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Programa

CURSO                :      INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDIES
TRADUCCIÓN           :      INTRODUCCIÓN A LOS ESTUDIOS LITERARIOS
SIGLA                :      LET1341
CRÉDITOS             :      10
MÓDULOS              :      02
REQUISITOS           :      NO REQUERIMENTS
CARÁCTER             :      MINIMUM
DISCIPLINA           :      LITERATURE


I.   DESCRIPTION

     In this course students will be introduced to a variety of literary genres (short story, novel, poetry, and drama),
     analytical concepts and theoretical approaches. They will gain experience in analyzing an assortment of texts
     and will be evaluated on their ability to do so in groups and individually. The following questions will guide
     the course: What is literature? How do we study it? What are the differences and similarities between genres?


II.  OBJECTIVES

     1.      To learn and test existing definitions of literature and literary genres.
     2.      To learn how to use analytical concepts to articulate critical and logical arguments about the meaning
             of literary texts.


III. CONTENTS

     1.      General introduction to literature.
     2.      Narrative (Essay and Novel).
     3.      Poetry.
     4.      Drama.


IV.  METHODOLOGY

     -       Lectures.
     -       Class work (workshops).
     -       Individual work (written exercises).


V.   EVALUATION

     -       Exams.
     -       Class participation (attendance, participation in class and individual work).
     -       Workshop exercises.
     -       Final Paper.


VI.  BIBLIOGRAPHY

     Compulsory:

     Cisneros, Sandra                            Born Bad. The House on Mango Street. New York, Vintage Books,
                                                 1984, pp. 58-61.




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Faulkner, William                        Barn Burning. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and
                                         Drama. Kennedy, E. J. & D. Goia (eds.). New York, Harper
                                         Collins, 1995, pp. 162-175.

Freud, Sigmund                           The Uncanny. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Ed.
                                         Vincent Leitch. 2ª Ed. New York, W.W. Norton, 2010, pp. 824-
                                         841.

Genette, Gérard                          Voice. Trans. Jane E. Lewin. Narrative Discourse: An Essay in
                                         Method. Ithaca, Cornell UP, 1980, pp. 212-262.

Ibsen, Henrik                            A Doll's House. Kennedy, E. J. & Dana Goia (eds.). Literature: An
                                         Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. New York, Harper
                                         Collins, 1995, pp. 1258-1314.

Miller, Arthur                           Death of a Salesman. Kennedy, E. J. & Dana Goia (eds.).
                                         Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. New
                                         York, Harper Collins, 1995, pp. 1476-1547.

Olsen, Tillie                            I Stand Here Ironing. Kennedy, E. J. & Dana Goia (eds.).
                                         Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. New
                                         York, Harper Collins, 1995, pp. 535-540.

Poe, Edgar Allan                         The Tell-Tale Heart. Kennedy, E. J. & Dana Goia (eds.). Literature:
                                         An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. New York, Harper
                                         Collins, 1995, pp. 61-65.

Ruhl, Sarah                              Dead Man's Cell Phone. New York, Theatre Communications
                                         Group, 2008.

Sontag, Susan                            The Way We Live Now. New York, 1999, pp. 569-583.

Todorov, Tzvetan                         The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre. Trans.
                                         Richard Howard. New York, Cornell UP, 1973.

Wilde, Oscar                             The Importance of Being Earnest. The Importance of Being Earnest
                                         and Other Plays. Oxford, Oxford UP, 2008.

Complementary:

Abrams, M. H.                            A Glossary of Literary Terms. 7ª Ed. Fort Worth, Cornell UP, 1999.

May, Charles E.                          The Short Story: The Reality of Artifice. New York, Simon &
                                         Schuster Macmillan, 1995.

Eagleton, Terry                          What Is Literature? Literary Theory. 2ª Ed. University of
                                         Minnesota Press, 2001, pp. 1-15.

Ferguson, Margaret, et al. (eds.)        The Norton Anthology of Poetry. 4ª Ed. London, W. W. Norton &
                                         Company, 1996.

Hirsch, Edward                           Message in a Bottle. How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with
                                         Poetry. Durham, Harcourt, 1999, pp. 1-30.

Mansfield, Katherine                     The Fly. Women, Men, and the Great War: An Anthology of
                                         Stories. Manchester, Manchester UP, 1995.



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Poe, Edgar Allan                     The Philosophy on Composition. 1846.
                                     http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/poe/composition.html

Strand, Mark & Eavan Boland          The Making of a Poem. A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms. New
                                     York, WW. Norton & Company, 2000.

Walker, Alice                        Everyday Use. Kennedy, E. J. & Dana Goia (eds.). Literature: An
                                     Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. New York, Harper
                                     Collins, 1995, pp. 90-97.

Wood, James                          Language. How Fiction Works. New York, Farrar, Straus and
                                     Giroux, 2008, pp. 181-212.




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