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Please, '''buy and read''' the following novels:  
 
Please, '''buy and read''' the following novels:  
 
*Thomas McGuire, ''Steller's Orchid''. Boreal, 2019. (also available via MUSE: https://muse.jhu.edu/book/71564)
 
*Thomas McGuire, ''Steller's Orchid''. Boreal, 2019. (also available via MUSE: https://muse.jhu.edu/book/71564)
*Rachel Joyce, ''Miss Benson's Beetle''. Doubleday, 2020.  
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*Rachel Joyce, ''Miss Benson's Beetle'' [2020]. Penguin, 2021.  
 
*Susan Gaines, ''Accidentals''. Torrey House, 2020.  
 
*Susan Gaines, ''Accidentals''. Torrey House, 2020.  
 
*optional (we will read excerpts from this): E.O. Wilson, ''Anthill: A Novel''. Norton, 2010.  
 
*optional (we will read excerpts from this): E.O. Wilson, ''Anthill: A Novel''. Norton, 2010.  

Revision as of 20:06, 11 October 2021

  • Course: 3.02.150
  • Time: Thursday 12-14h
  • Venue: V03 0-D001
  • Course Description:

Please, buy and read the following novels:

  • Thomas McGuire, Steller's Orchid. Boreal, 2019. (also available via MUSE: https://muse.jhu.edu/book/71564)
  • Rachel Joyce, Miss Benson's Beetle [2020]. Penguin, 2021.
  • Susan Gaines, Accidentals. Torrey House, 2020.
  • optional (we will read excerpts from this): E.O. Wilson, Anthill: A Novel. Norton, 2010.

PLEASE NOTE: Use the time until the beginning of term to order (and, ideally, immerse yourself in the reading of) the novels. Additional materials for preparation, as well as the detailed syllabus, will be made available here and/or on Stud.IP.

  • Course Requirements
  • Requirements for 6 KP: regular attendance and a (oral/)written contribution in the form of either a presentation + written outline (10-12 pp) or seminar paper (15 pp), based on the topic of the seminar.
  • As part of the "Aktive Teilnahme" regulation:
    Die aktive Teilnahme besteht aus folgenden Komponenten
    - regelmäßige Anwesenheit: max. 3 Abwesenheiten und gegebenenfalls Nacharbeit
    - Vor- und Nachbereitung des Seminarstoffs (Expertengruppen, Vorbereitung/Lektüre von Texten) 
    - Entwicklung einer wissenschaftlichen Fragestellung aus dem Problembereich des Seminars, durch:
      *Übernahme von Ergebnispräsentationen (Gruppenarbeit) und 
      *Entwicklung einer Research Paper Outline im Laufe des Semesters: 
       Wahl eines Themenbereichs (bis letzte Sitzung vor Weihnachten),
       Abstract mit Fragestellung inkl. Forschungsbibliographie (RPO) (bis 24. Jan), 
       Vorstellung der Fragestellung (letzte Semestersitzung).

Session 1: 21 October

  • Introductory session
  • Welcome: Please read my message under 'Ankündigungen on Stud.IP'; familiarize yourself with the draft syllabus that you find here and note the course requirements.

Session 2: 28 October

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Session 3: 4 November

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Session 4: 11 November

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Session 5: 18 November

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Session 6: 25 November

  • Contexts: Recap
  • Reading and discussion:
  • Tasks: (see Stud.IP announcements)

Session 7: 2 December

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Session 8: 9 December

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Session 9: 16 December

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Session 10: 6 January

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Session 11: 13 January

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Session 12: 20 January

  • wrapping up: final discussion

Session 13: 27 January

Session 14: 03 February

  • discussion of research papers
  • feedback on evaluation
  [Hand in research papers until 15 March 2021]

Tools

Primary Reading

  • see above

Further Reading

  • Bruce Clarke and Manuela Rossini (eds.). The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2011. [Esp. chapters on natural history and natural philosophy in Part III, pp. 407-485]
  • John G.T. Anderson. Deep Things Out of Darkness: a History of Natural History. Berkley, CA: U of California P., 2013.
  • William Beebe (ed.). The Book of Naturalists: An Anthology of the Best Natural History. [1944] Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1988.

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