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Veranstaltungsart Seminar Veranstaltungsnummer 5250076i
Semester WiSe 2020/21 SWS 4
Rhythmus keine Übernahme Moodle-Link  
Veranstaltungsstatus Freigegeben für Vorlesungsverzeichnis  Freigegeben  Sprache englisch
Belegungsfrist - Eine Belegung ist online erforderlich
Veranstaltungsformat Digital


Gruppe 1
Tag Zeit Rhythmus Dauer Raum Raum-
Lehrperson Status Bemerkung fällt aus am Max. Teilnehmer/-innen
Mo. 14:00 bis 16:00 wöch 09.11.2020 bis 22.02.2021    Wawrzinek findet statt     30
Mo. 16:00 bis 18:00 wöch 09.11.2020 bis 22.02.2021    Wawrzinek findet statt



Gruppe 1:
Zur Zeit keine Belegung möglich

Zugeordnete Person
Zugeordnete Person Zuständigkeit
Wawrzinek, Jennifer , Dr.
Abschluss Studiengang LP Semester
Bachelor of Arts  Englisch Kernfach ( Vertiefung: kein LA; POVersion: 2017 )   -  
Bachelor of Arts  Englisch Kernfach ( Vertiefung: mit LA-Option; POVersion: 2017 )   -  
Zuordnung zu Einrichtungen
Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Even before the wide-scale consolidation of imperial power during the Victorian Age, the eighteenth century was already an era in which the world being transformed by the massive expansions of global trade networks and the proliferation of scientific voyages. It was an era in which the multiple traumas of the Transatlantic slave trade were forcibly displacing millions of Africans, and the East India Company was beginning to consolidate its political power on the Southeast Asian continent. The vogue for chinoiserie (a style inspired by Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions) and the consumption of opium reached its peak at the end of the century, and travel narratives became the most popular genre of literature next to the novel. On the British Isles, people were flocking to urban centres such as Edinburgh, Dublin and London – the last of which grew to become, by 1800, the largest city within Europe and the third largest city within the wider world. This was an era, moreover, that experienced the social and political upheavals of two major revolutions: the American revolution in 1775, and the French revolution in 1789. The world, it seemed, was undergoing a massive realignment. This course will examine the various ways in which writers and thinkers in Britain during the Romantic period attempted to negotiate this world in transformation – a world in which people from different cultures and lands were being opened to contact and engagement with various forms of difference. Over the course of the semester, students will examine novels, poetry and literary essays that in various ways attempt to imagine new models of community, encounters with difference, and modes of sympathetic engagement and humanitarian obligation engendered by the shifting parameters of the world.


A course reader will be made available on Moodle prior to semester.


Set Texts:

  • De Quincey, Thomas. Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Penguin Classics)
  • Equiano, Oladauh. The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings (Penguin Classics)
  • Maturin, Charles. Melmoth the Wanderer (Penguin Classics)
  • Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus, 1818 edn. (Penguin Classics)
  • Wollstonecraft, Mary. A Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark (Penguin Classics)


Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester WiSe 2020/21. Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024.
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