Lehrveranstaltungen WiSe 2017/2018

English-Speaking Cultures / Englisch, B.A.

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Very important information for advance registration, please read

(Profilfach / Komplementärfach / Lehramtsoption) und Bachelor Bildungswissenschaften des Primar- und Elementarbereichs (English-Speaking Cultures/Englisch)
Please be aware that advance registration for all courses offered on Stud. IP. is mandatory.
All Students enrolled in the study programme English-Speaking Cultures (BA E-SC) are required to register for courses in advance and in a timely fashion! (Students enrolled in their first term need to register until the last Friday before the start of the lecture period)
Please register on Stud.IP:
You select a course of your choice and apply for participation. Your lecturer will either accept or reject your application, depending on the number of students permitted to take one class. The registration process is complete, when you receive a confirmation email. Courses offered in the winter term are available in our online course programme from July 30th onwards. Courses offered in the summer term are available from December 30th.
Registration deadlines on Stud.IP:
For courses offered in the summer term: March, 15th
For courses offered in the winter term: September, 15th
For courses offered for first semester students: last Friday before the start of the lecture period
Comment:
This registration process supports students and faculty members alike. For health and safety reasons the number of students who may register for one course is in some cases limited due to room size. Early registration therefore allows students to make alternative arrangements, i.e. to select another course of their choice before the start of the lecture period.
Registration for Academic Exchange students (Erasmus, Free Mover, international students):
We would like to advice academic exchange students to register for courses via Email. Please identify the relevant faculty member or lecturer and send your email registration request directly to the faculty member offering the course you wish to join. Please follow the link for a detailed list of all contact details: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/personal.aspx
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
XXX (Profilfach / Komplementärfach / Lehramtsoption) und Bachelor Bildungswissenschaften des Primar- und Elementarbereichs (English-Speaking Cultures/Englisch)

Vorlesung
N. N.

LEHRVERANSTALTUNGEN DES 1. JAHRES (PO 2011)

Basismodul A: Englische Literaturwissenschaft (6 CP)

Modulbeauftragte/r: Dr. Jana Nittel, jnittel@uni-bremen.de
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
10-76-1-BA-01 Introduction to English Literatures Part I (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 14:15 - 15:45 SFG 1030 (2 SWS) Gruppe A (Dr. Jana Nittel)
wöchentlich Di 10:15 - 11:45 GW2 B2880 (2 SWS) Gruppe B (Dr. Jana Nittel)
wöchentlich Mi 10:15 - 11:45 GW2 B2880 SFG 2030 (2 SWS) Gruppe C (Dr. Jennifer Henke)
wöchentlich Mi 14:15 - 15:45 SFG 1080 Gruppe D (Dr. Jennifer Henke)

Module convener: Dr Jana Nittel (jnittel@uni-bremen.de)
Lecturers: Dr. Jennifer Henke and Dr. Jana Nittel

Introduction to English Literatures [Part 1] (3 CP)

This introductory course will attempt to offer students access to literary studies at university level and try to balance scholarly considerations with aesthetic enjoyment. It is the first part of a two-semester module, which will continue in the following Summer Term (Part II). In this first semester, we will look at the basic concepts not only of literature itself but also of the science of literary criticism /Literaturwissenschaft. As we read our primary texts, we will be able to look at questions of literary genre (poetry, drama, narrative texts) and literary history (different periods and different national contexts). In addition, we will look at current theories of literature and of course strategies of interpreting and analysing literary texts in a systematic, scholarly way, thus laying the theoretical and terminological groundwork to the study of literature, both from a methodological and a historical perspective.

The course will run as four groups. All students are required to register on Stud.IP for one of these four groups A, B, C or D by selecting the option “Participants/TeilnehmerInnen” on Stud.IP, followed by “Functions/Groups”. Please select only one group and be aware that the number of students who are permitted to sign up for each group is limited (room size) and that your registration is mandatory.

In addition, we would like to recommend the following registration for students who may wish to collect credit points for the General Studies Unit:

Digitales Lehrangebot: "Key Developments in Literary Histor(ies) and Literary Criticism in English” VAK: 10-76-6-GS-09 [General Studies: 3 CPs] Keine Präsenzveranstaltung,

Please explore the sections “Information” and “Schedule” on Stud. IP. for further details such as requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, reference only section in the library, modes of assessment and the exam schedule. Erasmus Exchange Students and Free Mover - please check requirements as outlined.

Module description: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/module.aspx

Departmental extended reading list (Literatures in English): http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/literaturwissenschaft/default.aspx

Required reading materials (you will need a copy of these books for class):

Joyce, James. Dubliners (Italics). Ed. Margot Norris. Norton Critical Editions. New York: W. W. Norton, 2006. Print.
Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman (Italics). Eds. Manfred und Gunda Pütz. Stuttgart: Reclam, 1986. Print.
Nünning, Vera and Ansgar. An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature (Italics). 2nd. Ed. Stuttgart: Klett, 2014. Print.
Pope, Rob. Studying English Literature and Language: An Introduction and Companion (Italics). Third Edition. Abingdon: Routledge, 2012. Print. (also course book for Part II)
Shakespeare, William. Hamlet (Italics). Ed. Robert S. Miola. Norton Critical Editions. New York: W. W. Norton, 2010. Print.

Availability: Copies of the texts can be purchased at the bookstore on our campus (Universitätsbuchhandlung Bremen: www.unibuch-bremen.de). In addition, you will find copies in the reference-only section on the third floor of the library building.

Requirements:
  • regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
  • in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material and course materials,
  • final written test at Test Center (University Boulevard)

Dr. Jana Nittel
Dr. phil. Jennifer Henke

Basismodul B: Englische Sprachwissenschaft

Modulbeauftragte/r: Prof. Dr. John Bateman, bateman@uni-bremen.de
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
10-76-1-BB-01 Introduction to English Linguistics 1 (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 12:15 - 13:45 SFG 1030 (2 SWS)

Einzeltermine:
Fr 10.11.17 12:00 - 14:00 SFG 1030

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and communication. It deals with all aspects of how people use language and what they must know in order to do so. The purpose of this class is to give a systematic introduction to the variety of ways in which language can be examined scientifically. Students will be introduced to and equipped with the fundamental concepts, the adequate terminology and methodology for linguistic analysis. The class will thus provide an overview of the core areas of linguistics – phonetics and phonology (the study of speech sounds), morphology (the structure of words), syntax (the structure of sentences), semantics (the study of meaning) and pragmatics (the study of meaning and language use in context). Taking a contrastive German-English perspective whenever possible, this course will also cater for the needs and interests of students who want to become teachers of English.

RECOMMENDED LITERATURE (please buy this book):
Kortmann, Bernd (2005), English Linguistics: Essentials. Berlin: Cornelsen.

ASSESSMENT

regular attendance and active participation in in-class data analysis and discussion
careful reading and preparation of assigned readings for each session
final exam

Antorlina Mandal
10-76-1-BB-02 Introduction to English Linguistics 1 (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Fr 10:15 - 11:45 GW2 B2890 (2 SWS)

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and communication. It deals with all aspects of how people use language and what they must know in order to do so. The purpose of this class is to give a systematic introduction to the variety of ways in which language can be examined scientifically. Students will be introduced to and equipped with the fundamental concepts, the adequate terminology and methodology for linguistic analysis. The class will thus provide an overview of the core areas of linguistics – phonetics and phonology (the study of speech sounds), morphology (the structure of words), syntax (the structure of sentences), semantics (the study of meaning) and pragmatics (the study of meaning and language use in context). Taking a contrastive German-English perspective whenever possible, this course will also cater for the needs and interests of students who want to become teachers of English.

RECOMMENDED LITERATURE (please buy this book):
Kortmann, Bernd (2005), English Linguistics: Essentials. Berlin: Cornelsen.

ASSESSMENT
  • regular attendance and active participation in in-class data analysis and discussion
  • careful reading and preparation of assigned readings for each session
  • final exam

Dr. Anke Schulz
10-76-1-BB-03 Introduction to English Linguistics 1 (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 10:15 - 11:45 GW2 B2900 (2 SWS)

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and communication. It deals with all aspects of how people use language and what they must know in order to do so. The purpose of this class is to give a systematic introduction to the variety of ways in which language can be examined scientifically. Students will be introduced to and equipped with the fundamental concepts, the adequate terminology and methodology for linguistic analysis. The class will thus provide an overview of the core areas of linguistics – phonetics and phonology (the study of speech sounds), morphology (the structure of words), syntax (the structure of sentences), semantics (the study of meaning) and pragmatics (the study of meaning and language use in context). Taking a contrastive German-English perspective whenever possible, this course will also cater for the needs and interests of students who want to become teachers of English.

RECOMMENDED LITERATURE (please buy this book):
Kortmann, Bernd (2005), English Linguistics: Essentials. Berlin: Cornelsen.

ASSESSMENT
  • regular attendance and active participation in in-class data analysis and discussion
  • careful reading and preparation of assigned readings for each session
  • final exam

Dr. Inke Du Bois
10-76-1-BB-04 Introduction to English Linguistics 1 (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 12:15 - 13:45 GW2 B2880 (2 SWS)

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and communication. It deals with all aspects of how people use language and what they must know in order to do so. The purpose of this class is to give a systematic introduction to the variety of ways in which language can be examined scientifically. Students will be introduced to and equipped with the fundamental concepts, the adequate terminology and methodology for linguistic analysis. The class will thus provide an overview of the core areas of linguistics – phonetics and phonology (the study of speech sounds), morphology (the structure of words), syntax (the structure of sentences), semantics (the study of meaning) and pragmatics (the study of meaning and language use in context). Taking a contrastive German-English perspective whenever possible, this course will also cater for the needs and interests of students who want to become teachers of English.

RECOMMENDED LITERATURE (please buy this book):
Kortmann, Bernd (2005), English Linguistics: Essentials. Berlin: Cornelsen.

ASSESSMENT
  • regular attendance and active participation in in-class data analysis and discussion
  • careful reading and preparation of assigned readings for each session
  • final exam

Dr. Inke Du Bois

Basismodul C: Kultur- und Sprachgeschichte der englischsprachigen Welt

Modulbeauftragte/r: Dr. Karin Esders, esders@uni-bremen.de und Dr. Inke Du Bois, dubois@uni-bremen.de
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
10-76-1-BC-01 Key Moments in the Cultural History of the English-Speaking World (in englischer Sprache)
Gruppe A

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 12:15 - 13:45 GW2 B2880 (2 SWS)

This course aims to introduce students to key moments in the social and cultural histories of English-speaking countries. In analyzing selected case studies from the Renaissance to postcolonialism we will pay particular attention to historical shifts and cultural encounters and their dynamics of difference and power. We will draw for our discussions on a wide variety of sources, such as scholarly and fictional texts, paintings, advertisements, moving pictures and photographs, and will apply a choice of theoretical and analytical concepts.

The course will run as four groups (A-B-C-D); students have to choose one of them. It is the first part of a two-semester module which will continue in the following summer semester as "Key Moments in the Linguistic History of the English-Speaking World". All reading material will be made available for download in Stud. IP.

Leistungsnachweis/Requirements:
Regular attendance and oral participation
• In-depth knowledge of the reading material
• Oral group presentation
• five very short papers

Please note that prior enrollment via Stud. IP is mandatory.

Dr. Karin Esders-Angermund
10-76-1-BC-02 Key Moments in the Cultural History of the English-Speaking World (in englischer Sprache)
Gruppe B

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 10:15 - 11:45 SFG 2010 (2 SWS)

This course aims to introduce students to key moments in the social and cultural histories of English-speaking countries. In analyzing selected case studies from the Renaissance to postcolonialism we will pay particular attention to historical shifts and cultural encounters and their dynamics of difference and power. We will draw for our discussions on a wide variety of sources, such as scholarly and fictional texts, paintings, advertisements, moving pictures and photographs, and will apply a choice of theoretical and analytical concepts.

The course will run as four groups (A-B-C-D); students have to choose one of them. It is the first part of a two-semester module which will continue in the following summer semester as "Key Moments in the Linguistic History of the English-Speaking World". All reading material will be made available for download in Stud. IP.

Leistungsnachweis/Requirements:
Regular attendance and oral participation
• In-depth knowledge of the reading material
• Oral group presentation
• five very short papers

Please note that prior enrollment via Stud. IP is mandatory.

Dr. Karin Esders-Angermund
10-76-1-BC-03 Key Moments in the Cultural History of the English-Speaking World (in englischer Sprache)
Gruppe C

Seminar
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 12:15 - 13:45 GW2 B2890 (2 SWS)

This course aims to introduce students to key moments in the social and cultural histories of English-speaking countries. In analyzing a range of case studies from the Renaissance to postcolonialism we will pay particular attention to historical shifts and cultural encounters and their dynamics of difference and power. We will draw for our discussions on a wide variety of sources, such as scholarly and fictional texts, paintings, advertisements and moving pictures, and will apply a range of theoretical and analytical concepts.

Students are required to enrol in one of the four parallel courses on offer. This seminar is the first part of a two-semester module which will continue in the following summer semester as "Key Moments in the Linguistic History of the English-Speaking World".
Please note that there is an optional tutorial for this seminar: 10-76-6-GS-04 Übung zum Seminar "Key Moments in the Cultural History of the English-Speaking World".

All reading material will be made available for download in StudIP.

Requirements:
# regular attendance and active participation
# in-depth knowledge of the reading material
# one oral group presentation
# a portfolio of written summaries of key ideas from the assigned texts (ca. 300 words each)

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Irmgard Maassen
10-76-1-BC-04 Key Moments in the Cultural History of the English-Speaking World (in englischer Sprache)
Gruppe D

Seminar
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 16:15 - 17:45 MZH 1460 (2 SWS)

This course aims to introduce students to key moments in the social and cultural histories of English-speaking countries. In analyzing a range of case studies from the Renaissance to postcolonialism we will pay particular attention to historical shifts and cultural encounters and their dynamics of difference and power. We will draw for our discussions on a wide variety of sources, such as scholarly and fictional texts, paintings, advertisements and moving pictures, and will apply a range of theoretical and analytical concepts.

Students are required to enrol in one of the four parallel courses on offer. This seminar is the first part of a two-semester module which will continue in the following summer semester as "Key Moments in the Linguistic History of the English-Speaking World".
Please note that there is an optional tutorial for this seminar: 10-76-6-GS-04 Übung zum Seminar "Key Moments in the Cultural History of the English-Speaking World".

All reading material will be made available for download in StudIP.

Requirements:
# regular attendance and active participation
# in-depth knowledge of the reading material
# one oral group presentation
# a portfolio of written summaries of key ideas from the assigned texts (ca. 300 words each)

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Irmgard Maassen

SP-1 Basismodul: Sprachpraxis/Practical Language Foundation Module (Part 1) (nur für das Wintersemester)

Modulbeauftragte/r: Anne Kirkham, Kontakt: kirkham@uni-bremen.de
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
10-76-1-SP1-01 University Language Skills 1a (in englischer Sprache)

Übung

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 08:15 - 09:45 GW2 A4020 (2 SWS)
Anne Kirkham, M.A.
10-76-1-SP1-02 University Language Skills 1b (in englischer Sprache)

Übung

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 10:15 - 11:45 GW2 A4020 (2 SWS)
Anne Kirkham, M.A.
10-76-1-SP1-03 University Language Skills 1c

Übung

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 08:15 - 09:45 GW2 B1216 (2 SWS)
Anne Kirkham, M.A.
10-76-1-SP1-04 University Language Skills 1d (in englischer Sprache)

Übung

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 16:15 - 17:45 IW3 0200 IW3 0210 (2 SWS)

ULS 1 and ULS 2 together form the SP-1 'Basismodul', the practical-language module of your first year of the E-SC BA degree. ULS 1 (Winter Semester) lays the foundations on which you build in ULS 2 (Summer Semester). Successful completion of ULS 1, where we meet once a week for 90 minutes, involves some 90 hours of work and earns you 3 Credit Points; in ULS 2, we meet twice a week for 90 minutes each, you do some 180 hours of work, and can earn 6 Credit Points.
To earn credit for the SP-1 module (9 CP in total), you are required to earn a minimum of 60% or more on the tests and the written assignments given in both ULS 1 (1000 words; 3 CP) and ULS 2 (2000 words; 6 CP) respectively.
The purpose of ULS 1 is to introduce you to the skill of writing academic essays. You will learn that writing is a process which consists of different steps, including planning, pre-writing, writing, editing and revising. We will be focusing on how to structure a good academic text and how to develop relevent, interesting and coherent ideas. This process will call on you to review your own language and style, learning how to identify your challenges and work on them both independently and in class. In this way, you can expand your language skills while learning to write coherently, convincingly and with the necessary reader focus.
Required literature: Most of the required materials will be made available via StudIP. The textbooks we will be working with in ULS 1 are "What’s the Difference" (available for sale from all practical-language teachers) and "English Collocations in Use" (available at the University bookstore).
Erasmus students are welcome to join the class as long as they have can demonstrate a B2 level.

Lisa Nehls
10-76-1-SP1-05 University Language Skills 1e (in englischer Sprache)

Übung

Termine:
wöchentlich Fr 12:15 - 13:45 GW2 A4020 (2 SWS)

ULS 1 and ULS 2 together form the SP-1 'Basismodul', the practical-language module of your first year of the E-SC BA degree. ULS 1 (Winter Semester) lays the foundations on which you build in ULS 2 (Summer Semester). Successful completion of ULS 1, where we meet once a week for 90 minutes, involves some 90 hours of work and earns you 3 Credit Points; in ULS 2, we meet twice a week for 90 minutes each, you do some 180 hours of work, and can earn 6 Credit Points.
To earn credit for the SP-1 module (9 CP in total), you are required to earn a minimum of 60% or more on the tests and the written assignments given in both ULS 1 (1000 words; 3 CP) and ULS 2 (2000 words; 6 CP) respectively.
The purpose of ULS 1 is to introduce you to the skill of writing academic essays. You will learn that writing is a process which consists of different steps, including planning, pre-writing, writing, editing and revising. We will be focusing on how to structure a good academic text and how to develop relevent, interesting and coherent ideas. This process will call on you to review your own language and style, learning how to identify your challenges and work on them both independently and in class. In this way, you can expand your language skills while learning to write coherently, convincingly and with the necessary reader focus.
Required literature: Most of the required materials will be made available via StudIP. The textbooks we will be working with in ULS 1 are "What’s the Difference" (available for sale from all practical-language teachers) and "English Collocations in Use" (available at the University bookstore).
Erasmus students are welcome to join the class as long as they have can demonstrate a B2 level.

Lisa Nehls
10-76-1-SP1-06 University Language Skills 1f (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 12:15 - 13:45 SFG 2060 (2 SWS)

University Language Skills 1 (ULS 1) consists of 2 SWS per week.

ULS 1 is the first half of the SP-1 introductory module. As such, it establishes the foundation for what you will do in ULS 2 during the summer semester. To earn credit for the SP-1 module (9 CP in total), you are required to earn 60% or more on written assignments given in both ULS 1 (1000 words; 3 CP) and ULS 2 (2000 words; 6 CP) respectively.

The emphasis during ULS 1 in the winter semester is on audience focus, planning, and organising an academic essay. Primary objectives of this class include conveying how to compose texts which demonstrate even more clarity, eloquence and structure than those you could compose at the beginning of the course. Throughout, the pre-writing, editing, and revision processes will be paramount. For further detail, please consult the course description hand out.

Literature: While required hand out material will be made available via StudIP, there are three textbooks we will also work with in ULS 1. Those textbooks include Writing Academic English, What’s the Difference, and English Collocations in Use.

Please note: Interested E-SC students are required to register for this class via StudIP.

Katja Müller, M.A.
10-76-1-SP1-07 University Language Skills 1g (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 10:15 - 11:45 GW1 B1070 (2 SWS)

University Language Skills 1 (ULS 1) consists of 2 SWS per week.

ULS 1 is the first half of the SP-1 introductory module. As such, it establishes the foundation for what you will do in ULS 2 during the summer semester. To earn credit for the SP-1 module (9 CP in total), you are required to earn 60% or more on written assignments given in both ULS 1 (1000 words; 3 CP) and ULS 2 (2000 words; 6 CP) respectively.

The emphasis during ULS 1 in the winter semester is on audience focus, planning, and organising an academic essay. Primary objectives of this class include conveying how to compose texts which demonstrate even more clarity, eloquence and structure than those you could compose at the beginning of the course. Throughout, the pre-writing, editing, and revision processes will be paramount. For further detail, please consult the course description hand out.

Literature: While required hand out material will be made available via StudIP, there are three textbooks we will also work with in ULS 1. Those textbooks include Writing Academic English, What’s the Difference, and English Collocations in Use.

Please note: Interested E-SC students are required to register for this class via StudIP.

