Государственный Социально-гуманитарный университет Кафедра германо-романских языков и методики их преподавания (английский язык)

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Литература стран изучаемого языка

Литература стран изучаемого языка

 

Module 1. Old English and Anglo-Saxon Literature

Lecture 1 The History of literary development in Old and Middle English perods

1. Old English written records: Anglo-Saxon Literature (AD450 – 1066)

2. The Early Middle English Period (1066-1350)

a) didactic poems, writing in Latin, chivalric romances, the lyric

3. The Later Middle English Period (1350-1550)

a) Poetry: Geoffrey Chaucer and others

b) Prose: Thomas Malory, John Wycliffe

4. The Development of Drama: street performances, liturgical drama, mystery plays, miracle plays, pageants, morality plays

Lecture 2. The Renaissance (1485-1625)

1. Historical Context: Britain in 1485-1625

2. Humanism in Renaissance Literature: Thomas More

3. Renaissance Poetry: Philip Sydney, Edmund Spencer

4. Renaissance Drama: The Elizabethan Playhouse, Christopher Marlowe,

5. William Shakespeare

6. Drama after Shakespeare: Ben Jonson

7. Prose: the Bible, Francis Bacon

Workshop 1

Theoretical Part

William Shakespeare – the greatest dramatist of the Renaissance

1. The life of W. Shakespeare – true facts and speculations

2. Shakespeare’s literary works: 3 periods and their peculiarities

3. The role of Shakespeare’s creative activity in the development of English literature

Practical Work

1. Choose a sonnet by the author, learn it by heart and give a short written presentation of your evaluation of this piece of work (15-20 sentences: the approximate date of its creation, the main idea it expresses, your personal impression, the best known translations into Russian)

2. Choose your favourite comedy (1), historical play (1) and tragedy (1) by W. Shakespeare. Be ready to discuss the history of their creation, main idea, plot, characters.

Lecture 3. Civil War and Restoration (1625-1702)

1. Historical Context: Britain in 1625-1702

2. Puritan and Restoration Literature

a) Poetry: the Cavalier poets; the Metaphysical poets – John Donne; Andrew Marvell; John Milton, John Dryden

b) Drama: Restoration theatres, heroic tragedy, the comedy of manners, William Congreve

c) Prose: John Bunyan, the scientific revolution, the diarists

Workshop 2
Theoretical Part

The Eighteenth Century (1702-1798)

Augustan Literature: from Classical to Romantic

1. The Poetry of the Civil War period: Cavalier poets (Robert Herrick, Thomas Carew, John Suckling, Richard Lovelace), the Metaphysical poets (George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, Henry Vaughan), John Donne; Andrew Marvell; John Milton. Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the poets (all the poets are to be discussed within a group).

2. The Augustan Novel: Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Jonathan Swift, Laurence Sterne. Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the writers (all of them are to be discussed within a group).

3. Drama: John Gay, Oliver Goldsmith, Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Practical Work

1, Choose a poem by one of the poets of this period, learn it by heart and give a short written presentation of your evaluation of this piece of work (15-20 sentences: the approximate date of its creation, the main idea it expresses, your personal impression, the best known translations into Russian)

2. Choose one work by one of the 18th c. writers mentioned above. Be ready to discuss the history of their creation, main idea, plot, characters.

Workshop 3-4

Theoretical Part

The Age of the Romantics in English Literature (1798-1837)

Romantic features: imagination, individual thought and feeling, irrational, childhood, exotic, nature, poetic composition

1. Romantic Poetry of the beginning of the XIXth century: its stylistic peculiarities and main representatives (First Generation Poets: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel T. Coleridge; Second Generation Poets: Percy Bysshe Shelley, George Gordon Byron, John Keats). Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the poets (all the poets are to be discussed within a group).

2. Romantic Fiction: the historical novel – Walter Scott, the Gothic novel – Mary Shelley, the novel of manners – Jane Austen. Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the writers (all of them are to be discussed within a group).

