Topics


Topics will be determined by the students based on their selection of texts for reading and discussion. Possible topics could include: urbanization and the rise of the novel, depictions of cities in literature, the bildungsroman and the city, the urban gothic, etc.

 

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Learning Objectives


This course is designed to allow students to reflect upon and apply what they have learned in their courses in English studies. Students will be responsible for choosing many of the assigned texts and participating in a conversation with their peers and other scholars in the field.  

 

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Organisation


The class will meet for two hours every week and will follow a seminar format based on student discussions. There will be no formal lectures. At the beginning of the course, the class will select a set of readings for the semester proposed by the students in consultation with the teacher. In the first eight weeks, each student will be responsible for preparing and leading the discussion of a text that is relevant to the overall theme of the colloquium. In the final weeks of the semester, the class will produce a website that showcases their own writing on the selected literary texts.

 

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Assessment


Class Participation and Attendance: 10 percent
Presentation and Discussion Leadership: 40 percent
Contribution to Class Website: 50 percent

 

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Last updated: 15 July 2015