ENGL06009 2018 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, Prose and
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
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Kate Duke, Chris Sparks
Programme Membership
SG_HENGL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Major: English and Psychology SG_HJOIN_H08 000000 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Major: English and Psychology SG_HENGL_H08 202000 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Major: English and Psychology
Description

This module 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) 60 % 2000 words. 

Individual oral presentation (learning outcomes 2 and 4) 40 %: 15 minutes duration

Repeat Assessments

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

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
EDUC06018 201800 Drama Studies: An Introduction

Indicative Syllabus

Introduce key writers in English literature from the 1300s to the 1800s. Texts to be analysed are drawn from the work of such writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Swift, Defoe, Fanny Burney, Jane Austen.

1.Chaucer: The Prologue

2.Shakespeare: The Sonnets

3.Donne: Love poems

4.Swift: Gulliver's Travels

5.Defoe: Moll Flanders 

6.Fanny Burney: Excerpts from novels

7. Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey   

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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 60 % Week 12 1,3
2 Presentation of textual analysis Continuous Assessment Individual Project 40 % Week 6 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