Practical Work

1, Choose a poem by one of the Romantic poets of this period, learn it by heart and give a short written presentation of your evaluation of this piece of work (15-20 sentences: the approximate date of its creation, the main idea it expresses, your personal impression, the best known translations into Russian)

2. Choose one work by one of the Romantic writers mentioned above in the genre which appeals to you most. Be ready to discuss the history of their creation, main idea, plot, characters.

Workshop 5-6

Theoretical Part

The Victorian Age in English literature (1837-1901)

1. The Victorian Novel: its main subgenres and the most important representatives: Charles Dickens, the Brontë sisters, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Lewis Carroll, William Makepeace Thackeray, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Wilkie Collins. Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the writers (all of them are to be discussed within a group).

2. Victorian Poetry: Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Matthew Arnold, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti). Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the poets (all the poets are to be discussed within a group).

3. Victorian Drama: Oscar Wilde – his life and works.

Practical Work

1. Choose a novel by one of the writers mentioned above. Be ready to discuss the history of their creation, main idea, plot, characters (all of them are to be discussed within a group).

2. Give a detailed talk on your favourite play by O. Wilde.

Workshop 7

Theoretical Part

English literature at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century (1901-1950)

1. Traditional fiction in the early 20th century: the problems discussed, existing movements, main representatives: Henry James, H.G. Wells, John Galsworthy, Arnold Bennet, George Orwell, Evelyn Waugh, Aldous Huxley, E.M. Forster, Rudyard Kipling. Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the writers (all of them are to be discussed within a group)

2. War poetry as a reflection of the nation’s loss and grief: Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen. Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the poets (all the poets are to be discussed within a group).

3. Drama: George Bernard Shaw– his life and works.

Practical Work

1. Choose a novel by one of the writers mentioned above. Be ready to discuss the history of their creation, main idea, plot, characters (different works are to be discussed within a group).

2. Give a detailed talk on your favourite play by B. Shaw.

Workshop 8-9

Theoretical Part

Modernism in English Literature

1. Modernist Fiction: peculiarities of its subject matter and stylistic techniques. Joseph Conrad, D.H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce. Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the writers (all of them are to be discussed within a group).

2. The Imagist poetry: T.S. Elliot, W.B. Yeats, W.H. Auden, Dylan Thomas. Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the poets (all the poets are to be discussed within a group).

Practical Work

1. Choose a novel by one of the Modernist writers mentioned above. Be ready to discuss the history of their creation, main idea, plot, characters.

2. Choose a poem by one of the Imagist poets, learn it by heart and give a short written presentation of your evaluation of this piece of work (15-20 sentences: the approximate date of its creation, the main idea it expresses, your personal impression, the best known translations into Russian)

Lecture 4. The Contemporary Age (1950-present)

1. Historical Context: Britain 1950 – to the present

2. The Literary Background: quantity, quality and diversity

3. Fiction: William Golding, Graham Greene, Muriel Spark, Angela Carter, David Lodge, Roddy Doyle, Seamus Deane, Ian McEwans, J.R. Tolkien, Anthony Burgess, John Fowles and other

4. Poetry: the Movement – Philip Larkin, Stephen Spender, Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Ronald Stuart Thomas, Tony Harrison, Wendy Cope, Liverpool Poets

5. Drama: Samuel Beckett, John Osborne and the Angry Young Men, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Allan Bennet

Workshop 10

Theoretical Part

Contemporary English Literature (1950-present)

1. The varied character of modern fiction: William Golding, Graham Greene, Muriel Spark, Angela Carter, David Lodge, Roddy Doyle, Irvine Welsh, Ian McEwans, J.R. Tolkien, Anthony Burgess, John Fowles, Iris Murdoch, Doris Lessing, J.R. Tolkien, Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the writers (all of them are to be discussed within a group).

2. Modern English drama: Samuel Beckett, John Osborne, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Allan Bennet. Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the playwrights (different authors are to be discussed within a group).

Practical Work

1. Choose a novel by one of the writers mentioned above. Be ready to discuss the history of their creation, main idea, plot, characters (all of them are to be discussed within a group).

