K "Analysis of Literary Texts (Prose Fiction)"

Dozent(in): Christina Caupert, M.A.
Termin: Mittwoch 14:00-15:30 Uhr
Gebäude/Raum: 1089

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung:

This course is aimed at refreshing and enlarging the participants’ knowledge of central categories of prose fiction SSlaughterhouse-Five lanalysis such as author, narrator, reader, the narrative construction of time and space, ways of establishing fictional characters or techniques for describing the characters’ inner lives (e.g. free indirect discourse, interior monologue, stream of consciousness). The course will give an outline of various theoretical concepts, but the greatest emphasis will be placed on actively working on literary texts. Thus, the timely reading of all assigned texts, i.e. Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five and a reader with novel excerpts and short fiction, will be expected.

The analysis of prose fiction is one of the five major areas relevant to literary studies (prose, drama, poetry, film, and literary theory) and is offered once every year. This course is designed for all students of English and American Studies, and specifically for those training to be teachers. Students should have attended these five courses before they register for their final exams.

Vorkenntnis für die Lehrveranstaltung:


Introductory course; timely fulfillment of reading assignments.

Anforderungen fürden Scheinerwerb: n/a

Literatur zur Lehrveranstaltung:

Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five.

Some additional shorter texts will be supplied in a reader available from October at the Amerikanistik office (room 4064).


Nünning, Ansgar and Vera Nünning (ed.). Neue Ansätze in der Erzähltheorie. Trier: WVT, 2002.

Schmid, Wolf. Elemente der Narratologie. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2005.

weitere Informationen zu der Lehrveranstaltung:

empfohlenes Studiensemester der Lehrveranstaltung: für alle Semester
Fachrichtung Lehrveranstaltung: Amerikanistik (Magister), Englisch (Lehramt)
Nummer der Lehrveranstaltung: 05 257
Beginn der Lehrveranstaltung: 17. Oktober 2007
Dauer der Lehrveranstaltung: 6 SWS
Typ der Lehrveranstaltung: Ü - Übung
Semester: WS 2007/08