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Syllabus 2019-20 - 12212017 - English Literature from 1890 to Present Time (Literatura inglesa desde 1890 hasta nuestros días)

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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: English Literature from 1890 to Present Time
CODE: 12212017 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 3 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: ZUNINO GARRIDO, MARÍA DE LA CINTA
DEPARTMENT: U115 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
FIELD OF STUDY: 345 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
OFFICE NO.: D2 - 208 E-MAIL: czunino@ujaen.es P: 953214935
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

 

UNIT 1. Modernism

England at the beginning of the 20  th century

Late Victorians: social, moral, and political questions

Modernist literature: dislocating certainties

UNIT 2.    English Literature and the two World Wars

Britain and the two World Wars

First World War poets

Poetry of the thirties: new experimentations

Fiction and the question of objectivity

 

UNIT 3. Literature from 1945 to 1980

Kitchen sink realism

It's not funny at all: farce and the absurd in drama

Counteracting the extravagances of modernism

Post-imperial and post-colonial English writing

UNIT 4.   Literature since 1980

The novel since 1980: multiple voices, multiple perspectives

Postmodern games in fiction

Experiment and tradition

Poetry against the grain

 

 

Reading list:

 

Thomas Hardy, "Hap", "The Ruined Maid"

G. B. Shaw,   Pygmalion

Joseph Conrad, Preface to   The Nigger of the   Narcissus

H. Lawrence, "Why the Novel Matters 

T. S. Eliot, excerpt from  The Waste Land  , “The Burial of the Dead"

 

James Joyce, excerpt from   The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

 

Virginia Woolf, excerpt from   A Room of One's Own

 E. M. Forster, "The Other Boat"

 

Rupert Brooke, "The Dead"

 

Wilfred Owen, "Dulce et decorum est"

 

Robert Graves, excerpt from   Goodbye to All That

 

William Butler Yeats, "The Second Coming"

W. H. Auden, "Lullaby"

 

Dylan Thomas, “Twenty-four Years", “In My Craft or Sullen Art"

 

Ted Hughes, "The Thought Fox", "Theology"

 

Philip Larkin, "High Windows", "This Be The Verse"

 

Doris Lessing, "To Room Nineteen"

 

Zadie Smith, "The Waiter's Wife"

 

Ian McEwan,   On Chesil Beach

 

Carol Ann Duffy, "Valentine", "Warming Her Pearls",  "Medusa"

 

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George Orwell,   Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

Iris Murdoch,   The Unicorn (1963)

Jean Rhys,   Wide Saragasso Sea (1966)

Jeanette Winterson,   The Passion (1987)

Kazuo Ishiguro,   Never Let Me Go (2005)

 

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Literature can only be studied from a point of view which simultaneously combines theory and practice. This is the reason why in this subject the study of literature will not only be approached from a theoretical perspective, but from a practical one mainly based on the reading and analysis of the texts included in the syllabus.

At the beginning of the semester, the students will have access to the list of set readings for this module.

Besides the readings scheduled for the different weeks of the semester, the students will have to read five novels on which they will be assessed during the 14th week of the semester.

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

To successfully pass this subject, students need to obtain at least 50% of the final grade, 100% [this will include attendance and participation (10%), final exam (60%), practical exercise on the set readings (30%)].

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • The Norton anthology of English literature. Edition: 8th ed. Author: -. Publisher: New York: W.W. Norton & Company, cop. 2006  (Library)
  • The Oxford anthology of English literature. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: New York [etc.]: Oxford University Press, 1973  (Library)
  • English literature in context. Edition: 9th. pr.. Author: -. Publisher: Cambridge [etc.]: Cambridge University Press, 2015  (Library)
  • A brief history of English literature. Edition: -. Author: Peck, John, 1947-. Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2002.  (Library)
  • The Penguin guide to literature in english: Britain and Ireland. Edition: -. Author: Carter, Ronald.. Publisher: London [etc.] : Penguin Books , 2010  (Library)
  • English literature: a survey for students. Edition: New ed., 29th impression. Author: Burgess, Anthony. Publisher: Burnt Mill: Longman, 2003  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • The new Pelican guide to English literature. Edition: Repr. Author: -. Publisher: Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1984-1986  (Library)
  • The Routledge history of literature in English : Britain and Ireland. Edition: 3rd ed.. Author: Carter, Ronald. Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017  (Library)
  • English literature: a survey for students. Edition: New ed., 29th impression. Author: Burgess, Anthony. Publisher: Burnt Mill: Longman, 2003  (Library)
  • The Cambridge guide to literature in English. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, cop. 1988  (Library)
  • TWENTIETH-CENTURY fiction: from text to context. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: London ; New York: Routledge, 1995  (Library)
  • TWENTIETH-Century poetry, from text to context. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: London ; New York: Routledge, 1993  (Library)
  • Hardy to Heany: twentieth century poets : introductions and explanations. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1986  (Library)
  • Twentieth-century English literature. Edition: 2nd ed. Author: Blamires, Harry. Publisher: Hampshire ; London: MacMillan, 1986  (Library)