Digital Literary Studies

2018-2019
Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

• The student learns about the possibilities that digital sources and
corpora have when researching literary texts.
• The student is able to conduct independent ICT-related research
connected to literary studies, for instance in the field of corpora and
concordance.
• The student can reflect on the values as well as the limitations that
digital research methods can offer in comparison to other methods.
• The student is able to report about her or his findings verbally as
well as in writing, in an appropriate academic style.

Inhoud vak

In this course you will learn to use digital methods to study literature
and reading reception. You will, for instance, analyze various forms in
which literary texts are digitally available and you will probe what
different methods of research exist to study literary texts digitally.
We will focus on the question how you can use digital means to answer
relevant literary questions, and for this you will explore one specific
case study. In this way you learn what added values digital tools can
have for literary studies.

Onderwijsvorm

Students have 6 contact hours per week. Attendance in the course
seminars is compulsory. If you are absent at more than 20% of the
seminars, you cannot pass the course. Exceptions may be made in grave
personal circumstances. Make sure to inform both your lecturer and the
student advisor in such cases.

Toetsvorm

Course assessment is based on four graded written assignments. The final
grade is derived from the weighted average of all graded assignments.
There is no resit possibility for individual assignments that receive a
low grade. Further requirements: (i) all assignments have to be handed
in on time (see Canvas for the weekly deadlines); (ii) attendance of the
seminar meetings is mandatory; (iii) active participation during the
seminars is also mandatory. If you do not fulfill these requirements, or
if you do not get a passing final grade, you will need to complete one
or more extra assignments to successfully pass the course.

Attendance in the course seminars is compulsory. If you are absent at
more than 20% of the seminars, you cannot pass the course. Exceptions
may be made in grave personal circumstances. Make sure to inform both
your lecturer and the student advisor in such cases.

Vereiste voorkennis

Students must have taken part in the module “Literature, Culture, and
Society”.

Literatuur

Will be announced in Canvas.

Doelgroep

First-year students Literature and Society: English

Overige informatie

This course is compulsory for first-year students of Literature and
Society: English. Timely submission of the assignments is a condition
for attendance of the seminar. Attendance of the seminars is mandatory
(at least 80% of the seminars).

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

There is a slightly different enrollment procedure for this module. The standard procedure of the Faculty of Humanities has students sign up for (i) the module, (ii) the form of tuition (lecture and/or preferred seminar group), and (iii) the exam. However, for this module the instructor will assign the students to the seminar groups. Therefore, students should sign up for (i) the module and (iii) the exam, but not for (ii) the seminar groups.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_AABAALG102
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P5
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. K. Steenbergh
Examinator prof. dr. D.M. Oostdijk
Docenten
drs. B.F. Stuyvenberg

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