfohlene Literatur

Most of the texts will be available on StudOn, some will have to be purchased. You will be told at the beginning of the semester what texts to buy. GS Literature (Zapf): F. Scott Fitzgerald, |The Great Gatsby| (Scribner).