Brief description of the course
Main literary methods (early literature, Renaissance, Restoration lit, Neoclassicism, the Gothic novel, Romanticism, Realism, literature of the fin-de-ciecle, neoromanticism). Analysis of Shakespeares plays, the Victorians (Th. Hardy, J. Galsworthy, O. Wilde).
The course consists of lectures and seminars. Independent study consists in reading the books from the list of obligatory reading and answering them individually in the form of a short essay (ca 1 A4 pg) on a topic provided by the lecturer.
Study methods: lecture, seminar, discussion, pair and group work.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has knowledge of the history of English literature, literary movements and methods, with an emphasis on the peculiarities of British culture;
- has developed of analytical skills.
- has motivation for further research.