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Lehrveranstaltungen WiSe 2018/2019

Programmes for Exchange Students (Incomings)

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Programmes for Exchange Students (Incomings)

VAKTitel der VeranstaltungDozentIn
08-27-GS-1Urban History and Geography of Bremen and Northern Germany (in englischer Sprache)
Stadtgeschichte und -geographie von Bremen

Seminar
ECTS: 3-4

Termine:
wöchentlich Fr 14:00 - 16:00 GW2 B1580 (2 SWS)

Einzeltermine:
Fr 16.11.18 14:00 - 16:45 Exkursion - meeting at HBF
Sa 15.12.18 08:20 - 20:25 Excursion to Lüneburg and Lübeck (8 Euros to be paid) - meeting 8:20 inside HBF

NUR FÜR GASTSTUDIERENDE - EXCHANGE STUDENTS ONLY! Please sign up via StudIP starting September 18th.
This course is a special offer for international students who are interested in the geography and the local history of Bremen and Northwest Germany.
Content/Learning Outcome
- Students understand the historical development of cities and the processes connecting historical events and urban development
- Students understand the basic ideas of (Regional) and Urban Geography and History as a university science
- Students understand the most important historical events that shaped today’s Germany
- Students are able to give presentations about topics that they researched on their own (about an excursion destination as well as a unique city quarter of Bremen
Work Load (3 CP/ECTS equals 90 hours):
- 30 hours attendance in class
- 20 hours preparation (reading, homework tasks, preparation for exam)
- 40 hours (preparation of city quarter presentation, incl. powerpoint and 2 page handout)
Extra Credit work load (+1 CP/ECTS equals 30 hours):
- 12 hours attending field trip
- 18 hours (preparation of individual destination presentation, incl. powerpoint)
If you need 6 CP you may add another 2 CP by taking part in the "Einführungsexkursion Spiekeroog" 08-27-1-O-2 offered by Professor Venzke in November.

Michael Thiele
10-76-1-B-01Introduction to English Linguistics 1 (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 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

Steffen Schaub
10-76-1-B-03Introduction to English Linguistics 1 (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 14:15 - 15:45 GW2 B1405 NUR Mo. + Di. (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

Fist session on the 15/10
Please read Finegan 2011: 1-35, chapter 1 (for download from Stud.IP)

Ines Sanchez de la Vina Rodriguez
10-76-1-B-04Introduction to English Linguistics 1 (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 12:15 - 13:45 GW2 B3010 (Kleiner Studierraum) (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-BA-01Introduction to English Literatures Part I (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 14:15 - 15:45 GW2 B1400 NUR Mo. + Di. Gruppe A
wöchentlich Di 10:15 - 11:45 GW2 B1405 NUR Mo. + Di. Gruppe B
wöchentlich Mi 12:15 - 13:45 GW2 B2890 Gruppe C
wöchentlich Mi 16:15 - 17:45 SFG 1030 Gruppe D

Module convenor: Dr Jana Nittel (jnittel@uni-bremen.de)
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf and Dr. Jana Nittel

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

This introductory course will 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 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 in 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.

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 Movers - 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):

Nünning, Vera and Ansgar. An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature (Italics). 2nd. Ed. Stuttgart: Klett, 2014. Print.
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
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf
10-76-3-D1-02Key Topics in Linguistics: Englishes in the Caribbean (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 12:15 - 13:45 Externer Ort: GW2 A 3390 (CIP Labor) (2 SWS)

This class attempts to introduce students to varieties of (spoken) English in the Caribbean and theoretical concepts central to language change and contact (e.g. models of World Englishes, standard /national/first language/pidgin and creoles, etc.). We will examine spoken data and will take a look at variety-specific phonological processes and features, but also similarities among varieties of English spoken on different islands in the Caribbean.
The main focus of this course will be on the sounds of different Englishes and contact languages such as English-based pidgins and creoles (e.g. Trinidadian Creole). In addition we will also take a look at some text excerpts of various genres by authors and artists from the Caribbean. Topics such as the relationship between language, culture(s) and society(-ies) with a special focus on the postcolonial setting(s) in the Caribbean will also be encountered.

Requirements:
BA E-SC D1c:
• Active participation: obligatory readings, some homework, some in-class (group) tasks, short presentation
• Term paper (12-14 pages, Prüfungsleistung [grade])
BA E-SC D1a:
• Active participation: obligatory readings, some homework, some in-class (group) tasks , short presentation
• Oral presentation (20-30min, Studienleistung [pass/fail])
SIK5:
• Active participation: obligatory readings, some homework, some in-class tasks , short presentation
• Oral presentation (20min) AND term paper (10-12 pages)

Antorlina Mandal
10-76-3-D1-04Key Topics in Linguistics: The language of social media (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 12:15 - 13:45 SFG 2030

Einzeltermine:
Do 29.11.18 14:00 - 16:00 GW2 B3009 (Großer Studierraum)

Social media communication it not only verbalized through written text but also materialized in dynamically changing websites or applications, including video and audio files, gifs, emojis, and the like. As a consequence, online configurations in social media ask us to rethink the categories of our communicative and linguistic analysis.

The seminar takes this need for rethinking as a starting point and brings together different strands of multimodal linguistic analysis that discuss methodological foundations, approaches, and research practices to analyze multimodal online discourse in social media and its evolving phenomena. We will look at these phenomena from a linguistic and multimodal perspective in order to analyze their meaning-making strategies and their potential to mediate socio-cultural values. We will ask: What do we learn from these phenomena and their strategies? Which (new) ways of communication are available and how do we cope with them in our daily life?

