Lecture BM1, Summer 2009: Written Test
Address the following two questions separately, using the material presented in the course of the lecture. For each question gather at least three distinct areas of factual knowledge, and formulate your reasons for choosing this period / topic, as well as the insights, perspectives or problems that are associated with the facts you have presented.
Review the information accessible to you relating to one of the following aspects of literature and literary studies, such as
- Audiences and public discussions
- The status of the author
- The relation to the state and its institutions
- The relation to contemporary reality
- Modes of circulation and performance
Choose one of these aspects, present your information (on the basis of the material included in the BM1 lecture) and comment on it.
Review the information accessible to you relating to a particular time period of your choice (a century, a period or ‘age’, a longer or shorter space of time chosen by yourself for a particular reason). Present this information (on the basis of the material included in the BM1 lecture) and comment on it.
You can gain a maximum of 50 points for each question
- 10 points for stating the topic/ time period you have chosen and giving academically relevant reasons for choosing it.
- 3 x 10 points for the presentation of three different aspects of factual knowledge that relate to the topic / time period.
- 10 points for formulating insights, perspectives, or consequences that emerge on the basis of the different facts you have presented.
You should write no more than two pages per question. Be selective, concise, but informative.
Note: one of the topics of Question 1 will be ommitted, so that it is advisable to prepare at least two of them.