Anne Kirkham, M.A.
10-76-1-SP1-08 University Language Skills 1h (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 12:15 - 13:45 SFG 2030 (2 SWS)

Please note the change: the class is now from 12-2 p.m.!

ULS 1 is the first half of the 'SP-1Sprachpraxis Basismodul' introductory module. As such, it lays the foundations on which you build in ULS 2 during the summer semester.

ULS 1 requires you to use English in an academic context at university level. The emphasis is on audience focus, especially with regard to academic writing. Learning how to plan and structure your essay prior to the actual writing process is the first step. You will learn to see writing as a recursive process, which not only includes planning, pre-writing and writing but also editing and revising your texts. Consequently, you will be expanding your English language skills regarding grammar, vocabulary, and register to be able to produce text in a convincing and persuasive academic style; some short quizzes help you check your progress. Finally, in-class discussions of (your) texts, group work, and peer feedback on writing assignments allow you to practise all four language skills.

The first class meeting will provide you with information regarding class requirements, books and other material you will be working with during the semester to support your language-learning process. Hand out material will be made available via StudIP; the textbooks we will work with in ULS 1 are entitled 'What's the Difference?' and 'English Collocations in Use'. What's the Difference is available for sale from all practical-language teachers; "Collocations" is available at the University bookstore. More information regarding material will be given at the first meeting in class.
To earn credit for the SP-1 module (9 CP in total), you are required to earn a minimum of 60% or more on the written assignments given in both ULS 1 (1000 words; 3 CP) and ULS 2 (2000 words; 6 CP) respectively.

N.B.:
1) This course is not open to ERASMUS students below a B2 English level.
2) Students in situations of exceptional hardship (who can indeed only take part in a specific class) are asked to contact the teacher directly. Please do so well BEFORE the end of the registration procedure (i.e. BEFORE October 12, 2016). You will need to provide proof of the time conflict you have.

REGISTRATION
Please register in Stud.IP by Thursday, 12th Oct 2017, 6 p.m.
Be aware that you are allowed to register for ONE ULS 1 course only: choose carefully. After registration ends you will be notified (please check your Stud.IP messages) whether you have a seat in this class or not.

Via Stud.IP
Advance registration deadlines on Stud.IP:
For courses offered in the winter term: September, 15th
For courses offered for first semester students: last Friday before the start of the lecture period.
Stud.IP registration
1. In order to register via Stud.IP, it is imperative that your personal settings on the platform indicate that you are an English-Speaking Cultures student.
For detailed instructions in regard to how to set this up, please see: https://elearning.uni-bremen.de/
Click on: “Stud.IP –FAQ,” scroll down to and then click on “Stud.IP für Studierende…” and follow the instructions provided under “Sie belegen leider keinen passenden Studiengang!”
2. Students who have missed the deadline on 12th October need to check Stud.IP for classes which have seats available, and go to the session in the first week of teaching!
3. Should you not receive a seat in your class of choice on October 12th, all is not lost. Please proceed by first consulting StudIP to determine where seats remain available. (By simply clicking on the link to each respective parallel class and scrolling down to the "Number of Participants" section, one can see how many seats remain open.) [Comment: select one of those classes where there ARE still places available, come to the class meeting in the first week of teaching, and then make sure you FORMALLY register for that class.]

Katja Müller, M.A.
10-76-1-SP1-09 University Language Skills 1i (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 10:15 - 11:45 GW1 B1070 (2 SWS)

ULS 1 is the first half of the 'SP-1Sprachpraxis Basismodul' introductory module. As such, it lays the foundations on which you build in ULS 2 during the summer semester.

ULS 1 requires you to use English in an academic context at university level. The emphasis is on audience focus, especially with regard to academic writing. Learning how to plan and structure your essay prior to the actual writing process is the first step. You will learn to see writing as a recursive process, which not only includes planning, pre-writing and writing but also editing and revising your texts. Consequently, you will be expanding your English language skills regarding grammar, vocabulary, and register to be able to produce text in a convincing and persuasive academic style; some short quizzes help you check your progress. Finally, in-class discussions of (your) texts, group work, and peer feedback on writing assignments allow you to practise all four language skills.

The first class meeting will provide you with information regarding class requirements, books and other material you will be working with during the semester to support your language-learning process. Hand out material will be made available via StudIP; the textbooks we will work with in ULS 1 are entitled 'What's the Difference?' and 'English Collocations in Use'. What's the Difference is available for sale from all practical-language teachers; "Collocations" is available at the University bookstore. More information regarding material will be given in class.

To earn credit for the SP-1 module (9 CP in total), you are required to earn a minimum of 60% or more on the written assignments given in both ULS 1 (1000 words; 3 CP) and ULS 2 (2000 words; 6 CP) respectively.

N.B.:
1) This course is not open to ERASMUS students below a B2 English level.
2) Students in situations of exceptional hardship (who can indeed only take part in a specific class) are asked to contact the teacher directly. Please do so well BEFORE the end of the registration procedure (i.e. BEFORE October 12, 2016). You will need to provide proof of the time conflict you have.

REGISTRATION
Please register in Stud.IP by Thursday, 12th Oct 2017, 6 p.m.
Be aware that you are allowed to register for ONE ULS 1 course only: choose carefully. After registration ends you will be notified (please check your Stud.IP messages) whether you have a seat in this class or not.

Via Stud.IP
Advance registration deadlines on Stud.IP:
For courses offered in the winter term: September, 15th
For courses offered for first semester students: last Friday before the start of the lecture period.
Stud.IP registration
1. In order to register via Stud.IP, it is imperative that your personal settings on the platform indicate that you are an English-Speaking Cultures student.
For detailed instructions in regard to how to set this up, please see: https://elearning.uni-bremen.de/
Click on: “Stud.IP –FAQ,” scroll down to and then click on “Stud.IP für Studierende…” and follow the instructions provided under “Sie belegen leider keinen passenden Studiengang!”
2. Students who have missed the deadline on 12th October need to check Stud.IP for classes which have seats available, and go to the session in the first week of teaching!
3. Should you not receive a seat in your class of choice on October 12th, all is not lost. Please proceed by first consulting StudIP to determine where seats remain available. (By simply clicking on the link to each respective parallel class and scrolling down to the "Number of Participants" section, one can see how many seats remain open.) [Comment: select one of those classes where there ARE still places available, come to the class meeting in the first week of teaching, and then make sure you FORMALLY register for that class.]

Katja Müller, M.A.
10-76-1-SP1-10 University Language Skills 1j (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 14:15 - 15:45 GW2 B3010 (Kleiner Studierraum) (2 SWS)

ULS 1 and ULS 2 together form the SP-1 'Basismodul', the practical-language module of your first year of the E-SC BA degree. ULS 1 (Winter Semester) lays the foundations on which you build in ULS 2 (Summer Semester). Successful completion of ULS 1, where we meet once a week for 90 minutes, involves some 90 hours of work and earns you 3 Credit Points; in ULS 2, we meet twice a week for 90 minutes each, you do some 180 hours of work, and can earn 6 Credit Points.

The 'mantra' for ULS 1 is "audience focus": How to write a good academic essay that gets your 'message' across to your reader in an easy-to-understand manner, provides the necessary supporting information and examples, and makes your view persuasive and convincing. We will explore various aspects of essay-writing: collecting information and ideas; organizing and planning your essay; writing it; editing and revising it - all with your potential reader in mind. Finally, in-class discussions of (your) texts, group work, and peer feedback on writing assignments allow you to practise all four language skills. We will also work on expanding and developing your English-language resources, so that you are in a position to select the most appropriate formulation from a wide range at your disposal.
To earn credit for the SP-1 module (9 CP in total), you are required to earn a minimum of 60% or more on the tests and the written assignments given in both ULS 1 (1000 words; 3 CP) and ULS 2 (2000 words; 6 CP) respectively.
At the first class meeting you will be provided with information regarding class requirements, as well as the books and other material you will be working with during the semester to support your language learning process.
Registration for this ULS1 class: There will initially be 19 places open for this class, allocated on a random basis. Register in Stud.IP for the class by 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12th October, following these instructions:
1. In order to register via Stud.IP, it is imperative that your personal settings on the platform indicate that you are an English-Speaking Cultures student. For detailed instructions with regard to how to set this up, please see https://elearning.uni-bremen.de/
Click on: “Stud.IP –FAQ,” scroll down to and then click on “Stud.IP für Studierende…” and follow the instructions provided under “Sie belegen leider keinen passenden Studiengang!”
2. Once the registration process ends at 6 p.m. on October 12, 2016, you will automatically be notified (via Stud.IP) whether you have a place in our ULS1 class.
3. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are in a situation of exceptional hardship and can truly only take part in THIS ULS1 class despite the other parallel sections, contact me directly via email (claridge@uni-bremen.de) BEFORE the end of the registration procedure (i.e. BEFORE October 12, 2016), explaining your case and providing proof of the conflict you have. I will try to accommodate your request where feasible.
4. If you do not receive a place in this class on October 12th, all is not lost. Please proceed by first consulting StudIP to determine where places remain available. (By simply clicking on the link to each respective parallel class and scrolling down to the “Number of Participants” section, one can see how many seats remain open.) Select one of those classes where there ARE still places available, come to the class meeting in the first week of teaching, and then make sure you FORMALLY register for that class.
Please note that this class is NOT open to Erasmus and other visiting students.

Michael Claridge, M.A., Dip.Ed.
10-76-1-SP1-11 University Language Skills 1k (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 12:15 - 13:45 SFG 0140 SFG 0150 (2 SWS)

ULS 1 and ULS 2 together form the SP-1 'Basismodul', the practical-language module of your first year of the E-SC BA degree. ULS 1 (Winter Semester) lays the foundations on which you build in ULS 2 (Summer Semester). Successful completion of ULS 1, where we meet once a week for 90 minutes, involves some 90 hours of work and earns you 3 Credit Points; in ULS 2, we meet twice a week for 90 minutes each, you do some 180 hours of work, and can earn 6 Credit Points.

The 'mantra' for ULS 1 is "audience focus": How to write a good academic essay that gets your 'message' across to your reader in an easy-to-understand manner, provides the necessary supporting information and examples, and makes your view persuasive and convincing. We will explore various aspects of essay-writing: collecting information and ideas; organizing and planning your essay; writing it; editing and revising it - all with your potential reader in mind. Finally, in-class discussions of (your) texts, group work, and peer feedback on writing assignments allow you to practise all four language skills. We will also work on expanding and developing your English-language resources, so that you are in a position to select the most appropriate formulation from a wide range at your disposal.
To earn credit for the SP-1 module (9 CP in total), you are required to earn a minimum of 60% or more on the tests and the written assignments given in both ULS 1 (1000 words; 3 CP) and ULS 2 (2000 words; 6 CP) respectively.
At the first class meeting you will be provided with information regarding class requirements, as well as the books and other material you will be working with during the semester to support your language learning process.
Registration for this ULS1 class: There will initially be 19 places open for this class, allocated on a random basis. Register in Stud.IP for the class by 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12th October, following these instructions:
1. In order to register via Stud.IP, it is imperative that your personal settings on the platform indicate that you are an English-Speaking Cultures student. For detailed instructions with regard to how to set this up, please see https://elearning.uni-bremen.de/
Click on: “Stud.IP –FAQ,” scroll down to and then click on “Stud.IP für Studierende…” and follow the instructions provided under “Sie belegen leider keinen passenden Studiengang!”
2. Once the registration process ends at 6 p.m. on October 12, 2016, you will automatically be notified (via Stud.IP) whether you have a place in our ULS1 class.
3. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are in a situation of exceptional hardship and can truly only take part in THIS ULS1 class despite the other parallel sections, contact me directly via email (claridge@uni-bremen.de) BEFORE the end of the registration procedure (i.e. BEFORE October 12, 2016), explaining your case and providing proof of the conflict you have. I will try to accommodate your request where feasible.
4. If you do not receive a place in this class on October 12th, all is not lost. Please proceed by first consulting StudIP to determine where places remain available. (By simply clicking on the link to each respective parallel class and scrolling down to the “Number of Participants” section, one can see how many seats remain open.) Select one of those classes where there ARE still places available, come to the class meeting in the first week of teaching, and then make sure you FORMALLY register for that class.
Please note that this class is NOT open to Erasmus and other visiting students.

Michael Claridge, M.A., Dip.Ed.

LEHRVERANSTALTUNGEN DES 2. JAHRES (PO 2011)

D-1a: Aufbaumodul (6 CP) (nur für das Wintersemester)

Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft (3 CP + 3 CP) (1PL = Term paper/Hausarbeit)

Es gilt zu beachten: Laut SK-Beschluss (E-SC) vom 21.11.2012 ist die Pruefungsleistung im Bereich "Key Topics in Literature" zu erbringen = Schriftliche Hausarbeit/Term paper.

Modulbeauftragte/r: Prof. Dr. Sabine Broeck, broeck@uni-bremen.de
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
10-76-3-D1-01 Key Topics in Linguistics: Applied Linguistics (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 16:15 - 17:45 IW3 0330 (2 SWS)

Applied linguistics involves „the theoretical and empirical investigation of real-world problems in which language is a central issue“ (Brumfit 1995: 27). In this class, we start with an overview of fields of applied linguistics, and then focus on three of these fields: critical applied linguistics, where we study gossip and teacher talk; the usefulness (or not) of corpora in language teaching; and finally forensic linguistics, the use of language by criminals, in police investigations and in court.
You will get to know the basic theoretical concepts of (critical) applied linguistics. You will test different methods for analyzing language, e.g. manual and automatic analyses of small or large amounts of text. Finally, you will practice your skills as researchers by conducting a study of your own favourite real-world language problem.

Requirements
Homework assignments (reading 10-30 pages each week; possibly some exercises).
Regular and active participation in all class work, which is only possible if you attend class. You may miss up to three classes without excuse.

BA ESC D 1a Portfolio (unbenotete Studienleistung, 3 CP)
BA ESC D 1c Term paper (benotete Prüfungsleistung, 3 CP)
Erasmus: Portfolio 3 CP or Portfolio and written exam 6 CP

Recommended literature (no need to buy any)
Coffin, Caroline & Theresa Lillis & Kieran O’Halloran. 2010. Applied Linguistics Methods: A Reader. London; New York: Routledge.
Cook, Guy & Sarah North. 2010. Applied Linguistics in Action: A Reader. London; New York: Routledge.
Hunston, Susan & David Oakey. 2010. Introducing Applied Linguistics: Concepts and Skills. London; New York: Routledge.
Loewen, Shawn & Luke Plonsky. 2016. An A-Z of Applied Linguistics Research Methods. London; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

E-books:
Capelle, Carol. 2013. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley.
Davies, Alan. 2004. The Handbook of Applied Linguistics. Blackwell. Also available as paper edition in the library.

Dr. Anke Schulz
10-76-3-D1-02 Key Topics in Linguistics: Systemic Functional Grammar (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 12:15 - 13:45 MZH 1460 (2 SWS)

In this class you will learn a method for the grammatical analysis of texts which is based on Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG, Halliday 2004). This method can help us to recognize linguistic patterns that serve a range of purposes in communication. To begin, we practice to identify clause type, clause constituents and word classes. We will then look at the structure of clauses (theme and rheme), at modality, and at the agents and patients involved in the processes, e.g. action, relational or mental processes. For your assignments, you will use computer-assisted manual annotation to investigate a text (written or spoken) of your own choice.
A sound knowledge of clause constituents and their functions can be very useful for writing texts, for teaching, and for a general awareness of how writers or speakers can manipulate their audience.

Requirements:
Homework assignments (reading 10-30 pages each week; possibly some exercises).
Regular and active participation in all class work, which is only possible if you attend class. You may miss up to three classes without excuse.

BA ESC D1a: An analysis of a text using the UAM corpus tool plus three pages written report (Portfolio, 3 CP, ungraded)
BA ESC D1c: A term paper describing your own grammatical analysis of a text of your choice with the UAM corpus tool (3 CP, graded)
Erasmus: 3 CP see BA ESC D1a (graded), plus 2 CP for additional exam if required

Recommended Literature (you don’t have to buy any of these):
Coffin, Caroline & Jim Donohue & Sarah North. 2009. Exploring English Grammar: From Formal to Functional. London: Routledge.
Halliday M.A.K. 1985/1994/2004. An Introduction to Functional Grammar. London: Arnold.
Thompson, Geoff. 2004. Introducing Functional Grammar. 2nd ed. London: Arnold.
Young, Lynne & Fitzgerald, Brigid. 2006. The Power of Language: How discourse influences society. London: Equinox.

Dr. Anke Schulz
10-76-3-D1-03 Key Topics in Linguistics: Multimodal Communication (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 14:15 - 15:45 MZH 1460 (2 SWS)

This seminar offers a an insight into understanding different aspects of communication including para-verbal (intonation, prosody, pauses) and nonverbal modes (head movement, posture, gaze, proxemics, etc.) The seminar will teach two major methodologies to help the students carry out their own multimodal analyses.
The students are expected to write a mini response paper each week (3 paragraphs) and give a presentation.
Literature:
Norris, S. (2004). Analyzing multimodal interaction: A methodological framework. Rutledge.
Haddington, P., Keisanen, T., Mondada, L., & Nevile, M. (Eds.). (2014). Multiactivity in social interaction: Beyond multitasking. John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Dr. Inke Du Bois
10-76-3-D1-05 Key Topics in Linguistics: Lexical semantics (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Fr 10:15 - 11:45 IW3 0330 (2 SWS)
Nina Aleksandra Reshöft, M.A. (LB)
10-76-3-D1/WD1-07 Key Topics in Literature: English Renaissance Drama - Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 10:15 - 11:45 GW1 B0100 (2 SWS)

This seminar focuses on four plays written in late sixteenth-century Renaissance England: Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great, Parts I and II (1586/7; pub. 1590), Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist (first performed in 1610) and William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (1596/1598). Overall this course wishes to enable students to explore language, form, genre, and style of the individual plays, as well as to critically engage with themes, issues, and key concepts in Renaissance drama. On the way, our focus will shift from a discussion of the fundamental features of dramatic composition to issues such as the political structures of Renaissance England, gender roles and relations, love and sexuality as well as nationhood, race, colonialism and empire.

Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.

For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.

Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (Available for modules: D-1a, D-1b and WD-1a, WD-1b; Kulturelle Kategorien in den englischsprachigen Kulturen - M.Ed. PO 2008, NF Gy / Gesamtschule)

• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or individual or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Required reading before the first session (you need a copy of these books for class):
Jonson, Ben. The Alchemist and Other Plays: Volpone, or The Fox. Epicene, or The Silent Woman. The Alchemist. Bartholomew Fair. (Italics) Ed. Campbell, Gordon. Oxford: OUP, 2008. Print.
Marlowe, Christopher. Four Plays: Tamburlaine: Parts One and Two, The Jew of Malta, Edward II., Dr Faustus. (Italics) Ed. Gibbons, Brian. London: A&C Black Publishers Ltd., 2011. Print.
Shakespeare, William. The Merchant of Venice. (Italics)Ed. Cedric Watts. Wordsworth Classics, New Edition. Hare: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2000. Print.

Copies can be purchased at the bookstore on our campus (Universitätsbuchhandlung Bremen: www.unibuch-bremen.de)

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-3-D1/WD1-08 Key Topics in Literature: Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 MZH 1460 (2 SWS)

According to Bonnie Kime Scott, modernist women “actively transformed the novel to reflect their unique perceptions of everyday life […] as critics and creative writers”. This course is designed to aesthetically appreciate and to critically explore selected works by Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson, two much admired and greatly celebrated British women writers using text-centred and contextual approaches. We will explore the relation of women and fiction in the first three decades of the 20th century in Woolf’s feminist literary criticism, revisit modernist and postmodernist writing strategies and discuss several gender-related aspects of the novels, which have remained highly topical, then and now.

Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.

For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.
Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (Available for modules: D-1a, D-1b and WD-1a, WD-1b)

• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or individual or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Required reading before the first session (you need a copy of these books for class):
Winterson, Jeanette. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (Italics) London: Vintage, 2012. Print.
Winterson, Jeanette. Written on the Body. (Italics) London: Vintage, 1993. Print.
Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. (Italics) 1925. San Diego: A Harvest Book. 1981. Print.
Woolf, Virginia. Orlando. (Italics) 1928. Ware: Wordsworth Classics, 1995. Print.
Copies can be purchased at the bookstore on our campus (Universitätsbuchhandlung Bremen: www.unibuch-bremen.de)

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-3-D1/WD1-09 Key Topics in Literature: Shakespeare's Othello (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 16:15 - 17:45 GW1 A1070 (2 SWS)

The aim of this course is to introduce students to Shakespeare's only domestic tragedy. Set in Venice as well as Cyprus, Othello has become a key text in the debate about race or ethnicity in early modern Europe. Since the play dramatises the social anxieties aroused by a black outsider occupying centre-stage, our analysis will include a discussion of the extent to which Shakespeare drew upon, contributed to, or modified notions of otherness dominating in his own day.

requirements:
• regular attendance and active participation
• in-depth knowledge of the reading material
• presentation and/or final paper

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. The enrolment period ends on September 15.
The number of participants is limited to 15 students.

text:
Shakespeare, William. Othello. The Arden Shakespeare. London. Thomson Learning, 2004.

