GS Literature



Time and place

Präsenz/Waffler, Online/Lösch

  • Do 9:45-11:15, Room SemRSportNbg (exclude vac) ICS
  • Mi 11:30-13:00, Room 1.121 ICS
  • Fr 9:45-11:15, Room St. Paul 01.005 ICS

Das Grundseminar Literature gehört in folgenden Studiengängen jeweils zu folgenden Modulen:

  • Lehramt Englisch an Lehramt Grund-, Mittel- und Realschulen: Elementarmodul L-UF Literature (keine Zulassungsvoraussetzung)

Scheinerwerb: Klausur (90 min)


This seminar is an introduction to English and American Literary Studies. It addresses questions such as: What is literature and what does it mean to interpret it? What is a ‘canon’ and what accounts for its formation? How do we work critically with categories of literary history? What does literary criticism entail? The class presents basic methods and key concepts of literary studies and practices the use of adequate terminology and analytic reading skills. Participants will discuss introductory academic texts and deal with particular works of poetry, prose fiction, and drama.