This general course in BA3 is organized in tandem with General Linguistics 2. Students in the Bachelor program in Linguistics and Literature are compelled to choose one of these two courses.
In 2018-2019, the course will be devoted to narrative theory and to the fields of gender and sexuality theory. In the case of narrative theory, structuralist narratology will provide a toolkit for the analysis of any (literary) narrative. With regards to gender and sexuality theory, our attention will be directed at both the historical developments and the key concepts in these fields from the 20th century onwards. The relevance of theories for literary studies will be illustrated all the time on the basis of a variety of texts. Students will get ample opportunity to practice the methodological toolkits.