Prof. Dr. Norbert Schaffeld
10-76-3-D1/WD1-10 Key Topics in Literature: The Fabric of Slavery (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 AIB 0010 (2 SWS)

This seminar will take at its focus of research and seminar discussion the play The Sugar Wife, by Elisabeth Kuti. It will permit to discuss both, the historical issue of transatlantic slavery (the interests and actors who created and sustained it, as well as the resistance against it by black and white people, enslaved and free), and the question of representation: how to write about the commodification and thingification of Black life and being.
All participants will be required to have a copy of The Sugar Wife IN HAND at semester beginning. Secondary research literature will be added to our reading list and announced on stud ip in due time. A PL can be obtained by giving an in-class presentation that has been carefully written as a 20 min. lecture beforehand (individual) and will have to be based on close reading and research of critical literature on slavery and representation. A SL can be obtained by writing two short reader reports about The Sugar Wife, one at the beginning, and one at the end of semester.

Literature:
Elisabeth Kuti, The Sugar Wife, Nick Hern Books: London, 2009.
Please check back in for listings of further reading material.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Bröck
10-76-3-D1/WD1-11 Key Topics in Literature: The American Novel Today

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 14:15 - 15:45 FVG M0160 SpT C3140 (2 SWS)

This seminar will be an excursion into close reading, and lots of it! we will read the novels listed below, with an eye to their narrative structure and style as well as to the ethical, social, cultural and political issues they raise. a PL may be obtained by presenting an elegantly written (beforehand!) lecture of 15 min. (longer in case of group work) about one of the novels which needs to address secondary research. An SL may be obtained by writing two session reports, one at the beginning of the course, one at its end.

required reading:
Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing
Column Mc Cann, Transatlantic
Louise Erdrich, The Round House
Michael Chabon, Moonglow
Richard Russo, Everybody's Fool
Marilynne Robinson, Lila
Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel
Toni Morrison, God Help the Child.
Please do check in regularly for announcement and communication.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Bröck
10-76-3-D1/WD1-12 Key Topics in Literature: The Postcolonial World in Literature and Film: New Zealand (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 18:00 - 20:00 GW2 B1410
wöchentlich Do 10:15 - 11:45 IW3 0210 (2 SWS)

This class will introduce students to New Zealand, its colonial history, postcolonial cultures, and contemporary issues with a focus on New Zealand’s Indigenous population. We will learn about the country through reading non-fiction texts, short stories, two novels and watching 4-5 feature films by Pakeha and Maori directors.

All texts except the novels will be provided electronically. Class requirements are regular attendance, in-depth knowledge of reading and viewing material, and active class discussion. Reading the texts and watching the films is mandatory. The films will be shown on four to five Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm. You are required to purchase and read Rose Tremain The Colour and Patricia Grace Dogside Story. The Colour is available through amazon.de both new (9,99€) and through marketplace, while Dogside Story is only available through amazon marketplace with only a few copies left (allow up to 3 weeks delivery). Please note that prior enrollment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf
10-76-3-D1/WD1-13 Key Topics in Literature: Illness Narratives (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 GW1-HS H1000 (2 SWS)

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce students to the flourishing genre of illness narratives. In recent decades, more and more literary and non-literary texts depict the experience of illness and its effects on people's lives. This course will use fictional writings as well as autobiographical accounts by actual patients, family members, or healthcare professionals to explore the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of a patient's, doctor's, or relative's experience of such conditions as Alzheimer's, cancer, or AIDS.

In addition to an in-depth analysis and interpretation of the selected texts, we will look at illness narratives in the context of the history of medicine, medical humanities, narrative medicine, body studies, life writing, and gender theory.

Requirements:
  • regular attendance and active participation
  • in-depth knowledge of the reading material
  • presentation (and handout) and/or final paper

A detailed syllabus will be handed out in the first session.

Texts:
to be announced.

Christine Müller, M.A.
10-76-3-D1/WD1-14 Key Topics in Literature: The Postcolonial World in Literature and Film: The Caribbean" (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 10:15 - 11:45 GW1-HS H1000 (2 SWS)

Einzeltermine:
Fr 20.10.17 15:00 - 17:00 GW2 B1400 NUR Mi. - So.
Fr 12.01.18 11:15 - 12:45
Dr. Janelle Rodriques
10-76-3-D1/WD1-15 Key Topics in Literature: Critical Mixed Race Studies (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Einzeltermine:
Fr 08.12.17 10:00 - 18:00 UNICOM 3; 0. Ebene; Seminarraum 3
Sa 09.12.17 - So 10.12.17 (So, Sa) 10:00 - 18:00 GW2 B3850

For centuries, the melting pot has served as a metaphor to celebrate 'America' as a blending of peoples. At the same time, groups racialized as non- white have been systematically excluded from this discourse and, in particular, the line between 'white' and 'black' heavily policed. This seminar will investigate the myth of the melting pot and explore the ways in which US-American history, law, literature, and culture - from its beginnings - have been shaped by a fundamental anxiety over sexual and familial relations between people positioned as white and those identified as black. Moving between different media and across time, students will learn to analyze contemporary phenomena of interraciality against a historical backdrop: For instance, colonial statutes will be studied alongside laws from the twentieth century in their regulation of race, marriage and kinship. Material on a legacy of the 'one drop-rule' will serve to examine constructions of (mixed) race in Barack Obama's first presidential campaign. We will read a fictional diary from 2001 that had been legally banned because it portrayed 'miscegenation' in its parody of the classic 'Gone with the Wind' (1936) and a longstanding controversy around President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings will be connected to an analysis of the TV series 'Scandal'

Cedric-Akpeje Essi
10-76-3-D1/WD1-16 Key Topics in Literature: Contemporary African American Literature (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 MZH 1380/1400 (2 SWS)

Einzeltermine:
Fr 17.11.17 16:00 - 17:30 GW2 B2900

This course presents a brief overview of core texts comprising the evolving canon of Contemporary African American Literature. We will read genres ranging from fiction, poetry, drama, prison literature, and more, and engage genres such as visual albums and spoken word for their political, literary, and lyrical import.

Dr. Selamawit Terrefe
10-82-1-LS3-1 Key topics in Linguistics: Grammar-based methods for textual analysis and critical reading

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 14:00 - 16:00 SFG 1040 (2 SWS)
Prof. John Arnold Bateman, Ph.D.
10-M83-3-V-1 Travel Writing: Text, Context, Criticism (in englischer Sprache)
(für BA E-SC PO 2011 - Key Topics in Literature)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 16:15 - 17:45 SH D1020 (2 SWS)

Travel writing is an increasingly popular genre in terms of text production and commercial success, encompassing a fascinating diversity of literary forms, modes and itineraries which negate a forthright definition of the genre. As a repository for factual and fictional accounts of mobility and cross-cultural exchange, however, it has long been underestimated for its potential to contribute to a broad range of cultural, political and historical debates that seek to reassess the role of travel writing as a "vehicle for geographic, ethnographic and sociological knowledge." (Thompson 4). This course is designed to introduce students to the comprehensive history of this dynamic and complex genre within the socio-cultural framework of the English-speaking world. We will trace recurrent literary conventions, themes, motifs, functions and concerns in historical and contemporary travel narratives in English by various key contributors and engage with textual and contextual approaches in our reading of travel writing as a transnational genre.

Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.

For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.
Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (available for modules: MA TNL Profilmodul I: Literatur, MA TnL Vertiefungsmodul, D1a / D1b; WD1a / WD1b)
• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or individual or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

MA TnL module: http://www.master-transnationale-literaturwissenschaft.uni-bremen.de/studium/modulbeschreibungen/
E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Required reading before the first session (you need a copy for class):
Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley. The Turkish Embassy Letters. (Italics) 1994. London: Virago, 2009. Print.
Thompson, Carl. Travel Writing. (Italics) London: Routledge, 2011. Print.
Twain, Mark. The Innocents abroad. (Italics) London: Signet Classics, 2007. Print.
Copies can be purchased at the bookstore on our campus (Universitätsbuchhandlung Bremen: www.unibuch-bremen.de)

Dr. Jana Nittel

D-1b: Aufbaumodul (nur für das Wintersemester)

Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte (3 CP + 3 CP) (1PL = Term paper/Hausarbeit)

Es gilt zu beachten: Laut SK-Beschluss (E-SC) vom 21.11.2012 ist die Pruefungsleistung im Bereich "Key Topics in Cultural History" zu erbringen = Schriftliche Hausarbeit/Term paper.

Modulbeauftragte/r: Prof. Dr. Sabine Broeck, broeck@uni-bremen.de
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
10-76-3-D1/WD1-02 Key Topics in Cultural History: Multiethnic Britain on Film (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 18:00 - 20:00 SuUB 4320 (Studio II Medienraum )
wöchentlich Mi 12:00 - 14:00 SuUB 4320 (Studio II Medienraum ) (2 SWS)

What kind of stories circulate about (im)migrants? What kind of stereotypes do these stories contest or confirm? What differences of power and position do they construct or conceal? How do these stories challenge, transform or subvert existing certainties about a 'British' (multi)cultural identity? This course aims to explore the narratives and images through which the experiences of the various communities of Caribbean, African or South-Asian descent are culturally mediated, understood, and made part of the new British national identity. Drawing on a number of films that address issues of migration, diaspora and multiculturality in contemporary Britain, we are going to discuss cinematographic representations of racism and integration, cultural identity and hybridity, of roots and routes.
This course is work-intensive: Students are required to invest much time and dedication into week-to-week preparations that include not just the viewing of films before the seminar sessions but also a high amount of reading. A list of films will be agreed upon in the first session. Joint viewing events can be set up.

Additional material will be made available in a Reader (on Stud.IP).

Requirements:
# regular attendance and active participation
# in-depth knowledge of the reading and viewing material
# a portfolio of worksheets (graded in WD-1b)
# for a grade in D-1b: an additional term paper of 8-10 pp.

Prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Irmgard Maassen
10-76-3-D1/WD1-03 Key Topics in Cultural History: Analyzing Hollywood Cinema (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 14:15 - 15:45 SuUB 4330 (Studio I Medienraum ) (2 SWS)

This course is designed to introduce students to critical scholarship on US-American film history and culture. Basic introductions to the analytical categories of race, class, gender, and sexuality will help students to analyze how films construct and limit representations of African-Americans, Native Americans, women and femininity, men and masculinity, sexuality, class struggle and class difference.
The participation in the course “Viewing film critically” Tuesdays 16:00 – 18:00 (General Studies / Schlüsselqualifikation / Global Education) is highly recommended because it offers full-length screenings of the films we will discuss in class. Otherwise you must watch the films individually; they will be made available at the beginning of the semester on a reserve shelf in the SuuB-Mediathek.
Our major textbook will be Benshoff and Griffin: America on film: Representing race, class, gender, and sexuality at the movies. (Purchase is is suggested.)
Essential readings from the textbook will be also available for download on Stud-IP. You should also consult the 'Semesterapparat' (SuUB) for further readings.
Requirements:
• regular attendance and oral participation
• in-depth knowledge of the reading material
• oral presentation and handout
Please note that prior enrollment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Dr. Karin Esders-Angermund
10-76-3-D1/WD1-05 Key Topics in Cultural History: Transmedial and Transmedia Storytelling: The Case of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 12:15 - 13:45 SH D1020 (2 SWS)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) as highly prolific and technologically minded author, produced an impressive body of work including plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, science fiction stories and historical novels, in addition to his collections of detective fiction stories featuring the most memorable and certainly best known of the epistemological detectives, Sherlock Holmes. Since his first public appearance in the A Study in Scarlet (Italics) (1887), a global audience continues to enjoy the adventures and living habits of the eccentric persona of the detective. This immense popularity was not only further spurned by the corpus of non-canonical Sherlock Holmes works and several fictional biographies, chronologies of Holmes’s life and the London of Sherlock Holmes, but most prominently by the character’s effortless shift from page to stage, to radio and to screen, in other words, the process of storytelling, canonical or non-canonical, across various media and genres, such as film, animated film, TV series, radio plays, audio books, graphic novels, cartoons, and video games, constituting the transmedial world of Sherlock Holmes. Every subsequent media shift (written to audio-visual) or retelling of the Sherlock Holmes prose narratives as filmic narratives offered its makers and producers multifarious ways of manipulating and shaping what Stephen Knight termed “the traditional image of Sherlock Holmes”: “[the]deerstalker hat, a checked Inverness cape, large curved pipe and a magnifying glass” (368).
Divided into four areas of critical inquiry (novel, feature film, TV series and graphic novel), and drawing equally on traditional as well as contemporary ideas, that have emerged in the fields of crime fiction, (post) classical and transmedial narratology, filmic and television storytelling, Transmedia Fandom and Comics studies, we will trace the transformation of our cherished key figures, discuss the effects of audience participation and explore the nature of narrative, in general, and that of the analytical detective fiction narrative, in particular (plot, character and space) in differing media and genre formats.
Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.
For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.
Additional secondary sources can be accessed in the "Semesterapparat", a reference only section on the third floor of the library building. A number of DVDs will be available in the “Semesterapparat” in the “Mediathek”, located on the fourth floor of the library building: http://www.suub.uni-bremen.de/standorte/zentrale/mediathek/.

Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for the availability of primary sources, requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (Available for modules: D-1b, D-1c and WD-1b, WD-1c)
• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Please be familiar with the following materials:

Novel/Short Story
Doyle, Arthur C. "A Study in Scarlet”. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Novels. (Italics) London: Chancellor Press, 1987. 1-108. Print.
---."A Scandal in Bohemia”. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Short Stories. (Italics) London: Chancellor Press, 1985. 9-28. Print.

Feature Film
Sherlock Holmes (Italics) (USA, D 2009). Director: Guy Ritchie. Warner 2010. DVD.

TV Series
Elementary (Italics) – Season 1. (US, CBS 2012). Created by Robert Doherty. DVD.
Sherlock (Italics) – Season 1. (UK, BBC 2010). "A Study in Pink”, “The Blind Banker“, “The Great Game”. Created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. DVD.

Graphic Novel
Doyle, Arthur C. A Study in Scarlet. A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel. (Italics) Illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard. Text adapted by Ian Edington. New York City: Sterling (Reprint Edition), 2010. Print.

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-3-D1/WD1-07 Key Topics in Literature: English Renaissance Drama - Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 10:15 - 11:45 GW1 B0100 (2 SWS)

This seminar focuses on four plays written in late sixteenth-century Renaissance England: Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great, Parts I and II (1586/7; pub. 1590), Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist (first performed in 1610) and William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (1596/1598). Overall this course wishes to enable students to explore language, form, genre, and style of the individual plays, as well as to critically engage with themes, issues, and key concepts in Renaissance drama. On the way, our focus will shift from a discussion of the fundamental features of dramatic composition to issues such as the political structures of Renaissance England, gender roles and relations, love and sexuality as well as nationhood, race, colonialism and empire.

Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.

For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.

Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (Available for modules: D-1a, D-1b and WD-1a, WD-1b; Kulturelle Kategorien in den englischsprachigen Kulturen - M.Ed. PO 2008, NF Gy / Gesamtschule)

• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or individual or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Required reading before the first session (you need a copy of these books for class):
Jonson, Ben. The Alchemist and Other Plays: Volpone, or The Fox. Epicene, or The Silent Woman. The Alchemist. Bartholomew Fair. (Italics) Ed. Campbell, Gordon. Oxford: OUP, 2008. Print.
Marlowe, Christopher. Four Plays: Tamburlaine: Parts One and Two, The Jew of Malta, Edward II., Dr Faustus. (Italics) Ed. Gibbons, Brian. London: A&C Black Publishers Ltd., 2011. Print.
Shakespeare, William. The Merchant of Venice. (Italics)Ed. Cedric Watts. Wordsworth Classics, New Edition. Hare: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2000. Print.

Copies can be purchased at the bookstore on our campus (Universitätsbuchhandlung Bremen: www.unibuch-bremen.de)

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-3-D1/WD1-08 Key Topics in Literature: Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 MZH 1460 (2 SWS)

According to Bonnie Kime Scott, modernist women “actively transformed the novel to reflect their unique perceptions of everyday life […] as critics and creative writers”. This course is designed to aesthetically appreciate and to critically explore selected works by Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson, two much admired and greatly celebrated British women writers using text-centred and contextual approaches. We will explore the relation of women and fiction in the first three decades of the 20th century in Woolf’s feminist literary criticism, revisit modernist and postmodernist writing strategies and discuss several gender-related aspects of the novels, which have remained highly topical, then and now.

Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.

For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.
Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (Available for modules: D-1a, D-1b and WD-1a, WD-1b)

• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or individual or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Required reading before the first session (you need a copy of these books for class):
Winterson, Jeanette. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (Italics) London: Vintage, 2012. Print.
Winterson, Jeanette. Written on the Body. (Italics) London: Vintage, 1993. Print.
Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. (Italics) 1925. San Diego: A Harvest Book. 1981. Print.
Woolf, Virginia. Orlando. (Italics) 1928. Ware: Wordsworth Classics, 1995. Print.
Copies can be purchased at the bookstore on our campus (Universitätsbuchhandlung Bremen: www.unibuch-bremen.de)

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-3-D1/WD1-09 Key Topics in Literature: Shakespeare's Othello (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 16:15 - 17:45 GW1 A1070 (2 SWS)

The aim of this course is to introduce students to Shakespeare's only domestic tragedy. Set in Venice as well as Cyprus, Othello has become a key text in the debate about race or ethnicity in early modern Europe. Since the play dramatises the social anxieties aroused by a black outsider occupying centre-stage, our analysis will include a discussion of the extent to which Shakespeare drew upon, contributed to, or modified notions of otherness dominating in his own day.

requirements:
• regular attendance and active participation
• in-depth knowledge of the reading material
• presentation and/or final paper

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. The enrolment period ends on September 15.
The number of participants is limited to 15 students.

text:
Shakespeare, William. Othello. The Arden Shakespeare. London. Thomson Learning, 2004.

Prof. Dr. Norbert Schaffeld
10-76-3-D1/WD1-10 Key Topics in Literature: The Fabric of Slavery (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 AIB 0010 (2 SWS)

This seminar will take at its focus of research and seminar discussion the play The Sugar Wife, by Elisabeth Kuti. It will permit to discuss both, the historical issue of transatlantic slavery (the interests and actors who created and sustained it, as well as the resistance against it by black and white people, enslaved and free), and the question of representation: how to write about the commodification and thingification of Black life and being.
All participants will be required to have a copy of The Sugar Wife IN HAND at semester beginning. Secondary research literature will be added to our reading list and announced on stud ip in due time. A PL can be obtained by giving an in-class presentation that has been carefully written as a 20 min. lecture beforehand (individual) and will have to be based on close reading and research of critical literature on slavery and representation. A SL can be obtained by writing two short reader reports about The Sugar Wife, one at the beginning, and one at the end of semester.

Literature:
Elisabeth Kuti, The Sugar Wife, Nick Hern Books: London, 2009.
Please check back in for listings of further reading material.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Bröck
10-76-3-D1/WD1-11 Key Topics in Literature: The American Novel Today

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 14:15 - 15:45 FVG M0160 SpT C3140 (2 SWS)

This seminar will be an excursion into close reading, and lots of it! we will read the novels listed below, with an eye to their narrative structure and style as well as to the ethical, social, cultural and political issues they raise. a PL may be obtained by presenting an elegantly written (beforehand!) lecture of 15 min. (longer in case of group work) about one of the novels which needs to address secondary research. An SL may be obtained by writing two session reports, one at the beginning of the course, one at its end.

required reading:
Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing
Column Mc Cann, Transatlantic
Louise Erdrich, The Round House
Michael Chabon, Moonglow
Richard Russo, Everybody's Fool
Marilynne Robinson, Lila
Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel
Toni Morrison, God Help the Child.
Please do check in regularly for announcement and communication.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Bröck
10-76-3-D1/WD1-12 Key Topics in Literature: The Postcolonial World in Literature and Film: New Zealand (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 18:00 - 20:00 GW2 B1410
wöchentlich Do 10:15 - 11:45 IW3 0210 (2 SWS)

This class will introduce students to New Zealand, its colonial history, postcolonial cultures, and contemporary issues with a focus on New Zealand’s Indigenous population. We will learn about the country through reading non-fiction texts, short stories, two novels and watching 4-5 feature films by Pakeha and Maori directors.

