History of Literatures in English II: From Romanticism to the Present

TU Chemnitz | Sommersemester 2024 History of Literatures in English II: From Romanticism to the Present

History of Literatures in English II: From Romanticism to the Present

VL History of Literatures in English II: From Romanticism to the Present

B_AA__2, BA_AA_4, SELAEn6, B_Ge__2, B_Ge__4, SGPhilSS, ERASMUS

Tuesday, 11:30–13:00, 2/N002 (C10.002)

 

Content

This lecture course provides an overview of literary history primarily in Great Britain. It covers literary movements such as Romanticism, Victorianism, Edwardianism, Modernism, Postmodernism, and Postcolonialism. The lecture course will focus on selected texts that represent each historical period and the literary movement associated with this time period. In addition, the course will introduce students to the governing principles of English literature that shaped its literary heritage and history. 

Objectives

Prior to introducing the key figures of the literary movements, each period will be situated in its historical and cultural contexts. As such, the lectures will move beyond mere factual introductions in order to both contextualise and characterise the socio-political predicaments of the respective literary figures and genres.

Prerequisites: Students have to successfully accomplished the lecture “History of Literature in English: From the Renaissance to Romanticism”. 

Requirements for credits/Type of module exam

As part of the credit points, regular participation is strongly recommended. In addition, students are expected to read the assigned texts for the lecture course. For the successful completion of this course, students have to write one essay at the end of the teaching period (PL: BA_AA_2; ERASMUS). SELAEn6 students have to write three lecture minutes from three lectures of their choice (processing time: three weeks after the end of the lecture period).

Required Textbook

Poplawski, Paul (ed.) (2017): English Literature in Contexts. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.

A reader with primary texts will be made available at the beginning of the semester in a reader (via OPAL).

Registration: 

Please register for this course on OPAL by 28 March.

 

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