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WINTER TERM 2023/24 


  • 1st year: three classes "Introduction to literary and cultural studies"
  • 3rd year intensive module (3 hrs) on "'Madness' in Literature"


  • no MA classes this semester
BA Colloquium:
  • no colloquium this semester 



Intensive modules BA:

  • Exploring sex, race and gender in coming of age / young adult / new adult fiction
  • queer TV tropes
  • Beyond the gender binary
  • Gender and Wilderness Tropes
  • Cultural Appropriation
  • Canadian fiction
  • Literature and Racism (in the UK)
  • Queer Canada
  • Sex, Gender and Race in Pop Culture
  • Radical Otherness
  • Youth, Style, Resistance: Theories of Subcultures
  • Narrating Flight, Asylum and Refugeism
  • Ecocriticism and Environmental Theory
  • Sexing Empire: Representations of Sex and Gender in Colonial and Postcolonial Power Relations
  • Queer Britain, Queer Geographies
  • Queer Cinema
  • Madness in Literature
  • African voices
  • Queer drama and poetry
  • What the fuck is queer?
  • Poverty
  • Postcolonial Gothic
  • The Body in Literature, Art and Theory
  • Ecocriticism
  • Cosmopolitanism in Literature, Theory and Politics
  • Britishness: British national Identity after 1945
  • The Apocalypse in British and American Literature and Culture
  • Hipster Culture
  • Postmodernism
  • Drugs in Literature
  • Steampunk
  • Britain in the 60's and 70's
  • Current Issues in Postcolonial Studies: India
  • Pornography
  • Britain since the 1990s
  • Shakespeare Adaptations in Film and Literature
  • Vampire Fiction
  • The British Novel of the Nineties
  • Black British Writing
  • The Postcolonial Metropolis
  • Women's Literature through the Ages
  • New English Literatures and Postcolonial Theory: Selected Texts
  • Hamlet - Text and Context
  • Diaspora Identities - Texts and Concepts
  • Robinsonades in Film and Literature
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Short Fiction
  • British and Postcolonial Crime Fiction
  • Representations of India in Film and Literature
  • The Science Fiction of Geoff Ryman
  • English Early Modern Literature and Culture: Selected Texts
  • "The Empire Writes Back": Theory and Practice
  • A.L. Kennedy
  • 20th Century Poetry
  • Modern and Postmodern Literary- and Cultural Theory
  • The Brontes: Life and Work
  • Salman Rushdie: Selected Novels and Short Fiction
  • The King Arthur Myth in Cultural Transmission from the Middle Ages to Postmodern Times
  • William Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • Historiographic Metafiction
  • Postcolonial "rewritings" of English Classics from the 17th to the 20th century
  • 20th Century Women's Writing
  • Postcolonial Anglo-Indian Short Stories
  • W. H. Auden
  • Literary Representations of the Figure of the Jew on the British Stage from Renaissance to the Present: Shakespeare, Marlowe, Wesker
  • Salman Rushdie and India
  • 20th Century Shakespeare-Adaptations
  • Doris Lessing: Inner Space Fiction
  • Edward Bond: Selected Plays
  • "Klassenkampf und Elfenreigen": German Shakespeare-Reception after 1945
  • The Political Drama of Edward Bond
  • Charles Dickens: Selected Novels
  • Shakespeare and Heinrich Heine