All texts except the novels will be provided electronically. Class requirements are regular attendance, in-depth knowledge of reading and viewing material, and active class discussion. Reading the texts and watching the films is mandatory. The films will be shown on four to five Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm. You are required to purchase and read Rose Tremain The Colour and Patricia Grace Dogside Story. The Colour is available through amazon.de both new (9,99€) and through marketplace, while Dogside Story is only available through amazon marketplace with only a few copies left (allow up to 3 weeks delivery). Please note that prior enrollment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf
10-76-3-D1/WD1-13 Key Topics in Literature: Illness Narratives (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 GW1-HS H1000 (2 SWS)

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce students to the flourishing genre of illness narratives. In recent decades, more and more literary and non-literary texts depict the experience of illness and its effects on people's lives. This course will use fictional writings as well as autobiographical accounts by actual patients, family members, or healthcare professionals to explore the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of a patient's, doctor's, or relative's experience of such conditions as Alzheimer's, cancer, or AIDS.

In addition to an in-depth analysis and interpretation of the selected texts, we will look at illness narratives in the context of the history of medicine, medical humanities, narrative medicine, body studies, life writing, and gender theory.

Requirements:
  • regular attendance and active participation
  • in-depth knowledge of the reading material
  • presentation (and handout) and/or final paper

A detailed syllabus will be handed out in the first session.

Texts:
to be announced.

Christine Müller, M.A.
10-76-3-D1/WD1-14 Key Topics in Literature: The Postcolonial World in Literature and Film: The Caribbean" (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 10:15 - 11:45 GW1-HS H1000 (2 SWS)

Einzeltermine:
Fr 20.10.17 15:00 - 17:00 GW2 B1400 NUR Mi. - So.
Fr 12.01.18 11:15 - 12:45
Dr. Janelle Rodriques
10-76-3-D1/WD1-15 Key Topics in Literature: Critical Mixed Race Studies (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Einzeltermine:
Fr 08.12.17 10:00 - 18:00 UNICOM 3; 0. Ebene; Seminarraum 3
Sa 09.12.17 - So 10.12.17 (So, Sa) 10:00 - 18:00 GW2 B3850

For centuries, the melting pot has served as a metaphor to celebrate 'America' as a blending of peoples. At the same time, groups racialized as non- white have been systematically excluded from this discourse and, in particular, the line between 'white' and 'black' heavily policed. This seminar will investigate the myth of the melting pot and explore the ways in which US-American history, law, literature, and culture - from its beginnings - have been shaped by a fundamental anxiety over sexual and familial relations between people positioned as white and those identified as black. Moving between different media and across time, students will learn to analyze contemporary phenomena of interraciality against a historical backdrop: For instance, colonial statutes will be studied alongside laws from the twentieth century in their regulation of race, marriage and kinship. Material on a legacy of the 'one drop-rule' will serve to examine constructions of (mixed) race in Barack Obama's first presidential campaign. We will read a fictional diary from 2001 that had been legally banned because it portrayed 'miscegenation' in its parody of the classic 'Gone with the Wind' (1936) and a longstanding controversy around President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings will be connected to an analysis of the TV series 'Scandal'

Cedric-Akpeje Essi
10-76-3-D1/WD1-16 Key Topics in Literature: Contemporary African American Literature (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 MZH 1380/1400 (2 SWS)

Einzeltermine:
Fr 17.11.17 16:00 - 17:30 GW2 B2900

This course presents a brief overview of core texts comprising the evolving canon of Contemporary African American Literature. We will read genres ranging from fiction, poetry, drama, prison literature, and more, and engage genres such as visual albums and spoken word for their political, literary, and lyrical import.

Dr. Selamawit Terrefe
10-M83-3-V-1 Travel Writing: Text, Context, Criticism (in englischer Sprache)
(für BA E-SC PO 2011 - Key Topics in Literature)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 16:15 - 17:45 SH D1020 (2 SWS)

Travel writing is an increasingly popular genre in terms of text production and commercial success, encompassing a fascinating diversity of literary forms, modes and itineraries which negate a forthright definition of the genre. As a repository for factual and fictional accounts of mobility and cross-cultural exchange, however, it has long been underestimated for its potential to contribute to a broad range of cultural, political and historical debates that seek to reassess the role of travel writing as a "vehicle for geographic, ethnographic and sociological knowledge." (Thompson 4). This course is designed to introduce students to the comprehensive history of this dynamic and complex genre within the socio-cultural framework of the English-speaking world. We will trace recurrent literary conventions, themes, motifs, functions and concerns in historical and contemporary travel narratives in English by various key contributors and engage with textual and contextual approaches in our reading of travel writing as a transnational genre.

Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.

For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.
Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (available for modules: MA TNL Profilmodul I: Literatur, MA TnL Vertiefungsmodul, D1a / D1b; WD1a / WD1b)
• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or individual or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

MA TnL module: http://www.master-transnationale-literaturwissenschaft.uni-bremen.de/studium/modulbeschreibungen/
E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Required reading before the first session (you need a copy for class):
Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley. The Turkish Embassy Letters. (Italics) 1994. London: Virago, 2009. Print.
Thompson, Carl. Travel Writing. (Italics) London: Routledge, 2011. Print.
Twain, Mark. The Innocents abroad. (Italics) London: Signet Classics, 2007. Print.
Copies can be purchased at the bookstore on our campus (Universitätsbuchhandlung Bremen: www.unibuch-bremen.de)

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-M83-3-V-2 Key Topics in Cultural History: Gender - Culture - Feminism (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 16:15 - 17:45 GW2 B2900 GW2 A3570 (FB 10 Besprechungsraum) (2 SWS)

This is course is a mixture between a lecture course and a regular class. Scholars and teachers both from FB 10 and from other universities will deliver lectures on various aspects of our general topic initiating a transdisciplinary discourse on "Gender - Culture - Feminism". In the sessions between the lectures we will discuss corresponding texts and resources to prepare ourselves for the diverse subject matters of the presentations and to critically reflect on their respective ideas and arguments.

Please note that some of the lectures will be in German.
Essential readings will be available for download on Stud-IP. You should also consult the 'Semesterapparat' (SuUB) for further readings.
Requirements:
• regular attendance and oral participation
• in-depth knowledge of the reading material
• oral presentation and handout
Please note that prior enrollment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Dr. Karin Esders-Angermund

D-1c: Aufbaumodul (nur für das Wintersemester)

Sprachwissenschaft und Kulturgeschichte (3 CP + 3 CP) (1PL = Term paper/Hausarbeit)

Es gilt zu beachten: Laut SK-Beschluss (E-SC) vom 21.11.2012 ist die Pruefungsleistung im Bereich "Key Topics in Linguistics" zu erbringen = Schriftliche Hausarbeit/Term paper.

Modulbeauftragte/r: Prof. Dr. Sabine Broeck, broeck@uni-bremen.de
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
10-76-3-D1-01 Key Topics in Linguistics: Applied Linguistics (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 16:15 - 17:45 IW3 0330 (2 SWS)

Applied linguistics involves „the theoretical and empirical investigation of real-world problems in which language is a central issue“ (Brumfit 1995: 27). In this class, we start with an overview of fields of applied linguistics, and then focus on three of these fields: critical applied linguistics, where we study gossip and teacher talk; the usefulness (or not) of corpora in language teaching; and finally forensic linguistics, the use of language by criminals, in police investigations and in court.
You will get to know the basic theoretical concepts of (critical) applied linguistics. You will test different methods for analyzing language, e.g. manual and automatic analyses of small or large amounts of text. Finally, you will practice your skills as researchers by conducting a study of your own favourite real-world language problem.

Requirements
Homework assignments (reading 10-30 pages each week; possibly some exercises).
Regular and active participation in all class work, which is only possible if you attend class. You may miss up to three classes without excuse.

BA ESC D 1a Portfolio (unbenotete Studienleistung, 3 CP)
BA ESC D 1c Term paper (benotete Prüfungsleistung, 3 CP)
Erasmus: Portfolio 3 CP or Portfolio and written exam 6 CP

Recommended literature (no need to buy any)
Coffin, Caroline & Theresa Lillis & Kieran O’Halloran. 2010. Applied Linguistics Methods: A Reader. London; New York: Routledge.
Cook, Guy & Sarah North. 2010. Applied Linguistics in Action: A Reader. London; New York: Routledge.
Hunston, Susan & David Oakey. 2010. Introducing Applied Linguistics: Concepts and Skills. London; New York: Routledge.
Loewen, Shawn & Luke Plonsky. 2016. An A-Z of Applied Linguistics Research Methods. London; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

E-books:
Capelle, Carol. 2013. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley.
Davies, Alan. 2004. The Handbook of Applied Linguistics. Blackwell. Also available as paper edition in the library.

Dr. Anke Schulz
10-76-3-D1-02 Key Topics in Linguistics: Systemic Functional Grammar (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 12:15 - 13:45 MZH 1460 (2 SWS)

In this class you will learn a method for the grammatical analysis of texts which is based on Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG, Halliday 2004). This method can help us to recognize linguistic patterns that serve a range of purposes in communication. To begin, we practice to identify clause type, clause constituents and word classes. We will then look at the structure of clauses (theme and rheme), at modality, and at the agents and patients involved in the processes, e.g. action, relational or mental processes. For your assignments, you will use computer-assisted manual annotation to investigate a text (written or spoken) of your own choice.
A sound knowledge of clause constituents and their functions can be very useful for writing texts, for teaching, and for a general awareness of how writers or speakers can manipulate their audience.

Requirements:
Homework assignments (reading 10-30 pages each week; possibly some exercises).
Regular and active participation in all class work, which is only possible if you attend class. You may miss up to three classes without excuse.

BA ESC D1a: An analysis of a text using the UAM corpus tool plus three pages written report (Portfolio, 3 CP, ungraded)
BA ESC D1c: A term paper describing your own grammatical analysis of a text of your choice with the UAM corpus tool (3 CP, graded)
Erasmus: 3 CP see BA ESC D1a (graded), plus 2 CP for additional exam if required

Recommended Literature (you don’t have to buy any of these):
Coffin, Caroline & Jim Donohue & Sarah North. 2009. Exploring English Grammar: From Formal to Functional. London: Routledge.
Halliday M.A.K. 1985/1994/2004. An Introduction to Functional Grammar. London: Arnold.
Thompson, Geoff. 2004. Introducing Functional Grammar. 2nd ed. London: Arnold.
Young, Lynne & Fitzgerald, Brigid. 2006. The Power of Language: How discourse influences society. London: Equinox.

Dr. Anke Schulz
10-76-3-D1-03 Key Topics in Linguistics: Multimodal Communication (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 14:15 - 15:45 MZH 1460 (2 SWS)

This seminar offers a an insight into understanding different aspects of communication including para-verbal (intonation, prosody, pauses) and nonverbal modes (head movement, posture, gaze, proxemics, etc.) The seminar will teach two major methodologies to help the students carry out their own multimodal analyses.
The students are expected to write a mini response paper each week (3 paragraphs) and give a presentation.
Literature:
Norris, S. (2004). Analyzing multimodal interaction: A methodological framework. Rutledge.
Haddington, P., Keisanen, T., Mondada, L., & Nevile, M. (Eds.). (2014). Multiactivity in social interaction: Beyond multitasking. John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Dr. Inke Du Bois
10-76-3-D1-05 Key Topics in Linguistics: Lexical semantics (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Fr 10:15 - 11:45 IW3 0330 (2 SWS)
Nina Aleksandra Reshöft, M.A. (LB)
10-76-3-D1/WD1-02 Key Topics in Cultural History: Multiethnic Britain on Film (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 18:00 - 20:00 SuUB 4320 (Studio II Medienraum )
wöchentlich Mi 12:00 - 14:00 SuUB 4320 (Studio II Medienraum ) (2 SWS)

What kind of stories circulate about (im)migrants? What kind of stereotypes do these stories contest or confirm? What differences of power and position do they construct or conceal? How do these stories challenge, transform or subvert existing certainties about a 'British' (multi)cultural identity? This course aims to explore the narratives and images through which the experiences of the various communities of Caribbean, African or South-Asian descent are culturally mediated, understood, and made part of the new British national identity. Drawing on a number of films that address issues of migration, diaspora and multiculturality in contemporary Britain, we are going to discuss cinematographic representations of racism and integration, cultural identity and hybridity, of roots and routes.
This course is work-intensive: Students are required to invest much time and dedication into week-to-week preparations that include not just the viewing of films before the seminar sessions but also a high amount of reading. A list of films will be agreed upon in the first session. Joint viewing events can be set up.

Additional material will be made available in a Reader (on Stud.IP).

Requirements:
# regular attendance and active participation
# in-depth knowledge of the reading and viewing material
# a portfolio of worksheets (graded in WD-1b)
# for a grade in D-1b: an additional term paper of 8-10 pp.

Prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Irmgard Maassen
10-76-3-D1/WD1-03 Key Topics in Cultural History: Analyzing Hollywood Cinema (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 14:15 - 15:45 SuUB 4330 (Studio I Medienraum ) (2 SWS)

This course is designed to introduce students to critical scholarship on US-American film history and culture. Basic introductions to the analytical categories of race, class, gender, and sexuality will help students to analyze how films construct and limit representations of African-Americans, Native Americans, women and femininity, men and masculinity, sexuality, class struggle and class difference.
The participation in the course “Viewing film critically” Tuesdays 16:00 – 18:00 (General Studies / Schlüsselqualifikation / Global Education) is highly recommended because it offers full-length screenings of the films we will discuss in class. Otherwise you must watch the films individually; they will be made available at the beginning of the semester on a reserve shelf in the SuuB-Mediathek.
Our major textbook will be Benshoff and Griffin: America on film: Representing race, class, gender, and sexuality at the movies. (Purchase is is suggested.)
Essential readings from the textbook will be also available for download on Stud-IP. You should also consult the 'Semesterapparat' (SuUB) for further readings.
Requirements:
• regular attendance and oral participation
• in-depth knowledge of the reading material
• oral presentation and handout
Please note that prior enrollment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Dr. Karin Esders-Angermund
10-76-3-D1/WD1-05 Key Topics in Cultural History: Transmedial and Transmedia Storytelling: The Case of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 12:15 - 13:45 SH D1020 (2 SWS)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) as highly prolific and technologically minded author, produced an impressive body of work including plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, science fiction stories and historical novels, in addition to his collections of detective fiction stories featuring the most memorable and certainly best known of the epistemological detectives, Sherlock Holmes. Since his first public appearance in the A Study in Scarlet (Italics) (1887), a global audience continues to enjoy the adventures and living habits of the eccentric persona of the detective. This immense popularity was not only further spurned by the corpus of non-canonical Sherlock Holmes works and several fictional biographies, chronologies of Holmes’s life and the London of Sherlock Holmes, but most prominently by the character’s effortless shift from page to stage, to radio and to screen, in other words, the process of storytelling, canonical or non-canonical, across various media and genres, such as film, animated film, TV series, radio plays, audio books, graphic novels, cartoons, and video games, constituting the transmedial world of Sherlock Holmes. Every subsequent media shift (written to audio-visual) or retelling of the Sherlock Holmes prose narratives as filmic narratives offered its makers and producers multifarious ways of manipulating and shaping what Stephen Knight termed “the traditional image of Sherlock Holmes”: “[the]deerstalker hat, a checked Inverness cape, large curved pipe and a magnifying glass” (368).
Divided into four areas of critical inquiry (novel, feature film, TV series and graphic novel), and drawing equally on traditional as well as contemporary ideas, that have emerged in the fields of crime fiction, (post) classical and transmedial narratology, filmic and television storytelling, Transmedia Fandom and Comics studies, we will trace the transformation of our cherished key figures, discuss the effects of audience participation and explore the nature of narrative, in general, and that of the analytical detective fiction narrative, in particular (plot, character and space) in differing media and genre formats.
Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.
For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.
Additional secondary sources can be accessed in the "Semesterapparat", a reference only section on the third floor of the library building. A number of DVDs will be available in the “Semesterapparat” in the “Mediathek”, located on the fourth floor of the library building: http://www.suub.uni-bremen.de/standorte/zentrale/mediathek/.

Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for the availability of primary sources, requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (Available for modules: D-1b, D-1c and WD-1b, WD-1c)
• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Please be familiar with the following materials:

Novel/Short Story
Doyle, Arthur C. "A Study in Scarlet”. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Novels. (Italics) London: Chancellor Press, 1987. 1-108. Print.
---."A Scandal in Bohemia”. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Short Stories. (Italics) London: Chancellor Press, 1985. 9-28. Print.

Feature Film
Sherlock Holmes (Italics) (USA, D 2009). Director: Guy Ritchie. Warner 2010. DVD.

TV Series
Elementary (Italics) – Season 1. (US, CBS 2012). Created by Robert Doherty. DVD.
Sherlock (Italics) – Season 1. (UK, BBC 2010). "A Study in Pink”, “The Blind Banker“, “The Great Game”. Created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. DVD.

Graphic Novel
Doyle, Arthur C. A Study in Scarlet. A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel. (Italics) Illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard. Text adapted by Ian Edington. New York City: Sterling (Reprint Edition), 2010. Print.

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-82-1-LS3-1 Key topics in Linguistics: Grammar-based methods for textual analysis and critical reading

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 14:00 - 16:00 SFG 1040 (2 SWS)
Prof. John Arnold Bateman, Ph.D.
10-M83-3-V-2 Key Topics in Cultural History: Gender - Culture - Feminism (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 16:15 - 17:45 GW2 B2900 GW2 A3570 (FB 10 Besprechungsraum) (2 SWS)

This is course is a mixture between a lecture course and a regular class. Scholars and teachers both from FB 10 and from other universities will deliver lectures on various aspects of our general topic initiating a transdisciplinary discourse on "Gender - Culture - Feminism". In the sessions between the lectures we will discuss corresponding texts and resources to prepare ourselves for the diverse subject matters of the presentations and to critically reflect on their respective ideas and arguments.

Please note that some of the lectures will be in German.
Essential readings will be available for download on Stud-IP. You should also consult the 'Semesterapparat' (SuUB) for further readings.
Requirements:
• regular attendance and oral participation
• in-depth knowledge of the reading material
• oral presentation and handout
Please note that prior enrollment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Dr. Karin Esders-Angermund

SP-2 Aufbaumodul: Sprachpraxis/ Practical-Language Proficiency Module (Part 1) (nur für das Wintersemester)

Modulbeauftragte/r: Michael Claridge, claridge@uni-bremen.de
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
10-76-3-SP2-01 Content-Based Integrated Skills a (in englischer Sprache)

Übung

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 12:15 - 13:45 SFG 2070 (2 SWS)
Anne Kirkham, M.A.
10-76-3-SP2-02 Content-Based Integrated Skills b (in englischer Sprache)

Übung

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 12:15 - 13:45 SuUB 4330 (Studio I Medienraum ) (2 SWS)
Anne Kirkham, M.A.
10-76-3-SP2-03 Content-Based Integrated Skills c (in englischer Sprache)

Übung

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 12:15 - 13:45 GW2 A4020 (2 SWS)

CBIS: We will be using a simulation on a politically and/or culturally relevant topic in which you are representatives (e.g. of a country, an NGO, an interest group) to a fictitious task force set up to examine aspects of the topic and negotiate a mutually acceptable solution with the other groups. The work will require you to work together with other groups and their members (as well as your own!), argue your case, persuade them, and reach consensus.
This framework will enable you to develop all four language skills (speaking & listening, writing & reading); to further your ability to use the correct register (formal<->informal, spoken<->written) when communicating in English; to expand your soft skills (e.g. time management; teamwork; taking responsibility for your own work and that of your team); and - of course - to develop your understanding of the issue at stake, as well as what a given formulation actually involves (and means) - in short, audience focus...
There will be some formal collaborative writing as members of your group, and all participants will be writing at least an initial piece to focus your thoughts on the topic, a summary in mid-simulation, and a reflective essay on what they have learnt and what skills they have acquired in the course of the semester's work.
Registration for this CBIS class: There will initially be 18 places open for this class. Register in Stud.IP for the class by 12 noon on Friday, 15th September. Once the registration process ends on that day, I will notify you (via Stud.IP) whether you have a seat in the class. Should you not receive a seat in the class, please proceed by first consulting StudIP to determine where seats remain available. (By simply clicking on the link to each respective parallel class and scrolling down to the “Number of Participants” section, one can see how many seats remain open.) Then contact the relevant CBIS class teacher.
If you believe you are in a situation of exceptional hardship and can truly only take part in my CBIS class despite the other parallel sections, contact me well in advance of 15th September to plead your case (i.e. provide proof of the conflict you have). I will consider your request and examine whether I can accommodate you.

