G5061324 - Literatura norteamericana 1 (Maior en Lengua y Literatura Inglesas) - Curso 2011/2012
- Créditos ECTS
- Créditos ECTS: 6.00
- Total: 6.0
- Horas ECTS
- Clase Expositiva: 32.00
- Clase Interactiva Seminario: 16.00
- Horas de Tutorías: 3.00
- Total: 51.0
- Tipo: Materia Ordinaria Grado RD 1393/2007
- Departamentos: Filología Inglesa y Alemana
- Áreas: Filología Inglesa
- Centro: Facultad de Filología
- Convocatoria: 2º Semestre de Titulaciones de Grado/Máster
- Docencia y Matrícula: null
Existen programas da materia para los siguientes idiomas:CastellanoGallegoInglésCourse objectives
1. CONTEXTUALIZATION OF THE DIFFERENT WORKS ACCORDING TO HISTORICAL, LITERARY AND CULTURAL CRITERIA
2. CAREFUL READING AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF EACH OF THE TEXTS, PAYING ATTENTION TO THE FORMAL ASPECTS AS WELL AS TO THE RELATION WITH THEIR CONTEXT
3. STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN CRITICAL INTERPRETATIONS.Contents
THE BASIC AIM OF THIS COURSE IS THE STUDY OF THE THEMATIC AND FORMAL ASPECTS OF SEVERAL TEXTS WRITTEN BY 19TH CENTURY NORTH AMERICAN AUTHORS. WE SHALL ALSO PAY ATTENTION TO THE LITERARY AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT IN WHICH THESE WORKS WERE WRITTEN.
Poe, Edgar A. The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter.
Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass (a selection of poems)
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Dickinson, Emily Selected Poems (a selection of poems)
Dreiser, Theodore. Sister Carrie
Chopin, Kate. The Awakening
Wharton, Edith. The House of MirthBasic and complementary bibliography
AMMONS, Elizabeth, ed. 1990: The House of Mirth (A Norton Critical Edition). New York: Norton.
BELL, Michael Davitt (2001) Culture, genre, and literacy vocation : selected essays on American literature Chicago: The U of Chicago P [82(73).09 BEL.M-2]
BERCOVITCH, Sacvan (ed), The Cambridge History of American Literature vol. 1: 1590-1820; vol. 2: 1820-1865, Cambridge, Cambridge U.P., 1994.
BLOOM, Harold ed. (1990) Hester Prynne (Major Literary Characters Series) New York: Chelsea House. [82(73).09 BLO 14]
CONN, Peter, Literature in America: An Illustrated History, Cambridge UP, Cambridge, 1989.
ELLIOTT, Emory (ed.), The Columbia Literary History of the United States, Columbia University Press, Nova York, 1988.
ELLIOTT, Emory (ed.), The Columbia History of the American Novel, Columbia University Press, Nova York, 1991.
ESCH, Deborah ( ed. ) 2001: New essays on The House of Mirth. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. [82(73).09 ESCH-1]
GONZÁLEZ GROBA, Constante, ed. (1997) The Awakening (El despertar). Salamanca: Ediciones Colegio de España. Contiene introducción, notas y bibliografía.
GURPEGUI, J. A. (ed.), Historia crítica de la novela norteamericana, Almar, Salamanca, 2001.
HAYES, Kevin J. 2002 The Cambridge companion to Edgar Allan Poe Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge UP 82(73).09 HAY 1
HOELLER, Hildegard 2000: Edith Wharton's dialogue with realism and sentimental fiction. Gainesville : University Press of Florida. [82(73).09 HOE-1]
PAPKE, Mary E. (1990) Verging on the Abyss: The Social Fiction of Kate Chopin and Edith Wharton. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. Competence
- Command of the cultural registers used in 19th century American literature
- Command of the techniques employed in text analysis
-Learning and applying techniques of group work
-Research and working skills with new technologies applied to the analysis of texts and contextsTeaching methodology
A combination of the active use of lectures with textual analysis, as well as work with audiovisual materials, class presentations and discussions.
The students will be encouraged to undertake independent readings through the handing of questions related to each of the texts under analysis, that will help them broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject.
The students will also be encouraged to learn to work in efficient groups, and thus we will apply some of the skills and tools provided by e-learning, some of which are well-known for students
The same criteria of evaluation will be used in the two official exam dates (May and July)
Class attendance is compulsory
PARTICIPATION IN ONLINE COURSE
At the beginning of the year, the class will be divided into 6 groups (approximately), each of which will be devoted to working on one of the narrative works of the syllabus (Poe's short stories or one of the novels). A debate forum will be created for each of the groups, and it will contain all the information compiled by the group. When all the information is corrected and vetted by the teacher, it will be made available for the whole class.
INDIVIDUAL participation in the debate forums will count for a 10% of the final mark (up to 1 point.
CLASS GROUP PRESENTATION, which will be taped as an oral exercise, will count for a 15% of the final mark (up to 1,5 points out of 10). The presentation is compulsory (the groups will be split up into smaller subgroups, each of which will be assigned an aspect of the text analysis). Originality, correct expression, good work structure and commitment will be valued
Each class mate will comment on and evaluate his/her own participation in the group, as well as giving his/her opinion on the other group presentations.
The students will also have to write some brief comments on the different short stories, poems and novels of the syllabus, which will be handed in at the time agreed with the teacher, and will be marked with a 15% of the final mark, up to 1'5 points out of 10.
FINAL EXAM: The degree of knowledge of the syllabus, and the students' mature acquisition of the critical skills will be evaluated with a final exam, to be held at the date officially marked by the Faculty and will count for a 60% of the final mark (up to 6 points out of 10)Study time and individual work
Eight hours a week: time devoted for reading the syllabus and the bibliography.
More time will be necessary for group work
It is mandatory that the students read the works of the syllabus prior to their teaching in class.Recommendations for the study of the subject
Active participation in the debates online and in class, as well as the presentation of the written exercises in due time, is essential to pass the subject.
Group work and their presentations will be prepared by reading the bibliographic sources recommended by the teacher. Web sites will be monitorized, as all the materials will be uploaded into the "Aula Virtual"
Attendance to group tutorials is compulsory, the timetable for these tutorials will be agreed upon for the best development of the class
If possible, the Norton editions of all the novels in the syllabus are recommended (they can all be found in the library) In the case of "The Awakening", the recommended edition was published in Salamanca: Ediciones Almar, 1997
Plagiarism will be punished with a Fail in the subject.