LITT07009 2017 Wider World Literature

General Details

Full Title
Wider World Literature
Transcript Title
Wider World Literature
Code
LITT07009
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
LITT - Literature
Department
SOCS - Social Sciences
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
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 introduces and familiarises students with some important mid- to late 19th century wider world literature, in particular, Russian and French texts in translation and will include works by Gogol, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Dostoyevsky, Hugo, Balzac, Maupassant, Flaubert, Sand, Zola, and several symbolist poets. The students will address theoretical questions regarding genre class gender literary history and examine the historical and sociological context embedded within the text. 

 

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate a grasp of key historical and literary contexts within mid to late 19th century chosen texts

2.

Analyse and critically engage with chosen texts

3.

Examine literary genres and apply literary theory to chosen texts

4.

Present a response to particular themes and characters within chosen texts

Teaching and Learning Strategies

All teaching and learning activities will be teacher-led and student-led discussions with elements of presentation and textual analysis and Q & A.

Module Assessment Strategies

1. Group presentation 40%

Students will choose one of the theoretical perspectives and apply it to one or two texts (learning outcomes 1 & 2)

2. Written assignment 40%

Students will examine one of the texts in relation to their historical and sociological context (learning outcomes 3 & 4)

3. Continuous Assessment 10%  (1 & 4)

Please note that students may not select the same text for assessment 1 and 2.

Repeat Assessments

 Repeat formula of first assessment

Indicative Syllabus

1. Examination of  historical and literary context for mid to late 19th century French /Russian in translation, including Zola's "Germinal" and "Nana", Flaubert's " Madame Bovary" and "Sentimental Education ", Gogol's "The Overcoat" and "Dead Souls", Goncharov's "Oblomov", Tolstoy "Anna Karenina", Dostoyevsky's" Brothers Karamazov.

2.Critical analysis of selected symbolist poets with attention to genre and poetic devices, including Mallarme, Verlaine, Rimbaud and Valery, with a particular emphasis on forms and themes.

3. Critical analysis of selected plays from the mid to late 19th century French /Russian texts in translation, including Chekhov's " A Month in the Country " and "The Seagull", Vigny's "Chatterton" and Hugo's " Hernani".

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group presentation Continuous Assessment Group Project 45 % Any 1,2
2 Written Assignment Continuous Assessment Essay 45 % Any 3,4
3 Continuous assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Any

Full Time Mode Workload


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

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
1985 Handbook of Russian literature Yale University Press

Recommended Reading
2013 Brothers Karamazov Simon and Schuster

Recommended Reading
1998 Five plays Oxford University Press

Recommended Reading
2014. Anna Karenina Yale University Press

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Recommended Reading
2014 Madame bovary Open Road Media

Recommended Reading
2006 A Survey of French Literature, Vol. 4: The 19th Century (French Edition) Norton

Recommended Reading
2006 French Symbolist Poetry and the Idea of Music Rodopi

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Terras, Victor., 1985 Handbook of Russian literature Yale University Press

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 2013 Brothers Karamazov Simon and Schuster

Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, and Ronald Hingley, 1998 Five plays Oxford University Press

Tolstoy, Leo. , 2014 Anna Karenina Yale University Press

Flaubert, Gustave, 2014 Madame Bovary Open Road Media

by Kenneth T. Rivers, Morris Gilbert Bishop, 2006 A Survey of French Literature, Vol. 4: The 19th Century (French Edition) Norton

Acquisto, Joseph, 2006 French Symbolist Poetry and the Idea of Music Rodopi