Lisa Nehls
10-76-3-SP2-04 Content-Based Integrated Skills d (in englischer Sprache)

Übung

Termine:
wöchentlich Fr 10:15 - 11:45 SuUB 4330 (Studio I Medienraum ) SuUB 4320 (Studio II Medienraum ) (2 SWS)

CBIS: We will be using a simulation on a politically and/or culturally relevant topic in which you are representatives (e.g. of a country, an NGO, an interest group) to a fictitious task force set up to examine aspects of the topic and negotiate a mutually acceptable solution with the other groups. The work will require you to work together with other groups and their members (as well as your own!), argue your case, persuade them, and reach consensus.
This framework will enable you to develop all four language skills (speaking & listening, writing & reading); to further your ability to use the correct register (formal<->informal, spoken<->written) when communicating in English; to expand your soft skills (e.g. time management; teamwork; taking responsibility for your own work and that of your team); and - of course - to develop your understanding of the issue at stake, as well as what a given formulation actually involves (and means) - in short, audience focus...
There will be some formal collaborative writing as members of your group, and all participants will be writing at least an initial piece to focus your thoughts on the topic, a summary in mid-simulation, and a reflective essay on what they have learnt and what skills they have acquired in the course of the semester's work.
Registration for this CBIS class: There will initially be 18 places open for this class. Register in Stud.IP for the class by 12 noon on Friday, 15th September. Once the registration process ends on that day, I will notify you (via Stud.IP) whether you have a seat in the class. Should you not receive a seat in the class, please proceed by first consulting StudIP to determine where seats remain available. (By simply clicking on the link to each respective parallel class and scrolling down to the “Number of Participants” section, one can see how many seats remain open.) Then contact the relevant CBIS class teacher.
If you believe you are in a situation of exceptional hardship and can truly only take part in my CBIS class despite the other parallel sections, contact me well in advance of 15th September to plead your case (i.e. provide proof of the conflict you have). I will consider your request and examine whether I can accommodate you.

Lisa Nehls
10-76-3-SP2-05 Content-Based Integrated Skills e (in englischer Sprache)

Übung

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 10:15 - 11:45 GW2 B3850 (2 SWS)

CBIS: We will be using a simulation on a politically and/or culturally relevant topic in which you are representatives (e.g. of a country, an NGO, an interest group) to a fictitious task force set up to examine aspects of the topic and negotiate a mutually acceptable solution with the other groups. The work will require you to work together with other groups and their members (as well as your own!), argue your case, persuade them, and reach consensus.
This framework will enable you to develop all four language skills (speaking & listening, writing & reading); to further your ability to use the correct register (formal<->informal, spoken<->written) when communicating in English; to expand your soft skills (e.g. time management; teamwork; taking responsibility for your own work and that of your team); and - of course - to develop your understanding of the issue at stake, as well as what a given formulation actually involves (and means) - in short, audience focus...
There will be some formal collaborative writing as members of your group, and all participants will be writing at least an initial piece to focus your thoughts on the topic, a summary in mid-simulation, and a reflective essay on what they have learnt and what skills they have acquired in the course of the semester's work.
Registration for this CBIS class: There will initially be 18 places open for this class. Register in Stud.IP for the class by 12 noon on Friday, 15th September. Once the registration process ends on that day, I will notify you (via Stud.IP) whether you have a seat in the class. Should you not receive a seat in the class, please proceed by first consulting StudIP to determine where seats remain available. (By simply clicking on the link to each respective parallel class and scrolling down to the “Number of Participants” section, one can see how many seats remain open.) Then contact the relevant CBIS class teacher.
If you believe you are in a situation of exceptional hardship and can truly only take part in my CBIS class despite the other parallel sections, contact me well in advance of 15th September to plead your case (i.e. provide proof of the conflict you have). I will consider your request and examine whether I can accommodate you.

Lisa Nehls
10-76-3-SP2-06 Content-Based Integrated Skills f (in englischer Sprache)

Übung

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 10:15 - 11:45 GW2 A3390 (CIP-Labor FB 10) (2 SWS)

SUMMARY
We will be using a simulation on a politically and/or culturally relevant topic in which you are representatives (e.g. of a country, an NGO, an interest group) to a fictitious task force set up to examine aspects of the topic and negotiate a mutually acceptable solution with the other groups. The work will require you to work together with other groups and their members (as well as your own!), argue your case, persuade them, and reach consensus.
This framework will enable you to develop all four language skills (speaking & listening, writing & reading); to further your ability to use the correct register (formal<->informal, spoken<->written) when communicating in English; to expand your soft skills (e.g. time management; teamwork; taking responsibility for your own work and that of your team); and - of course - to develop your understanding of the issue at stake, as well as what a given formulation actually involves (and means) - in short, audience focus...
There will be some formal collaborative writing as members of your group, and all participants will be writing at least an initial piece to focus your thoughts on the topic, a summary in mid-simulation, and a reflective essay on what they have learnt and what skills they have acquired in the course of the semester's work.


REGISTRATION
Via Stud.IP
Advance registration deadlines on Stud.IP:
For courses offered in the winter term: September, 15th
For courses offered for first semester students: last Friday before the start of the lecture period.
Stud.IP registration
1. In order to register via Stud.IP, it is imperative that your personal settings on the platform indicate that you are an English-Speaking Cultures student.
For detailed instructions in regard to how to set this up, please see: https://elearning.uni-bremen.de/

Registration ends on 15th September. In the week 27th - 29th September , I will notify you via Stud.IP whether you have a seat in this class.
If you believe you are in a situation of exceptional hardship and can truly only take part in my CBIS class despite the other parallel sections, contact me BEFORE 24th AUGUST to plead your case (i.e. provide proof of the conflict you have). I will consider your request and examine whether I can accommodate you.

ERASMUS students or students on other exchange programmes, are welcome to join this class, provided their English is demonstrably of a good B2 level or above. Please send me an email (kamueller(at)uni-bremen.de) if you are interested in participating. Please ensure to provide me with information/proof of your language level in English.

Katja Müller, M.A.
10-76-3-SP2-07 Content-Based Integrated Skills g (in englischer Sprache)

Übung

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 08:15 - 09:45 GW2 B1400 NUR Mo. + Di. (2 SWS)

Content-based integrated skills (CBIS)…. You need a translation!? In the spirit of “one for all, all for one,” CBIS entails implementing all four of your core language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and rolling up your sleeves to Go MAD (!) aka Go Make a Difference by turning a theoretical challenge into a practical success!

Rather than engaging in a role-playing simulating as is done in some CBIS classes, this particular group will establish and put their own unique ideas into practice. Thus, you will have the opportunity to learn through playing a key role in a scaled-down real-life situation. This will require (allow) you to independently make decisions, solve problems, and present the fruits of your labours.

The Game Plan:
The class will entail four distinct phases: a pre-simulation phase in which your teams will be formed; a preparatory phase during which the core of your work will be accomplished independently as teams; the presentation phase during which your ideas will be put into practice; and finally, the debriefing phase during which we will reflect on the overall process as a class.

Literature: Required hand out material will be made available via StudIP.

For further detail, please consult the course description hand out.

Anne Kirkham, M.A.
10-76-3-SP2-08 Content-Based Integrated Skills h (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 14:15 - 15:45 GW1 A0150 (2 SWS)

SUMMARY
We will be using a simulation on a politically and/or culturally relevant topic in which you are representatives (e.g. of a country, an NGO, an interest group) to a fictitious task force set up to examine aspects of the topic and negotiate a mutually acceptable solution with the other groups. The work will require you to work together with other groups and their members (as well as your own!), argue your case, persuade them, and reach consensus.
This framework will enable you to develop all four language skills (speaking & listening, writing & reading); to further your ability to use the correct register (formal<->informal, spoken<->written) when communicating in English; to expand your soft skills (e.g. time management; teamwork; taking responsibility for your own work and that of your team); and - of course - to develop your understanding of the issue at stake, as well as what a given formulation actually involves (and means) - in short, audience focus...
There will be some formal collaborative writing as members of your group, and all participants will be writing at least an initial piece to focus your thoughts on the topic, a summary in mid-simulation, and a reflective essay on what they have learnt and what skills they have acquired in the course of the semester's work.


REGISTRATION
Via Stud.IP
Advance registration deadlines on Stud.IP:
For courses offered in the winter term: September, 15th
For courses offered for first semester students: last Friday before the start of the lecture period.
Stud.IP registration
1. In order to register via Stud.IP, it is imperative that your personal settings on the platform indicate that you are an English-Speaking Cultures student.
For detailed instructions in regard to how to set this up, please see: https://elearning.uni-bremen.de/

Registration ends on 15th September. In the week 27th - 29th September , I will notify you via Stud.IP whether you have a seat in this class.
If you believe you are in a situation of exceptional hardship and can truly only take part in my CBIS class despite the other parallel sections, contact me BEFORE 24th AUGUST to plead your case (i.e. provide proof of the conflict you have). I will consider your request and examine whether I can accommodate you.

ERASMUS students or students on other exchange programmes, are welcome to join this class, provided their English is demonstrably of a good B2 level or above. Please send me an email (kamueller(at)uni-bremen.de) if you are interested in participating. Please ensure to provide me with information/proof of your language level in English.

Katja Müller, M.A.
10-76-3-SP2-09 Content-Based Integrated Skills i (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Fr 14:15 - 15:45 SFG 1030 (2 SWS)

SUMMARY
We will be using a simulation on a politically and/or culturally relevant topic in which you are representatives (e.g. of a country, an NGO, an interest group) to a fictitious task force set up to examine aspects of the topic and negotiate a mutually acceptable solution with the other groups. The work will require you to work together with other groups and their members (as well as your own!), argue your case, persuade them, and reach consensus.
This framework will enable you to develop all four language skills (speaking & listening, writing & reading); to further your ability to use the correct register (formal<->informal, spoken<->written) when communicating in English; to expand your soft skills (e.g. time management; teamwork; taking responsibility for your own work and that of your team); and - of course - to develop your understanding of the issue at stake, as well as what a given formulation actually involves (and means) - in short, audience focus...
There will be some formal collaborative writing as members of your group, and all participants will be writing at least an initial piece to focus your thoughts on the topic, a summary in mid-simulation, and a reflective essay on what they have learnt and what skills they have acquired in the course of the semester's work.


REGISTRATION
Via Stud.IP
Advance registration deadlines on Stud.IP:
For courses offered in the winter term: September, 15th
For courses offered for first semester students: last Friday before the start of the lecture period.
Stud.IP registration
1. In order to register via Stud.IP, it is imperative that your personal settings on the platform indicate that you are an English-Speaking Cultures student.
For detailed instructions in regard to how to set this up, please see: https://elearning.uni-bremen.de/

Registration ends on 15th September. In the week 27th - 29th September , I will notify you via Stud.IP whether you have a seat in this class.
If you believe you are in a situation of exceptional hardship and can truly only take part in my CBIS class despite the other parallel sections, contact me BEFORE 24th AUGUST to plead your case (i.e. provide proof of the conflict you have). I will consider your request and examine whether I can accommodate you.

ERASMUS students or students on other exchange programmes, are welcome to join this class, provided their English is demonstrably of a good B2 level or above. Please send me an email (kamueller(at)uni-bremen.de) if you are interested in participating. Please ensure to provide me with information/proof of your language level in English.

Katja Müller, M.A.
10-76-3-SP2-10 Content-Based Integrated Skills j: Language for Negotiation (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 16:15 - 17:45 GW2 B3010 (Kleiner Studierraum) GW2 B1170 (2 SWS)

Einzeltermine:
Fr 01.12.17 16:00 - 19:00 GW2 B2900
Fr 08.12.17 16:00 - 19:00 GW2 B2900
Fr 19.01.18 16:00 - 20:00 GW2 B2900

We will be using a simulation on a politically and/or culturally relevant topic in which you are representatives (e.g. of a country, an NGO, an interest group) to a fictitious task force set up to examine aspects of the topic and negotiate a mutually acceptable solution with the other groups. The work will require you to work together with other groups and their members (as well as your own!), argue your case, persuade them, and reach consensus.
This framework will enable you to develop all four language skills (speaking & listening, writing & reading); to further your ability to use the correct register (formal<->informal, spoken<->written) when communicating in English; to expand your soft skills (e.g. time management; teamwork; taking responsibility for your own work and that of your team); and - of course - to develop your understanding of the issue at stake, as well as what a given formulation actually involves (and means) - in short, audience focus...
There will be some formal collaborative writing as members of your group, and all participants will be writing at least an initial piece to focus your thoughts on the topic, a summary in mid-simulation, and a reflective essay on what they have learnt and what skills they have acquired in the course of the semester's work.
Registration for this CBIS class: There will initially be 18 places open for this class. Register in Stud.IP for the class by 12 noon on Friday, 15th September. Once the registration process ends on that day, I will notify you (via Stud.IP) whether you have a seat in the class. Should you not receive a seat in the class, please proceed by first consulting StudIP to determine where seats remain available. (By simply clicking on the link to each respective parallel class and scrolling down to the “Number of Participants” section, one can see how many seats remain open.) Then contact the relevant CBIS class teacher.
If you believe you are in a situation of exceptional hardship and can truly only take part in my CBIS class despite the other parallel sections, contact me well in advance of 15th September to plead your case (i.e. provide proof of the conflict you have). I will consider your request and examine whether I can accommodate you.
Erasmus students are welcome to join this class, provided their English is demonstrably of a good C1 level or above.

Michael Claridge, M.A., Dip.Ed.

WD-1a: Aufbaumodul: Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft (Wahlpflichtmodul 6 CP) (nur für das Wintersemester)

(3 CP + 3 CP)

Es gilt zu beachten: Laut SK-Beschluss (E-SC) vom 21.11.2012 ist die Pruefungsleistung im Bereich "Key Topics in Literature" zu erbringen = Klausur/Written test oder benotete Präsentationsleistung/presentation.

Modulbeauftragte/r: Dr. Jana Nittel, jnittel@uni-bremen.de
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
10-76-3-D1/WD1-07 Key Topics in Literature: English Renaissance Drama - Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 10:15 - 11:45 GW1 B0100 (2 SWS)

This seminar focuses on four plays written in late sixteenth-century Renaissance England: Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great, Parts I and II (1586/7; pub. 1590), Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist (first performed in 1610) and William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (1596/1598). Overall this course wishes to enable students to explore language, form, genre, and style of the individual plays, as well as to critically engage with themes, issues, and key concepts in Renaissance drama. On the way, our focus will shift from a discussion of the fundamental features of dramatic composition to issues such as the political structures of Renaissance England, gender roles and relations, love and sexuality as well as nationhood, race, colonialism and empire.

Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.

For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.

Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (Available for modules: D-1a, D-1b and WD-1a, WD-1b; Kulturelle Kategorien in den englischsprachigen Kulturen - M.Ed. PO 2008, NF Gy / Gesamtschule)

• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or individual or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Required reading before the first session (you need a copy of these books for class):
Jonson, Ben. The Alchemist and Other Plays: Volpone, or The Fox. Epicene, or The Silent Woman. The Alchemist. Bartholomew Fair. (Italics) Ed. Campbell, Gordon. Oxford: OUP, 2008. Print.
Marlowe, Christopher. Four Plays: Tamburlaine: Parts One and Two, The Jew of Malta, Edward II., Dr Faustus. (Italics) Ed. Gibbons, Brian. London: A&C Black Publishers Ltd., 2011. Print.
Shakespeare, William. The Merchant of Venice. (Italics)Ed. Cedric Watts. Wordsworth Classics, New Edition. Hare: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2000. Print.

Copies can be purchased at the bookstore on our campus (Universitätsbuchhandlung Bremen: www.unibuch-bremen.de)

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-3-D1/WD1-08 Key Topics in Literature: Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 MZH 1460 (2 SWS)

According to Bonnie Kime Scott, modernist women “actively transformed the novel to reflect their unique perceptions of everyday life […] as critics and creative writers”. This course is designed to aesthetically appreciate and to critically explore selected works by Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson, two much admired and greatly celebrated British women writers using text-centred and contextual approaches. We will explore the relation of women and fiction in the first three decades of the 20th century in Woolf’s feminist literary criticism, revisit modernist and postmodernist writing strategies and discuss several gender-related aspects of the novels, which have remained highly topical, then and now.

Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.

For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.
Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (Available for modules: D-1a, D-1b and WD-1a, WD-1b)

• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or individual or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Required reading before the first session (you need a copy of these books for class):
Winterson, Jeanette. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (Italics) London: Vintage, 2012. Print.
Winterson, Jeanette. Written on the Body. (Italics) London: Vintage, 1993. Print.
Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. (Italics) 1925. San Diego: A Harvest Book. 1981. Print.
Woolf, Virginia. Orlando. (Italics) 1928. Ware: Wordsworth Classics, 1995. Print.
Copies can be purchased at the bookstore on our campus (Universitätsbuchhandlung Bremen: www.unibuch-bremen.de)

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-3-D1/WD1-09 Key Topics in Literature: Shakespeare's Othello (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 16:15 - 17:45 GW1 A1070 (2 SWS)

The aim of this course is to introduce students to Shakespeare's only domestic tragedy. Set in Venice as well as Cyprus, Othello has become a key text in the debate about race or ethnicity in early modern Europe. Since the play dramatises the social anxieties aroused by a black outsider occupying centre-stage, our analysis will include a discussion of the extent to which Shakespeare drew upon, contributed to, or modified notions of otherness dominating in his own day.

requirements:
• regular attendance and active participation
• in-depth knowledge of the reading material
• presentation and/or final paper

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. The enrolment period ends on September 15.
The number of participants is limited to 15 students.

text:
Shakespeare, William. Othello. The Arden Shakespeare. London. Thomson Learning, 2004.

Prof. Dr. Norbert Schaffeld
10-76-3-D1/WD1-10 Key Topics in Literature: The Fabric of Slavery (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 AIB 0010 (2 SWS)

This seminar will take at its focus of research and seminar discussion the play The Sugar Wife, by Elisabeth Kuti. It will permit to discuss both, the historical issue of transatlantic slavery (the interests and actors who created and sustained it, as well as the resistance against it by black and white people, enslaved and free), and the question of representation: how to write about the commodification and thingification of Black life and being.
All participants will be required to have a copy of The Sugar Wife IN HAND at semester beginning. Secondary research literature will be added to our reading list and announced on stud ip in due time. A PL can be obtained by giving an in-class presentation that has been carefully written as a 20 min. lecture beforehand (individual) and will have to be based on close reading and research of critical literature on slavery and representation. A SL can be obtained by writing two short reader reports about The Sugar Wife, one at the beginning, and one at the end of semester.

Literature:
Elisabeth Kuti, The Sugar Wife, Nick Hern Books: London, 2009.
Please check back in for listings of further reading material.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Bröck
10-76-3-D1/WD1-11 Key Topics in Literature: The American Novel Today

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 14:15 - 15:45 FVG M0160 SpT C3140 (2 SWS)

This seminar will be an excursion into close reading, and lots of it! we will read the novels listed below, with an eye to their narrative structure and style as well as to the ethical, social, cultural and political issues they raise. a PL may be obtained by presenting an elegantly written (beforehand!) lecture of 15 min. (longer in case of group work) about one of the novels which needs to address secondary research. An SL may be obtained by writing two session reports, one at the beginning of the course, one at its end.

required reading:
Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing
Column Mc Cann, Transatlantic
Louise Erdrich, The Round House
Michael Chabon, Moonglow
Richard Russo, Everybody's Fool
Marilynne Robinson, Lila
Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel
Toni Morrison, God Help the Child.
Please do check in regularly for announcement and communication.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Bröck
10-76-3-D1/WD1-12 Key Topics in Literature: The Postcolonial World in Literature and Film: New Zealand (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 18:00 - 20:00 GW2 B1410
wöchentlich Do 10:15 - 11:45 IW3 0210 (2 SWS)

This class will introduce students to New Zealand, its colonial history, postcolonial cultures, and contemporary issues with a focus on New Zealand’s Indigenous population. We will learn about the country through reading non-fiction texts, short stories, two novels and watching 4-5 feature films by Pakeha and Maori directors.

All texts except the novels will be provided electronically. Class requirements are regular attendance, in-depth knowledge of reading and viewing material, and active class discussion. Reading the texts and watching the films is mandatory. The films will be shown on four to five Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm. You are required to purchase and read Rose Tremain The Colour and Patricia Grace Dogside Story. The Colour is available through amazon.de both new (9,99€) and through marketplace, while Dogside Story is only available through amazon marketplace with only a few copies left (allow up to 3 weeks delivery). Please note that prior enrollment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf
10-76-3-D1/WD1-13 Key Topics in Literature: Illness Narratives (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 GW1-HS H1000 (2 SWS)

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce students to the flourishing genre of illness narratives. In recent decades, more and more literary and non-literary texts depict the experience of illness and its effects on people's lives. This course will use fictional writings as well as autobiographical accounts by actual patients, family members, or healthcare professionals to explore the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of a patient's, doctor's, or relative's experience of such conditions as Alzheimer's, cancer, or AIDS.

