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Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester SS 2012 , Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024
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London: A Literary/Cultural History from its Beginnings to the Present    Sprache: Englisch    Belegpflicht
(Keine Nummer) Vorlesung     SS 2012     2 SWS     jedes Semester    
   Lehreinheit: Anglistik    
   Teilnehmer/-in  Maximal : 200  
      Bachelor, Bachelor
  alle Lehrämter, alle Lehrämter
  Mag, Magisterstudiengang
   Zugeordnete Lehrperson:   Heyl
Zur Zeit keine Belegung möglich
   Termin: Dienstag   16:00  -  18:00    wöch.       Raum :   S05 T00 B08   S05T Hörsaalzentrum  

This lecture is about London’s place in English literary and cultural history. We shall trace London’s development in terms of material and social structures and its rise to prominence as Europe’s first modern metropolis. Doing so, we shall consider the interplay between structures of the “brick and mortar” type and evolving urban patterns of behaviour. London’s social topography and typical modes of perception of the city and city life will also be among this lecture’s key topics.

            At the same time, London will be regarded both as an emerging centre of printing and publishing and as a setting used in a large number of literary texts. London provided a unique set of special conditions for the production, marketing and reception of literature. It also featured as a major topic in many of the texts produced there; such texts both reflected and propagated perceptions of and attitudes towards the metropolis.

            This lecture will give you a chance to become acquainted with a wide range of literary texts and historical sources, some of which have recently become available in digital format. It will be illustrated with a large number of images, some music and even some physical objects from London’s past.


Texts and useful websites:

Roy Porter, London. A Social History (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1994)

www.history.ac.uk/cmh/lpol (London’s Past Online, Centre for Metropolitan History / Royal Histori­cal Society)

www.museumoflondon.org.uk (Museum of London)

www.bl.uk/londoninmaps (London in Maps, British Library).