Identifying Data 2019/20
Subject (*) English Literature (20th and 21st Centuries) Code 613G03040
Study programme
Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Graduate 2nd four-month period
Fourth Obligatory 6
Language
English
Teaching method Face-to-face
Prerequisites
Department Letras
Coordinador
Clark Mitchell, David Mitchell
E-mail
david.clark@udc.es
Lecturers
Clark Mitchell, David Mitchell
E-mail
david.clark@udc.es
Web
General description Estudo histórico das principais etapas, movementos, obras e autores da literatura inglesa nos séculos XX y XXI. Estudo das obras principais, dun xeito completo ou fragmentario.
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.
A8 Ter dominio instrumental oral e escrito dunha segunda lingua estranxeira.
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.
A12 Coñecer os principios teóricos básicos da tradución directa e inversa e ser capaz de poñelos en práctica.
A14 Ser capaz para identificar problemas e temas de investigación no ámbito dos estudos lingüísticos e literarios e interrelacionar os distintos aspectos destes estudos.
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.
B9 Valorar a importancia que ten a investigación, a innovación e o desenvolvemento tecnolóxico no avance socioeconómico e cultural da sociedade.
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.
C3 Utilizar as ferramentas básicas das tecnoloxías da información e as comunicacións (TIC) necesarias para o exercicio da súa profesión e para a aprendizaxe ao longo da súa vida.
C5 Entender a importancia da cultura emprendedora e coñecer os medios ao alcance das persoas emprendedoras.
C6 Valorar criticamente o coñecemento, a tecnoloxía e a información dispoñible para resolver os problemas cos que deben enfrontarse.

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences
Coñecemento xeral da historia da literatura inglesa. Coñecemento dos principais movementos literarios. Coñecemento da influencia entre Inglaterra e Irlanda e viceversa. Coñecementos dos autores principales. Coñecemento das obras máis importantes. Coñecemento conxunto e razoado da importancia e das características fundamentais da literatura inglesa dos séculos XX e XXI. Estratexias de análise na clase e pola conta do alumno. Exposición de traballos relacionados cos temas. Comentarios e estudos sobre obras e autores: estudo das técnicas de análise. Desenvolver instrumentos para o estudo literario, histórico, etc. Desenvolver técnicas de lectura e interpretación. Desenvolver habitos de lectura como parte fundamental da construción integral do individuo. A1
A2
A6
A10
A11
A12
A14
A15
A16
A17
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
B9
B10
C2
C3
C5
C6
- Desenvolvemento dos hábitos de lectura, e de lectura crítica e analítica.Fomentar el interés por la literatura. - Valoración duha obra literaria e da importancia dun autor nun contexto espacio-temporal. - Desenvolvemento do traballo en equipa, colaboración e investigación. - Desenvolvemento do traballo online e con novas tecnoloxias. - Subliñara importancia das consultas e as titorías co profesor. A1
A2
A3
A6
A8
A15
A16
B1
B2
B3
B5
B8
B9
C2
C3
C5
C6

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
Theoretical programme and Reading proposals Syllabus and required reading:
1.- Modernism as a literary movement: poetry and novel. T.S. Eliot. James Joyce, Virginia Woolf.
2.- D.H. Lawrence and George Orwell
3. - From post-war to the 70s.
4.- End of century and XXIst century.

Required reading.

Poetry:
T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land (1922)
Selection of de poetry (available in photocopy)

Novel:
James Joyce, Ulysses (first chapter)

One of the following novels:
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover
Christopher Isherwood, The Berlin Stories
George Orwell, 1984

Theatre (one of the following plays):
Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
Harold Pinter, The Caretaker
Tom Stoppard, Rosencratz and Guildenstern Are Dead

One of the following novels:
Kazuo Ishiguro, Remains of the Day,
Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting,
Janice Galloway, The Trick Is to Keep Breathing
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
Anna Burns, The Milkman
Ian McEwan, Machines Like Me

Popular culture:
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Selected song lyrics from David Bowie, Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Smiths, The Cure ...

Planning
Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Mixed objective/subjective test A1 A6 A10 A11 A12 A16 A17 B1 B5 B10 C2 2 0 2
Seminar A2 A3 A8 B4 B7 20 0 20
Document analysis A1 A2 A3 A6 A10 A15 B2 B3 B6 14 20 34
Workbook A1 A2 A3 A6 A10 A11 A12 A16 B2 B3 B5 B7 B8 C2 C3 0 43 43
Supervised projects A1 A2 A3 A6 A14 A15 A16 A17 B2 B5 B8 B9 B10 C5 C6 0 30 30
Directed discussion A1 A3 A6 A11 A16 B4 B7 B10 C2 C6 10 10 20
 
Personalized attention 1 0 1
 
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies Description
Mixed objective/subjective test Final exam worth 50 percent of the subject, consisting of about 20 theoretical short questions and a long essay (2 pages), with reference to the authors studied in class.
Seminar Theoretical sessions.
Document analysis Students will be asked to analyse papers and articles about theoretical aspects of the course.
Workbook Reading control.
Supervised projects Several short written Works collected during the course and an Important work strictly individual at the end. Between 7 and 10 pages length, in English. Please, Avoid plagiarism!
Directed discussion Participation and direct discussion, in written and verbal form, will be taken into account for the final grade.

Personalized attention
Methodologies
Supervised projects
Description
Works related to different aspects of the course monitored and guided by the teachers.

