Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies (THU)
DozentIn: Jatin Wagle, M.A.
Ort: 41/215: Do. 12:00 - 14:00 (14x), (41/111): Montag. 13.02. 12:00 - 14:00
Zeiten: Do. 12:00 - 14:00 (wöchentlich), Termine am Montag. 13.02. 12:00 - 14:00
Beschreibung: This course is designed to introduce first semester students to the basics of English and American literary and cultural studies and analysis, including research strategies and reading as well as writing skills. Students are expected to engage with a wide array of texts in order to comprehend what it means to “do” literary and cultural studies. The pass/fail semester grade is based on your participation, your attendance of a tutorial, the written assignments, and a formal, academic paper. Our specific aims include:
to gather a portable toolbox of ideas with which we can analyze texts (literary, visual, etc.)
to identify how formal qualities influence our understanding and interpretation of texts
to utilize the library system and its online resources/databases
to continually engage with the process of writing and research, and to master the basic framework of a formal academic paper (incl. citations and bibliographic referencing according to the MLA Handbook guidelines)
Readings will be made available online on Stud.IP or will be distributed in class.