WEM 1: Modern Literature and Mediation

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode LEL021M10
Vaknaam WEM 1: Modern Literature and Mediation
Voertaal Engels
Periode hele jaar
ECTS 10
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Writing, Editing and Mediating 1: Modern Literature and Mediation
Leerdoelen The learning objectives of the module are the attainment of the scholarly and degree-specific knowledge and skills needed to effectively write, discuss and present academic texts on modern English literature across a range of text types that are appropriate to the mediation of English literature.
Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:
-- imaginatively and critically frame questions and consider multiple perspectives on contemporary English literature in social context, with application of literary terminology and theory at MA level;
-- write text genres appropriate to the mediation of English literature to specific audiences, and display advanced academic writing skills;
-- gather and interpret data to inform well-developed arguments on socially relevant themes reflected in contemporary literature in English;
-- apply knowledge of literary and cultural theories and their relevance to literary interpretation and the mediation of English literature;
-- work constructively in a team; this involves peer review, time management, and shared responsibility for class presentations and other assignments.
Omschrijving In this course we study contemporary literature in English from the perspective of the theory and practice of writing about literature in English. How—in what different writing genres-- is academic knowledge about modern literature and literary theory carried over into society? What criteria play a role in this mediation? These questions and many related issues will inform our discussions of a number of fascinating novels by acclaimed authors from the diversity of contemporary fiction in English. The writing assignments in this course enable students to gain experience in a variety of genres and to improve their writing skills and train their collaborative skills. The course builds on the knowledge of English literature and culture acquired in the BA programme, broadening students' knowledge of literary concepts, and further develops their critical and analytical skills. The foundation of the course is literary theory and criticism.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm portfolio, presentatie, schriftelijke opdracht(en), werkstuk(ken)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. T.D. Mecsnóber
Docent(en) dr. T.D. Mecsnóber
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The Testaments Atwood, M. | 9781784742324 ca. €  17,00
Modern Literary Criticism and Theory: A History Habib,M.A.R. 9781405176668 ca. €  20,00
A few other titles (novels) will be announced via Nestor/Progress.
Entreevoorwaarden Bachelor obtained and admission to the MA programme (check the degree programme’s Teaching and Examination Regulations).
Opmerkingen The final grade consists of a number of partial grades. This course is offered in semester I as well as semester II>
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Letterkunde (Europese L&C / English L&C / Writing, Editing and Mediating)  ( Writing, Editing and Mediating) 1 hele jaar keuze