Teaching

Professor Müller's research areas are usually also dealt with in his classes. A lecture provides basic information and wider contexts of the topic focused on in a particular term, and seminars then deal with specific aspects, authors, and media. Topics in the summer term 2009, e.g., were 'Convergence Culture, the New Economy, and the Creative Industries: Characteristics, Challenges, and Chances for Students' in the lecture, 'Transferring & Translating Media: Ian McEwan's Atonement' in the seminar for advanced students, and 'Patrick Marber's Closer' (the play and the film) in the seminar for advanced beginners. The summer term 2010 had a focus on 'Representations of Britain' with a lecture on 'Representations of Britain in British Films Today', a seminar for advanced students on 'Images of Britain in 'Better Things' (2008) and 'Brick Lane' (2007)' (the novels and films), and a seminar for advanced beginners on 'The Picture of Britain in 'Somers Town' (2008)', i.e. the social realist film by Shane Meadows. In the winter term 2010/11, the topic was 'British History: Different Versions in Different Media?' (also the title of the lecture), with a seminar for advanced students on 'British History in Print and on the Screen', a seminar for advanced MA students on 'Britain, British Scientists, and the Virtual Revolution', plus a seminar for advanced beginners on ''Coast', a BBC Series Representing the UK'.
William Shakespeare was the topic last term, with a lecture on 'His Life, Plays, and Problems of Translating Them', 'William Shakespeare's Hamlet' (the play and film versions in the seminar for advanced students), and 'William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: Its Popularity, Effects, and Problems for Translations' (the play and film versions in the seminar for advanced beginners). The topic in the summer term 2012 is 'Scottish (Crime) Fiction', dealt with in a lecture on 'Scottish Crime Fiction in Print, on the Screen and in Translation', a seminar for advanced students on 'Scottish Crime Fiction in Print, on the Screen and in Translation: Val McDermid and Ian Rankin', and a seminar for advanced beginners on 'Growing Up Scottish? Being Emily (Brontë) in Glasgow and one of the Boyracers in 'mortal Falkirk'. For more information on current and past classes.