Session IX

9.1.03

 

This session will deal with the specifics of writing academic texts. In particular, we will look at the structure of the writing process, text organization and textual cohesion. We will also consider culture-specific writing and thinking styles.

 

Assignment: Read article 13 in your reader (Academic Writing and Culture).

 

A possible structure for a glossary-based dissertation (subject: plot/narrative):

 

  1. Aims and Scope of the Study (1 page)
  2. Studies of Narrative: a Brief Overview (1-2 pages; see for example Roger Webster, Studying Literary Theory: an Introduction, pp. 46-54)
  3. Glossary: English-German (6 pages minimum)
  4. Glossary: German-English (6 pages minimum) click here for an example of a glossary under construction)
  5. Bibliography

 

Subjects:

 

Group

1

2

3

4

5

Subject

Literary Criticism and Literary Theory

The Author

The Literary Work or Text

Theme

Plot

Starting Point

Picot, 15-23

Picot, 36-49

Picot, 50-76

Picot, 85-97

Picot, 109-119

Parallel Texts (please analyse these texts with a view to identifying terminology and phraseology in your subject area - these are only suggestions; you may find more suitable texts)

Eagleton, Terry:
Einführung in die Literaturtheorie / Terry Eagleton. - 4., erw. und aktual. Aufl.
Stuttgart [u.a.] : Metzler, 1997. - VIII, 260 S. (GA 8/141, Da1988/4a)

Eagleton, Terry:
Literary Theory : an introduction / Terry Eagleton. - 2.nd Ed. (Germanistik GB 4/41, DA 1983/17:2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eagleton, Terry:
Einführung in die Literaturtheorie / Terry Eagleton. - 4., erw. und aktual. Aufl.
Stuttgart [u.a.] : Metzler, 1997. - VIII, 260 S. (GA 8/141, Da1988/4a)

Eagleton, Terry:
Literary Theory : an introduction / Terry Eagleton. - 2.nd Ed. (Germanistik GB 4/41, DA 1983/17:2)

Wellek, Rene:
Theory of literature / Rene Wellek and Austin Warren. - 3. ed., reissued (Wuppertal UB)

Wellek, Rene:
Theorie der Literatur / Rene Wellek; Austin Warren (Bochum EFH)

Eagleton, Terry:
Einführung in die Literaturtheorie / Terry Eagleton. - 4., erw. und aktual. Aufl.
Stuttgart [u.a.] : Metzler, 1997. - VIII, 260 S. (GA 8/141, Da1988/4a)

Eagleton, Terry:
Literary Theory : an introduction / Terry Eagleton. - 2.nd Ed. (Germanistik GB 4/41, DA 1983/17:2)

Wellek, Rene:
Theory of literature / Rene Wellek and Austin Warren. - 3. ed., reissued (Wuppertal UB)

Wellek, Rene:
Theorie der Literatur / Rene Wellek; Austin Warren (Bochum EFH)

Iser, Wolfgang:
[ACT OF READING] THE ACT OF READING : A THEORY OF AESTHETIC RESPONSE (Wuppertal UB, Bochum)

Iser, Wolfgang:
Der Akt des Lesens : Theorie ästhetischer Wirkung

(Bochum, Essen)

Genette, Gerard:
Narrative discourse : an essay in method / Gerard Genette (Essen, Bochum)

Genette, Gerard:
Die Erzählung / Gerard Genette (Essen, Bochum, Dortmund)