We will look at both qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze social media, with a particular view to empirical analysis. With many practical example analyses, we will work through the immense possibilities of communicating in social media and aim at a comprehensive and detailed description of the particularities of this communication in contrast to that in other forms of (multimodal) discourse.

Dr. Janina Wildfeuer
10-76-3-D1-05Key Topics in Literature: Introduction to Queer Studies (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 16:15 - 17:45 GW2 B2880 GW1 B0100

Why do scholars argue that homosexuality was ‘invented’ in the 19th century? Why have homosexuality and family conventionally been understood as mutually exclusive concepts? What is heteronormativity? Why does queer theory criticize same-sex marriage? What explains the international hype around RuPaul’s reality TV show *Drag Race*? And why did the queer studies scholar Judith Butler refuse to accept the Berlin Pride Civil Courage Prize in 2010? These and many more questions will be discussed in this introductory course. Students will engage with key concepts and debates of queer studies with a focus on the US context and learn how questions of LGBT+ representation are always intertwined with questions around factors such as race, ethnicity, class, age, body politics, religion, regionality, and state authority.

Cedric-Akpeje Essi
10-76-3-D1-06Key Topics in Cultural History - Food (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Einzeltermine:
Fr 09.11.18 13:00 - 16:00 GW1 A0010
Fr 23.11.18 13:00 - 16:00 SFG 2030
Sa 24.11.18 10:00 - 17:00 GW2 B1216
Fr 07.12.18 13:00 - 16:00 GW2 B3009 (Großer Studierraum)
Sa 08.12.18 10:00 - 17:00 MZH 1100

Food: Just part of our everyday lives? But when was the last time you really thought about what was on your plate? Many topics emerge when we think about our food: hunting and vegetarianism, farming and water shortages, ideas of the 'exotic' and 'normal', global and local interrelations, cannibalism and other taboo foods, gendered cooking practices (home cooking vs. chef)... A matter of global concern and local significance, the subject of this class will give rise to the application of a wide variety of analytical approaches as well as in depth discussions about food.

This cultural studies class will take food as its main concern, looking at it from all different angles and in a range of different media, including recipe books, philosophical tracts, fast food advertisements, passages from fictional texts, blogs, films and menus. These texts will be then placed in the context of larger critical debates.

Kylie Ann Crane (LB)
10-76-3-D1/WD1-02Key Topics in Cultural History: Looking at Britain through Film (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 14:15 - 15:45 GW1 B0080

How do British films work to construct, contest, or query national identity/ies? This course, by looking at recent films, aims to introduce students to major political, social, and cultural issues that have shaped contemporary Britain and remain points of reference in today's political and cultural debates. Drawing on a range of films that have, directly or indirectly, addressed the state of the nation since the Thatcherite period, we are going to explore the narratives and images through which the experience of living in Britain and/or of ‘being British’ is culturally mediated. Discussion topics may include neoliberalism and the de-industrialisation of the North; class and regional identities; poverty, unemployment and the widening gap between the rich and the poor; migration, multiculturalism and diasporic communities; gay pride; the British heritage industry; and, last but not least, British self-positioning vis-à-vis Europe.

This course is work-intensive: students are expected to invest much time and dedication into week-to-week preparations that include not just the regular viewing of films but also a high amount of reading. A list of films will be agreed upon in the first session, and will be put on restricted loan for you in the Mediathek.
Core reading material will be made available on Stud.IP.

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

Prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory.

Irmgard Maassen
10-76-3-D1/WD1-03Shakespeare on Screen: Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare Trilogy Maqbool (2003), Omkara (2006), and Haider (2014) (in englischer Sprache)
B.A. E-SC "Key Topics in Cultural History"

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 16:15 - 17:45 GW2 B2880

This course welcomes students who wish to complete the following modules:
MA TnL Vertiefungsmodul 10-M83-3 and Profilmodul III: Film 10-M83-2
MA E-SC Orientierungsmodul LIT (non-graded PASS/FAIL – Studienleistung or grade – Prüfungsleistung)
BA E-SC “Key Topics in Cultural History”- D1b / D1c und WD1b / WD1c

Shakespeare’s plays are as enticing to filmmakers and visual artists as they were in 1899 when the first Shakespeare film was screened. Since then the number of filmic contributions has increased steadily. Divided into three projects depending on the choice of play (Hamlet, Macbeth and Othello) and drawing equally on traditional as well as contemporary ideas, that have emerged in the fields of cultural studies, transnational film, world cinema as well as filmic storytelling, we will explore how three plays by William Shakespeare are re-imagined in different linguistic and cultural contexts in selected late 20th Century and post-2000 productions. Focusing on Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare trilogy, course participants will be encouraged to investigate these films’ engagement with sexuality and gender, race and ethnicity and questions of power. 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.
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 note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2018.
Assessment:
regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
homework assignments,
presentation of research paper or group project,
research-based term paper.
The requirements as formulated above may vary depending on your module choice and degree program.
Please be familiar with the following materials:
Filmography:
Haider. (Italics) (India, 2014) Dir. Vishal Bhardwaj
Maqbool. (Italics) (India, 2003) Dir. Vishal Bhardwaj
Omkara. (Italics) (India, 2006) Dir. Vishal Bhardwaj

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-3-D1/WD1-04Key Topics in Cultural History: A Cultural History of the Artificial Human (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 12:15 - 13:45 SFG 2070

For centuries humans have dreamt of creating artificial beings in their own image. Western cultures are saturated with stories about artificial humans, ranging from Greek myths of the living statue Galatea (ca. 220 BC) to fully sentient cyborgs of HBO’s hit show Westworld (2018). What unites these narratives is their ambivalence: while they express a fascination with the god-like act of creation, they frequently warn of the consequences. Artificial life, then, is simultaneously presented as humanity’s greatest dream and worst nightmare.

