Posted by Michael Fuchs on February 8, 2011; last updated on May 19, 2011

March 3, 2011 Course Overview
March 10, 2011 Time, Space, and Character
March 17, 2011 Narrative Point of View and Narrative Voice
March 24, 2011 Narrative Voice Cont. & Structure
March 31, 2011 Intertextuality
April 7, 2011 Self- and Meta-Reference
April 14, 2011 Doing Research and Writing a Good Seminar Paper
May 12, 2011 Case Study of Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves
May 19, 2011 Naked Lunch: Two Media, One Discussion
May 19-26, 2011 Test 1 on moodle
May 26, 2011 Drama: A Short Introduction
June 9, 2011 The Crucible: A Case Study
June 20, 2011 A Short Introduction to Studying Comics & Graphic Novels
tba Test 2 on moodle


Posted by Michael Fuchs on February 8, 2011; last updated on March 7, 2011


Burroughs, William S. Naked Lunch. 1959. New York, NY: HaperCollins, 2005. >>> will be made available <<< buy from amazon

Danielewski, Mark Z. House of Leaves. New York, NY: Pantheon, 2000. buy from amazon

Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. 1953. London: Penguin, 1976. >>> will be made available <<< buy from amazon

Moore, Alan, and Eddie Campbell. From Hell. 1991-1996. Marietta, GA: Top Shelf, 2004. buy from amazon

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

Herman, David, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Narrative. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Kennedy, X.J., and Dana Gioia, eds. 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 are clearly either-or suggestions, since they are very similar.