In addition to an in-depth analysis and interpretation of the selected texts, we will look at illness narratives in the context of the history of medicine, medical humanities, narrative medicine, body studies, life writing, and gender theory.

Requirements:
  • regular attendance and active participation
  • in-depth knowledge of the reading material
  • presentation (and handout) and/or final paper

A detailed syllabus will be handed out in the first session.

Texts:
to be announced.

Christine Müller, M.A.
10-76-3-D1/WD1-14 Key Topics in Literature: The Postcolonial World in Literature and Film: The Caribbean" (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 10:15 - 11:45 GW1-HS H1000 (2 SWS)

Einzeltermine:
Fr 20.10.17 15:00 - 17:00 GW2 B1400 NUR Mi. - So.
Fr 12.01.18 11:15 - 12:45
Dr. Janelle Rodriques
10-76-3-D1/WD1-15 Key Topics in Literature: Critical Mixed Race Studies (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Einzeltermine:
Fr 08.12.17 10:00 - 18:00 UNICOM 3; 0. Ebene; Seminarraum 3
Sa 09.12.17 - So 10.12.17 (So, Sa) 10:00 - 18:00 GW2 B3850

For centuries, the melting pot has served as a metaphor to celebrate 'America' as a blending of peoples. At the same time, groups racialized as non- white have been systematically excluded from this discourse and, in particular, the line between 'white' and 'black' heavily policed. This seminar will investigate the myth of the melting pot and explore the ways in which US-American history, law, literature, and culture - from its beginnings - have been shaped by a fundamental anxiety over sexual and familial relations between people positioned as white and those identified as black. Moving between different media and across time, students will learn to analyze contemporary phenomena of interraciality against a historical backdrop: For instance, colonial statutes will be studied alongside laws from the twentieth century in their regulation of race, marriage and kinship. Material on a legacy of the 'one drop-rule' will serve to examine constructions of (mixed) race in Barack Obama's first presidential campaign. We will read a fictional diary from 2001 that had been legally banned because it portrayed 'miscegenation' in its parody of the classic 'Gone with the Wind' (1936) and a longstanding controversy around President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings will be connected to an analysis of the TV series 'Scandal'

Cedric-Akpeje Essi
10-76-3-D1/WD1-16 Key Topics in Literature: Contemporary African American Literature (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 MZH 1380/1400 (2 SWS)

Einzeltermine:
Fr 17.11.17 16:00 - 17:30 GW2 B2900

This course presents a brief overview of core texts comprising the evolving canon of Contemporary African American Literature. We will read genres ranging from fiction, poetry, drama, prison literature, and more, and engage genres such as visual albums and spoken word for their political, literary, and lyrical import.

Dr. Selamawit Terrefe
10-76-3-WD1-01 Key Topics in Linguistics: Language and Media (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 16:15 - 17:45 Externer Ort: CIP Labor GW2 A3390 (2 SWS)

In this seminar we will investigate the role of language in different types of media, e.g. printed (books, newspapers, magazines), spoken (radio, TV, film, and song lyrics) and digital media (websites and social media). What role does language play? How can we tell if language is used to influence readers / listeners in a certain way? You will learn methods of corpus linguistics and critical discourse analysis that help to identify the different features, structures and functions of the language used in media.

Requirements
Homework assignments (reading 10-30 pages each week; possibly some exercises).
Regular and active participation in all class work, which is only possible if you attend class. You may miss up to three classes without excuse.

BA ESC (2011) WD 1 a: A corpus analysis + 3 page written report (not graded, 3 CP)
BA ESC (2011) WD 1 c: A corpus analysis + poster presentation (graded, 3 CP)
Erasmus 3 CP A corpus analysis + 3 page written report (graded)
6 CP A corpus analysis + poster presentation (graded)

Literature (no need to buy any)
Anderson, Wendy & John Corbett. 2009. Exploring English with Online Corpora: An Introduction. Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan.
Baker, Paul & Andrew Hardie & Tony McEnery. 2006. A Glossary of Corpus Linguistics. Edinburgh: EUP.
Durant, Alan & Marina Lambrou. 2009. Language and Media: A Resource Book for Students. London; New York: Routledge.
McEnery, Tony & Richard Xiao & Yukio Tono. 2006. Corpus-based Language Studies: An Advanced Resource Book. London; New York: Routledge.
Silverblatt, Art. 2008. Media Literacy. 3rd ed. Westport, Ct: Praeger.

Dr. Anke Schulz
10-76-3-WD1-03 Key Topics in Linguistics: Working with audiovisual data: methods and tools for analysis (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 SFG 1040 (2 SWS)

In this course, participants are introduced to the problems and challenges of analysing empirically complex data for linguistic analysis, ranging over face-to-face conversation, multiparty discourse, gesture, proxemics (the spatial organisation of interaction), screen and page-based media, and complex audiovisual artefacts and performances such as film. Working empirically means putting together collections of data for analysis, developing coding schemes to focus on significant patterns, and annotating data so that one can find the patterns. In the course we work with some of the standard tools that assist the work of analysis and managing data, such as ELAN for audiovisual data as well as several new tools for dealing with static complex designs, such as school text books, graphic novels and so on. By attending the course, participants will learn how to collect their own data and follow empirical investigations of a broader range of materials than usually considered in corpus linguistics, applying and extending corpus linguistic methods. These methods can then be employed for participants' own BA, MA or other research work.

Prof. John Arnold Bateman, Ph.D.
10-M82-1-4-ME-3 Discourse analysis of information, communication and technology in teaching and learning (in englischer Sprache)
DIESE VERANSTALTUNG ENTFÄLLT!

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Fr 12:00 - 14:00 (2 SWS)

Modultyp B im Studiengang Language Sciences, M.A.
In this course we deal with several issues and debates with regard to using dynamic and digital media for teaching and learning. In particular, we will focus on how different subjects of science and humanities benefit from multimedia materials in different and similar ways. We will start this course with how to analyse information representation and instruction strategies. We will then examine to what degree affordances of media technologies influence the teaching and learning processes in different subjects, when these technologies are employed in the teaching materials.

N. N.
10-M83-3-V-1 Travel Writing: Text, Context, Criticism (in englischer Sprache)
(für BA E-SC PO 2011 - Key Topics in Literature)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 16:15 - 17:45 SH D1020 (2 SWS)

Travel writing is an increasingly popular genre in terms of text production and commercial success, encompassing a fascinating diversity of literary forms, modes and itineraries which negate a forthright definition of the genre. As a repository for factual and fictional accounts of mobility and cross-cultural exchange, however, it has long been underestimated for its potential to contribute to a broad range of cultural, political and historical debates that seek to reassess the role of travel writing as a "vehicle for geographic, ethnographic and sociological knowledge." (Thompson 4). This course is designed to introduce students to the comprehensive history of this dynamic and complex genre within the socio-cultural framework of the English-speaking world. We will trace recurrent literary conventions, themes, motifs, functions and concerns in historical and contemporary travel narratives in English by various key contributors and engage with textual and contextual approaches in our reading of travel writing as a transnational genre.

Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.

For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.
Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (available for modules: MA TNL Profilmodul I: Literatur, MA TnL Vertiefungsmodul, D1a / D1b; WD1a / WD1b)
• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or individual or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

MA TnL module: http://www.master-transnationale-literaturwissenschaft.uni-bremen.de/studium/modulbeschreibungen/
E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Required reading before the first session (you need a copy for class):
Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley. The Turkish Embassy Letters. (Italics) 1994. London: Virago, 2009. Print.
Thompson, Carl. Travel Writing. (Italics) London: Routledge, 2011. Print.
Twain, Mark. The Innocents abroad. (Italics) London: Signet Classics, 2007. Print.
Copies can be purchased at the bookstore on our campus (Universitätsbuchhandlung Bremen: www.unibuch-bremen.de)

Dr. Jana Nittel

WD-1b Aufbaumodul: Literaturwissenschaft und Kulturgeschichte (Wahlpflichtmodul 6 CP) - (nur für das Wintersemester)

(3 CP + 3 CP)

Es gilt zu beachten: Laut SK-Beschluss (E-SC) vom 21.11.2012 ist die Pruefungsleistung im Bereich "Key Topics in Cultural History" zu erbringen = Klausur/Written test oder benotete Präsentationsleistung/presentation.

Modulbeauftragte/r: Dr. Jana Nittel, jnittel@uni-bremen.de
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
10-76-3-D1/WD1-02 Key Topics in Cultural History: Multiethnic Britain on Film (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 18:00 - 20:00 SuUB 4320 (Studio II Medienraum )
wöchentlich Mi 12:00 - 14:00 SuUB 4320 (Studio II Medienraum ) (2 SWS)

What kind of stories circulate about (im)migrants? What kind of stereotypes do these stories contest or confirm? What differences of power and position do they construct or conceal? How do these stories challenge, transform or subvert existing certainties about a 'British' (multi)cultural identity? This course aims to explore the narratives and images through which the experiences of the various communities of Caribbean, African or South-Asian descent are culturally mediated, understood, and made part of the new British national identity. Drawing on a number of films that address issues of migration, diaspora and multiculturality in contemporary Britain, we are going to discuss cinematographic representations of racism and integration, cultural identity and hybridity, of roots and routes.
This course is work-intensive: Students are required to invest much time and dedication into week-to-week preparations that include not just the viewing of films before the seminar sessions but also a high amount of reading. A list of films will be agreed upon in the first session. Joint viewing events can be set up.

Additional material will be made available in a Reader (on Stud.IP).

Requirements:
# regular attendance and active participation
# in-depth knowledge of the reading and viewing material
# a portfolio of worksheets (graded in WD-1b)
# for a grade in D-1b: an additional term paper of 8-10 pp.

Prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Irmgard Maassen
10-76-3-D1/WD1-03 Key Topics in Cultural History: Analyzing Hollywood Cinema (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 14:15 - 15:45 SuUB 4330 (Studio I Medienraum ) (2 SWS)

This course is designed to introduce students to critical scholarship on US-American film history and culture. Basic introductions to the analytical categories of race, class, gender, and sexuality will help students to analyze how films construct and limit representations of African-Americans, Native Americans, women and femininity, men and masculinity, sexuality, class struggle and class difference.
The participation in the course “Viewing film critically” Tuesdays 16:00 – 18:00 (General Studies / Schlüsselqualifikation / Global Education) is highly recommended because it offers full-length screenings of the films we will discuss in class. Otherwise you must watch the films individually; they will be made available at the beginning of the semester on a reserve shelf in the SuuB-Mediathek.
Our major textbook will be Benshoff and Griffin: America on film: Representing race, class, gender, and sexuality at the movies. (Purchase is is suggested.)
Essential readings from the textbook will be also available for download on Stud-IP. You should also consult the 'Semesterapparat' (SuUB) for further readings.
Requirements:
• regular attendance and oral participation
• in-depth knowledge of the reading material
• oral presentation and handout
Please note that prior enrollment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Dr. Karin Esders-Angermund
10-76-3-D1/WD1-05 Key Topics in Cultural History: Transmedial and Transmedia Storytelling: The Case of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 12:15 - 13:45 SH D1020 (2 SWS)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) as highly prolific and technologically minded author, produced an impressive body of work including plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, science fiction stories and historical novels, in addition to his collections of detective fiction stories featuring the most memorable and certainly best known of the epistemological detectives, Sherlock Holmes. Since his first public appearance in the A Study in Scarlet (Italics) (1887), a global audience continues to enjoy the adventures and living habits of the eccentric persona of the detective. This immense popularity was not only further spurned by the corpus of non-canonical Sherlock Holmes works and several fictional biographies, chronologies of Holmes’s life and the London of Sherlock Holmes, but most prominently by the character’s effortless shift from page to stage, to radio and to screen, in other words, the process of storytelling, canonical or non-canonical, across various media and genres, such as film, animated film, TV series, radio plays, audio books, graphic novels, cartoons, and video games, constituting the transmedial world of Sherlock Holmes. Every subsequent media shift (written to audio-visual) or retelling of the Sherlock Holmes prose narratives as filmic narratives offered its makers and producers multifarious ways of manipulating and shaping what Stephen Knight termed “the traditional image of Sherlock Holmes”: “[the]deerstalker hat, a checked Inverness cape, large curved pipe and a magnifying glass” (368).
Divided into four areas of critical inquiry (novel, feature film, TV series and graphic novel), and drawing equally on traditional as well as contemporary ideas, that have emerged in the fields of crime fiction, (post) classical and transmedial narratology, filmic and television storytelling, Transmedia Fandom and Comics studies, we will trace the transformation of our cherished key figures, discuss the effects of audience participation and explore the nature of narrative, in general, and that of the analytical detective fiction narrative, in particular (plot, character and space) in differing media and genre formats.
Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.
For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.
Additional secondary sources can be accessed in the "Semesterapparat", a reference only section on the third floor of the library building. A number of DVDs will be available in the “Semesterapparat” in the “Mediathek”, located on the fourth floor of the library building: http://www.suub.uni-bremen.de/standorte/zentrale/mediathek/.

Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for the availability of primary sources, requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (Available for modules: D-1b, D-1c and WD-1b, WD-1c)
• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Please be familiar with the following materials:

Novel/Short Story
Doyle, Arthur C. "A Study in Scarlet”. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Novels. (Italics) London: Chancellor Press, 1987. 1-108. Print.
---."A Scandal in Bohemia”. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Short Stories. (Italics) London: Chancellor Press, 1985. 9-28. Print.

Feature Film
Sherlock Holmes (Italics) (USA, D 2009). Director: Guy Ritchie. Warner 2010. DVD.

TV Series
Elementary (Italics) – Season 1. (US, CBS 2012). Created by Robert Doherty. DVD.
Sherlock (Italics) – Season 1. (UK, BBC 2010). "A Study in Pink”, “The Blind Banker“, “The Great Game”. Created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. DVD.

Graphic Novel
Doyle, Arthur C. A Study in Scarlet. A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel. (Italics) Illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard. Text adapted by Ian Edington. New York City: Sterling (Reprint Edition), 2010. Print.

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-3-D1/WD1-07 Key Topics in Literature: English Renaissance Drama - Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 10:15 - 11:45 GW1 B0100 (2 SWS)

This seminar focuses on four plays written in late sixteenth-century Renaissance England: Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great, Parts I and II (1586/7; pub. 1590), Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist (first performed in 1610) and William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (1596/1598). Overall this course wishes to enable students to explore language, form, genre, and style of the individual plays, as well as to critically engage with themes, issues, and key concepts in Renaissance drama. On the way, our focus will shift from a discussion of the fundamental features of dramatic composition to issues such as the political structures of Renaissance England, gender roles and relations, love and sexuality as well as nationhood, race, colonialism and empire.

Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.

For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.

Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (Available for modules: D-1a, D-1b and WD-1a, WD-1b; Kulturelle Kategorien in den englischsprachigen Kulturen - M.Ed. PO 2008, NF Gy / Gesamtschule)

• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or individual or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Required reading before the first session (you need a copy of these books for class):
Jonson, Ben. The Alchemist and Other Plays: Volpone, or The Fox. Epicene, or The Silent Woman. The Alchemist. Bartholomew Fair. (Italics) Ed. Campbell, Gordon. Oxford: OUP, 2008. Print.
Marlowe, Christopher. Four Plays: Tamburlaine: Parts One and Two, The Jew of Malta, Edward II., Dr Faustus. (Italics) Ed. Gibbons, Brian. London: A&C Black Publishers Ltd., 2011. Print.
Shakespeare, William. The Merchant of Venice. (Italics)Ed. Cedric Watts. Wordsworth Classics, New Edition. Hare: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2000. Print.

Copies can be purchased at the bookstore on our campus (Universitätsbuchhandlung Bremen: www.unibuch-bremen.de)

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-3-D1/WD1-08 Key Topics in Literature: Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 MZH 1460 (2 SWS)

According to Bonnie Kime Scott, modernist women “actively transformed the novel to reflect their unique perceptions of everyday life […] as critics and creative writers”. This course is designed to aesthetically appreciate and to critically explore selected works by Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson, two much admired and greatly celebrated British women writers using text-centred and contextual approaches. We will explore the relation of women and fiction in the first three decades of the 20th century in Woolf’s feminist literary criticism, revisit modernist and postmodernist writing strategies and discuss several gender-related aspects of the novels, which have remained highly topical, then and now.

Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.

For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.
Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (Available for modules: D-1a, D-1b and WD-1a, WD-1b)

• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or individual or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Required reading before the first session (you need a copy of these books for class):
Winterson, Jeanette. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (Italics) London: Vintage, 2012. Print.
Winterson, Jeanette. Written on the Body. (Italics) London: Vintage, 1993. Print.
Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. (Italics) 1925. San Diego: A Harvest Book. 1981. Print.
Woolf, Virginia. Orlando. (Italics) 1928. Ware: Wordsworth Classics, 1995. Print.
Copies can be purchased at the bookstore on our campus (Universitätsbuchhandlung Bremen: www.unibuch-bremen.de)

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-3-D1/WD1-09 Key Topics in Literature: Shakespeare's Othello (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 16:15 - 17:45 GW1 A1070 (2 SWS)

The aim of this course is to introduce students to Shakespeare's only domestic tragedy. Set in Venice as well as Cyprus, Othello has become a key text in the debate about race or ethnicity in early modern Europe. Since the play dramatises the social anxieties aroused by a black outsider occupying centre-stage, our analysis will include a discussion of the extent to which Shakespeare drew upon, contributed to, or modified notions of otherness dominating in his own day.

requirements:
• regular attendance and active participation
• in-depth knowledge of the reading material
• presentation and/or final paper

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. The enrolment period ends on September 15.
The number of participants is limited to 15 students.

text:
Shakespeare, William. Othello. The Arden Shakespeare. London. Thomson Learning, 2004.

Prof. Dr. Norbert Schaffeld
10-76-3-D1/WD1-10 Key Topics in Literature: The Fabric of Slavery (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 AIB 0010 (2 SWS)

This seminar will take at its focus of research and seminar discussion the play The Sugar Wife, by Elisabeth Kuti. It will permit to discuss both, the historical issue of transatlantic slavery (the interests and actors who created and sustained it, as well as the resistance against it by black and white people, enslaved and free), and the question of representation: how to write about the commodification and thingification of Black life and being.
All participants will be required to have a copy of The Sugar Wife IN HAND at semester beginning. Secondary research literature will be added to our reading list and announced on stud ip in due time. A PL can be obtained by giving an in-class presentation that has been carefully written as a 20 min. lecture beforehand (individual) and will have to be based on close reading and research of critical literature on slavery and representation. A SL can be obtained by writing two short reader reports about The Sugar Wife, one at the beginning, and one at the end of semester.

Literature:
Elisabeth Kuti, The Sugar Wife, Nick Hern Books: London, 2009.
Please check back in for listings of further reading material.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Bröck
10-76-3-D1/WD1-11 Key Topics in Literature: The American Novel Today

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 14:15 - 15:45 FVG M0160 SpT C3140 (2 SWS)

This seminar will be an excursion into close reading, and lots of it! we will read the novels listed below, with an eye to their narrative structure and style as well as to the ethical, social, cultural and political issues they raise. a PL may be obtained by presenting an elegantly written (beforehand!) lecture of 15 min. (longer in case of group work) about one of the novels which needs to address secondary research. An SL may be obtained by writing two session reports, one at the beginning of the course, one at its end.

required reading:
Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing
Column Mc Cann, Transatlantic
Louise Erdrich, The Round House
Michael Chabon, Moonglow
Richard Russo, Everybody's Fool
Marilynne Robinson, Lila
Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel
Toni Morrison, God Help the Child.
Please do check in regularly for announcement and communication.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Bröck
10-76-3-D1/WD1-12 Key Topics in Literature: The Postcolonial World in Literature and Film: New Zealand (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 18:00 - 20:00 GW2 B1410
wöchentlich Do 10:15 - 11:45 IW3 0210 (2 SWS)

This class will introduce students to New Zealand, its colonial history, postcolonial cultures, and contemporary issues with a focus on New Zealand’s Indigenous population. We will learn about the country through reading non-fiction texts, short stories, two novels and watching 4-5 feature films by Pakeha and Maori directors.

All texts except the novels will be provided electronically. Class requirements are regular attendance, in-depth knowledge of reading and viewing material, and active class discussion. Reading the texts and watching the films is mandatory. The films will be shown on four to five Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm. You are required to purchase and read Rose Tremain The Colour and Patricia Grace Dogside Story. The Colour is available through amazon.de both new (9,99€) and through marketplace, while Dogside Story is only available through amazon marketplace with only a few copies left (allow up to 3 weeks delivery). Please note that prior enrollment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf
10-76-3-D1/WD1-13 Key Topics in Literature: Illness Narratives (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 GW1-HS H1000 (2 SWS)

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce students to the flourishing genre of illness narratives. In recent decades, more and more literary and non-literary texts depict the experience of illness and its effects on people's lives. This course will use fictional writings as well as autobiographical accounts by actual patients, family members, or healthcare professionals to explore the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of a patient's, doctor's, or relative's experience of such conditions as Alzheimer's, cancer, or AIDS.

