Identifying Data 2019/20
Subject (*) English Literature (18th and 19th Centuries) Code 613G03036
Study programme
Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Graduate 1st four-month period
Fourth Obligatory 6
Language
English
Teaching method Face-to-face
Prerequisites
Department Letras
Coordinador
Lorenzo Modia, Maria Jesus
E-mail
maria.lorenzo.modia@udc.es
Lecturers
Lorenzo Modia, Maria Jesus
Perez Janeiro, Purificacion
E-mail
maria.lorenzo.modia@udc.es
purificacion.pjaneiro@udc.es
Web
General description Estudo panoràmico da literatura inglesa dos seculos XVIII e XIX.
Contingency plan

Study programme competencies
Code Study programme competences
A1 Coñecer e aplicar os métodos e as técnicas de análise lingüística e literaria.
A2 Saber analizar e comentar textos e discursos literarios e non literarios utilizando apropiadamente as técnicas de análise textual.
A3 Coñecer as correntes teóricas da lingüística e da ciencia literaria.
A6 Ter un dominio instrumental avanzado oral e escrito da lingua inglesa.
A7 Coñecer as literaturas en lingua galega, española e inglesa.
A8 Ter dominio instrumental oral e escrito dunha segunda lingua estranxeira.
A9 Elaborar textos orais e escritos de diferente tipo en lingua galega, española e inglesa.
A10 Ter capacidade para avaliar criticamente o estilo dun texto e para formular propostas alternativas e correccións.
A11 Ter capacidade para avaliar, analizar e sintetizar criticamente información especializada.
A15 Ser capaz de aplicar os coñecementos lingüísticos e literarios á práctica.
A16 Ter un coñecemento avanzado das literaturas en lingua inglesa.
A17 Coñecer a historia e a cultura das comunidades anglófonas.
B1 Utilizar os recursos bibliográficos, as bases de datos e as ferramentas de busca de información.
B2 Manexar ferramentas, programas e aplicacións informáticas específicas.
B3 Adquirir capacidade de autoformación.
B4 Ser capaz de comunicarse de maneira efectiva en calquera contorno.
B5 Relacionar os coñecementos cos doutras áreas e disciplinas.
B6 Ter capacidade de organizar o traballo, planificar e xestionar o tempo e resolver problemas de forma efectiva.
B7 Ter capacidade de análise e síntese, de valorar criticamente o coñecemento e de exercer o pensamento crítico.
B8 Apreciar a diversidade.
B10 Comportarse con ética e responsabilidade social como cidadán/á e profesional.
C2 Dominar a expresión e a comprensión de forma oral e escrita dun idioma estranxeiro.
C4 Desenvolverse para o exercicio dunha cidadanía aberta, culta, crítica, comprometida, democrática e solidaria, capaz de analizar a realidade, diagnosticar problemas, formular e implantar solucións baseadas no coñecemento e orientadas ao ben común.

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences
To be familiar with the evolution of English literature A1
A3
A6
A8
A9
A15
B1
B3
B7
B8
C2
C4
To learn how to use literary analysis techniques A1
A2
A3
A7
A10
A11
A15
A16
B6
B7
C2
To be familiar with various aspects of the history and culture of Great Britain A1
A2
A3
A7
A15
A17
B1
B2
B4
B10
C4
To be able to recognize and analyze ideology in texts A1
A2
A7
A17
B1
B3
B5
B8
B10
C4

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
1. The Novel in the 18th Century. 1.1.Introduction to realism. Narrative technique.
1.2 The Birth of the Novel in the English Language. Periodicals
1.2. Swift, Defoe and Sterne.
1.3. Charlotte Lennox
Readings: Robinson Crusoe,Swift´s Poems, Tristram Shandy, The Female Quixote.
2. The novel in the 19th century.Poetry. 2.1.The Regency Period.Jane Austen
2.2. Maria Edgeworth.
2.2. The Brontës.
2.3. George Eliot.
Readings: Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Villette, The Mill on the Floss.Middlemarch (chapters).
2.4.Poetry. Characteristics.
2.5 Gothic Romance.
3. The novel in the late 19th century. High Victorianism. Fin de siècle. 3.1 Introduction to Victorianism.Context.
3.2. Charles Dickens. Hard Times
3.3. The Problem novel.
3.4. The fin de siècle:The New Woman.Decadentism.
3.5. Popular culture. Detective, mistery, adventure fiction. R.L. Stevenson, H.G. Wells, Rider Haggard.
3.6. Drama.
Readings: Short fiction by George Egerton, George Gissing, Sarah Grand.

Planning
Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Directed discussion A2 A3 A8 B4 B10 18 18 36
Supervised projects A1 A6 A7 B1 B2 B5 B6 B7 0 30 30
Guest lecture / keynote speech A9 A10 A11 10 10 20
Seminar A15 A16 A17 10 5 15
Workbook B3 B8 C2 C4 0 45 45
 
Personalized attention 4 0 4
 
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies Description
Directed discussion Discussion in the classroom. It requires previous readings of texts.
Supervised projects Projects in groups or individually.
Guest lecture / keynote speech Explanation of literary topics.
Seminar Discussion of topics in small groups to encourage participation.
Workbook Reading list(complete works or fragments).

