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Syllabus 2019-20 - 12212014 - Introduction to Literature in the English Language (Introducción a la literatura en lengua inglesa)

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  • Level 1: Tutorial support sessions, materials and exams in this language
  • Level 2: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams and seminars in this language
  • Level 3: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams, seminars and regular lectures in this language
DEGREE: Grado en Estudios ingleses
FACULTY: FACULTY OF HUMAN SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Introduction to Literature in the English Language
CODE: 12212014 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: CABALLERO ACEITUNO, YOLANDA
DEPARTMENT: U115 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
FIELD OF STUDY: 345 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
OFFICE NO.: D2 - 232 E-MAIL: ycaballe@ujaen.es P: 953212608
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

1. THE MIDDLE AGES (to ca. 1485)

Geoffrey Chaucer: The General Prologue to  The Canterbury Tales (1387) [selected extracts]

2. THE RENAISSANCE (1485-1603)

William Shakespeare: Sonnets 18 and 130;  Hamlet (ca. 1600) [selected extracts]

3. THE EARLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY (1603-1660)

John Donne: "The Canonization" (1633)

4. THE RESTORATION AND THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (1660-1785)

John Milton:  Paradise Lost (1667) [selected extracts].

Aphra Behn:  Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave (1688) [selected extracts].

Laurence Sterne:  The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759-1767) and  A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy (1768) [selected extracts].

5. THE ROMANTIC PERIOD (1785-1830)

Mary Wollstonecraft:  A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) [selected extracts].

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: "Kubla Khan" (1798).

Percy Bysshe Shelley: "Ozymandias" (1817)

John Keats: "To Autumn" (1820).

6. THE VICTORIAN PERIOD AND THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (1832-1901)

Edgar Allan Poe: "The Cask of Amontillado" (1846).

Christina Rossetti: "Goblin Market" (1862).

Joseph Conrad: "An Outpost of Progress" (1896).

7. MODERNISM AND THE LITERATURE OF THE TWO WORLD WARS (1914-1945)

Katherine Mansfield: "Bliss" (1918).

William B. Yeats: "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death" (1919).

Scott Fitzgerald: "The Rich Boy" (1926).

8. POST-WAR AND POSTMODERN LITERATURE AND CONTEMPORARY TRENDS (1945-present )

Sylvia Plath: "Lady Lazarus" (1965).

Alice Walker: "Everyday Use" (1974).

Kazhuo Ishiguro: "A Family Supper" (1982).

Sandra Cisneros:  The House on Mango Street (1992) [selected extracts]

Edwidge Danticat:  Claire of the Sea Light (2013) [selected extracts]

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lectures will be devoted to the analysis of the historical, social and cultural background of the chosen authors and works. Recommended bibliographical material, as well as documents uploaded to the virtual space of the subject, will be used in the lectures.

Practical sessions will focus on the reading and analysis of the selected works. Students must read and study these texts before the practical sessions. They should also be prepared to discuss them with the teacher and their classmates.

Special attention will be paid to the students' active involvement and participation.

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

The final mark includes:

a) Active participation in class discussions and group work.

b) Final exam, where the following aspects will be evaluated:

- Students' knowledge of literature in English, from the beginnings till the contemporary age (Short questions and essay-like questions)

- Identification of the most relevant works and authors

- Literary commentaries on a selection of texts

c) A short essay will be written during a one-hour session. It will focus on a text previously read by the students.

The assessment procedure S1 develops competences  CB2, CB4, E01and G11. These competences lead to learning outcomes R10 and  R11.

The assessment procedure S2 develops competences CB1, E12, E13, E22 and E23. These competences lead to learning outcomes R13, R14 and R20.

The assessment procedure S3 develops competences CB3, CB5, E15 and G04. These competences lead to learning outcomes R04 and R15.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • The Penguin guide to literature in english: Britain and Ireland. Edition: -. Author: Carter, Ronald.. Publisher: London [etc.] : Penguin Books , 2010  (Library)
  • From puritanism to postmodernism: a history of american literature. Edition: -. Author: Ruland, Richard. Publisher: London: Penguin, 1991  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • La literatura de Estados Unidos desde sus orígenes hasta la Primera Guerra Mundial. Edition: -. Author: Manuel Cuenca, Carme. Publisher: Madrid : Síntesis, 2006  (Library)
  • A brief history of English literature. Edition: -. Author: Peck, John, 1947-. Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2002.  (Library)
  • English literature in context. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.  (Library)
  • The Routledge history of literature in english: Britain and Ireland. Edition: -. Author: Carter, Ronald. Publisher: London ; New York: Routledge, 1997  (Library)
  • A journey through American literature . Edition: -. Author: Hayes, Kevin J. Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2012  (Library)
  • 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)
  • Historia breve de las Islas Británicas. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Madrid : Sílex, 2007  (Library)