In addition to an in-depth analysis and interpretation of the selected texts, we will look at illness narratives in the context of the history of medicine, medical humanities, narrative medicine, body studies, life writing, and gender theory.

Requirements:
  • regular attendance and active participation
  • in-depth knowledge of the reading material
  • presentation (and handout) and/or final paper

A detailed syllabus will be handed out in the first session.

Texts:
to be announced.

Christine Müller, M.A.
10-76-3-D1/WD1-14 Key Topics in Literature: The Postcolonial World in Literature and Film: The Caribbean" (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 10:15 - 11:45 GW1-HS H1000 (2 SWS)

Einzeltermine:
Fr 20.10.17 15:00 - 17:00 GW2 B1400 NUR Mi. - So.
Fr 12.01.18 11:15 - 12:45
Dr. Janelle Rodriques
10-76-3-D1/WD1-15 Key Topics in Literature: Critical Mixed Race Studies (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Einzeltermine:
Fr 08.12.17 10:00 - 18:00 UNICOM 3; 0. Ebene; Seminarraum 3
Sa 09.12.17 - So 10.12.17 (So, Sa) 10:00 - 18:00 GW2 B3850

For centuries, the melting pot has served as a metaphor to celebrate 'America' as a blending of peoples. At the same time, groups racialized as non- white have been systematically excluded from this discourse and, in particular, the line between 'white' and 'black' heavily policed. This seminar will investigate the myth of the melting pot and explore the ways in which US-American history, law, literature, and culture - from its beginnings - have been shaped by a fundamental anxiety over sexual and familial relations between people positioned as white and those identified as black. Moving between different media and across time, students will learn to analyze contemporary phenomena of interraciality against a historical backdrop: For instance, colonial statutes will be studied alongside laws from the twentieth century in their regulation of race, marriage and kinship. Material on a legacy of the 'one drop-rule' will serve to examine constructions of (mixed) race in Barack Obama's first presidential campaign. We will read a fictional diary from 2001 that had been legally banned because it portrayed 'miscegenation' in its parody of the classic 'Gone with the Wind' (1936) and a longstanding controversy around President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings will be connected to an analysis of the TV series 'Scandal'

Cedric-Akpeje Essi
10-76-3-D1/WD1-16 Key Topics in Literature: Contemporary African American Literature (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 MZH 1380/1400 (2 SWS)

Einzeltermine:
Fr 17.11.17 16:00 - 17:30 GW2 B2900

This course presents a brief overview of core texts comprising the evolving canon of Contemporary African American Literature. We will read genres ranging from fiction, poetry, drama, prison literature, and more, and engage genres such as visual albums and spoken word for their political, literary, and lyrical import.

Dr. Selamawit Terrefe
10-M83-2-P3-3 Key Topics in Cultural History: "Studying and Working with Indigenous Documentary Films in North America" (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 14:15 - 15:45 GW1 B0100 (2 SWS)

In this seminar we will learn about Indigenous history, issues, problems, and identities through watching documentaries dealing with Indigenous topics in North America. Initially we will learn about how to assess documentary films and watch two classic Indigenous documentaries before looking at some lesser known ones that have just been released. We will cooperate with the 'Indianer Inuit Filmfestival' in Stuttgart and will watch a selection of the films that will be shown there in January 2018. We will form a jury that will select the best one to be awarded the Best Documentary Award. We will also transcribe, translate and provide the German subtitles for one film that will run at the festival in Stuttgart. As a highlight, a selection of students will go to the festival (we will get free festival passes) and participate in all showings and events and present the Best Documentary Award on the festival stage.

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf
10-M83-3-V-1 Travel Writing: Text, Context, Criticism (in englischer Sprache)
(für BA E-SC PO 2011 - Key Topics in Literature)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 16:15 - 17:45 SH D1020 (2 SWS)

Travel writing is an increasingly popular genre in terms of text production and commercial success, encompassing a fascinating diversity of literary forms, modes and itineraries which negate a forthright definition of the genre. As a repository for factual and fictional accounts of mobility and cross-cultural exchange, however, it has long been underestimated for its potential to contribute to a broad range of cultural, political and historical debates that seek to reassess the role of travel writing as a "vehicle for geographic, ethnographic and sociological knowledge." (Thompson 4). This course is designed to introduce students to the comprehensive history of this dynamic and complex genre within the socio-cultural framework of the English-speaking world. We will trace recurrent literary conventions, themes, motifs, functions and concerns in historical and contemporary travel narratives in English by various key contributors and engage with textual and contextual approaches in our reading of travel writing as a transnational genre.

Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.

For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.
Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (available for modules: MA TNL Profilmodul I: Literatur, MA TnL Vertiefungsmodul, D1a / D1b; WD1a / WD1b)
• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or individual or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

MA TnL module: http://www.master-transnationale-literaturwissenschaft.uni-bremen.de/studium/modulbeschreibungen/
E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Required reading before the first session (you need a copy for class):
Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley. The Turkish Embassy Letters. (Italics) 1994. London: Virago, 2009. Print.
Thompson, Carl. Travel Writing. (Italics) London: Routledge, 2011. Print.
Twain, Mark. The Innocents abroad. (Italics) London: Signet Classics, 2007. Print.
Copies can be purchased at the bookstore on our campus (Universitätsbuchhandlung Bremen: www.unibuch-bremen.de)

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-M83-3-V-2 Key Topics in Cultural History: Gender - Culture - Feminism (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 16:15 - 17:45 GW2 B2900 GW2 A3570 (FB 10 Besprechungsraum) (2 SWS)

This is course is a mixture between a lecture course and a regular class. Scholars and teachers both from FB 10 and from other universities will deliver lectures on various aspects of our general topic initiating a transdisciplinary discourse on "Gender - Culture - Feminism". In the sessions between the lectures we will discuss corresponding texts and resources to prepare ourselves for the diverse subject matters of the presentations and to critically reflect on their respective ideas and arguments.

Please note that some of the lectures will be in German.
Essential readings will be available for download on Stud-IP. You should also consult the 'Semesterapparat' (SuUB) for further readings.
Requirements:
• regular attendance and oral participation
• in-depth knowledge of the reading material
• oral presentation and handout
Please note that prior enrollment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Dr. Karin Esders-Angermund

WD-1c: Aufbaumodul: Sprachwissenschaft und Kulturgeschichte (Wahlpflichtmodul 6 CP) - (nur für das Wintersemester)

(3 CP + 3 CP)

Es gilt zu beachten: Laut SK-Beschluss (E-SC) vom 21.11.2012 ist die Pruefungsleistung im Bereich "Key Topics in Linguistics" zu erbringen = Klausur/Written test oder benotete Praesentationsleistung/Presentation.

Modulbeauftragte/r: Dr. Jana Nittel, jnittel@uni-bremen.de
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
10-76-3-D1/WD1-02 Key Topics in Cultural History: Multiethnic Britain on Film (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 18:00 - 20:00 SuUB 4320 (Studio II Medienraum )
wöchentlich Mi 12:00 - 14:00 SuUB 4320 (Studio II Medienraum ) (2 SWS)

What kind of stories circulate about (im)migrants? What kind of stereotypes do these stories contest or confirm? What differences of power and position do they construct or conceal? How do these stories challenge, transform or subvert existing certainties about a 'British' (multi)cultural identity? This course aims to explore the narratives and images through which the experiences of the various communities of Caribbean, African or South-Asian descent are culturally mediated, understood, and made part of the new British national identity. Drawing on a number of films that address issues of migration, diaspora and multiculturality in contemporary Britain, we are going to discuss cinematographic representations of racism and integration, cultural identity and hybridity, of roots and routes.
This course is work-intensive: Students are required to invest much time and dedication into week-to-week preparations that include not just the viewing of films before the seminar sessions but also a high amount of reading. A list of films will be agreed upon in the first session. Joint viewing events can be set up.

Additional material will be made available in a Reader (on Stud.IP).

Requirements:
# regular attendance and active participation
# in-depth knowledge of the reading and viewing material
# a portfolio of worksheets (graded in WD-1b)
# for a grade in D-1b: an additional term paper of 8-10 pp.

Prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Irmgard Maassen
10-76-3-D1/WD1-03 Key Topics in Cultural History: Analyzing Hollywood Cinema (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 14:15 - 15:45 SuUB 4330 (Studio I Medienraum ) (2 SWS)

This course is designed to introduce students to critical scholarship on US-American film history and culture. Basic introductions to the analytical categories of race, class, gender, and sexuality will help students to analyze how films construct and limit representations of African-Americans, Native Americans, women and femininity, men and masculinity, sexuality, class struggle and class difference.
The participation in the course “Viewing film critically” Tuesdays 16:00 – 18:00 (General Studies / Schlüsselqualifikation / Global Education) is highly recommended because it offers full-length screenings of the films we will discuss in class. Otherwise you must watch the films individually; they will be made available at the beginning of the semester on a reserve shelf in the SuuB-Mediathek.
Our major textbook will be Benshoff and Griffin: America on film: Representing race, class, gender, and sexuality at the movies. (Purchase is is suggested.)
Essential readings from the textbook will be also available for download on Stud-IP. You should also consult the 'Semesterapparat' (SuUB) for further readings.
Requirements:
• regular attendance and oral participation
• in-depth knowledge of the reading material
• oral presentation and handout
Please note that prior enrollment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Dr. Karin Esders-Angermund
10-76-3-D1/WD1-05 Key Topics in Cultural History: Transmedial and Transmedia Storytelling: The Case of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 12:15 - 13:45 SH D1020 (2 SWS)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) as highly prolific and technologically minded author, produced an impressive body of work including plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, science fiction stories and historical novels, in addition to his collections of detective fiction stories featuring the most memorable and certainly best known of the epistemological detectives, Sherlock Holmes. Since his first public appearance in the A Study in Scarlet (Italics) (1887), a global audience continues to enjoy the adventures and living habits of the eccentric persona of the detective. This immense popularity was not only further spurned by the corpus of non-canonical Sherlock Holmes works and several fictional biographies, chronologies of Holmes’s life and the London of Sherlock Holmes, but most prominently by the character’s effortless shift from page to stage, to radio and to screen, in other words, the process of storytelling, canonical or non-canonical, across various media and genres, such as film, animated film, TV series, radio plays, audio books, graphic novels, cartoons, and video games, constituting the transmedial world of Sherlock Holmes. Every subsequent media shift (written to audio-visual) or retelling of the Sherlock Holmes prose narratives as filmic narratives offered its makers and producers multifarious ways of manipulating and shaping what Stephen Knight termed “the traditional image of Sherlock Holmes”: “[the]deerstalker hat, a checked Inverness cape, large curved pipe and a magnifying glass” (368).
Divided into four areas of critical inquiry (novel, feature film, TV series and graphic novel), and drawing equally on traditional as well as contemporary ideas, that have emerged in the fields of crime fiction, (post) classical and transmedial narratology, filmic and television storytelling, Transmedia Fandom and Comics studies, we will trace the transformation of our cherished key figures, discuss the effects of audience participation and explore the nature of narrative, in general, and that of the analytical detective fiction narrative, in particular (plot, character and space) in differing media and genre formats.
Since some of the participants are required to submit a research-based term paper, we will use parts of our seminar discussions to the development of topics, the formulation of a thesis statement, as well as considerations about the methodological approaches of writing such a paper.
For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact your lecturer if you require more than 3 credit points.
Additional secondary sources can be accessed in the "Semesterapparat", a reference only section on the third floor of the library building. A number of DVDs will be available in the “Semesterapparat” in the “Mediathek”, located on the fourth floor of the library building: http://www.suub.uni-bremen.de/standorte/zentrale/mediathek/.

Please check the “Information” section on Stud.IP. for the availability of primary sources, requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography, module choices and modes of assessment. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP.

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2017.

Assessment (Available for modules: D-1b, D-1c and WD-1b, WD-1c)
• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• homework assignments,
• presentation of research paper or group project,
• term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your overall degree program.

E-SC students - Please check the departmental website for guidelines on modules and exams: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/ba2/profil/studienplan.aspx

Please be familiar with the following materials:

Novel/Short Story
Doyle, Arthur C. "A Study in Scarlet”. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Novels. (Italics) London: Chancellor Press, 1987. 1-108. Print.
---."A Scandal in Bohemia”. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Short Stories. (Italics) London: Chancellor Press, 1985. 9-28. Print.

Feature Film
Sherlock Holmes (Italics) (USA, D 2009). Director: Guy Ritchie. Warner 2010. DVD.

TV Series
Elementary (Italics) – Season 1. (US, CBS 2012). Created by Robert Doherty. DVD.
Sherlock (Italics) – Season 1. (UK, BBC 2010). "A Study in Pink”, “The Blind Banker“, “The Great Game”. Created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. DVD.

Graphic Novel
Doyle, Arthur C. A Study in Scarlet. A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel. (Italics) Illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard. Text adapted by Ian Edington. New York City: Sterling (Reprint Edition), 2010. Print.

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-3-WD1-01 Key Topics in Linguistics: Language and Media (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 16:15 - 17:45 Externer Ort: CIP Labor GW2 A3390 (2 SWS)

In this seminar we will investigate the role of language in different types of media, e.g. printed (books, newspapers, magazines), spoken (radio, TV, film, and song lyrics) and digital media (websites and social media). What role does language play? How can we tell if language is used to influence readers / listeners in a certain way? You will learn methods of corpus linguistics and critical discourse analysis that help to identify the different features, structures and functions of the language used in media.

Requirements
Homework assignments (reading 10-30 pages each week; possibly some exercises).
Regular and active participation in all class work, which is only possible if you attend class. You may miss up to three classes without excuse.

BA ESC (2011) WD 1 a: A corpus analysis + 3 page written report (not graded, 3 CP)
BA ESC (2011) WD 1 c: A corpus analysis + poster presentation (graded, 3 CP)
Erasmus 3 CP A corpus analysis + 3 page written report (graded)
6 CP A corpus analysis + poster presentation (graded)

Literature (no need to buy any)
Anderson, Wendy & John Corbett. 2009. Exploring English with Online Corpora: An Introduction. Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan.
Baker, Paul & Andrew Hardie & Tony McEnery. 2006. A Glossary of Corpus Linguistics. Edinburgh: EUP.
Durant, Alan & Marina Lambrou. 2009. Language and Media: A Resource Book for Students. London; New York: Routledge.
McEnery, Tony & Richard Xiao & Yukio Tono. 2006. Corpus-based Language Studies: An Advanced Resource Book. London; New York: Routledge.
Silverblatt, Art. 2008. Media Literacy. 3rd ed. Westport, Ct: Praeger.

Dr. Anke Schulz
10-76-3-WD1-03 Key Topics in Linguistics: Working with audiovisual data: methods and tools for analysis (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 SFG 1040 (2 SWS)

In this course, participants are introduced to the problems and challenges of analysing empirically complex data for linguistic analysis, ranging over face-to-face conversation, multiparty discourse, gesture, proxemics (the spatial organisation of interaction), screen and page-based media, and complex audiovisual artefacts and performances such as film. Working empirically means putting together collections of data for analysis, developing coding schemes to focus on significant patterns, and annotating data so that one can find the patterns. In the course we work with some of the standard tools that assist the work of analysis and managing data, such as ELAN for audiovisual data as well as several new tools for dealing with static complex designs, such as school text books, graphic novels and so on. By attending the course, participants will learn how to collect their own data and follow empirical investigations of a broader range of materials than usually considered in corpus linguistics, applying and extending corpus linguistic methods. These methods can then be employed for participants' own BA, MA or other research work.

Prof. John Arnold Bateman, Ph.D.
10-M82-1-4-ME-3 Discourse analysis of information, communication and technology in teaching and learning (in englischer Sprache)
DIESE VERANSTALTUNG ENTFÄLLT!

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Fr 12:00 - 14:00 (2 SWS)

Modultyp B im Studiengang Language Sciences, M.A.
In this course we deal with several issues and debates with regard to using dynamic and digital media for teaching and learning. In particular, we will focus on how different subjects of science and humanities benefit from multimedia materials in different and similar ways. We will start this course with how to analyse information representation and instruction strategies. We will then examine to what degree affordances of media technologies influence the teaching and learning processes in different subjects, when these technologies are employed in the teaching materials.

N. N.
10-M83-2-P3-3 Key Topics in Cultural History: "Studying and Working with Indigenous Documentary Films in North America" (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 14:15 - 15:45 GW1 B0100 (2 SWS)

In this seminar we will learn about Indigenous history, issues, problems, and identities through watching documentaries dealing with Indigenous topics in North America. Initially we will learn about how to assess documentary films and watch two classic Indigenous documentaries before looking at some lesser known ones that have just been released. We will cooperate with the 'Indianer Inuit Filmfestival' in Stuttgart and will watch a selection of the films that will be shown there in January 2018. We will form a jury that will select the best one to be awarded the Best Documentary Award. We will also transcribe, translate and provide the German subtitles for one film that will run at the festival in Stuttgart. As a highlight, a selection of students will go to the festival (we will get free festival passes) and participate in all showings and events and present the Best Documentary Award on the festival stage.

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf
10-M83-3-V-2 Key Topics in Cultural History: Gender - Culture - Feminism (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 16:15 - 17:45 GW2 B2900 GW2 A3570 (FB 10 Besprechungsraum) (2 SWS)

This is course is a mixture between a lecture course and a regular class. Scholars and teachers both from FB 10 and from other universities will deliver lectures on various aspects of our general topic initiating a transdisciplinary discourse on "Gender - Culture - Feminism". In the sessions between the lectures we will discuss corresponding texts and resources to prepare ourselves for the diverse subject matters of the presentations and to critically reflect on their respective ideas and arguments.

Please note that some of the lectures will be in German.
Essential readings will be available for download on Stud-IP. You should also consult the 'Semesterapparat' (SuUB) for further readings.
Requirements:
• regular attendance and oral participation
• in-depth knowledge of the reading material
• oral presentation and handout
Please note that prior enrollment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Dr. Karin Esders-Angermund

FD 1 - Basismodul Fachdidaktik 10-76-3-204 (nur für das Wintersemester)

Pflichtmodul: Gy, BIPEB
ECTS: 6

Modulbeauftragte/r: Tim Giesler, giesler@uni-bremen.de
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
10-76-3-FD-01 Introduction to English Language Education (BIPEB) (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 12:15 - 13:45 GW1 B0080 (2 SWS)

This introductory course will provide an insight into important aspects and theoretical foundations of English Language Teaching (ELT) which is an indispensable part of every teacher's knowledge base. Participants will get an overview of theoretical as well as practical issues. Starting from a look at the history of ELT we will then move on to Foreign Language Politics in Germany and Europe before we begin to discuss more practical concerns, for example:

  • In how far do the different varieties of English in the world take an effect on ELT?
  • How can teachers foster the development of the students' language skills?
  • What is the role of course books and literature in the English classroom?

It is most important that participants actively engage with these topics, as it is crucial for teacher trainees to form an opinion about their future way of teaching.

There will be a special emphasis on English in Primary schools in this course.

Christine Ringwald
10-76-3-FD-02 Introduction to English Language Education (Gy) (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 10:15 - 11:45 SFG 2020 (2 SWS)

This introductory course will provide an insight into important aspects and theoretical foundations of English Language Teaching (ELT) which is an indispensable part of every teacher's knowledge base. Participants will get an overview of theoretical as well as practical issues. Starting from a look at the history of ELT we will then move on to Foreign Language Politics in Germany and Europe before we begin to discuss more practical concerns, for example:

  • In how far do the different varieties of English in the world take an effect on ELT?
  • How can teachers foster the development of the students' language skills?
  • What is the role of course books and literature in the English classroom?

It is most important that participants actively engage with these topics, as it is crucial for teacher trainees to form an opinion about their future way of teaching.

Tim Giesler
10-76-3-FD-03 Introduction to English Language Education (Gy) (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Fr 14:15 - 15:45 SFG 1020 (2 SWS)

This introductory course will provide an insight into important aspects and theoretical foundations of English Language Teaching (ELT) which is an indispensable part of every teacher's knowledge base. Participants will get an overview of theoretical as well as practical issues. Starting from a look at the history of ELT we will then move on to Foreign Language Politics in Germany and Europe before we begin to discuss more practical concerns, for example:

In how far do the different varieties of English in the world take an effect on ELT?
How can teachers foster the development of the students' language skills?


Apart from that, we will be looking at special forms of ELT, for example English in Primary Schools and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), and also the role of course books and literature in the classroom will be investigated. It is most important that participants actively engage with these topics, as it is crucial for teacher trainees to form an opinion about their future way of teaching.

