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Guía docente 2012-13 - 83040461 - Textos literarios en lengua inglesa

TITULACIÓN: LICENCIATURA EN FILOLOGÍA INGLESA Y DIPLOMATURA EN TURISMO
CENTRO: FACULTAD DE HUMANIDADES Y CC. EDUCACIÓN

Programa de la asignatura (LRU)
CURSO ACADÉMICO: 2012-13
GUÍA DOCENTE
1. DATOS BÁSICOS DE LA ASIGNATURA
NOMBRE: Textos literarios en lengua inglesa
CÓDIGO: 83040461 CURSO ACADÉMICO: 2012-13
TIPO: -
Créditos teóricos: 7.5 Créditos prácticos: 3.0
CURSO: 4 CUATRIMESTRE: AN CICLO: -
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2. DATOS BÁSICOS DEL PROFESORADO
NOMBRE: CABALLERO ACEITUNO, YOLANDA
IMPARTE: Teoría - Prácticas [Profesor responsable]
DEPARTAMENTO: U115 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
ÁREA: 345 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
N. DESPACHO: D2 - 232 E-MAIL: ycaballe@ujaen.es TLF: 953212608
TUTORÍAS: https://uvirtual.ujaen.es/pub/es/informacionacademica/tutorias/p/30292
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3. DESCRIPTORES SEGÚN B.O.E.

Selección y análisis de obras literarias

4. OBJETIVOS DE LA ASIGNATURA

The aim of this subject is to enable students to analyse literary texts in English and comment critically upon them. To that purpose, students will be introduced to the main principles for the study of literary texts, providing them with a general overview of existing critical theories and schools. Special attention will be paid to the analysis of prose, drama and poetry from a stylistic point of view. Students will also be expected to apply their previous linguistic, literary and cultural knowledge to the analysis of the corpus of literary texts in English detailed below. This subject is also orientated towards encouraging students to be autonomous and critical, initiating them into the research in literary studies.

5. CONTENIDOS

1. INTRODUCTION:

1.1. On the concepts of 'literature' and 'literary criticism'

1.2. Schools and theories of literary criticism.

2.  RESEARCH IN LITERARY STUDIES:

2.1. Principles in the study of literary texts.

2.2. Writing an essay.

3. LITERARY HISTORY AND LITERARY GENRES:

3.1. Periods and movements.

3.2. Literary genres.

4. TEXT AND CONTEXT:

4.1. Beyond the text: the text in its context.

4.2. The relationships between text and context: some examples.

5. ANALYSING THE STYLE OF LITERARY TEXTS:

5.1. Levels of style:

            5.1.1. Phonological effects.

            5.1.2. Semantic level.

             5.1.3. Syntactic level.

             5.1.4. Graphology.

             5.1.5. Describing levels of style: a practical example.

5.2. Figures and tropes:

            5.2.1. Figures of speech.

            5.2.2. Figures of thought.

            5.2.3. Describing figures and tropes: a practical example.

5.3. Point of view and the presentation of speech and thought.

             5.3.1. Point of view.

             5.3.2. The presentation of speech.

             5.3.3. The presentation of thought.

 6. LITERATURE, IDEOLOGY AND INTERPRETATION.

6.1. Meaning and significance.

6.2. World-view and mind-style.

6.3. Interpretation, intention and effects.

6. ACTIVIDADES EN QUE SE ORGANIZA

This subject is organised into theoretical and practical sessions. The theoretical sessions will revolve around a series of general lectures on every topic covered by the programme. The practical sessions will be devoted to discussing and analysing the following corpus of texts:

NARRATIVE (SHORT STORIES):

  1. "An Outpost of Progress" (1896), by Joseph Conrad.
  2. "The Dead" (1907), by James Joyce.
  3. "Bliss" (1920), by Katherine Mansfield.
  4. "The Rich Boy" (1926), by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  5. "To Room Nineteen" (1963), by Doris Lessing.
  6. "Everyday Use" (1974), by Alice Walker.
  7. "A Family Supper" (1982), by Kazhuo Ishiguro.
  8. "Converging City" (1988), by Ben Okri.
  9. Selected extracts from The House on Mango Street (1992), by Sandra Cisneros.
  10. "The Jack Randa Hotel" (1994), by Alice Munro.

  POETRY:

1. "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death" (1919), by William B. Yeats

2. "The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower" (1933), by Dylan Thomas.

3. " Lady Lazarus" (1965), by Sylvia Plath.

4. " Digging" (1966), by Seamus Heaney.

5. " Sad Steps" (1974), by Philip Larkin.

DRAMA:

  Top Girls (1982), by Caryl Churchill.

Due to its eminently practical character, the active involvement of the students is absolutely necessary. Students will be asked to read the assigned excerpts and texts as well as some selected critical papers on each of them. They will also be asked to produce two essays throughout the course.

