Posted by Michael Fuchs on September 8, 2010

October 8, 2010 Course Overview
October 15, 2010 Time, Space, and Character
October 22, 2010 Narrative Point of View and Narrative Voice
October 29, 2010 Narrative Voice Cont. & Structure
November 5, 2010 Intertextuality
November 19, 2010 Self- and Meta-Reference
December 3, 2010 The Great Gatsby: A Case Study (double session)
December 10, 2010 Doing Research, Writing a Good Seminar Paper, and Terminology Review
December 17, 2010 Drama: A Short Introduction
January 14, 2011 A Streetcar Named Desire: A Case Study
January 21, 2011 God (A Play): A Case Study
January 28, 2011 Exam


Posted by Michael Fuchs on September 8, 2010


Allen, Woody. God. from Without Feathers. 1975. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1996. --> will be made available digitally

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1925. London: Penguin, 2000. --> multiple copies (various editions) on reserve - buy from amazon

Moore, Alan, and Dave Gibbons. Watchmen. 1986-1987. New York, NY: DC Comics, 2008. - buy from amazon

Nünning, Vera and Ansgar. An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature. Stuttgart: Klett, 2004. - buy from amazon

Williams, Tennessee. A Streetcar Named Desire. 1947. London: Penguin, 2009. --> multiple copies (various editions) on reserve, will also be made available digitally, buy from amazon

Please try to acquire the editions listed above.


Barry, Peter. Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory. 3rd Edition. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009.

Gray, Richard. A History of American Literature. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003.

Kennedy, X.J., and Dana Gioia. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. 11th Edition. New York, NY: Pearson-Longman, 2009.*

Meyer, Michael. The Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing. 8th Edition. Boston, MA: Bedford Press, 2008.*

Murfin, Ross C., and Supryia M. Ray. Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms. 3rd Edition. Boston, MA: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009.

Pfister, Manfred. Das Drama: Theorie und Analyse. 11th Edition. Stuttgart: UTB, 2001.

Wagner, Hans-Peter. A History of British, Irish and American Literature. 2nd Edition. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2010.

* The Pearson and Bedford introductions to literature are clearly either-or suggestions, since they are very similar.