ENGSEM Englisches Seminar Seminar Lehrgebiete
British and Postcolonial Studies

British and Postcolonial Studies

British and Postcolonial Studies

The department of British and Postcolonial Studies pursues a broad cultural studies approach with a special focus on postcolonial issues. We offer courses on British literature of all genres from the 16th to the 21stcentury, on Anglophone writing from West and South Africa, the Caribbean and India, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and Ireland as well as those of the African and South Asian diaspora in Great Britain. It is particularly important to us to systematically instruct students in the theories and methods of literary and cultural studies. On this basis, we practice how to analyse artistic shape inviting students to appreciate the innovative power of literature, visual art and film in their respective historical and social contexts.

The booklet Guidelines and Reading Material in British and Postcolonial Studies explains the essential study skills and gives detailed information on non-graded and graded coursework (Studien- und Prüfungsleistungen). The individual guidelines describe how to find a topic and how to develop a corpus for a term paper or a final paper, how to formulate and refine research questions and thesis statements, how to structure a paper as well as how to do academic research using both digital tools and printed sources. As part of our student-oriented service, we also provide two portfolios with a selection of exemplary term papers and final papers along with their anonymised evaluation sheets and reports. The Guidelines conclude with a reading list suggesting Anglophone and British literary texts for term papers and final papers.

Gohrisch & Gohrisch Podcast

on how to complete a degree course in English

GOHRISCH & GOHRISCH PODCAST II

on how to complete a degree course in English

Prof. Dr. Jana Gohrisch und Clara Gohrisch, 18.06.2022 Aufnahmeleitung: Max August, Halle/Saale

BritF2-Survey: Exam Dates and General Information

The exam for the Module Intermediate British Literature and Culture is the written exam for the Survey Lecture British Literatures and Cultures (BritF2).

The exam takes place twice a year: in February and August.

The next exam takes place on 22 August 2024 at 10.00 hrs. The venue is Schloßwender Straße 1, room 105.

  • Please register with the Exam Office between 15 and 31 May 2024.
  • The exam is a paper pencil-exam. Please bring a black or blue pencil.
  • You receive 40 questions to be answered in 60 minutes.
  • There are two types of questions: multiple-choice and matching.
  • You will pass if you answer 20 out of 40 questions correctly.
  • In accordance with the exam regulations, grading follows 2-point steps, i.e. 22 correct answers = 3,7; 24 correct answers = 3,3; etc.
  • You will receive the results of the written exam at the end of August 2024.
  • In case you withdraw from the exam in August 2024, you can sit the exam on 20 February 2025. Please register again with the Exam Office (registration period: November 2024).

Coursework Consultations

Classes in British and Postcolonial Studies are supplemented by a tutoring system for written coursework. Philipp Kemeter will be offering coursework consultations which will assist you with the form and content of your graded course work (Prüfungsleistung).

Please study the Guidelines and Reading Material British and Postcolonial Studies and fill in the consultation form to prepare for the meeting. To guarantee an effective consultation, hand in the form at least one day before the consultation via Stud.IP or e-mail. 

In the summer semester 2024, the consultations will be offered from 12 August onwards. The consultations take place in room 1211.319 or via BBB. Please register for a consultation via Stud.IP. Go to Philipp Kemeter's profile, click on the tab 'Sprechstunden' and register for a free time slot. You are welcome to attend further consultations as often as you need.

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Prof. Dr. phil. Jana Gohrisch
Professorinnen und Professoren
Lehrgebietsleitung Anglistik | British and Postcolonial Studies
Adresse
Schloßwender Straße 1
30159 Hannover
Gebäude
Raum
319
Sprechzeiten
Di. 12:00 - 13:00 Uhr Terminvergabe über Stud.IP
Prof. Dr. phil. Jana Gohrisch
Professorinnen und Professoren
Lehrgebietsleitung Anglistik | British and Postcolonial Studies
Adresse
Schloßwender Straße 1
30159 Hannover
Gebäude
Raum
319
Sprechzeiten
Di. 12:00 - 13:00 Uhr Terminvergabe über Stud.IP

Aylica Boock, M.A.
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter
British and Postcolonial Studies
Adresse
Schloßwender Straße 1
30159 Hannover
Gebäude
Raum
319
Sprechzeiten
Di. 15:00 - 16:00 Uhr Terminvergabe über Stud.IP
Aylica Boock, M.A.
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter
British and Postcolonial Studies
Adresse
Schloßwender Straße 1
30159 Hannover
Gebäude
Raum
319
Sprechzeiten
Di. 15:00 - 16:00 Uhr Terminvergabe über Stud.IP

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