This seminar will explore a variety of novels, short stories, dramas and films from different time periods to examine how representations of artificial humans have developed over time. The main focus will lie on the narrative’s central questions: Is it morally permissible to ‘play God’ and create life? What responsibilities do human creators have for their creations? Should we draw a line between humans and artificial humans? Finally, what do these texts tell us about what it means to be human?

A list of the course’s primary texts will be announced soon.

Requirements:
• Regular attendance
• Active participation in class
• In-depth knowledge of the reading materials
• Oral presentation and/or term paper

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

Katalina Kopka, M.A.
10-76-3-D1/WD1-05Key Topics in Cultural History: The Postcolonial World in Literature and Film: The Arctic (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar
ECTS: 3/6

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 18:00 - 20:00 SFG 1030
wöchentlich Do 10:15 - 11:45 UNICOM 3; 0. Ebene; Seminarraum 2

This class will introduce students to the Arctic, the polar regions that cover different nations such as Canada, the US, Greenland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia. Predominately Indigenous people such as the Inuit, Alaska Natives, Greenland Inuit, the Sámi and the Chukchi people have been living there for centuries and have accordingly adapted their way of life to land and climate. Colonization of these areas during the 20th century, respective colonial politics and mining interests rapidly changed the landscapes and people, who have to live with manifold challenges and various postcolonial and neocolonial conditions. This class introduces to the Arctic, its colonial histories, postcolonial cultures, and contemporary issues with a focus on Indigenous populations. We will learn about the Arctic through reading non-fiction texts, short stories, and one novel and watching approximately ten documentary and feature films by Indigenous and non-Indigenous directors.
All texts except the novel 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 Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm. You are required to purchase and read Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk (app 24€) available at the Unibuchhandlung. It is also 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/WD1-07Key Topics in Literature: Contemporary British Fiction (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 12:15 - 13:45 GW2 B3010 (Kleiner Studierraum)

This course welcomes students who wish to complete the following modules:
BA E-SC “Key Topics in Literature”- D1a / D1b und WD1a / WD1b

This seminar discusses diverse themes and characteristics of contemporary British fiction by exploring novels and short stories by A.L. Kennedy, Hanif Kureishi, Graham Swift and Jeanette Winterson. Using text-centred and contextual approaches, this course wishes to enable students to explore language, form, and style as well as to engage critically with key concerns of these narratives relating to nation, gender, class, ethnicity and sexuality as well as the relationship between fiction and historical context. Along with our weekly discussions of selected chapters - reader responses are strongly encouraged - we will aim to map selected trends of contemporary British fiction.

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.

Additional secondary sources can be accessed in the “Semesterapparat”, a reference-only section on the third floor of the library building. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP. Please be aware that your registration on Stud. IP. is mandatory (deadline September 15th, 2018).

You may wish to check the sections "Information" and "Schedule" further details such as requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography and modes of assessment.

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

Assessment
• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• presentation of research paper or group project (student-led discussion),
• research-based term paper.

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

Kennedy, A. L. The Blue Book (Italics) (2011)
Kureishi, Hanif Collected Stories (Italics) (2011)
Swift, Graham Waterland (Italics) (1983)
Winterson, Jeanette Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (Italics) (1985)

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

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-3-D1/WD1-08Key Topics in Literature: The Victorian Novel (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

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

This course welcomes students who wish to complete the following modules:
BA E-SC “Key Topics in Literature”- D1a / D1b und WD1a / WD1b

This seminar focuses on three Victorian novelists whose seminal novels exemplify the predominance of fictional prose in this period in the history of English literature. Two hundred years after her birth, we will read Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights as well as Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities. Using text-centred and contextual approaches to all three novels, this course wishes to enable students to explore language, form, genre, and style of the novels, as well as to engage critically with themes, issues, and key concerns in the Victorian novel. Along with our weekly discussions of selected chapters - reader responses are strongly encouraged - we will also touch upon key developments in the history of nineteen-century novels as well as selected historical and literary contexts of the period.

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.

Additional secondary sources can be accessed in the “Semesterapparat”, a reference-only section on the third floor of the library building. A reader with selected secondary text materials will be made available for download on Stud. IP. Please be aware that your registration on Stud. IP. is mandatory (deadline September 15th, 2018). You may wish to check the sections "Information" and "Schedule" further details such as requirements, weekly schedule, select bibliography and modes of assessment.
For Non-E-SC students and academic exchange students: Please contact me if you require more than 3 credit points.
Assessment
• regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
• in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
• presentation of research paper or group project (student-led discussion),
• research-based term paper.