Assessment
Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Directed discussion A1 A3 A6 A11 A16 B4 B7 B10 C2 C6 Students will be encouraged to elaborate orally on the different literary works. Written essays will be collected each week at the end of the 'small group' classes. 20
Mixed objective/subjective test A1 A6 A10 A11 A12 A16 A17 B1 B5 B10 C2 The final written exam will consist of a TEST (about 10-15 questions, 60% out of the final grade) and a two-page essay (40 %) on any of the authors and works included in the programme. 50
Supervised projects A1 A2 A3 A6 A14 A15 A16 A17 B2 B5 B8 B9 B10 C5 C6 The teacher will assess the students' work on a weekly basis. One long essay with oral presentation in class. 30
 
Assessment comments

VERY IMPORTANT REMARKS. Prior conditions. In general, it is necessary to achieve 4 points out of 10, in any of the tests, to be taken into account. If the final test does not reach the specified grade in June, it has to be taken again in July. As a result, the average grade for the course to appear in June, for those who don't pass the exam or part of it, may not in any case exceed 4.9 points. However, the rest of the marks obtained will be retained until July. Students who do not attend the objective test, known here as "proba mixta" (test and an essay, in which the test is worth 60 percent and the essay 40 percent), in either opportunity, and / or those students whose course work (written work and class participation) represents a percentage below 50%, will receive the mark of NON PRESENTADO (NP). Students who have done the test and have not passed, will be rated SUSPENSO (D, or below average). 


The opportunity of July, or second chance, also consists of a written, mixed test, as above, with theoretical and practical contents. In any case and circumstance, this test will be worth a maximum of 50 percent of the final grade. The other 50% of the July opportunity will be specified at the time, though, in general, will consist of a 5-7 page essay to be supplied by the examinee on the day of objective test.

Students who have been granted exemption from attendance, as specified in the university regulations, will be assessed according to the criteria applied to the July opportunity. Students enrolled part-time, and who have obtained exemption should contact teachers at the very beginning of the course (never half-way through, nor at the end) to clarify their situation. 

Testing conditions will not be modified for those students, in general, who have not previously certified their impossibility to attend regular classes or, in any case, those who have chosen to apply for the academic dispensation. Teachers will adapt the educational programme for these students, with reference to both the objective evidence and to the work they have to deliver or evaluative activities to be carried out. Also, teachers will establish rules to replace the percentages of activities resulting from the regular class attendance. 

Students taking the course without an academic dispensation or justification must attend at least 90% of the sessions of the course, otherwise they will be directed to the July opportunity. The teacher can not arbitrate the opportunity to examine at the earliest opportunity to a student without dispensation that has not reached the aforementioned 90 percent attendance. 

The essays, or the rest of written activities, that the teacher considers affected by the existence of plagiarism (copying), of any total or partial sources, will be rated invariably with the grade of 0.0 points, with no possibility of this mark being changed by writing a similar exercise. To detect plagiarism, the application Turnitin could be
used. This application recognises papers previously turned in by other people
(or the student him/herself) at this university or other universities.

The evaluation of the written work of any kind is understood according to the following scale. 
A properly written test, though lacking contextualization or a mature literary background can not be considered sufficient to pass. 
a) Depth of analysis, maturity and consistency ... 4 points 
b) Comprehension and literary contextualization .. 3 points 
c) Style, originality and creativity ..............2 points 
d) Speech and Grammar Correction ................. 1 point 
Reading the actual texts does not sum points: it is a prerequisite of the course in order for students to be assessed. Oral activities for this subject are reduced to class participation and discussion, representing a maximum of 20 percent of the final grade, as stated. No specific oral exercices or oral presentations on this subject, either individually or collectively, will be taken. The basic tests will be always written tests.
Full-time students and part-time students can be examined according to the criteria for the July opportunity in either of the two opportunities.
 

Sources of information
Basic Aldous Huxley (1998). Brave New World. London: Harper Collins (Garper Perennial)
Julian Barnes (1984). Flaubert's Parrot. London: Vintage International
Hanif Kureishi (). The Buddha of Suburbia. London: Faber and Faber
Harold Pinter (2000). The Caretaker. London: Faber and Faber
Doris Lessing (). The Golden Notebook. London: Harper Collins
William Golding (). The Lord of the Flies. London: Picador
Kazuo Ishiguro (1991). The Remains of the Day. London: Vintage International
Virginia Woolf (). To the Lighthouse. London: Penguin
James Joyce (). Ulysses. London: Penguin
Samuel Beckett (1982). Waiting for Godot. London: Grove Press
Zadie Smith (2000). White Teeth. London: Vintage International

Michael Alexander, A History of English Literature (2000)

Anthony Burgess, English Literature (repr. 1993)

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English (1996)

Paul Poplawski (Gen. Edit.), English Literature in Context (2008)

Lecturas obligatorias: (muy importante)

Poesía: T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land (1922) Se facilitará una selección de poemas de W.B. Yeats, Rupert Brook, W.H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, P. Larkin, Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney y otros, al comienzo del curso. 

Novela: James Joyce, "The Dead" (Dubliners) (1914) James Joyce, Ulysses (primer capítulo) (1922) Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927) Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day .
Teatro: Harold Pinter, The Caretaker (1960) Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot.
, ETC. (SEE CONTENTS)
Complementary


Recommendations
Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously

Subjects that continue the syllabus

Other comments
Text reading, which should be prior to class, is essential for this course. Autonomous learning will be necessay as well, because students are supposed to prepare practical work and text analysis beforehand.


(*)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.