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59001-01 - Seminar: Critical Approaches to the Modern and Contemporary Anglophone Romance Novel (From A Room with A View to Fifty Shades of Grey) 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Francesca Pierini (francesca.pierini@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course offers the opportunity for a scholarly investigation of "the most popular and least respected" (Regis 2003: XI) of all genres comprising the spectrum of modern and contemporary Anglophone fiction. We will examine primary texts alongside critical studies, becoming familiar with the definitions, development, and cultural significance of popular romance fiction, becoming aware of the waves of scholarship on romance fiction and learning to apply/adapt various critical approaches to representative texts of the genre, exploring and problematizing the complex relationship between popular literature and literary scholarship.
Lernziele By the end of the semester, you should...
- Be familiar with the definitions, development, and cultural significance of popular romance fiction
- Be aware of the waves of scholarship on romance fiction and be able to apply/adapt various critical approaches to representative texts of the genre
- Have read several romance novels and examined these, through writing and discussion, as literary and/or cultural texts in order to explore the complex relationship between popular literature and its readership.
Literatur Books to be Purchased:
- Cole, Alyssa. 2017. "An Extraordinary Union", The Loyal League, Book 1. New York: Kensington, or Charles, K.J. 2017. "Wanted, A Gentleman", KJC Books
- Crusie, Jennifer. 2004. "Bet Me". New York: St. Martin’s Paperbacks.
Forster, E. M. 2012 [1908]. "A Room with a View", London: Penguin Books.
- Jenkins, Beverly. 1996. "Indigo". New York: Avon Books
- Regis, Pamela. 2003. "A Natural History of the Romance Novel". Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Other materials will be made available on ADAM.
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Teilnahmebedingungen This seminar is for BA students on the advanced level who have completed ALL three introductory modules (including the proseminar papers).
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Please register by sending an e-mail to the instructor.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Angebot obligatorisch

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 17.09.2020 – 17.12.2020
Zeit Donnerstag, 12.15-14.00 Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 17.09.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 24.09.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 01.10.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 08.10.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 15.10.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 22.10.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 29.10.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 05.11.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 12.11.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 19.11.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 26.11.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 03.12.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 10.12.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Donnerstag 17.12.2020 12.15-14.00 Uhr Nadelberg 6, Raum 11
Module Modul: Advanced Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies (Bachelor Studienfach Englisch)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Active participation; Learning journal (short weekly written assignments)

Description of Learning Journal:
Students are required to write and e-mail to the instructor no more than half a page (250-300 words maximum!) each week to communicate their opinions/impressions of the readings.
You should write as simply and concisely as possible, letting the instructor know if you enjoyed the reading, why you did and/or why you did not... you could mention, for instance, some passage/episode you particularly enjoyed, or you could criticize the author's ideas on any particular matter. Please do tell if you found the reading especially challenging/exciting/boring, and please explain why. In these short assignments, your goal should NOT be that of impressing the instructor with extensive knowledge and beautiful language; you should aim at writing a simple paragraph or two in which you show, writing simply but correctly, that you have truly engaged (or tried to engage) with the text, and that you are able to organize and articulate your thoughts neatly.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft

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