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Creative Writing: Poetry, Short Fiction, and Beyond. Englisch ab B2.2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maria Moss

wöchentlich | Montag | 14:15 - 17:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 5.111 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Interested in awakening your creative spirit and discovering your potential for equally creative output? This seminar puts theory into practice by offering a variety of exercises to ignite ideas, experiment with literary styles and genres as well as give and receive constructive criticism in peer-editing sessions. This seminar will help you develop your own style and voice when writing poetry, flash fiction, vignettes, and a short story or part of a drama. While students will use the Cisneros “snapshot approach” to writing vignettes (e.g. expressing a certain moment, mood, character, or object while creating an atmosphere, not a story), they will initially write traditional Japanese Haikus before moving on to the great modernists, such as Robert Frost and W.C. Williams. In the end, students will have a portfolio (for lack of a better name), consisting of 3 Haikus, 3 pieces of short fiction, and 3 poems.

North American Studies Meets the Social Sciences (FSL) (Modul 2, Profil NAS) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Lynette Kirschner, Anthony Waters

wöchentlich | Montag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 5.310 Seminarraum

Inhalt: In this seminar we will study different societies in North America and the relationship between individuals within these societies. We will focus on diverse issues while employing different theories. The question of identity has always been part of North America. The confrontation between native peoples, waves of immigrants, and enslaved people have created a kaleidoscope of identities and relationships. This course uses sociological theories in combination with literature to describe these identities. What happens in an American ‘melting pot’ ? What does this tell us about North America? Students will read excerpts, short stories, blog posts from sociology and literature to discover identity in multicultural societies.

Novel Encounters: Beginnings, Endings, and Everything in Between. Englisch C1 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

wöchentlich | Montag | 10:15 - 13:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 5.124 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Do, 13.07.2023, 10:15 - Do, 13.07.2023, 15:00 | C 5.124 Seminarraum | Responsive Workshop

Inhalt: Do you have big ideas but little time? Then take the time to attend this weekly creative writing seminar to develop your idea for a novel or continue working on one you've already begun. Using examples and excerpts from a variety of genres, we will examine topics such as - but not limited to - authentic character creation and development, style and structure, plots and settings, narration experimentation, dialogue crafting as well as techniques for engaging your readers. Of course, you will have the opportunity to take part in a wide-range of creativity, writing, and editing exercises to polish the chapters that we will discuss in responsive workshops as well as individual appointments. At the end of the semester, you can submit your revised chapters for final assessment. Note: After the initial introductory sessions, the seminar will be divided into to two parts: a group meeting during the first half of the seminar for readings and discussions as well as writing exercises, responsive workshops and/or individual appointments during the second half.

Writing With Style: Discovering Your Academic Voice in English. Englisch ab B2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

wöchentlich | Freitag | 10:15 - 13:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 5.310 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Ready for a challenge? Feel like giving your writing and speaking skills a fine-tuning? Participants will learn to improve their writing style, editing, and revision skills and be introduced to a variety of websites and digital tools that will help them perfect their writing skills. Further topics include register (the ways in which language changes to reflect formality or informality), sentence variety, paraphrasing, plagiarism avoidance strategies, ChatGPT, and general citation practices. Since academic writing does not have to be boring or dry, we will also take a closer look at ways to engage an audience as well as ways to use language creatively and effectively. Participants will work on and discuss many writing activities in class and learn a lot in the process. At the same time, due to the heterogeneity of seminar participants, the instructor will assist students in developing their own writing styles and mentor them individually. Those who are willing to put the time and effort into the class should notice a great improvement in their confidence and writing skills.