♣ ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE 19th CENTURY ♣ Instructor: Mgr. Simona Hevešiová Consultation hours: Monday 9:30-10:30 (room 238) Lecture: Thursday 9:15-10:45 TAH-P2 (every other week) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.enjoy-literature.blogspot.com (read study questions + section HELP – How to make a good presentation and Students’ Corner – ideas for presentations with specific examples and pictures from real classes) Course Aims and Description: To read texts of English writers in English and have an overview of development of English literature To close-read and analyze the texts from the point of readers’ experience and literary terms To apply the basic literary expressions and terms Requirements for Credit and Assessment: POINTS REQUIRED ACTIVITY 100 – 95 = 1 30 Practice Tests 94 – 89 = 1,5 25 Presentation on a chosen literary text 88 – 83 = 2 25 Project “My Perspective“ – an ESSAY (3 pages) or a COLLAGE 82 – 77 = 2,5 (A3) discussing/portraying your perspective/opinions on chosen literary works that you enjoyed most during this course with short explanation how/whether this course enriched you personally ** Class participation + homework + attendance* 76 – 70 = 3 20 * according to the department policy, 3 or more absences result in a grade of F ** to be handed in by Dec 13, 2008!!! (Any form of plagiarism results in a grade of F!) *** 70% out of 100% needed for taking the ORAL EXAM (examining ‘skills’ – critical thinking) Compulsory Reading for the SEMINARS and the ORAL EXAM: ● It is essential to read all the assigned homework Presentation and Portfolio Guidelines: After close-reading the literary work, analyze and discuss the following elements in it: POETRY: characters, setting, words (style), imagery, rhetorical figures, tone, symbolism, allusion, myth, theme(s), form (genre), prosody DRAMA + FICTION: plot and structure, setting, characters, point of view, style, tone, theme(s), symbolism, allusions, myth, genre (type), stage properties, scenery, asides, soliloquy Recommended Literature: Burgess, A. 1993. English Literature. England: Longman Group UK Limited. Fabianová, Z. 2004. Sprievodca dielami anglickej a americkej literatúry: Nitra: Enigma Course Outline: Lesson Contents 1. Introduction. 2. Old English and 14th Century. 3. 4. POETRY Geoffrey Chaucer: CANTERBURY TALES. General Prologue, Clerk’s Tale, Miller’s Tale 5. Renaissance Theatre. William Shakespeare: HAMLET. DRAMA 6. 7. 10. 11. FICTION 8. 9. Renaissance and Romantic Poetry. William Shakespeare, John Milton: SONNETS. William Wordsworth. Romantic Poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge: THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER. PRACTICE TEST #1. 19th Century Theatre. Oscar Wilde: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. G.B. Shaw: PYGMALION. 18th Century Domestic Novel. Jane Austen: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Homework CHAUCER: Canterbury Tales SHAKESPEARE, MILTON: Sonnets WORDSWORTH COLERIDGE: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. SHAKESPEARE: Hamlet. WILDE: The Importance of Being Earnest. SHAW: Pygmalion. AUSTEN: Pride and Prejudice. HARDY: Tess of the D’Urbervilles Naturalism and Pessimism. Thomas Hardy: TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES. PRACTICE TEST #2. Victorian Novel. Charles Dickens: CHRISTMAS CAROL. DICKENS: Christmas Carol. Aestheticism and Decadence. Oscar Wilde: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. Modernism and Feminism. Virginia Woolf: MRS. DALLOWAY WOOLF: Mrs. Dalloway WILDE: The Picture of Dorian Gray.