At the end of the course, students are expected to possess knowledge of:
- The literary, historical and cultural frameworks that the texts emerge from
- Modern and classic literary texts in English from different geographical areas
- Underpinnings, thoughts, and trends in literature in English from the pre-Conquest period up to the present
- English literature as world literature
At the end of the course, the student should have acquired these skills:
- Be able to analyse and understand modern and classic English literary texts from different parts of the world
- Be able to recognize and discuss a variety of literary genres such as drama, poetry and prose and place them within a literary, geographical and historical context
- Be able to understand and discuss opposing views on literary texts
At the end of the course, the students will be able to:
- Express themselves in correct, varied and precise English, about matters concerning literature and culture
- Understand, discuss and contextualize literary texts in English from Great Britain and other geographical areas.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
|Written exam||1/1||5 hours||A - F||English-English dictionary. |
One hand written A4-page with notes1)
- Course coordinator
- Sonya Louise Lundblad
- Course teacher
- Allen Clarence Jones , Ingrid Galtung
- Programme coordinator
- Anne Siri Norland , Karen Marie Espeland
Method of work
|British and Irish Literature (ENG105_1)||10|
|English Literature after 1950 (ENG130_1)||5|
|Other Voices - Global English Literature (ENG130_2)||5|
|British and Irish Literature (MENG105_1)||10|
|English Literature after 1950 (ÅEN130_1)||5|
|British Literature and Culture (HU0138_1)||5|
|British Literature and Culture (HU0138_A)||5|
|An Introduction to Literature in English (LENG115_1)||15|
|Introduction to British and Irish Literature (ENG116_1)||10|
|Introduction to British and Irish Literature (LENG116_1)||10|
|An Introduction to Literature in English for lector students (LENG114_1)||15|
The Norton Anthology of English Literature -package 2, D,E, & F 978-0393603132
William Shakespeare, The Tempest (Norton Critical Edition) 9780393978193
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (Norton Critical Edition) 9780393927931
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (Norton Critical Edition) 9780393264876
Elif Shafak, Honour 978-0241972946
David Jones, In Parenthesis 978-1590170366
Paul Poplawski English Literature in Context 978131650 6639
M.H. Abrams A Glossary of Literary Terms 9781285465067
Jonathan Bate, English Literature: A Very Short Introduction 9780199569267
Primary Texts found in The Norton Anthology of English Literature:
The texts below are to be read in addition to the larger works listed for purchase above. Introductions to periods and to authors along with short background prose works (TBA) are required reading for the course. These are found in The Norton Anthology of English Literature Volumes A-F alongside the following required primary texts:
Volume A The Medieval Period
"I Sing of a Maiden"
Geoffrey of Monmouth, Wace, and Layamon: "The Myth of Arthur’s Return"
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
selections from Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales' "General Prologue"
selections from The Second Shepherd’s Play
Volume B The Sixteenth Century & Early Seventeenth Century
Thomas More Utopia, selections from Book II.
Sir Philip Sidney, selections from The Defence of Poesy
Henry Howard "Alas! so all things now do hold their peace"
William Shakespeare "Sonnet 12, When I do count the clock..."
William Shakespeare, The Tempest*
John Donne "Holy Sonnet 18" and "The Canonization"
John Milton, selections from Paradise Lost
Volume C The Restoration & the Eighteenth Century
William Hogarth Marriage A-la- Mode
Samuel Johnson The Vanity of Human Wishes
Volume D Romantic Period
William Wordsworth selections from Lyrical Ballads & "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey"
Percy Bysshe Shelley selections from A Defence of Poetry & "Ozymandias" & "To Wordsworth"
John Keats, excerpts from letters & "Ode to a Nightingale" & “Ode on a Grecian Urn”
Mary Wollstonecraft selections from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein*
Volume E Victorian Period
Coventry Patmore "The Angel in the House"
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre *
Lord Alfred Tennyson "Ulysses"
George Orwell "Shooting of an Elephant"
Volume F Twentieth Century and Beyond
William Butler Yeats "The Second Coming" and "Easter 1916"
T. S. Eliot selections from Tradition and the Individual Talent, selections from The Wasteland
& "The Hollow Men"
David Jones, In Parenthesis*
Chinua Achebe "Civil Peace"
Zadie Smith "The Waiter's Wife"
Elif Shafak, Honour *
*purchased separately in the campus bookstore, see ISBN-13 numbers above.
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