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

Brontë, Emily Wuthering Heights (Italics) (1847)
Brontë, Charlotte Jane Eyre (Italics) (1847)
Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (Italics) (1859)

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

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-76-3-D1/WD1-10Key Topics in Cultural History: The History of Women in Science (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 12:15 - 13:45 GW2 B1630

Einstein, Darwin, Newton, Mendel, Copernicus. Most people can easily list numerous historical male scientists. Yet, when asked to name a historical female scientist, the only person that comes to mind is Marie Curie. This seminar seeks to change the perception of the history of science as a list of great men by introducing students to several women scientists (including Marie Curie) who changed our understanding of the world around us. Together we will delve into the topic of women, history, and science by discussing excerpts of selected historical and biographical texts as well as recently released novels, plays, and films (e.g. Hidden Figures). While we will focus on the history of women in science, we will also talk about current issues of gender and science as well as topics such as scientific sexism, gender and historiography, and the cultural representation of the scientist.

A detailed syllabus with more information on texts and topics will be handed out in the first session.

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

Christine Müller, M.A.
10-76-3-D1/WD1-11Key Topics in Literature: Post-War literary perspectives from northern Ireland and Ski Lanka (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Einzeltermine:
Fr 19.10.18 14:15 - 15:45 SFG 1040
Sa 10.11.18 - So 11.11.18 (So, Sa) 10:15 - 15:45 GW2 B1400 NUR Mi. - So.
Sa 08.12.18 - So 09.12.18 (So, Sa) 10:15 - 15:45 GW2 B1400 NUR Mi. - So.

This course explores the literary landscapes of two island nations that both look back on a three-decade long civil war. While communal violence in Northern Ireland was brought to an end through a peace agreement in 1998, the Sri Lankan military brutally crushed the country’s civil war in 2009. Such shared historical trajectories – a complex colonial legacy and a recent history of conflict – have found a renewed expression in an emergent canon of writing both in Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka that confronts us with daunting ethical questions about the countries’ unresolved narratives of their violent past(s). The course aims to provide an accessible introduction to some of these aspects through selected literature – novels and poetry – and documentary films from a comparative perspective. Accordingly, students will gain insights into the literary and cultural expressions of post-war societies by exploring the ways in which writers and filmmakers not just respond to the effects but also the affects of the recent past, particularly the pain, grief and trauma of the day-to-day experiences of war. The overall objective, then, is to locate artistic practices against political and institutional aspects of reconciliation, peace-building and transitional justice mechanisms.

Primary texts (please get a copy of the following novels before the start of the course):

Chandran, Shankari (2017): Song of the Sun God
Park, David (2008): The Truth Commissioner

In addition to the novels, we will discuss a selection of post-war poetry from Northern Ireland as well as critical essays. These texts will be uploaded on Stud.IP in due course.

Birte Heidemann-Malreddy
10-76-3-D1/WD1-13Key Topics in Literature: Tracing the Fabric of Slavery I (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Do 14:15 - 15:45 GW2 B1170

This seminar will be based on a VERY close reading of Toni Morrison's Novel prize winning novel BELOVED. Be prepared to learn to focus on issues of form and content of this 20th century landmark novel. Our main question will be to analyze how the novel represents slavery - in many ways, comparable to the Shoah, an "unrepresentable" practice.
At the beginning of the seminar, we will address the crucial features of New World slavery and the transatlantic enslavement trade, before we get to the specifics of the novel.
Required preparation: study of this excellent timeline of slavery, see
http://www.brycchancarey.com/slavery/chrono1.htm
which gives you at least an introductory idea of the temporal and spatial scope of transatlantic enslavement.
Reading:
Toni Morrison, BELOVED.
Kenneth Morgan, A Short History Of Transatlantic Slavery, 2016.
More secondary material: please check back in regularly on Stud IP.
Please activate RSS feed for STUD IP announcements, thank you!

Prof. Dr. Sabine Bröck
10-76-3-D1/WD1-14Key Topics in Literature: Serial Narrative I (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 16:15 - 17:45 IW3 0200

This course will address the issue of serial narrativity based on a "close viewing" of NBC series: THIS IS US. We will analyze the narrative modes of seriality on an aesthetic level, but also look specifically at the representations of contemporary American society which this mode in general, and this specific series in particular, amplifies; see e.g. https://www.sueddeutsche.de/medien/tv-serie-this-is-us-haelt-zuschauern-eine-schulter-zum-ankuscheln-hin-1.3518146
Be prepared to check in with Stud-IP for further announcements of secondary literature on serial narratives, but our basic material (required reading) will be:
Frank Kelleter, "Five Ways of Looking at Popular Seriality", in Kelleter ed., Media of Serial Narrative, Ohio State UP, 2017.
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Prof. Dr. Sabine Bröck
10-76-3-D1/WD1-15Key Topics in Literature: North American Speculative Fictions Then and Now (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Einzeltermine:
Fr 19.10.18 10:15 - 11:45 SFG 2030
Fr 02.11.18 14:00 - 16:00 GW2 B3770
Sa 03.11.18 10:00 - 16:00 GW2 B3770
Fr 30.11.18 14:00 - 16:00 GW2 B3770
Sa 01.12.18 10:00 - 16:00 GW2 B3770
Fr 18.01.19 14:00 - 16:00 SFG 2040
Sa 19.01.19 10:00 - 16:00 GW2 B3770

