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Syllabus 2019-20 - 12211013 - Studying Techniques and Analysis of English Literature (Técnicas de estudio y análisis en literatura inglesa)

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DEGREE: Grado en Estudios ingleses
FACULTY: FACULTY OF HUMAN SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Studying Techniques and Analysis of English Literature
CODE: 12211013 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 2 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: GARCÍA GARCÍA, LUCIANO
DEPARTMENT: U115 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
FIELD OF STUDY: 345 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
OFFICE NO.: D2 - 247 E-MAIL: lugarcia@ujaen.es P: 953211818
WEBSITE: http://www4.ujaen.es/~lugarcia/
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

1. INTRODUCTION. LITERARY DISCOURSE AS FORM OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR:

1.1. What is literature?

1.2. Strategies for interpreting literature

1.3.  Reading literary texts:

1.3.1. The reading process and the critical reader

1.3.2. Reading and response

1.3.3. Specialised approaches to interpreting literature

 

2. LITERARY GENRES: AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE

2.1. Genres in English literature

2.2. Creation, evolution and extinction of genres

 

3. POETRY IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

3.1. Approaches to poetry

3.2. The sound of poetry

3.3. Structure, diction, syntax

3.4. Poetry and ideology

 

4. NARRATIVE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

4.1. Narrative as discourse

4.2. Narrative as fiction

4.3. Semantic and syntactic analysis

4.4. Narrative and ideology

4.5. Narrative and intertextuality

 

5. DRAMA IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

5.1. The nature of drama

5.2. Drama and theatre

5.3. Analysis of conversation

5.4 Drama and ideology

 

6. NON FICTION IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

6.1. Features of non-fiction texts in the literary canon

6.2. Classification of non-fiction texts in the literary canon

6.3. The literary value of non-fiction texts

Topics will be accompanied with the following short poems or excerpts from narratives or plays. They will be the basis for literary appreciation and where appropriate for commentary practice.

  • A variable number of lyrics from modern songs  compared with lyrical poetry of the Middle English and their corresponding musical accompaniment: "Westrond Wynde" and "Summer is ycumen in".
  • Ben Jonson, "Epitaph on Elizabeth L.H."
  • Seamus Heaney, "North" (from    North)
  • Percy Byshee Shelley, "Ozymandias"
  • James Joyce, excerpt from "Calipso" Chapter 4 of    Ulysses (Penguin edition)
  •  William Butler Yeat, "Her anxiety" & "Leda and the Swan"
  •   Wystan Hugh Auden, "Song IX", también conocido como "Funeral Blue"
  • Philip Larkin, "The Trees"
  • Dylan Thomas, "In my Craft or Sullen Art" & "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"
  • Christina Rossetti, "The Goblin Market"
  • Truman Capote, "A Christmas Memory"
  • Angela Carter. "The Werewolf" (from   The Bloody Chamber)
  • Katherine Mansfield, "The Garden Party"
  • Tom Stoppard, excerpt from   Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead
  • Edward Albee, excerpt from    Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf (finale)
  • James Joyce, "The Dead" (from Dubliners)

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

The will be divided in theory classes (attendance of the whole group) and practice classes (2 different groups). During the theory classes the theoretical aspects of the subject will be explained and commented, which will be then studies in a practical way through the reading of the selected texts. At the beginning of the course the lecturer will provide the students a list of compulsory readings for the development of the syllabus content. Besides these readings, the lecturer can include other texts which s/he considers relevant for the study of the subject.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

Final grading will be obtained taking into account the aspects of assessment described in the previous section. In order to get a pass students must get at least 50 % after the total sum of the different parts assessed. 

The assessment method will be ruled by what is established in the Royal Decree 1125/2003 of September 5th, by which the European Credit System is adopted in the official university degree system.

The following competences will be taken into account: CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, E.19, E.27, E.28, G.01, G.02.

The following learning outcomes will be taken into account: R19, R21, R26, R27, R28, R42.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • The Norton anthology of English literature. Edition: 8th ed.. Author: -. Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, cop. 2006  (Library)
  • The Norton anthology of American literature. Edition: 5th ed. Author: -. Publisher: New York ; London: W. W. Norton & Company, cop. 1998  (Library)
  • Exploring the language of poems, plays, and prose. Edition: -. Author: Short, Michael H.. Publisher: London &#59; New York: Longman, 1999  (Library)
  • The ways of the word: an advanced course on reading and the analysis of literary texts. Edition: -. Author: Gómez Lara, Manuel J.. Publisher: Huelva: Universidad de Huelva, 1994  (Library)
  • The Routledge history of literature in english: Britain and Ireland. Edition: -. Author: Carter, Ronald. Publisher: London ; New York: Routledge, 1997  (Library)
  • How to study a novel. Edition: -. Author: Peck, John. Publisher: Houndmills [etc.]: MacMillan Press, 1995  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • English literature in context. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.  (Library)
  • Morfología del cuento ; seguida de Las transformaciones de los cuentos maravillosos. Edition: 10ª ed. Author: Propp, Vladimir Iakovlevich. Publisher: Madrid: Editorial Fundamentos, 2000  (Library)
  • Teorías literarias del siglo XX José Domínguez Caparrós. Edition: -. Author: Domínguez Caparrós, José. Publisher: Madrid : Centro de estudios Ramón Areces : Universidad Nacional a Distancia, 2011  (Library)