ENGL06009 2017 English Literature, Prose and Poetry: Texts, Contexts and Subtexts 1

General Details

Full Title
English Literature, Prose and Poetry: Texts, Contexts and Subtexts 1
Transcript Title
English Literature: texts contexts and subtexts
Code
ENGL06009
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENGL - English
Department
SOCS - Social Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
Author(s)
Chris Sparks
Programme Membership
SG_HENGL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Major: English and Psychology SG_SOSCJOIN_H08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Sciences in Joint Major: English and Spanish
Description

This module will is an Introduction to English Literature part 1: Chaucer to the Eighteenth century.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Display an awareness of literary form and genre

2.

Examine the mutual relationship between text and context through some of the selected texts

3.

Build an independent analysis of literary texts

4.

Interrogate texts for themes and subtexts

Teaching and Learning Strategies

All sessions will be forms of workshops, some teacher-led and some student-led. These will be centred on textual analysis and exploration of literary theory. They shall include some of the following activities:  presentations of text analysis, Q& A and open discussion of readings.  

Module Assessment Strategies

There are two parts to the assessment strategy.

Essay  (learning outcomes 1 and 3) 50 % 2000 words. 

Individual oral presentation (learning outcomes 2 and 4) 50 %: 15 minutes duration

Repeat Assessments

Students will be required to repeat the same form of assessment as in the original mode.

Indicative Syllabus

Introduce key writers in English literature from the 1300s to the 1800s. Writers to be presented and analysed include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Swift, Defoe, Fanny Burney and Jane Austen.

1.Chaucer: The Prologue

2.Shakespeare: The Sonnets

3.Donne: Love poems

4.Swift: Satire

5.Defoe: the novel 

6.Fanny Burney: a female perspective

7. Jane Austen: The satirical novel from a female perspective   

  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Display an awareness of literary form and genre
Students will examine from in selected texts in different genres

Examine the mutual relationship between text and context through some of the selected texts

Build an independent analysis of literary texts
Students will critically assess the use of various literary devises in selected texts

Interrogate texts for themes and subtexts
Conduct in-depth discussions of the multiplicity of meanings in selected texts

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Essay on work of literature Continuous Assessment Essay 50 % Any 1,3
2 Critical examination of selected text Practical Oral Exam 50 % Any 2,4
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Flat Classroom All activities 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2000 A shakespeare reader St Martin's Press

Recommended Reading
2011 The complete poetry and prose of Geoffrey Chaucer . Cengage Learning

Recommended Reading
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Jonathan Swift cambridge University Press

Recommended Reading
1986 Mothers of the novel: 100 good women writers before Jane Austen. Rivers Oram Press

Recommended Reading
2012 The Norton Anthology of English Literature Stanford university Press

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

David Johnson, 2000 A Shakespeare reader St Martin's Press

Allen, Mark, and John H. Fisher, 2011 The complete poetry and prose of Geoffrey Chaucer. Cengage Learning

Fox, Christopher, 2003 The Cambridge Companion to Jonathan Swift Cambridge University Press

Spender, Dale, 1986 Mothers of the novel: 100 good women writers before Jane Austen. Rivers Oram Press

M.H. Abrahams, 2012 The Norton Anthology of English Literature Stanford University Press

Additional Information

None