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43472-01 - Seminar: Literature in the Digital Age 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2018
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Philipp Schweighauser (ph.schweighauser@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt As we make sense of what we read, we use an ancient cultural technique to construe meaning, often without really reflecting the process. Reading literary texts involves interpretation - but how does this work? And how has our increasing use of e-books and iPads changed the way we read and interpret texts? Do we read literature differently today? This course introduces learners to a variety of ways of interpreting literary texts, from time-tested methods such as close reading and historical contextualization to the more recent, computer-assisted practices of distant reading.

Next to these professional practices, we will probe the benefits and limitations of the screen-based reading all of us perform every day as we move from hyperlink to hyperlink. Along the way, we will inquire into the materiality of texts, asking ourselves what difference it makes whether we encounter a poem, a play or a novel on a Kindle, in a paperback, a hardback or a manuscript. While we will take a modern American poem as our tutor text, you will encounter a great variety of literary texts and forms, some of them culled from the library holdings of the University of Basel.

The course consists of a 6-week online part and 7 face-to-face seminar sessions (see “Bemerkungen”).
Lernziele Students get in-depth knowledge of various professional methods to interpret texts.
Literatur Texts and materials (videos) will be accessible on the online platform FutureLearn. Additional preparatory reading for the seven face-to-face sessions is made available on ADAM.
Bemerkungen - Online part (6 weeks: 23.4.-1.6.2018): engagement with diverse lay and professional reading strategies in the digital age (close reading, hyper reading, social reading, historical contextualization, distant reading, surface reading); reflection on the different materiality and functions of different reading media (print book, ebook reader, tablet, smartphone).
- 7 face-to-face sessions before, during, and after the online part: preparation and consolidation of the online part; advanced subject-specific discussions; students become experts for the online discussions; feedback on online components.
Weblink FutureLearn

 

Teilnahmebedingungen Open to MA students and BA students on the advanced level: for BA05 students those who have completed their proseminar paper in Literary & Cultural Studies; for BA13 students those who have completed ALL three introductory modules (including the proseminar papers).
To access the course, students have to register at the learning platform FutureLearn.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Please register on MOnA and on the learning platform FutureLearn.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot obligatorisch

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 17.04.2018 – 29.05.2018
Zeit Dienstag, 08.15-10.00 Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Freitag, 08.15-10.00 Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal

7 face-to-face sessions:
6 sessions on Tue, 8:15-9:45: 17.4., 24.4., 8.5., 15.5., 22.5., 29.5.
1 session on Fri, 8:15-9:45: 4.5.

Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 17.04.2018 08.15-10.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Dienstag 24.04.2018 08.15-10.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Freitag 04.05.2018 08.15-10.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Dienstag 08.05.2018 08.15-10.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Dienstag 15.05.2018 08.15-10.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Dienstag 22.05.2018 08.15-10.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Dienstag 29.05.2018 08.15-10.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Grosser Hörsaal
Module Modul Advanced Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Bachelor Studienfach Englisch)
Modul Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Master Studienfach Englisch)
Modul English & American Literature (Master Studienfach Englisch (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2013))
Modul Extending the View (Literary and Cultural Studies) (Bachelor Studienfach Englisch (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2013))
Modul Focusing on the Discipline (Literary and Cultural Studies) (Bachelor Studienfach Englisch (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2013))
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung 750-word report on experience of this course.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft

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