Heather Haase
10-76-3-FD-04 Introduction to English Language Teaching Practice (BIPEB) (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Begleitseminar in Verbindung mit den Praxisorientierten Elementen im Fach Englisch (BiPEB).

Bitte melden Sie sich über das Zentrum für Lehrerbildung (Startseite stud.IP: Schulpraktika) für die Praxisorientierten Elemente an. Sie werden dann nach der Schulzuweisung automatisch einem der Begleitseminare zugewiesen.

Tim Giesler
Ina Schünhof ((LB))
10-76-3-FD-05 Introduction to English Language Teaching Practice (Gy) (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Einzeltermine:
Sa 27.01.18 09:30 - 15:30 GW2 B2890
Sa 17.02.18 09:30 - 15:30 GW2 B2890
Sa 03.03.18 09:30 - 15:30 GW2 B2890

Begleitseminar in Verbindung mit den Praxisorientierten Elementen im Fach Englisch.

Bitte melden Sie sich über das Zentrum für Lehrerbildung (Startseite stud.IP: Schulpraktika) für die Praxisorientierten Elemente an. Sie werden dann nach der Schulzuweisung automatisch einem der Begleitseminare zugewiesen.

Heather Haase
Tim Giesler
10-76-3-FD-06 Introduction to English Language Teaching Practice (Gy) (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Begleitseminar in Verbindung mit den Praxisorientierten Elementen im Fach Englisch.

Bitte melden Sie sich über das Zentrum für Lehrerbildung (Startseite stud.IP: Schulpraktika) für die Praxisorientierten Elemente an. Sie werden dann nach der Schulzuweisung automatisch einem der Begleitseminare zugewiesen.

Tobias Peter Carus
Tim Giesler
10-76-3-FD-07 Introduction to English Language Teaching Practice (Gy) (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Einzeltermine:
Fr 09.02.18 15:00 - 19:00
Fr 16.02.18 15:00 - 19:00
Sa 17.02.18 10:00 - 14:00
Fr 23.02.18 15:00 - 19:00
Fr 02.03.18 15:00 - 19:00
Fr 09.03.18 15:00 - 19:00

Begleitseminar in Verbindung mit den Praxisorientierten Elementen im Fach Englisch.

Bitte melden Sie sich über das Zentrum für Lehrerbildung (Startseite stud.IP: Schulpraktika) für die Praxisorientierten Elemente an. Sie werden dann nach der Schulzuweisung automatisch einem der Begleitseminare zugewiesen.

Angela Hamilton (LB)
Tim Giesler
10-76-3-FD-08 Introduction to English Language Teaching Practice (Gy) (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Begleitseminar in Verbindung mit den Praxisorientierten Elementen im Fach Englisch.

Bitte melden Sie sich über das Zentrum für Lehrerbildung (Startseite stud.IP: Schulpraktika) für die Praxisorientierten Elemente an. Sie werden dann nach der Schulzuweisung automatisch einem der Begleitseminare zugewiesen.

N. N.
Tim Giesler
10-76-3-FD-09 Introduction to English Language Teaching Practice (Gy) (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Begleitseminar in Verbindung mit den Praxisorientierten Elementen im Fach Englisch.

Bitte melden Sie sich über das Zentrum für Lehrerbildung (Startseite stud.IP: Schulpraktika) für die Praxisorientierten Elemente an. Sie werden dann nach der Schulzuweisung automatisch einem der Begleitseminare zugewiesen.

N. N.
Tim Giesler

Zusatzqualifikation Bilinguales Lehren und Lernen

Interessenten an der Zusatzqualifikation belegen im Wintersemester die unten stehende Einführungsveranstaltung.
Nähere Informationen erhalten Sie unter giesler@uni-bremen.de
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
10-76-3-Zbil-01 Grundbegriffe der Didaktik des bilingualen Sachfachunterrichts

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Fr 10:15 - 11:45 GW2 B3230 (2 SWS)

Einzeltermine:
Di 14.11.17 16:15 - 17:45 GW2 B2880

Einführungsveranstaltung für die Zusatzqualifikation "Bilinguales Lernen und Lehren". Mehr Infos dazu finden Sie hier: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/fd/studieninfos.aspx

Das freiwillige Zusatzangebot richtet sich an Lehramtsstudierende des Studiengangs English-Speaking Cultures, die ein Sachfach als Zeitfach studieren.

Bei ausreichend freien Plätzen können auch weitere interessierte Studierende aufgenommen werden.

Tim Giesler

LEHRVERANSTALTUNGEN DES 3. JAHRES:

P Abschlussmodul Profilfach "Sprachwissenschaft" oder "Literaturwissenschaft" oder "Kulturgeschichte"

Modulbeauftragte/r: Prof. Dr. John Bateman, bateman@uni-bremen.de

Laut PO des BA ESC von 2011 (§6;1 werden die 3 CP des Begleitseminars (im Profilfach obligatorisch) im Bereich General Studies angerechnet; die Studierenden, die bestanden haben, sind daher Irmgard Maassen (maassen@uni-bremen.de), der Modulbeauftragten für General Studies, zu melden.
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
10-76-6-AP-01 Colloquium Research and Writing (in englischer Sprache)

Colloquium

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 16:15 - 17:45 SuUB 4330 (Studio I Medienraum ) (2 SWS)

Diese Veranstaltung richtet sich besonders an Studierende, die in diesem Semester Hausarbeiten oder Abschlussarbeiten schreiben wollen. Die Studierenden werden in die Grundlagen des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens eingeführt. Wir werden eine Bibliotheksschulung für fortgeschrittene Studierende bekommen und selbständig für eigene größere und kleinere Arbeiten bibliographieren, Thesen und Fragestellungen entwickeln, strukturierte Gliederungen entwerfen etc. Gemeinsam werden wir die Projekte diskutieren und voranbringen.

Dr. Karin Esders-Angermund

GENERAL STUDIES - siehe auch die Veranstaltungen von General Studies - Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften

Modulbeauftragte/r: Irmgard Maassen, maassen@uni-bremen.de
VAK Titel der Veranstaltung DozentIn
09-50-GS-5 Kultur heißt vergleichen - USA/Deutschland
Comparative Cultures – USA / Germany

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 18:00 - 20:00 SFG 2080 (2 SWS)


Dr. Janine Ludwig (LB)
10-76-3-D1/WD1-02 Key Topics in Cultural History: Multiethnic Britain on Film (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 18:00 - 20:00 SuUB 4320 (Studio II Medienraum )
wöchentlich Mi 12:00 - 14:00 SuUB 4320 (Studio II Medienraum ) (2 SWS)

What kind of stories circulate about (im)migrants? What kind of stereotypes do these stories contest or confirm? What differences of power and position do they construct or conceal? How do these stories challenge, transform or subvert existing certainties about a 'British' (multi)cultural identity? This course aims to explore the narratives and images through which the experiences of the various communities of Caribbean, African or South-Asian descent are culturally mediated, understood, and made part of the new British national identity. Drawing on a number of films that address issues of migration, diaspora and multiculturality in contemporary Britain, we are going to discuss cinematographic representations of racism and integration, cultural identity and hybridity, of roots and routes.
This course is work-intensive: Students are required to invest much time and dedication into week-to-week preparations that include not just the viewing of films before the seminar sessions but also a high amount of reading. A list of films will be agreed upon in the first session. Joint viewing events can be set up.

Additional material will be made available in a Reader (on Stud.IP).

Requirements:
# regular attendance and active participation
# in-depth knowledge of the reading and viewing material
# a portfolio of worksheets (graded in WD-1b)
# for a grade in D-1b: an additional term paper of 8-10 pp.

Prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Irmgard Maassen
10-76-6-AP-01 Colloquium Research and Writing (in englischer Sprache)

Colloquium

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 16:15 - 17:45 SuUB 4330 (Studio I Medienraum ) (2 SWS)

Diese Veranstaltung richtet sich besonders an Studierende, die in diesem Semester Hausarbeiten oder Abschlussarbeiten schreiben wollen. Die Studierenden werden in die Grundlagen des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens eingeführt. Wir werden eine Bibliotheksschulung für fortgeschrittene Studierende bekommen und selbständig für eigene größere und kleinere Arbeiten bibliographieren, Thesen und Fragestellungen entwickeln, strukturierte Gliederungen entwerfen etc. Gemeinsam werden wir die Projekte diskutieren und voranbringen.

Dr. Karin Esders-Angermund
10-76-6-GS-02 Forschungskolloquium für Promovierende / fortgeschrittene Studierende (in englischer Sprache)

Colloquium

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 09:30 - 11:00 Externer Ort: CIP Labor GW2 A3340 (2 SWS)

Dies ist ein Kolloquium für Doktoranden und fortgeschrittene Studierende, die an Dissertationen und Abschlussarbeiten im Bereich der (angewandten) englischen Sprachwissenschaft und (Lerner-) Korpuslinguistik arbeiten. Teilnahme nur auf Einladung.

Prof. Dr. Marcus Callies
10-76-6-GS-04 Übung zum Seminar "Key Moments in the Cultural History of the English-Speaking World" (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: ////

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 18:00 - 20:00 GW2 B1632 Tutorium Michelle Mönck
wöchentlich Mo 18:00 - 20:00 GW2 B1630 Tutorium Olaf Schardt
wöchentlich Mi 18:00 - 20:00 GW2 B1630 Tutorium Olaf Schardt
wöchentlich Do 18:00 - 20:00 GW2 B1632 Tutorium Michelle Mönck

This tutorial is designed to assist students of the Basismodul 'Key Moments in Cultural History' in accomplishing the course requirements. Besides offering a forum for the discussion of those questions you were afraid to ask during the seminar sessions, the course will provide advice on the basic skills of academic study and research - tackling complex texts, writing a paper, citation rules, oral presentations, using the library and other research tools. Attendance is not obligatory but highly recommended.
The tutorial will run in several parallel groups. Particulars will be explained in the first session of the 'Key Moments' course.

Dr. Karin Esders-Angermund
Irmgard Maassen
10-76-6-GS-06 Forschungskolloquium für Promovierende / fortgeschrittene Studierende (in englischer Sprache)

Colloquium

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 18:00 - 20:00 SFG 2070 (2 SWS)
Prof. Dr. Sabine Bröck
10-76-6-GS-07 Research Colloquium for Post-Docs, Doctoral Students and Advanced Students (in englischer Sprache)

Colloquium

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 16:15 - 17:45 GW1 A1070 (2 SWS)

This course is designed as a colloquium for young researchers. Depending on particpants and their research topics, we will read theoretical texts suggested by the participants. Participants are invited to present their research topic, proposal, table of contents and/or written chapters and get constructive feedback in plenum discussions.

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf
10-76-6-GS-08 Forschungskolloquium: Anglistische Literaturwissenschaft (in englischer Sprache)

Colloquium

Einzeltermine:
Fr 13.10.17 14:00 - 17:00
Do 08.02.18 - Fr 09.02.18 (Do, Fr) 10:00 - 18:00

Dieses Forschungskolloquium richtet sich in erster Linie an NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen, Promovierende und fortgeschrittene Masterstudierende, die sich insbesondere für literarische oder filmische Darstellungen der Naturwissenschaften und verwandter Disziplinen, etwa der Medizin und Mathematik, interessieren. Der genaue thematische Rahmen sowie der organisatorische Ablauf der beiden Hauptsitzungen werden im Verlauf des ersten Treffens am 13.10.2017 festgelegt, wenn jede TeilnehmerIn ihr Projekt kurz vorstellen wird. Im Februar 2018 werden wir einschlägige Forschungsbeiträge besprechen, und jede TeilnehmerIn wird ihr Projekt oder Teile davon dann ausführlich präsentieren können. Feedbackeinheiten werden einen breiten Raum einnehmen, der dazu einlädt, sich über die strukturellen, inhaltlichen und formalen Aspekte der Forschungspräsentationen auszutauschen.
Bitte beachten Sie, dass die vorherige Anmeldung über Stud.IP verpflichtend ist. Die Anmeldungsfrist endet am 15.09.2017. Die Zahl der TeilnehmerInnen ist auf 10 begrenzt.

This colloquium is primarily designed for early career researchers, PhD students, and very advanced master students who have a profound interest in the literary or filmic representation of the natural sciences or related disciplines, such as medicine or mathematics. The precise thematic scope and the organisation of the two major meetings will be specified in the first session on October 13, when every participant will have to outline her or his topic. In February 2018, we will discuss pertinent research material, and everyone will present her or his project, or a selected part of it, to the group. There will be ample opportunity to give feedback on the talks in terms of discussing their structure, contents, and presentation.
Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. The enrolment period ends on September 15. The number of participants is limited to 10.

Prof. Dr. Norbert Schaffeld
Dr. phil. Jennifer Henke
10-76-6-GS-09 Digitales Lehrangebot: "Key Developments in Literary Histor(ies) and Literary Criticism in English" (in englischer Sprache)
(Mobile Lectures - Keine Präsenzveranstaltung)

Seminar

Mobile Lectures - Keine Präsenzlehrveranstaltung

The lecture series is an additional offer for all students registered in the BA course programme English-Speaking Cultures and is attached to the General Studies Option, which means it is open to all interested parties within and outside of the faculty. Participants will have access to 10 videos upon registration. Please explore whether your study programme includes the General studies option before signing up. Please arrange for an appointment during my office hours and submit a completed “General Studies Certificate” (copies are available for download in the “General Document Folder” on Stud.IP) by November 1st, 2017. Please explore the “Information” button for programme details, abstracts and biographical details of the individual speaker as well as requirements for gaining credit points.

Please click on “Mobile Lectures” to view the recorded sessions.

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-M83-1-PRAI-S-1 Understanding and Using English Grammar (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 3

Einzeltermine:
Mo 19.03.18 09:00 - 12:30 GW2 B2880
Di 20.03.18 09:00 - 11:45 GW2 B2880
Do 22.03.18 09:00 - 12:30 GW2 B2880
Fr 23.03.18 09:00 - 11:45 GW2 B2880

This intensive class is designed for advanced learners who wish to refresh or develop their understanding and confidence in applying basic English grammar skills. The sessions shall focus primarily on the material dealt with in the Understanding and Using English Grammar (4th Edition) textbook. While the material introduced shall be conveyed in a participatory lecture format, please anticipate regular interactive activities.

Tip: Albeit designed as remedial in nature, in addition, this TnL class will ideally provide those studying to become an English teacher with inspiration for how to raise grammatical awareness and render teaching and learning English grammar a gratifying experience.

N. N.
10-M83-1-PRAI-S-2 Practical Translation

Übung
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 16:15 - 17:45 GW2 A4020 (2 SWS)

NOTE: This class is not open to ERASMUS students, unless their language skills in both English and German are demonstrably at least at C1 level.
The goal of this course is to develop your ability to translate correctly and efficiently and to identify the differences and similarities between German and English – especially those caused by interference. Beyond this, we will approach translation as the transferring of ideas and concepts from one language to another. The course has three linked elements:
• short texts (German into English only) to emphasize the importance of looking at the text 'as a whole' and to explore how this affects syntax and word choice.
• individual sentence translation (German into English only) to focus attention on possible syntactic and lexical traps resulting from language interference and/or intercultural differences;
• work on ‘false friends’ to foster awareness that what may seem the obvious word choice is not necessarily the best one.
Registration for this class: There will initially be 20 places open for this class. Register in Stud.IP for the class by 12 noon on Friday, 15th September. Once the registration process ends on that day, I will notify you (via Stud.IP) whether you have a seat in the class. Once I have formally admitted you to the class, download the Practical Translation interference-exercises pack and the course programme, to be found under Practical Translation in Stud.IP, then print the interference-exercises pack out and bring it to class each week. Material for the work on ‘false friends’ will be provided. You are expected to have and be familiar with a good, comprehensive German-English dictionary (e.g. the Großwörterbuch published by Collins/Langenscheidt (Schulwörterbücher are not adequate at this level of language!) and either the Longman-Langenscheidt Dictionary of Contemporary English or the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
If you believe you are in a situation of exceptional hardship and can truly only take part in my CBIS class despite the other parallel sections, contact me well in advance of 15th September to plead your case (i.e. provide proof of the conflict you have). I will consider your request and examine whether I can accommodate you. ERASMUS and other exchange students are requested to contact me in advance: some places will be reserved for you!

Michael Claridge, M.A., Dip.Ed.
10-M83-1-PRAI-T-1 Theatre Workshop (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 6; more by negotiation in the fi

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 18:00 - 21:00 GW2 B3009 (Großer Studierraum) (3 SWS)
wöchentlich Do 18:00 - 21:00 GW2 B3009 (Großer Studierraum) (3 SWS)

Einzeltermine:
So 03.12.17 10:00 - 18:00 GW2 B3009 (Großer Studierraum)
Sa 09.12.17 10:00 - 18:00 GW2 B3010 (Kleiner Studierraum)
So 14.01.18 10:00 - 18:00 GW2 B3010 (Kleiner Studierraum)
So 14.01.18 10:00 - 18:00 GW2 B3009 (Großer Studierraum)

What is involved in staging a play? How do words on a page metamorphose into performance? What considerations must director and actor bear in mind to create a convincing visual and aural product? Indeed, what must a playwright consider when attempting to write a play? What aspects concerning the actors and what concerning the audience are essential? To what extent can the circumstances in which the play is to be performed play a role, whether this be the physical location (e.g. the space in which the play is staged) or the occasion? In a nutshell, what must be borne in mind if a play – a text – is to successfully make the transition ‘from page to stage’? This is what the winter-semester theatre workshop will be considering, giving you the opportunity to actively investigate these and other questions. The work will not end in any public performance, although you will be performing for each other within the context of the workshop: ‘no-fear theatre’, one might say.
We will meet TWICE a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6.15-9.30 p.m. (i.e. it will NOT be possible to choose whether to come on Monday or on Thursday!). There will also be a full-day workshop on two weekends during the semester. There will be a minimum of 6 Credit Points for active, regular participation in the entire workshop during the semester as a whole; more CPs are possible if you make suitable arrangements with me in the first three weeks of the semester. We will discuss in the first class session what the basis for assessment will be, and when the two one-day workshops will take place. Note that this is a practical-language “Übung”: thus, you will be required to actively participate in at least 80% of class sessions (including the one-day workshops). If you have to miss 20% or more of class sessions, make arrangements with me WELL in advance as to how to compensate for your absence.
Initial registration for the class will be in Stud.IP, and should be done by 15th September 2016. I will inform you after that date as to which play – and which edition – to obtain. If more than 20 people have signed up by that date, priority will be given to Master TnL students, since the workshop is anchored in the TnL ‘Praxismodul’. There will be an absolute maximum of 29 participants. Your English-language skills must be at least at a VERY GOOD B2 level, since we will be working with scripts from the Shakespearean period, which you will be expected to understand and paraphrase!
What will we be looking at?
  • a playscript: a Shakespeare-period (and probably actual Shakespeare) play, since these are among the richest and most interesting works of drama available, and offering the most possibilities for exploration and experimentation. We will ‘mine’ the script for potential meaning, see the clues it contains about acting, examine what the script reveals about the characters and their interrelationships, and weigh up various interpretations of language, character and plot on the basis of the script. We will see how such aspects as prose vs. verse and blank verse vs. rhyming verse provide important signals to the actor
  • characterisation: what defines a character? How can one convey a character to an audience (verbal and non-verbal communication)? How are the relationships between characters made visible onstage? How does one develop and ultimately become – or ‘inhabit’ – a character? How important are costume and props for this process? You will be assigned a character from our Shakespeare play, and will work on this character during the semester, becoming intimately familiar with her/him and her/his scenes, putting ‘flesh’ on the ‘bones’ of the script. You will learn some of the character’s scenes and will work on staging those scenes with the other characters, experiencing what is involved in rehearsing. You will ultimately perform the scenes for the other members of the workshop.
  • the acting relationship: what is involved when two or more actors perform a scene? What ‘offers’ do they make to each other in the acting process: what brings the scene alive? What must they clearly have in mind if the scene is to function? Status: its central significance for every scene.
  • the actor-audience relationship: what ‘promises’ does the actor make to the audience? How has the role and function of the audience changed over the past 450 years? What are the consequences for this relationship of performing in different types of space?
  • subject-matter: “a fun night out”, didactic tool, something in between?
  • the role of the critic
among other things: a full semester!
Note: For 20 years now, our English-language university drama group, "The Parlement of Foules", has developed a production of one - sometimes two - full-length plays, culminating in public performances, all in the context of the E-SC language programme and Master TnL 'Praxismodul' (with corresponding credit points!). The last few years have seen a concentration especially on plays by or about Shakespeare or his contemporaries. For more information, see http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/kultur/foules/default.aspx (which includes links to pictures etc. from our past few productions). The Winter Semester workshop is a good way of working oneself into doing English-language drama - 8 members of last Winter Semester's group were involved in the recent production of "Doctor Faustus", for instance!

Michael Claridge, M.A., Dip.Ed.

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