LITT07009 2017 Wider World Literature
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.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Demonstrate a grasp of key historical and literary contexts within mid to late 19th century chosen texts
Analyse and critically engage with chosen texts
Examine literary genres and apply literary theory to chosen texts
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 formula of first assessment
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
|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
|Group Learning||Flat Classroom||Workshop||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
1985 Handbook of Russian literature Yale University Press
2013 Brothers Karamazov Simon and Schuster
1998 Five plays Oxford University Press
2014. Anna Karenina Yale University Press
2014 Madame bovary Open Road Media
2006 A Survey of French Literature, Vol. 4: The 19th Century (French Edition) Norton
2006 French Symbolist Poetry and the Idea of Music Rodopi
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