This seminar will introduce students to a broad range of speculative narratives from different genres (such as dystopian fiction, (proto-) science fiction, and vampire literature). In our close readings of various speculative short stories and novels, we will trace, examine, and discuss how the texts address and represent the respective socio-cultural (historical) contexts in which they are set as well as which speculative worlds they imagine. We will pay particular attention to the ways in which race, class, sexuality, and gender, as well as their intersections, function in the narratives under scrutiny. Not least, we will examine theoretical texts that address questions concerning speculative fiction in relation to genre and popular culture as well as issues such as different experiences of oppression, marginalization, ‘Othering,’ and the resistance to, refusal, and derangement thereof. Critical questions will include, among others: What is speculative fiction? What are speculative fiction’s concerns, motivations, and strategies? Are these the same across the different subgenres that we examine? How does speculative fiction serve as an imaginary space within which various complex formations of power are being negotiated? How do these texts both represent and address issues relating to social justice and community building, respectively? In what ways do these texts allow us to (re-)conceptualize the relations and the intersections between e.g. race, class, and gender?
Students are advised to obtain copies of the following novels (any edition), through a library or by purchasing them:
Octavia Butler, Kindred (1979)
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (1985)
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone (2018)

All other course materials will be made available through Stud.IP or distributed in class.

Samira Spatzek, M.A.
10-76-3-SP2-04Content-Based Integrated Skills d (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 10:15 - 11:45 GW2 A4330

Content-Based Integrated Skills (CBIS) permits students to implement all four core language skills while turning a theoretical challenge into a practical success.

Participants will learn through preparing group presentations on current topics. Rather than engaging in a role-playing simulating as is done in other CBIS classes, this particular group will establish and put their own unique ideas into practice. This will require (allow) you to independently make decisions, solve problems, follow through with, and present the fruits of your labours.

Dr. Vanessa Herrmann
10-76-3-SP2-05Content-Based Integrated Skills e (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 12:15 - 13:45 GW1 C1070

Content-Based Integrated Skills (CBIS) permits students to implement all four core language skills while turning a theoretical challenge into a practical success.

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

Anne Kirkham, M.A.
10-76-3-SP2-06Content-Based Integrated Skills f (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 14:15 - 15:45 GW1 C1070
Anne Kirkham, M.A.
10-76-3-WD1-01Key Topics in Linguistics: Language in migration contexts (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 10:15 - 11:45 GW2 B3010 (Kleiner Studierraum)

In this class, we will read and discuss the linguistic practices of immigrants and their descendants in the English speaking world. In many cases, non-mainstream language can serve as agency and promotes the multicultural identities of the speakers. Language is on tool for constructing and performing linguistic identities, e.g. via codeswitching or membership categories. In immigration contexts, national and linguistic boundaries dissolve and new third cultures are lived and enacted through language. In this class you are required to write a short response paper on the reading each week.
Recommended Literature:
Du Bois & Baumgarten. 2013. Multilingual Identities: New Global Perspectives. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
Du Bois

Dr. Inke Du Bois
10-76-3-WD1-04Key Topics in Linguistics: Sociolinguistics (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 12:15 - 13:45 GW2 B1170
Dr. Inke Du Bois
10-76-6-AP-02Begleitveranstaltung Kulturgeschichte - Colloquium Research and Writing (in englischer Sprache)

Übung

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 SpT C3140

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-02Practical Writing (in englischer Sprache)

Übung
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 12:15 - 13:45 GW2 A3340

This course focuses on writing beyond the framework of university. Students will develop short presentations to explain text types such as film reviews, literary forms (fairy tale, fable etc.) and academic short forms (abstract, exposé etc.). They will be given the opportunity to write these text types themselves and thus enhance their writing skills.

Dr. Vanessa Herrmann
10-76-6-GS-05Grammar Intensive (in englischer Sprache)

Übung

Einzeltermine:
Mo 11.02.19 - Fr 15.02.19 (Mo, Di, Mi, Do, Fr) 10:00 - 16:00 GW2 B2890
Dr. Vanessa Herrmann
10-77-1-A3a-1Introduction à l'histoire et à la civilisation française et francophone - groupe A
BA

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 18:15 - 19:45 SFG 2060 (2 SWS)

Ce cours permet d'acquérir les connaissances de base nécessaires sur l’histoire et la civilisation de la France et du monde francophone. Nous allons étudier d’étudier l’histoire culturelle, sociale et politique à partir de la fin du Moyen Âge jusqu’à l'histoire contemporaine, incluant entre autres la Révolution Française, les deux guerres mondiales, l’histoire colonial et la décolonisation, et les relations franco-allemandes depuis 1945. En ce qui concerne la culture et la civilisation au sens propre, on va traiter le système éducatif, les médias et la presse écrite en particulier, les bibliothèques et centres de recherche, l’immigration et la structure social. Pour finir, nous explorons le monde francophone et la Francophonie.

Anja Titze
10-77-1-A3a-2Introduction à l'histoire et à la civilisation française et francophone - groupe B
BA

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mi 08:30 - 10:00 SFG 2070 (2 SWS)

Ce cours permet d'acquérir les connaissances de base nécessaires sur l’histoire et la civilisation de la France et du monde francophone. Nous allons étudier d’étudier l’histoire culturelle, sociale et politique à partir de la fin du Moyen Âge jusqu’à l'histoire contemporaine, incluant entre autres la Révolution Française, les deux guerres mondiales, l’histoire colonial et la décolonisation, et les relations franco-allemandes depuis 1945. En ce qui concerne la culture et la civilisation au sens propre, on va traiter le système éducatif, les médias et la presse écrite en particulier, les bibliothèques et centres de recherche, l’immigration et la structure social. Pour finir, nous explorons le monde francophone et la Francophonie.

