Literary History and the Canon

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Vorlesung Literary History and the Canon: How Texts Are Read and Understood, 1. und 2. Stunde

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Title: Vorlesung Literary History and the Canon: How Texts Are Read and Understood, 1. und 2. Stunde
Description: Vorlesung im WiSe 2018-2019; Dienstag, 23. Oktober 2018
Creator: Angelika Zirker (author)
Contributor: ZDV Universität Tübingen (producer)
Publisher: ZDV Universität Tübingen
Date Created: 2018-10-23
Subjects: Englisches Seminar, Literary History, Canon, Lecture, Vorlesung, Contemporary Canon Formation, New Elizabethans, Big Read,
Identifier: UT_20181023_001_lithistcan_0001
Rights: Rechtshinweise
Abstracts: Quite recently, the TLS (Times Literary Supplement) asked 200 people in the publishing industry - i.e. editors, critics, writers of fiction, academics - to nominate those writers whom they considered to produce the "best writing" in our time (see TLS April 6, 2008: 3). The outcome, a list of the best British and Irish novelists today, was labelled "The New Elizabethans" and has sparked a debate between those who are exited at the sheer amount of ‘great writers’ in our period and those who fear the creation of an elite, a new canon. In this lecture course, I would like to consider the question of how the literary canon has been formed throughout the history of English literature, and how texts have been understood in particular political, socioeconomic, aesthetic and other contexts. We will discuss the works of William Shakespeare and their reception in the eighteenth century, the rediscovery of metaphysical poetry in the early twentieth century, women writers from the Renaissance as well as later literary periods, and move towards the canonical status of literary adaptation and fan fiction in the twenty-first century. Students will gain an insight into literary history as well as theoretical issues when it comes to reading and understanding literature.

Vorlesung Literary History and the Canon: How Texts Are Read and Understood, 3. und 4. Stunde

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Title: Vorlesung Literary History and the Canon: How Texts Are Read and Understood, 3. und 4. Stunde
Description: Vorlesung im WiSe 2018-2019; Dienstag, 30. Oktober 2018
Creator: Angelika Zirker (author)
Contributor: ZDV Universität Tübingen (producer)
Publisher: ZDV Universität Tübingen
Date Created: 2018-10-30
Subjects: Englisches Seminar, Literary History, Canon, Lecture, Vorlesung, William Shakespeare, Re-Discovery, 18th Century, King Lear, Nahum Tate, David Garrick,
Identifier: UT_20181030_001_lithistcan_0001
Rights: Rechtshinweise
Abstracts: Quite recently, the TLS (Times Literary Supplement) asked 200 people in the publishing industry - i.e. editors, critics, writers of fiction, academics - to nominate those writers whom they considered to produce the "best writing" in our time (see TLS April 6, 2008: 3). The outcome, a list of the best British and Irish novelists today, was labelled "The New Elizabethans" and has sparked a debate between those who are exited at the sheer amount of ‘great writers’ in our period and those who fear the creation of an elite, a new canon. In this lecture course, I would like to consider the question of how the literary canon has been formed throughout the history of English literature, and how texts have been understood in particular political, socioeconomic, aesthetic and other contexts. We will discuss the works of William Shakespeare and their reception in the eighteenth century, the rediscovery of metaphysical poetry in the early twentieth century, women writers from the Renaissance as well as later literary periods, and move towards the canonical status of literary adaptation and fan fiction in the twenty-first century. Students will gain an insight into literary history as well as theoretical issues when it comes to reading and understanding literature.

Vorlesung Literary History and the Canon: How Texts Are Read and Understood, 5. und 6. Stunde

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Title: Vorlesung Literary History and the Canon: How Texts Are Read and Understood, 5. und 6. Stunde
Description: Vorlesung im WiSe 2018-2019; Dienstag, 06. November 2018
Creator: Angelika Zirker (author)
Contributor: ZDV Universität Tübingen (producer)
Publisher: ZDV Universität Tübingen
Date Created: 2018-11-06
Subjects: Englisches Seminar, Literary History, Canon, Lecture, Vorlesung, Thought felt, Metaphysical Poetry, T.S. Eliot, The Metaphysical Poets, John Donne, George Herbert,
Identifier: UT_20181106_001_lithistcan_0001
Rights: Rechtshinweise
Abstracts: Quite recently, the TLS (Times Literary Supplement) asked 200 people in the publishing industry - i.e. editors, critics, writers of fiction, academics - to nominate those writers whom they considered to produce the "best writing" in our time (see TLS April 6, 2008: 3). The outcome, a list of the best British and Irish novelists today, was labelled "The New Elizabethans" and has sparked a debate between those who are exited at the sheer amount of ‘great writers’ in our period and those who fear the creation of an elite, a new canon. In this lecture course, I would like to consider the question of how the literary canon has been formed throughout the history of English literature, and how texts have been understood in particular political, socioeconomic, aesthetic and other contexts. We will discuss the works of William Shakespeare and their reception in the eighteenth century, the rediscovery of metaphysical poetry in the early twentieth century, women writers from the Renaissance as well as later literary periods, and move towards the canonical status of literary adaptation and fan fiction in the twenty-first century. Students will gain an insight into literary history as well as theoretical issues when it comes to reading and understanding literature.