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HS Fantasy Fiction and Popular Mythology

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Zeit/Ort n.V.:

  • Do 12:15-13:45, Raum C 601

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

  • BA English and American Studies: Hauptmodul A (301) Literature/Culture (Zulassungsvoraussetzung: Zwischenmodul II) – HA

  • Lehramt Englisch an Gymnasien (neu): Hauptmodul L-GYM Literature. (Zulassungsvoraussetzung: Zwischenmodul Literature) – HA (80%)

  • MA English Studies: Core Module: Culture (module 4031, exam 40311: Written assignment (15 pages, 80%) and handout (2-3 pages, 20%)

  • MA English Studies: Core Module: Literature (module 4051, exam 40511: Written assignment (15 pages, 80%) and handout (2-3 pages, 20%))

  • MA English Studies: Master Module II: Culture (module 8350, exam 83501: Written assignment (15 pages, 80%) and handout (2-3 pages, 20%))

  • MA English Studies: Master Module II: Literature (module 8360, exam 83601: Written assignment (15 pages, 80%) and handout (2-3pages, 20%))

  • MA Literaturstudien – intermedial und interkulturell (Anglistik als Kernfach): Modul 9 Aufbaumodul

Inhalt

The aim of this seminar is to explore the various forms and functions of Victorian fantasy literature in the 'classic' age of Realism.
We will place the texts in their context within the historical development of popular genres (such as ghost stories, fairy tales and gothic romances)
and within contemporary cultural discourses (e.g. class conflict, progress vs. degeneration, 'deviant' sexualities etc.). We will also discuss the cultural
transformation of fantasy fiction into modern myths by analysing appropriations and adaptations of fantasy fiction in modern cinema.
All participants are expected to enrol for a short oral presentation. The course syllabus and a bibliography will be made available in our library (C602) and
on StudOn at the beginning of the semester.

Empfohlene Literatur

- Charles Dickens, |A Christmas Carol| - Charles Dickens, "The Signal Man" - Robert Louis Stevenson, |Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde| - Oscar Wilde, "The Happy Prince"