History of English Literature
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Inglise kirjanduse ajalugu
Course title in English
History of English Literature
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To become acquainted with the history of English literature from the Middle Ages to the end of the 19th century. To look at the writings of the important exponents of the particular century or literary movement.
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.
dots Julia Tofantšuk