Programa de la asignatura: Temas que forman parte de la asignatura.
Programa de teoría
UNIT 1. WHAT IS LITERATURE?
1.1.What is theory?
1.2. What is English Literature?
1.4. The Uses of Literature
1.5. Interpretation of Literary Texts
1.6. Readers and Meaning
UNIT 2. PERIODS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
2.1. Old English and Middle English Literature
2.2. Renaissance and Restoration
2.3. The rise of the novel (18th century).
2.4. The Romantic Age
UNIT 3. MAJOR GENRES IN TEXTUAL STUDIES
UNIT 4. READING LITERARY TEXTS: PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
4.1. Finding a theme
4.2. Looking at characters
UNIT 5. READING POETRY
5.1. Content and poetic voice
5.2. Tone and mood
5.3. Style and Imagery
5.4. Musicality: Line and Rhythm
5.5. Rhyme and Stanza Forms
UNIT 6. READING DRAMA
6.1. Structure of a play
6.2. Creating characters
6.3. Setting and Scenery
6.4. Dialogues and Soliloquies
UNIT 7. READING FICTION
7.2. Narrative perspective
7.3. Setting and atmosphere
7.4. Development of characters
UNIT 8. SCHOOLS OF CRITICISM IN THE 20TH CENTURY
8.1.Textual Approaches: Russian Formalism; New Criticism; Structuralism; Deconstruction
8.2. Author-oriented Approaches: Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism
8.3. Reader-oriented Approaches: Reader-response Criticism
8.4. Contextual Approaches: Marxism/Cultural Materialism; New Historicism; Gender Studies; Postcolonial Studies.
1. Literary Research and Scholarly Method.
2. Reading literary texts. Practical considerations. Beowulf
3. Reading literary texts. Major genres in textual studies. The Prologue of The Canterbury Tales.
4. Reading Poetry. Rhyme and Stanza Forms. The English Sonnet.
5. Reading Poetry. Content and Poetic Voice. Metaphysical Poetry.
6. Reading Poetry. Tone, Mood and Imagery. Romantic Poetry.
7. Reading Drama. Structure and Soliloquies. Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.
8. Reading Drama. Irony. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.
9. Reading Drama. Setting and Performance. The importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.
10. Reading Fiction. Finding a theme. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
11. Reading Fiction. Looking at Characters. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
12. Reading Fiction. Narrative perspective. Bleak House by Charles Dickens.