ENGL06010 2017 English Literature, Prose and Poetry: Texts Contexts and Subtexts 2

General Details

Full Title
English Literature, Prose and Poetry: Texts Contexts and Subtexts 2
Transcript Title
English Literature: Texts, Co
Code
ENGL06010
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
9999 - The End of Time
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 SG_HENGL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Major: English and Psychology
Description

This module continues the exploration of  English Language literary texts from "English Literature texts Contexts and subtexts 1" into the 19th century and on into 20th-century modernist literature.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Display an awareness of the defining qualities of romanticism.

2.

Discuss the defining qualities of Gothic literature. 

3.

Demonstrate an awareness of the defining qualities of modernist literature.

4.

Interrogate texts for themes and subtexts.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

All teaching/learning activities will take the form of workshops (some teacher-led and some student-led). These workshops will be focussed on presentation interpretation and interrogation of core texts and key themes. 

Module Assessment Strategies

There are two parts to this assessment: 

  • One Essay ( 50%) 2000 words
  • One Oral presentation involving a critical evaluation of a key text in context ( 15 minutes. 50%) 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat the formula of assessment originally set.

Indicative Syllabus

Display an awareness of the defining qualities of romanticism.

Students will look at a selection of romantic poetry in order to build a knowledge of its context, its key themes and its literary qualities

Discuss the defining qualities of Gothic literature.

Students will look at a selection of texts with particular emphasis on women writers in order to build a knowledge of their context, key themes and literary devices in Gothic literature

Demonstrate an awareness of the defining qualities of modernist literature.

Students will examine a selection of modernist texts in order to build knowledge of their context, key themes and literary qualities

Interrogate texts for themes and subtexts.

Students will do close readings of selected texts in order to uncover some of the multiplicity of possible meanings

1. The romantic Poets: a selection including Keates, Wordsworth, Shelly, Byron and Blake

2. Women Gothic Novelists: Mary Shelly and the Bronte sisters

3. Modernist writers: a selection including Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, T.S Elliot, William Carlos Williams, William Faulkner, D.H Laurence

4. Irish Modernist writers with a focus on James Joyce and W. B Yeats

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Essay discussing the defining qualities of Romantic, Modernist or Gothic literature, with reference to at least two key texts Continuous Assessment Essay 50 % Any 1,2,3
2 Presentation and critical examination of a key text in context Continuous Assessment Oral Exam 50 % Any 1,2,4
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Flat Classroom All teaching/learning activities will take the form of discussion groups and workshops 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2000 1. A companion to Romanticism Blackwell Publishers

Recommended Reading
1988 No man's land : the place of the woman writer in the twentieth century. Vol.1, War of the words Yale University Press

Recommended Reading
1979 The madwoman in the attic : the woman writer and the nineteenth-century imagination Yale University Press

Recommended Reading
2005 Modernism and the Fate of Individuality. Character and novelistic form from Conrad to woolf Cambridge University Press

Recommended Reading
2011 The Cambridge companion to modernism Cambridge University Press

Recommended Reading
1996 Modernism and Mass Politics: Joyce, Woolf, Eliot, Yeats Stanford University Press

Recommended Reading
2004 Romantic Consciousness: Blake to MAry Shelley Palgrave Connect

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Duncan Wu, 2000 1. A companion to Romanticism Blackwell Publishers

Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar., 1988 No man's land: the place of the woman writer in the twentieth century. Vol.1, War of the words Yale University Press

Gilbert, Sandra M, 1979 The madwoman in the attic: the woman writer and the nineteenth-century imagination Yale University Press

Michael Levenson, 2005 'Modernism and the Fate of Individuality. Character and novelistic form from Conrad to Woolf Cambridge University Press

Levenson, Michael, ed, 2011 The Cambridge Companion to Modernism Cambridge University Press

Tratner, Michael, 1996 Modernism and Mass Politics: Joyce, Woolf, Eliot, Yeats Stanford University Press

John Beer, 2004 Romantic Consciousness: Blake to Mary Shelley Palgrave Connect

Additional Information

None.