Grundkurs Introduction to Literary Studies (Heyl)

This course serves as a complement to the lecture "Introduction to Literary Studies". Basic topics introduced in the lecture will be discussed in detail in each of the courses, with a particular focus on the most important literary genres – poetry, drama and narrative fiction. We will help you to acquire a good command of the basic analytical techniques in the field of Anglophone literary studies. The structure of all Introductory Courses to Literary Studies (Grundkurse) is identical. A variety of texts will help illustrate important aspects of literature such as the characteristics of the major epochs and genres, literary theories as well as various approaches to literature, etc. The texts to be discussed will be taken from a number of regions across the Anglophone world. You need to read and prepare texts in advance of sessions and actively participate in the classroom debates on a regular basis, and you will also need to write a number of short assignments. Once again: You must take both the lecture and one of the Grundkurse. The Moodle course for Prof. Heyl´s Grundkurs is called Grundkurs (Heyl) Introduction to Literary Studies, password: GrundkursHeylLiteraryStudies.You will need the Reader, and you will also need to buy and read the following two books for your Grundkurs as well as for the lecture:

Michael Meyer, English and American Literatures. 4. Auflage. UTB Basics. ISBN-13: 978-3825-235505.

Christoph Heyl, Kleine Englische Literaturgeschichte. J.B. Metzler. ISBN-13: 978-3476045096.



Bemerkung: Die Einführungsveranstaltung in die Literaturwissenschaft besteht aus der Vorlesung “Introduction to Literary Studies” und einem sie ergänzenden Seminar/Grundkurs, in dem das in der Vorlesung behandelte Fachwissen an exemplarischen Beispielen veranschaulicht und vertieft wird. Vorlesung und Seminar wechseln das gesamte Semester hindurch wochenweise ab (in einer Woche gehen Sie also in die Vorlesung, in der nächsten ins Seminar, in der nächsten wieder in die Vorlesung usw.). Das Seminar ist der ergänzende Pflicht-Grundkurs zur Vorlesung „Introduction to Literary Studies“, Vorlesung und Seminar bilden also eine Einheit.