Anja Titze
10-78-5-FD2-1Seminar: Grammatik- und Wortschatzarbeit im FSU Spanisch
+ zus. 2 Blöcke

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 GW2 A4330 (3 SWS)

Einzeltermine:
Sa 19.01.19 10:00 - 16:00 GW2 B2890
Fr 15.03.19 15:00 - 18:30 Instituto Cervantes Bremen
Sa 04.05.19 10:00 - 16:00 GW2 B3010 (Kleiner Studierraum)

Im Zeitalter der Kompetenzorientierung erhalten die Teilkompetenzen im Fremdsprachenunterricht (Sprech-, Schreib-, Lese-, Hörkompetenz und Sprachmittlung) eine große Aufmerksamkeit. Dennoch müssen Lehrkräfte grundsätzlich dazu in der Lage sein, in ihrem Unterricht den Fokus auf die Sprachlichen Mittel (vor allem Wortschatz und Grammatik) in ihrer dienenden Funktion zu legen. Nach einer vertieften theoretischen Auseinandersetzung mit den entsprechenden aktuellen Lehr- und Lernkonzepten sollen diverse Aufgaben in beiden Bereichen analysiert werden. Im letzten Block wird die Untersuchung von Prüfungsformaten für Wortschatz und Grammatik in den Vordergrund rücken. Die regelmäßige, aktive Teilnahme und das Absolvieren einer Studienleistung (festzulegen zu Beginn des Semesters) werden vorausgesetzt. Als Modulprüfung sind eine Hausarbeit (25.000 Zeichen) und eine Portfolio-Aufgabe zum Praxisteil vorgesehen.
Das FD2 Modul besteht aus einem Seminar und den „Praxis Orientierten Elementen“ (POEs). Letztere werden in zwei Blockveranstaltungen jeweils vor- und nachbereitet. Der Besuch dieser beiden Veranstaltungen ist für die Teilnahme am POE-Praktikum zwingend notwendig. Die Anmeldung zu den POE erfolgt separat über die üblichen ZfL-Kanäle.

Barbara Roviro Llimiana
10-78-5-FD2-2Seminar: FD2 - "Text- und Medienkompetenz"
+ zus. 2 Blöcke

Seminar

Einzeltermine:
Sa 27.10.18 10:00 - 18:00 GW2 B2880
Sa 10.11.18 10:00 - 18:00 GW2 B2880
Sa 24.11.18 10:00 - 18:00 GW2 B2880

Seit der Veröffentlichung der Bildungsstandards für die fortgeführte Fremdsprache (KMK 2012) wird Text- und Medienkompetenz erstmals als eigener Kompetenzbereich für den Fremdsprachenunterricht definiert. Dabei handelt es sich um ein sehr komplexes und vielschichtiges Wissensgebiet, das im Fremdsprachenunterricht immer im Zusammenspiel mit den anderen Kompetenzbereichen (z. B. Interkulturelle Kompetenz, Sprachbewusstheit, Sprachlernkompetenz, etc.) zu verstehen ist, und zudem zum Ziel hat, Texte und Medien als kulturelle und ästhetische Produkte verstehen zu lernen.
Angesichts der heutigen Masse, Verbreitung und Zugänglichkeit von Texten und der alltäglichen Nutzung von neuen Medien erscheint die Schulung von Text- und Medienkompetenz als eine wichtige, erzieherisch-bildende Querschnittaufgabe insbesondere der sprachlichen Fächer, in denen Texte und Medien zentrale Gegenstände sind.
Ausgehend von den Formulierungen in den Bildungsstandards für die fortgeführte Fremdsprache werden im Seminar zunächst die Begriffe Text und Medium im Hinblick auf den Fremdsprachenunterricht erarbeitet, worauf eine reflektierte didaktischen Analyse des Kompetenzbereiches angeschlossen wird. Dabei werden verschiedene mediale Textformate vorgestellt und in didaktischer Perspektive untersucht.
Die regelmäßige, aktive Teilnahme und das Absolvieren einer Studienleistung (festzulegen zu Beginn des Semesters) werden vorausgesetzt. Als Modulprüfung sind eine Hausarbeit (25.000 Zeichen) und eine Portfolio-Aufgabe zum Praxisteil vorgesehen.
Das FD2 Modul besteht aus einem Seminar und den „Praxis Orientierten Elementen“ (POEs). Letztere werden in zwei Blockveranstaltungen jeweils vor- und nachbereitet. Der Besuch dieser beiden Veranstaltungen ist für die Teilnahme am POE-Praktikum zwingend notwendig. Die Anmeldung zu den POE erfolgt separat über die üblichen ZfL-Kanäle.

Victoria Del Valle Luque ((LB))
Barbara Roviro Llimiana ((Tutorin))
10-82-1-LS3-1LS3: Grammar-based methods for textual analysis and critical reading

Seminar
ECTS: 3

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 16:00 - 18:00 SFG 1010 (2 SWS)

In this course participants will be given a thorough grounding in a particular area of the functional grammar of English: transitivity. Transitivity is the part of grammar that encodes the speaker or writer's view of reality--literally the 'who did what' part of grammar. It is the major component of the IDEATIONAL part of the linguistic system. We will explore a wide range of English texts in order to practice recognising the basic types of transitivity patterns in English. The main emphasis will be on doing, so that all success-ful course participants will become proficient in analysing texts according to their transitivity.

