|Level: First Year
|Aims and Objectives:
ü Give students an insight about the nature of literature.
ü Make students aware of differences of literary texts.
ü Provide students with knowledge about different elements of literature.
ü Make students know how to discuss a literary text.
ü Afford students with techniques to detect theme(s) and discuss them in a piece of literature.
ü Students can differentiate between different literary genres,
ü Students will be able to detect characterization, narration, and plot development in prose literature,
ü Students will be able to discuss figurative language in different literary texts especially in poetry,
ü Lazar, G. (1993). Literature and Language Teaching. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.
ü Thornley,G. &Gwyneth, R. (1984). An Outline of English Literature. England. Longman Group.
ü High, B. (1986) An Outline of American Literature. New York. Longman Group.
ü Doody,M. (1996). The True Story of the Novel. Rutgers.
ü Kersher,R.B.(1997)The Twentieth Century Novel. Bedford Bks.
ü Hughes, Terrence and Patin, Claire. (1998). L’analyse Textuelle en Anglais : Narrative Theory, Textuel Practice. Armand Colin, Dunod Paris.
|1-Initiation to Literature ( comparing definitions)
2- Theories of Literature (Imitative, Expressive, and Affective)
3-Initiation to Prose, Poetry and Drama:
Activities: Comparison of short extracts from the three genres.
4- Elements of Literature:
5- Practice of Elements of Literature:
Activities: short story « The ModelMillionaire» by Oscar Wild.
6- Narration (different perspectives)
7- Narration (practice):
Activities:short story written by George Orwell “Shooting anElephant” (difference between 1st (participant) and 3rd (non-participant) points of view).
8- Characterisation: Name/title- Physical Appearance- Speech- Action.
Activities: comparing the short stories
9- Initiation to the Novel (characteristics)
10. Reading a Short Novel
Activities: Elements of literature-narration- characterisation- themes in The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.
|End of Semester I
1. Initiationto poetry
– Some definitions of Poetry
– Its Characteristics
– Types of poetry ( Lyric, Narrative, Dramatic Poetry)
2. Elements of Poetry
– Imagery, Sound, Rhythm, Diction
3. Sound Patterns
– Rhyme, Alliteration, Assonance, Onomatopeia, Repetition
4. Figurative Language
– Metaphor, Simile, Personification, Hyperbole, Apostrophe, Allusion, Irony
Activities: Sound patterns and figures of speech in To My Dear and loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet
5. Initiation to Drama
– Some Definitions of Drama
– Origins and a brief history of Drama
6. Elements of Drama
– Literary elements, Technical elements, Performance elements
7. Types of Drama
– Tragedy, Comedy , Tragicomedy, Melodrama
Activities: Literary elements study in Macbeth by William Shakespeare
|End of Semester II
|Assessment and Evaluation|
ü Participation: 20% (4 pts)
ü Home work: 20% (4 pts)
ü Attendance: 10% (2 pts)
ü Exam 20/20