Personalized attention
Methodologies
Supervised projects
Description
Students, in groups or individually, will work on the different literary topics of the contents of this guide. There will be an oral or written presentation .

Assessment
Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Guest lecture / keynote speech A9 A10 A11 Two tests (Mid November and the official date of the exam) to assess the students' understanding of the contents of the subjectc. All aspects included in the methodology will be taken into account.
A mínimum of 4 out of 10 in each of the two tests must be obtained in order to be assessed with the rest of the activities included in the assessment (step 7)
50
Supervised projects A1 A6 A7 B1 B2 B5 B6 B7 Written and oral projects will be highly assessed 40
Directed discussion A2 A3 A8 B4 B10 Students' participation and daily work and attention will be taken into account. 10
 
Assessment comments

In July, students will have to work on one of the topics included in the contents of this guide( 6-10 pages and 50% of the final grade) and the exam ( 50% of the final grade). Students who have submitted satisfactory work during the course will not be required to sumit any additional work; they will only repeat the exam.

Students who do not show up at any of the exam opportunities available(two) will be deemed`absent from assessment(np)´ if they have not presented more than 50% of the assessable activities.

The application Turnitin may be used to check the originality of  essays, including wrong
citations, plagiarism or any other type of fraud. Should this occur, the rules
for plagiarism will be applied. (Normas de avaliación, revisión e reclamación das
cualificacións dos estudos de grao e mestrado universitario). Turnitinrecognises papers previously turned in by other people (or the student
him/herself) at this university or other universities, as well as other
material found on Internet. 

 According to the Academic and Titles Deputy Vice-chancellor's regulations(VOAT), students who fail the first exam opportunity and do not take the second exam opportunity in July,will appear as "Fail". 

Those who are officially registered as part time students and have been granted permission not to attend clases (academic exemption), as stipulated in the regulations of this University, will be assessed in either of the opportunities according to the same criteria specified for the second opportunity.


Students sitting  the December exam will be assessed according to the criteria specified for the July opportunity.


Sources of information
Basic Brantlinger, P. y Thesing, W. (eds) (2005). A Companion to the Victorian Novel . Oxford:Blackwell
Showalter, Elaine (1989). A Literature of their Own. From Brontë to Lessing. London: Routledge
Ruthven, K.K. (1984). Feminist Literary Studies. An Introduction. Cambridge: CUP
Ledger, Sally (1997). Fiction and Feminism at the fin de siècle. Manchester: Manchester UP
Álvarez Amorós et al (1998). Historia crítica de la novela inglesa . Salamanca:Ediciones Colegio de España
Lorenzo Modia, M.J. (1998). Literatura inglesa del siglo XVIII. A Coruña: Universidade da Coruña
Butler, Marilyn (1981). Rebels and Revolutionaries: English Literature and its Background, 1760-1830 . Londres y Oxford: O.U.P.
Liggins, Emma; Maunder, A.; Robins, R. (eds) (2011). The British Short Story. London: Palgrave
Copeland, E. & Mc Master, J. (eds) (2001). The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen. Cambridge: CUP
Rogers, P. (ed.) (1978). The Eighteenth Century. The Context of English Literature. London: Methuen
Stone, Lawrence (1990). The Family, Sex and Marriage in England 1500-1800. Harmondsworth: Penguin
Miles, Rosalind (1987). The Female Form. Women Writers and the Conquest of the Novel. London: Routledge
Gilbert, S. and Gubar, S. (2000). The Madwoman in the Attic. Yale UP
Chris, Carol T. et al (Eds) (2006). The Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol 2. New York & London: Norton
Greenblatt, Stephen et al (eds) (2005). The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Victorian Age. New York: Norton
Spencer, Jane (1986). The Rise of the Woman Novelist: From Aphra Behn to Jane Austen. Oxford: Blackwell
Sanders, Andrew (1994). The Short Oxford History of English Literature. Oxford: Clarendon
Todd, Janet (1992). The Sign of Angellica. Women, Writing and Fiction 1600-1800. Columbia UP
Wollstonecraft, Mary (2004). Vindicacion dos dereitos da muller. Santiago de Compostela: Sotelo Blanco

 

Complementary Eagleton, Mary (1998). Feminist Literary Criticism. London: Longman
Todd, Janet (1988). Feminist Literary History. London: Polity Press
Hanson, Clare (1987). Short Stories, Short Fiction 1880-1980. London: MacMillan
Bell, Michael (1980). The Context of English Literature. London: Methuen


Reading list: Robinson Crusoe. Pride and Prejudice. Wuthering Heights. Hard Times.

Short Fiction: George Egerton. Sarah Grand. George Gissing.


Recommendations
Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously

Subjects that continue the syllabus
Introdución aos Estudos Literarios/613G03005
Literatura Inglesa 1/613G03010
English Literature (20th and 21st Centuries)/613G03040
English Literature and Gender/613G03043

Other comments
Recommended: Introduction to Literary Studies 613G03005 English Literature 1 613G03010 English Literature(XX and XXI) 613G03040 English Literature and Gender 613G03043


(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.