2. Read a play by a modern British playwright. Be ready to discuss the main idea, plot and characters of these plays.

Lecture 5 The origins of American Literature(1492-1820)

1. Historical Context: The New World

2. Colonial Literature and Literature from the Mid- to Late Eighteenth Century: Franklin Benjamin, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson

3. Early Nineteenth Century: Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe.

4. American Literature: Transcedentalism (Ralph Walso Emerson, Henry David Thoreau)

Workshop 11

Theoretical Part

American Literature of the Nineteenth Century

1. Historical Context in American prose: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Mark Twain. Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the writers (all of them are to be discussed within a group).

2. American Poetry of the 19th c.: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson. Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the poets (all the poets are to be discussed within a group).

Practical Work

1. Choose a novel by one of the American writers mentioned above. Be ready to discuss the history of their creation, main idea, plot, characters.

2. Choose a poem by one of the poets, learn it by heart and give a short written presentation of your evaluation of this piece of work (15-20 sentences: the approximate date of its creation, the main idea it expresses, your personal impression, the best known translations into Russian)

Workshop 12

Theoretical Part

American Literature in the Early Twentieth century

1. American fiction: peculiarities of the reflection of social issues. Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the writers (all of them are to be discussed within a group). Jack London, John Doss Passos, Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Earnest Hemingway

2. American drama: Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller. Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the playwrights (different authors are to be discussed within a group).

Practical Work

1. Choose a novel by one of the writers mentioned above. Be ready to discuss the history of their creation, main idea, plot, characters (all of them are to be discussed within a group).

2. Choose a play by one of the playwrights mentioned above. Be ready to discuss the history of their creation, main idea, plot, characters.

Лекция 6. Contemporary American Literature (1950-present)

1. Historical Context: the USA 1950-the present

2. American Fiction:

a) the Beat Generation: Jack Kerouac,

b) Black writers: James Baldwin, Toni Morrison

c) Women writers: Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Walker

d) Other writers: Saul Bellow, Isaac B. Singer, J.D. Salinger, John Updike

3. Poetry: Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, Robert Loweel, Adrienne Rich, Joseph Brodsky

4. Drama: Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee

Workshop 13- 14

Theoretical Part

Contemporary American Literature (1950-present)

1. American Fiction: variety of trends and subject matters: Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Joyce Carol Oates, Saul Bellow, Isaac B. Singer, J.D. Salinger, John Updike, E.L. Doctorow. Give a detailed presentation on the life and work of one of the writers (all of them are to be discussed within a group).

2.Poetry: Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath

Practical Work

1. Choose a novel by one of the American writers mentioned above. Be ready to discuss the history of their creation, main idea, plot, characters.

Choose a poem by one of the poets, learn it by heart and give a short written presentation of your evaluation of this piece of work (15-20 sentences: the approximate date of its creation, the main idea it expresses, your personal impression, the best known translations into Russian)

Workshop 15

Final test

Workshop 16-18

Project work - Theatrical performance

Накопление баллов

№ п/п

Вид работы (общее количество)

Баллы

(за одну единицу)

Всего баллов

1

Посещение занятий (6 лекций, 18 практических) (24)

0,25

6

2

Выполнение заданий к практическим занятиям (18)

3

54

3

Итоговый контрольный тест (1)

10

10

5

Экзамен (или литературное представление) (1)

30

30

Всего баллов

100

Вопросы к экзамену (6-й семестр)

ТЕОРЕТИЧЕСКИЕ

1. Anglo-Saxon literature (450-1066): subgenres and representatives

2. Middle English poetry (1066-1485): subgenres and representatives

3. Middle English drama and prose: subgenres and representatives

4. Renaissance poetry and drama before and after W. Shakespeare

5. W. Shakespeare (1564-1616) – the genius of the English Renaissance

6. Puritan and Restoration poetry (1625-1702): poetic movements and their representatives

7. Puritan and Restoration prose and drama: main representatives.

8. Augustan literature (1702- 1798): poetry and prose

9. Romantic poetry: stylistic peculiarities and main representatives

10. Romantic fiction: main genres and representatives

11. The Victorian novel: main subgenres and the leading representatives

12. Victorian poetry: main representatives.

13. Oscar Wilde as a reviver of the British theatre

14. Traditional British fiction in the early 20th century: existing movements and main representatives

15. War poetry as a reflection of Britain’s loss and grief

16. G.B. Shaw as a leading playwright of the early 20th century

17. Modernist fiction in British literature in the early 20th century: peculiarities of subject matter and techniques, main representatives