7. BIBLIOGRAFÍA BÁSICA
  • The NORTON anthology of english literature. Edición: 6th ed. Autor: -. Editorial: New York ; London: W.W. Norton & Company, cop. 1993-  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Contemporary African Short Stories. Edición: -. Autor: Achebe, Ch. & C.L. Innes. Editorial: Heinemann
  • The new Oxford book of Canadian short stories in English. Edición: -. Autor: -. Editorial: Ontario: Oxford University Press, cop. 1995  (C. Biblioteca)
  • The Penguin book of modern British short stories. Edición: -. Autor: -. Editorial: London: Penguin Books, 1988  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Top girls. Edición: -. Autor: Churchill, Caryl. Editorial: London : Methuen, 1991  (C. Biblioteca)
  • The house on Mango Street. Edición: Paperback ed.. Autor: Cisneros, Sandra. Editorial: London : Bloomsbury Publishng, 2004  (C. Biblioteca)
  • The penguin book of american short stories. Edición: -. Autor: -. Editorial: London: Penguin books, 1969
  • The Penguin book of English short stories. Edición: -. Autor: -. Editorial: Harmondsworth: Penguin books, 1967  (C. Biblioteca)
  • The collected stories of Katherine Mansfield. Edición: -. Autor: Mansfield, Katherine. Editorial: London [etc.]: Penguin Books, 2001  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Collected poems [Recurso electrónico]. Edición: -. Autor: Plath, Sylvia. Editorial: Cambridge : Chadwyck-Healey (a Bell & Howell Information and Learning Company), 1999.
  • Everyday use. Edición: -. Autor: Walker, Alice. Editorial: New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, cop. 1994  (C. Biblioteca)
8. BIBLIOGRAFÍA COMPLEMENTARIA
  • Keywords: a vocabulary of culture and society. Edición: -. Autor: Williams, Raymond. Editorial: London: Fontana Press, 1988  (C. Biblioteca)
  • A Short History of English Literature. Edición: -. Autor: Barnard, R.. Editorial: Basil Blackwell
  • Studying british cultures: an introduction. Edición: -. Autor: -. Editorial: London ; New York: Routledge, 1997  (C. Biblioteca)
  • An introduction to literature, criticism, and theory. Edición: 3rd. ed. Autor: Bennett, Andrew. Editorial: London: Prentice Hall Europe, 2004  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Language, literature and critical practice: ways of analysing text . Edición: -. Autor: Birch, David. Editorial: London &#59; New York: Routledge, 1989  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Introducing Literary Studies. Edición: -. Autor: Bradford, R, . Editorial: Prentice Hall
  • Investigating English discourse: language, literacy and literature. Edición: -. Autor: Carter, Ronald. Editorial: London ; New York: Routledge, 1997  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Discourse and literature, the interplay of form and mind. Edición: -. Autor: Cook, Guy. Editorial: Oxford: Oxford University Press, cop. 1994  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Encyclopedia of literature and criticism. Edición: -. Autor: -. Editorial: London: Routledge, 1991  (C. Biblioteca)
  • The Penguin dictionary of literary terms and literary theory. Edición: 3rd ed. Autor: Cuddon, J. A.. Editorial: London: Penguin Books, 1992  (C. Biblioteca)
  • The concise Oxford companion to English literature. Edición: 2nd. ed. Autor: -. Editorial: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Literary studies in action. Edición: -. Autor: Durant, Alan. Editorial: London ; New York: Routledge, imp. 2002  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Literary theory: an introduction. Edición: [1st publ., repr.]. Autor: Eagleton, Terry. Editorial: Oxford ; Cambridge: Blackwell, 1995  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Critical discourse analysis: the critical study of language. Edición: -. Autor: Fairclough, Norman.. Editorial: London [etc.] : Longman, 1995.  (C. Biblioteca)
  • A dictionary of modern critical terms. Edición: -. Autor: -. Editorial: London: Routledge, 1987
  • Linguistic criticism. Edición: 2nd ed. Autor: Fowler, Roger. Editorial: Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1996  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Ideology. Edición: [1st. publ.]. Autor: Hawkes, David. Editorial: London ; New York: Routledge, 1996  (C. Biblioteca)
  • A linguistic guide to English poetry. Edición: 1st pub., 14th imp. Autor: Leech, Geoffrey N.. Editorial: London ; New York: Longman, 1989  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Style in fiction: a linguistic introduction to english fictional prose. Edición: -. Autor: Leech, Geoffrey N.. Editorial: London &#59; New York: Longman, 1989  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Ways of reading: advanced reading skills for students of English literature. Edición: 2nd ed. Autor: -. Editorial: London ; New York: Routledge, 2000  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Literary terms and criticism . Edición: -. Autor: Peck, John. Editorial: Houndmills: Macmillan, 1993  (C. Biblioteca)
  • The theory and analysis of drama. Edición: 1st published, repr. Autor: Pfister, Manfred. Editorial: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Literature in context. Edición: -. Autor: -. Editorial: New York: Palgrave, 2001  (C. Biblioteca)
  • The concise Cambridge history of english literature. Edición: 3rd. ed., reimp. Autor: Sampson, George. Editorial: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Language, ideology and point of view . Edición: -. Autor: Simpson, Paul. Editorial: London &#59; New York: Routledge, 1993  (C. Biblioteca)
  • Narrative: a critical linguistic introduction. Edición: -. Autor: Toolan, Michael J.. Editorial: London &#59; New York: Routledge, 1988
  • A dictionary of stylistics. Edición: 2nd edition. Autor: Wales, Katie. Editorial: London : Pearson Education , 2001  (C. Biblioteca)
9. PROCEDIMIENTO DE EVALUACIÓN

There will be a final examination comprising theoretical questions, practical questions about the set readings and a commentary. As specified above, students will also be asked to submit two critical commentaries throughout the course. The active participation of the students in the practical sessions is essential and, as such, it will be taken into account when deciding the final qualification.

10. CRITERIOS DE EVALUACIÓN

The evaluation will be based on the following criteria:

a)     An adequate mastery of the English language is essential to pass this subject. Special attention will be paid to written expression: grammatical correctness, richness of vocabulary, use of an academic register and incorporation of literary terminology.

b)    A careful reading of the assigned texts is of vital importance. When producing written commentaries, students must demonstrate that they have reflectively read the corpus of selected texts. They will also be expected to incorporate their class notes and the conclusions extracted from the critical papers into their commentaries.

c)     The active participation of the students in the practical sessions as well as in the debates proposed will be especially relevant.

Finally, the interest and motivation of the students will also be taken into account.