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Syllabus 2019-20 - 12213010 - Narrative in the English Language (Narrativa 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: Narrative in the English Language
CODE: 12213010 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 3 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: RAEZ PADILLA, JUAN
DEPARTMENT: U115 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
FIELD OF STUDY: 345 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
OFFICE NO.: D2 - D2-206 E-MAIL: jraez@ujaen.es P: 953213548
WEBSITE: http://www10.ujaen.es/conocenos/departamentos/filing/3420
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

  1. Introduction to the genre of narrative
  2. How to study and analyze a narrative text
  3. English and Irish narrative: a selection of texts
  4. Northern American, Canadian and Chicana narrative: a selection of texts.
  5. Narrative of emerging literatures: a selection of texts

N.B. The selected texts are short stories, in order to facilitate their reading and analysis, and with a view to offering a universal, panoramic view of narrative in English:

  • English and Irish narrative:
    • Ishiguro, Kazuo: "A family supper"
    • Joyce, James: "Eveline"
    • Lawrence, D. H.: "Odour of chrysanthemums"
    • Mansfield, Catherine: "Bliss"
    • Sillitoe, Allan: "Pit strike"
    • Trevor, William: "The distant past"
  • Northern American, Canadian and Chicana narrative:
    • Carver, Raymond: "What do you do in San Francisco?"
    • Gallant, Mavis: "The end of the world"
    • Malamud, Bernard: "The last Mohican"
    • Menéndez, Ana: "In Cuba I was a German shepherd"
    • Robinson, Roxana: "Mr Sumarsono"
    • Tan, Amy: "The joy luck club"
  • Narrative of emerging literatures:
    • Carey, Peter: "American dreams"
    • Goodison, Lorna: "Bella makes life"
    • Gordimer, Nadine: "The ultimate safari"
    • Gunesekera, Romesh: "Storm petrel"
    • Mistry, Rohinton: "Squatter"
    • Naipaul, V. S.: "One out of many"
    • Smith, Zadie: "Martha, Martha"

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

  • Lecture (theory): 2 hours per week
  • Lecture (practice) 2 hours per week
  • Homework: 6 hours per week.

N.B. As the subject will be entirely taught in English, no distinction will be made between regular students and PATIE students as regards methodology. 

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

  • Theoretical contents (final exam): 50%
  • Attendance and active participation: 10%
  • Portfolio (activities during the semester on an individual basis): 10%
  • Assignment (pair/group work, with a view to making an oral presentation in class and submitting an essay on one of the short stories in the programme): 30%

The correspondence between assessment procedures, competences and learning outcomes is the following:

  • S1 - G.07, G.09; CB4 - R.07, R.09
  • S2 - E.11, E.12, E.13; CB1, CB2 - R.12, R.13, R.14
  • S3 - G.05, E.15, E.17; CB3, CB5 - R.05, R.15, R.17

N.B.: as for the dates for the final exam, international students should note that, unless there are exceptional reasons, no alternative dates to the official ones will be offered to them, as they will be considered in exactly the same terms as the rest of the students. All official exams will take place in May-June (regular exams or "convocatoria ordinaria") and -if the student does not pass the subject- in June-July (extraordinary exams or "convocatoria extraordinaria"). 

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • A world of difference : an anthology of short stories from five continents. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Milton Keynes, UK : The Open University ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008  (Library)
  • Ways of reading: advanced reading skills for students of English literature. Edition: 2nd ed. Author: -. Publisher: London ; New York: Routledge, 2000  (Library)
  • Elements of fiction : an antology . Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: New York [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 1981  (Library)
  • The art of the story : an international anthology of contemporary short stories . Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2000  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • A reader's companion to the short story in English [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001.  (Library)
  • Past into present: an anthology of British and American Literature. Edition: 3rd imp.. Author: Gower, Roger.. Publisher: Harlow, Essex : Longman, 1995  (Library)
  • The Norton anthology of English literature. Edition: 8th ed.. Author: -. Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, cop. 2006  (Library)
  • The lonely voice : a study of the short story. Edition: -. Author: O'Connor, Frank. Publisher: Hoboken, New jersey : Melville House publishing, cop. 2004  (Library)
  • Critical thinking: a guide to interpreting literary. Edition: -. Author: Manlove, Colin. Publisher: Houndmills: MacMillan, 1989  (Library)
  • Narrative fiction, contemporary poetics. Edition: [Reprinted]. Author: Rimmon-Kenan, Shlomith. Publisher: London ; New York: Routledge, 1994  (Library)
  • The modern british novel. Edition: -. Author: Bradbury, Malcolm. Publisher: London: Penguin Books, cop. 1994  (Library)
  • A companion to the British and Irish short story. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008  (Library)
  • The British and Irish short story handbook. Edition: -. Author: Malcolm, David, 1952-. Publisher: Chichester, UK : Wiley-Bllackwell, 2012  (Library)
  • The Short story [Recurso electrónico] : an introduction. Edition: -. Author: March-Russell, Paul. Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009  (Library)
  • Contemporary debates on the short story . Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Bern [etc.] : Peter Lang, 2007  (Library)
  • Telling Stories: a theoretical analysis of narrative fiction. Edition: [1st ed., reimp.]. Author: Cohan, Steven. Publisher: London ; New York: Routledge, 1991  (Library)
  • An anthology of colonial and postcolonial short fiction. Edition: -. Author: Baldwin, Dean. Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, cop. 2007  (Library)