18. The Imagist movement in Modernist poetry: main representatives and their works

19. The varied character of contemporary British fiction: main representatives and their works

20. Contemporary British drama: main representatives and their works

21. Origin of American literature: from colonialism to the early 19th century

22. Historical context in American literature of the late 19th century: main representatives and their works

23. American poetry of the 19th century: main representatives

24. American fiction of the early 20th century: reflection of the social issues, main representatives

25. American drama of the 20th century: main representatives and their works

26. American fiction of the late 20th century: variety of trends and subject matters: main representatives

27. American poetry of the 20th century: main representatives and their works

ПРАКТИЧЕСКИЕ

1. Present a poem by one of the American poets of the 19th century and give a short presentation of your evaluation of this piece of work (15-20 sentences: the approximate date of its creation, the main idea it expresses, your personal impression)

2. Present a poem by one of the Imagist poets and give a short presentation of your evaluation of this piece of work (15-20 sentences: the approximate date of its creation, the main idea it expresses, your personal impression)

3. Present a poem by one of the modern American poets and give a short presentation of your evaluation of this piece of work (15-20 sentences: the approximate date of its creation, the main idea it expresses, your personal impression)

4. Present a poem by one of the poets of the Civil war and Restoration and be ready to present your evaluation of this piece of work (15-20 sentences: the approximate date of its creation, the main idea it expresses, your personal impression, the best known translations into Russian)

5. Present a poem by one of the Romantic poets and give a short presentation of your evaluation of this piece of work (15-20 sentences: the approximate date of its creation, the main idea it expresses, your personal impression)

6. Present a sonnet by W. Shakespeare and give a short presentation of your evaluation of this piece of work (15-20 sentences: the approximate date of its creation, the main idea it expresses, your personal impression)

7. Present a talk on a novel by one of the 18th c. writers. Be ready to discuss the history of their creation, main idea, plot, characters.

8. Present a talk on a novel by one of the American writers of the 19th century. Be ready to discuss the history of its creation, main idea, plot, characters

9. Present a talk on a novel by one of the American writers of the early 20th century. Be ready to discuss the history of its creation, main idea, plot, characters.

10. Present a talk on a novel by one of the British Modernist writers. Be ready to discuss the history of its creation, main idea, plot, characters.

11.Present a talk on a novel by one of the contemporary American writers. Be ready to discuss the history of its creation, main idea, plot, characters.

12.Present a talk on a novel by one of the contemporary British writers. Be ready to discuss the history of its creation, main idea, plot, characters

13.Present a talk on a novel by one of the traditional British writers of the early 20th century. Be ready to discuss the history of its creation, main idea, plot, characters

14.Present a talk on a novel by one of the Victorian writers. Be ready to discuss the history of its creation, main idea, plot, characters.

15.Present a talk on a play by a contemporary British playwright.

16.Present a talk on a play by one of the American playwrights of the 20th century. Be ready to discuss the history of its creation, main idea, plot, characters.

17.Present a talk on one work by one of the Romantic writers. Be ready to discuss the history of its creation, main idea, plot, characters.

18.Present a talk on your favourite comedy by W. Shakespeare. Be ready to discuss the history of its creation, main idea, plot, characters.

19.Present a talk on your favourite historical play by W. Shakespeare. Be ready to discuss the history of its creation, main idea, plot, characters.

20.Present a talk on your favourite play by B. Shaw

21.Present a talk on your favourite play by O. Wilde

22.Present a talk on your favourite tragedy by W. Shakespeare. Be ready to discuss the history of its creation, main idea, plot, characters.

 

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