You will receive access to this classroom on April 20, 8am, the access key will be sent to you via an email. However, since some of you have voiced their concern that they cannot participate during our classtime because of care work or student jobs, especially during this pandemic, the class will be offered in an independent study format -- you will be able to do your classwork flexibly whenever you have time. Please read the instructions carefully to get most of this classwork. I will, of course, be available for questions. More details are provided inside this moodle classroom.
Please note that this information will be adapted due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, please check details inside this moodle classroom:
This lecture course, which is offered every summer semester, aims to provide an overview of American literature from its Native American beginnings to the present. The class will introduce you to the main periods of American literature and their cultural as well as historical contexts, to about sixty of the most prominent American authors, and to a variety of individual texts. Background lectures will be complemented by discussions of passages from many literary genres including prose fiction, poetry, drama, essays, sermons, and children’s literature.
A reader containing all the texts with which we will deal in this class will be available from the copy shop at Reckhammerweg 4. For the first class meeting, please read the texts listed under “Lecture 1” in the reader.
For those students who need “Prüfungsleistung” or “Studienleistung” credit, E3 credit or
Erasmus credit for this course there will be a final exam. Please note that there will be different dates for different exams depending on the respective module: For module Lit1/Lit1_BA the final will consist of questions from this class and the introduction to literary studies, for all the others the questions will only cover this class. The exams will be held in the PC Hall Altendorfer Straße (except for oral finals in module C/E!), the dates will be announced as soon as they become available (we will be assigned a date by UDE exam administration).