Anglophone Literatures I
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Course code
GRA6334.HT
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Course title in Estonian
Ingliskeelsete maade kirjandus I
Course title in English
Anglophone Literatures I
ECTS credits
6.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To get acquainted with the main periods in the history of literature and most important writers of the English-speaking countries (English, Irish, Scottish, American) from the 15th century to the end of the 19th century. To approach the oeuvre of selected writers/selected books in depth, according to the chosen focus (different every academic year).
Brief description of the course
The most important genres in Anglophone literature (drama, epic poetry, creation of the novel, travel literature, gothic literature, dramatic poem, Bildingsroman, philosophical novel, lyrical poetry); greatest writers (Shakespeare, Milton, Swift, Burns, Behn, Byron, M. Shelley, Poe, Scott, Thoreau, Ch. Brontë, Whitman, Melville, Twain, James, Wilde); Renaissance, classicism; culture of the Enlightenment, romanticism; realism; decadence. The content of the course varies according to the thematic focus, which is topical at that moment. Lectures and seminars, group discussions, group work, analytical essays.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- the student orients in the history of literature of English-speaking countries as well as main literary methods with a stress on peculiarities of British, American, Irish and Scottish literature;
- has gained background knowledge to comprehend contemporary culture of English-speaking countries, through the prism of literature;
- is able to place the literary material into a wider historical, cultural and political context;
- is able to understand and analyse various poetics of literary texts in English, express their opinion, observations and conclusions in discussions and written analyses (essays);
- has developed teamwork skills, is able to work with academic sources (incl. summarising and referencing).
Teacher
Julia Kuznetski
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