We will also address the important question of the meaning of transitivity choices. Just because a writer represents some event as an action does not mean that it was an action ('the temperature fell'), nor if a writer represents some event as a kind of mental perception does it mean that there is some mental perception involved ('the third day saw them at the summit'): the transitivity system is much more flexible. Crucially, these choices are rarely unique, one-off, isolated choices but instead go together to help make a text work as a text. Particular meanings are made prominent, others are placed in the background.

Recognising transitivity patterns in texts is the first important step to being able to decode these hidden meanings. Once they have been made visible, then texts become clearer in their ideological and other orientations and it is easier to start explaining why some choices might be 'better' or 'worse' than others. Participation in the course will require regular attendance in order to participate in groupwork in which analysis and discussion of many texts take place. A further particular emphasis of the course will be testing to what extent analyses are reliable: i.e., analyses produced by different people should come out largely the same. The course will introduce the basis methods for showing reliability and for checking whether differences in analyses are significant, using these to fine-tune the group work that is done for assessment.

Prof. John Arnold Bateman, Ph.D.
10-E76-3-LING-01Key Topics in Linguistics / Language History for Teachers of English: Varieties of English in the foreign language classroom (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Mo 14:15 - 15:45 GW2 A3390 (CIP-Labor FB 10) CART Rotunde - 0.67

IMPORTANT NOTICE !!!!

* This seminar is reserved for M.Ed. students in their 1st semester. It is offered in combination with a seminar in FD-3 Transfermodul Fachdidaktik "Handlungskompetenzen (Spotlights-Projekt)" taught by Heather Haase. Students are strongly requested to register for both seminars. The two seminars build upon each other and should thus be taken together. M.Ed. students in their 3rd semester can register for the alternative seminar(s) in the linguistics module. *


Das Englische als globale Lingua Franca verfügt über eine enorme Variationsbreite. Wie alle Sprachen zeigt es Variation entlang sozialer, funktionaler und regionaler Dimensionen, kommt aber darüber hinaus weit mehr als andere Sprachen in einer Vielzahl nationaler und regionaler Erscheinungsformen vor. Der traditionelle Englischunterricht orientiert sich aber noch immer nahezu ausschließlich an den beiden großen Referenzvarietäten, dem britischen und amerikanischen Englisch, wohingegen andere nationale Standardvarietäten, regionale Varietäten oder die „Postcolonial Englishes“ dagegen kaum Berücksichtigung finden.
Vor diesem Hintergrund stellt sich deshalb für die Ausbildung von EnglischlehrerInnen, die überwiegend selbst keine MuttersprachlerInnen des Englischen sind, sowie für den schulischen Englischunterricht die Frage nach der zu verwendenden Standardvarietät bzw. den -varietäten und wie diese Varietätenvielfalt (inklusive von Nicht-Standardvarietäten) in der LehrerInnenausbildung sowie später im Unterricht thematisiert werden kann und sollte. Dieses Seminar greift diese Fragestellungen explizit auf. Es werden zunächst zentrale Forschungsergebnisse zu Standard- und postkolonialen Varietäten des Englischen zusammengetragen, die für die LehrerInnenausbildung im Fach Englisch relevant und für das Verständnis der Rolle des Englischen als weltweite Lingua Franca sowie der verschiedenen Varietäten von Bedeutung sind. Anschliessend sollen existierende Lehrmaterialien für den Schulunterricht evaluiert und auf ihre Nutzbarkeit hin untersucht werden. Die daraus gewonnenen Erkenntnisse werden in Rückbezug auf gegenwärtige Bildungsstandards aufgearbeitet und nutzbar gemacht. In einer praktischen Phase werde dann Unterrichtsdesigns und Lehr- und Lernmaterialien entwickelt und in schulischen Praxisphasen in Zusammenarbeit mit einer Bremer Partnerschule erprobt. Das Seminar bietet auch die Möglichkeit, Themen für forschungsbasierte Masterarbeiten an der Schnittstelle von Sprachwissenschaft und Fremdsprachendidaktik zu entwickeln.

> Literatur <

Galloway, Nicola (2017). Global Englishes and Change in English Language Teaching. Attitudes and Impact. London and New York: Routledge. [Kapitel 1 als einführende Lektüre empfohlen]

Matsuda, Aya (2017). Preparing Teachers to Teach English as an International Language. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Siemund, Peter, Davydova, Julia & Maier, Georg (2012): The Amazing World of Englishes. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. [als E-book verfügbar über die SuUB unter http://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/179245]

> Assessment <

Portfolio (u.a. inkl. language learning biography und linguistischer Sachanalyse als Teil eines Unterrichtsentwurfs)

Prof. Dr. Marcus Callies
Stefanie Hehner
10-E76-3-LIT-01Literatures in English: Graphic Novels and Literary Fiction (in englischer Sprache)

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 14:15 - 15:45 GW2 B1405 NUR Mo. + Di.

This seminar is reserved for M.Ed. students in their 1st semester. It is offered in combination with a seminar in FD-3 Transfermodul Fachdidaktik, Gy u. BIPEB, 10-E76-1-FD3-02 Handlungskompetenzen - Teaching Graphic Novels (Tue 16:15 - 17:45 GW2 B2890) taught by Dr. Tim Giesler. Students are strongly advised to register for both seminars. The two seminars build upon each other and should thus be taken together.

