552.266 (21W) Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation

Wintersemester 2021/22

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12.10.2021 17:00 - 19:00 online Off Campus
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Lehrende/r
LV Nummer Südostverbund
ENL03001UL
LV-Titel englisch
Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation
LV-Art
Vorlesung
LV-Modell
Onlinelehrveranstaltung
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte
3.0
Anmeldungen
200
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
12.10.2021
eLearning
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For course details: choose the English version.

Exam dates: February 2nd 2022; May 3rd; June 14th; All 5pm-7pm.

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Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Wenn Sie von mir in den Kurs aufgenommen wurden, aber noch keinen Zugung zu diesem Moodle-Kurs haben, wenden Sie sich bitte an das e-Learning Service der AAU: elearning@aau.at

In case you were admitted („aufgenommen“) by me, but cannot access our Moodle class yet, please consult AAU‘s e-Learning Service: elearning@aau.at

For course details: choose the English version.

Exam dates: February 2nd 2022; May 3rd; June 14th; All 5pm-7pm.

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

see English version please

Inhalt/e

see English version

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

This lecture is intended to familiarise you with the essential terminology for your literary study programme at the department of English. Understand what it means to read texts academically and how central methodology is applied to analyse and to interpret literary works. Expand your understanding to different media formats, ranging from poetry and prose to film, videogames, and graphic novels. Practice your skills in practical application throughout the semester and explore the unique historical and sociocultural background of each discussed artwork.

At the end of the semester, you will possess an academic core vocabulary and foundational insights into the research methods of literature and culture studies to bolster yourself for subsequent courses.

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

Detailed instructions on how this class is going to function are going to be provided on your lecture syllabus, which will be posted on Moodle shortly before the first session on October 12th.

Lecture sessions will be complemented by (online) discussions and analytical, interpretative exercises, some of them taking the form of brief home assignments (open-book,  students are required to the cite sources consulted; thus same format as the final exam);

-- Material (PPT, script etc.) compiled and authored by Felix Schniz, additions by Miriam Auer;

Inhalt/e

This lecture provides an overview of core texts and theories relevant to Anglophone literary studies. It focuses on the following cultural artefacts and the respective terminology necessary for their interpretation:

  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Prose
  • Short Stories
  • Graphic Novels
  • Film
  • Episodic TV Formats
  • Videogames

On a theoretical level, it introduces the most important names and most important basics of:

  • Reading Strategies
  • Structuralism
  • The Birmingham School
  • Feminist Criticism
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Marxist Criticism
  • Modernism
  • The Frankfurt School
  • The Visual Turn
  • Poststructuralism
  • Postmodernism
  • Genre Theory
  • Post-Postmodernism

Erwartete Vorkenntnisse

Please sign up for the lecture if you want to take the exam, as all dates will be held as an online-exam via Moodle.

exams are held on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022; Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022; Tuesday, June 14th, 2022; time: all from 5 until 7 p.m., all online;

PLUS, as requested by you: additional earlier exam date on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022, time: 7-9 p.m. (after our class), online;⟣


Curriculare Anmeldevoraussetzungen

Please sign up for the lecture if you want to take the exam, as all dates will be held as an online-exam via Moodle.

exams are held on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022; Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022; Tuesday, June 14th, 2022; time: all from 5 until 7 p.m., all online;

PLUS, as requested by you: additional earlier exam date on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022, time: 7-9 p.m. (after our class), online;⟣







Literatur

This lecture draws its content and definitions from various core authors, texts and academic dictionaries. The primary works to be discussed are meant to represent a broad array of fields that are culturally relevant to the seminar.

Shorter texts, such as poems, short stories, and secondary sources are provided on Moodle. However, certain artworks cannot be provided via Moodle and must either be purchased, retrieved from a library. However, crucial brief excerpts  will be made available to you as well. It is expected that students access these works and familiarise themselves with them. THESE TEXTS AND ARTWORKS WILL BE ANNOUNCED TO YOU AHEAD OF TIME and introduced as abstracts on Moodle. 

Students are expected to have read, watched, or played these primary works prior to their respective lecture session. They will be frequently referred to during their respective lecture sessions and be central to questions of the final exam, specifically the essay questions.

A full overview of all primary works and the dates of their respective lecture session is going to be provided via a syllabus on Moodle as soon as class begins, to give everyone the opportunity to access them on time.

Prüfungsinformationen

Im Fall von online durchgeführten Prüfungen sind die Standards zu beachten, die die technischen Geräte der Studierenden erfüllen müssen, um an diesen Prüfungen teilnehmen zu können.

Prüfungsmethode/n

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Prüfungsinhalt/e

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Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

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Prüfungsmethode/n

90-minute open-book exam (online) at the end of the semester, students are required to cite the sources  they used to answer questions; The exam’s content is explained in the section on exam topics/Prüfungsinhalte.

Prüfungsinhalt/e

In the first half of the exam, students are expected to correctly recall, contextualise, and to elaborate on key terms and concepts that were explored during the lecture. In the second half of the exam, students are expected to show the capability to provide an independent, methodically sound interpretation of a cultural artefact in shape of an essay.

For this essay, students may freely choose from a selection of three topics. Each topic provides an excerpt, derived from one of the lecture’s primary works and a guiding question, derived from one of the lecture’s theory topic fields. Any theory topic field may be assessed in connection to any of the primary texts.

When composing the essay, students need to analyse the excerpt and to interpret it along the given guiding question. Students are expected to work with proper terminology as provided by the lecture, to apply all the knowledge they have about the primary text (i.e. refer to other passages from the text as they see fit), and to follow the very basic rules of essay writing (provide an introduction, a main body of arguments, and a conclusion).

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

The written exam tests the following key competences of students:

  • Multiple Choice (10%): Students ought to recall important key terms from the lecture.
  • Matching (20%): Students ought to contextualise central theorists, authors and artists discussed in the lecture with their respective terminology.
  • Short Answer (20%): Students ought to elaborate on general concepts of the lecture in questions that should be answered with 3-5 sentences.
  • Essay (50%): Students ought to independently interpret a short paragraph, passage, or otherwise limited work of art in a concise essay. The essay ought to reflect a student’s ability to apply key concepts, terms, and methods discussed in the lecture in new contexts, as well as to critically reflect their applicability for the given excerpt.

Students are expected to submit typed answers, no scans, no handwritten notes. Unreadable answers cannot be considered for evaluation.

Beurteilungsschema

Note Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Pflichtfach)
      • ENL.003 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Pflichtfach)
      • ENL.003 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 7., 8. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 19W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Pflichtfach)
      • ENL.003 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation ( 2.0h VO, FA / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Fachliches Grund- und Aufbaustudium Literature (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Grundstudium Literature
        • 5.2 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation ( 0.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 2. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Game Studies and Engineering (SKZ: 992, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Ergänzungsfach Cultural and Media Skills (Pflichtfach)
      • Literary Terminology and the Practice of Interpretation for Game Studies and Engineering ( 0.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Sommersemester 2022
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2021
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2020/21
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2020
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2019/20
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2019
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2018/19
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2018
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2017/18
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2017
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2016/17
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2016
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2015/16
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2013/14
  • 551.161 KU Integrated Language Skills (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2013
  • 551.161 KU Integrated Language Skills (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2012/13
  • 551.161 KU Integrated Language Skills a (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2011/12
  • 551.161 KU Integrated Language Skills a (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)