Histories of English Literature
Histories of (English) Literature deal with the evolution of literature. We do not normally see them as texts we could again read as representatives of a literary genre.
The seminar could read 19th- and 20th century histories of literature and ask for predecessors of the genre.
- how did the plotlines develop?
- what authorial positions can be observed
- out of what genres (e.g. traditional histories of literature, histories of poetry, histories of fiction) did our modern histories of literature evolve?