This course aims to engage students enrolled in the Master of Education programme with the highly popular and thematically complex world of contemporary Anglophone graphic narratives. Following a brief introduction to the history of graphic novels, we will explore medium-specific aspects of storytelling in the graphic novel and identify selected critical approaches to the three novels selected for class. We will read and analyse the following three works: Anne of Green Gables: a graphic novel (2017), an adaption of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s renowned children’s novel first published in 1908; The Outside Circle: a graphic novel (2015) by Patti LaBoucane-Benson and Kelly Mellings focussing on the violent legacy of Canadian Colonialism from an indigenous perspective, and William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, first written as a dramatic text for the stage and now adapted to the world of visual/verbal-pictorial storytelling. Students will need all three novels in our weekly course sessions.

All primary texts and additional secondary sources can be accessed in the "Semesterapparat", a reference only section on the third floor of the library building and in the weekly document folders on Stud.IP (secondary sources only).

Please note that prior enrolment via Stud.IP is mandatory. Deadline: 15 September 2018.

Assessment:
regular attendance, informed participation in class discussion,
in-depth knowledge of the selected reading material,
presentation of research paper or group project,
research-based term paper.

Required reading materials (you need a copy of these publications for class):
LaBoucane-Benson, Patti. The Outside Circle - A Graphic Novel. (Italics) Art by Kelly Mellings, House of Anansi Press Inc., 2015. (ISBN 9781770899377)
Marsden, Mariah. Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel. (Italics) Illustrated by Brenna Thummler. Adapted from L.M. Montgomery's classic story, Andrews McPeel Publishing, 2017. (ISBN 9781449479602)
Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. (Italics) Illustrated by Ken Hoshine, Ernst Klett Sprachen, 2008/2018. (ISBN 9783125782150)
Copies can be purchased at the bookstore on our campus (Universitätsbuchhandlung Bremen: www.unibuch-bremen.de)

Dr. Jana Nittel
10-M76-1-OrMo-03Comparing second-language and learner varieties of English (in englischer Sprache)
Bridging a paradigm gap? / Modultyp A, B/C u. D im Studiengang Language Sciences, M.A.

Seminar

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

Current research in the field of English corpus linguistics challenges the traditional division between foreign language / learner varieties of English (English as a Foreign Language, EFL) and institutionalized second-language varieties of English (English as a Second Language, ESL), the so-called “paradigm-gap”. Despite the manifold differences between EFL and ESL, and although the two types of varieties have traditionally been examined in different research paradigms (EFL in Second Language Acquisition research, ESL in research on World Englishes), there are a number of similarities that warrant a comparative perspective. Both are ‘non-native’ varieties, are acquired in institutionalised settings as foreign or second languages in language contact situations, and, most importantly for the present context, have been assumed to be subject to similar cognitive processes of language acquisition and production. In this seminar we will review the current research literature in the field and then design corpus-based empirical research projects in which students will compare selected EFL and ESL varietes to examine similarities and difference between the two types of varieties.

> Obligatory reading <

Sridhar, K.K. & Sridhar, S.N. 1986. “Bridging the paradigm gap: Second language acquisition
theory and indigenized varieties of English”, World Englishes 5(1), 3–14.
[available as a PDF version in the folder "Dateien > readings"]

> Other suggested reading <

Deshors, S.C. ed., (2018), Modelling World Englishes in the 21st century: Assessing the interplay of emancipation and globalization of ESL varieties. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Deshors, S.C., S. Götz, S. & S. Laporte, eds. (2016). Linguistic Innovations. Rethinking linguistic creativity in non-native Englishes. Special issue of the International Journal of Learner Corpus Research 2:2.

Gilquin, G. (2015). At the interface of contact linguistics and second language acquisition research. New Englishes and Learner Englishes compared. English World-Wide 36(1), 90-123.

Low, E.L. & A. Pakir, eds. (2017), World Englishes: Rethinking Paradigms. London: Routledge.

Mukherjee, J. & M. Hundt, eds. (2011). Exploring Second-Language Varieties of English and Learner Englishes: Bridging a Paradigm Gap. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Galloway, N. (2017). Global Englishes and Change in English Language Teaching: Attitudes and Impact. New York: Routledge.

Jenkins, J. (2015). Global Englishes: A resource book for students. London: Routledge.

Schneider, E.W. 2012. “Exploring the interface between World Englishes and Second Language
Acquisition – and implications for English as a Lingua Franca”, Journal of English as a
Lingua Franca 1(1), 57–91.

Seoane, E. & C. Suárez-Gómez, eds. (2016). World Englishes: New theoretical and methodological considerations. Amsterdam: Benjamins.


> Assessment (depending on number of CPs required and regulations of study program) <

  • regular, active paticipation
  • project presentation
  • research proposal for term paper
  • term paper based on project

Prof. Dr. Marcus Callies
10-M82-2-PR-3Fremdsprachenunterricht für Erwachsene unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Deutsch als Fremdsprache - Lerntheoretische Grundlagen, didaktische Konzeptionen, praktische Unterrichtsformen

Seminar

Termine:
wöchentlich Di 12:00 - 14:00 SpT C3140
Prof. Dr. Hans Krings
12-23-MAUMHET-120School systems in a comparative perspective - the integration of newly arrived students in Germany, Canada, USA, Italy and Sweden (in English) Maumhet Prüfungsoption (in englischer Sprache)
Schulen in vergleichender Perspektive - die Integration neu zugewanderter Schülerinnen und Schüler in Deutschland, USA, Italien und Schweden

Seminar
ECTS: 2-6

Termine:
wöchentlich Fr 12:00 - 14:00 SpT C4180 (2 SWS)

MA-UM-HET: 1 (a)
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Dr. Dita Vogel
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