AJ54011 Topics in Literature: Aspects of Comparison in the Twentieth Century British Literature

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 7 credit(s) (plus 3 credits for an exam). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
John Christopher Fennelly, B.A. (lecturer)
Stephen Paul Hardy, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Jeffrey Alan Vanderziel, B.A.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Fri 13:00–14:40 G32
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This year's course will follow a comparative approach to aspects of twentieth and twenty-first poetry. The aim of the course will be to consider and compare how individual poets shape their use of langauage in a variety of contexts, social, geographical and political.
Learning outcomes
Participants who have completed the course will have gained an understanding of the work of writers from the perspective of a variety of considerations, including formal, historical socio-cultural, regional and aesthetic factors.
Syllabus
  • Week 1:Feb.21st: Introductory Week 2:Feb.28th:Thomas Hardy: Neutral Tones; A Broken Appointment;The Self-unseeing;After a Journey; At Castle Boterel. Week 3: March6th:W.B. Yeats: Down by the Sally Gradens; The Lake Isle of Innisfree;When You are Old; Who goes with Fergus?;The Secret Rose;September 1913;Easter 1916;Among Schoolchildren: Byzantium;Crazy Jane on God; Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop;The Circus Animals' Desertion Week 4:March 13th: 'War Poets': Edward Thomas: Like The Touch of Rain,Over the Hills, Adlestrop, Rain over the Hills, Lob, In Memoriam (Easter 1915)At the Teams'Head-Brass; David Jones In Parenthesis: Starlight Order Week 5: March 20th: Ezra Pound:In a Station of the Metro; William Carlos Williams: so much depends upon: T.S.Eliot: The Love Song of Alfred J Prufrock, The Waste Land, Four Quartets: Burnt Norton Week 6: March 27th: Philip Larkin:Church Going;Ignorance;An Arundel Tomb;Home is So Sad; Talking in Bed; Dockery and Son; High Windows; Annus Mirabilis; This Be The Verse; Going,Going Week 7: April 3rd: (D H Lawrence)/Ted Hughes Week 8: April 10th: Geoffrey Hill Week 9:April 17th: Tony Harrison Week 10:April 24th: Women's Poetry Week 11:May 1st: Irish Poetry Week 12:May 8th: Scottish/Welsh Poetry Week13: May 15th: W.H.Auden/Peter Reading/ Popular Poetry
Literature
    required literature
  • Lawrence, D.H., The Complete Poems
  • Prynne, J.H., Poems
  • Eliot. T.S., Collected Poems
  • Bunting Basil, Complete Poems
  • Yeats ,W.B. Selected Poems
  • Larkin, Philip, Collected Poems
  • Hardy, Thoams (The Oxford Authors)
  • Pound, Ezra, Personae: Selected Poems
    not specified
  • Hughes, Ted, Selected Poems
  • A Rage for Order: Poetry of the Northern Ireland Troubles
  • WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's room. Edited by Lawrence Norfolk - Elisabeth Bronfen. London: Vintage, 2004. xviii, 173. ISBN 0099478269. info
  • In the cage. Edited by Henry James. London: Electric Book Co., 2001. 124 p. ISBN 1901843939. info
  • The Aspern papers. Edited by Henry James. London: Electric Book Co., 2001. 122 p. ISBN 184327082X. info
  • MANSFIELD, Katherine. The doll's house and other stories. Edited by Ann Ward. Harlow: Penguin Books, 1999. v, 55. ISBN 0582418119. info
  • JOYCE, James. Dubliners. Edited by Terence Brown. London: Penguin Books, 1992. 316 s. ISBN 0-14-018554-2. info
  • WOOLF, Virginia. To the lighthouse [Woolf, 1964]. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1964. 236 s. info
  • LAWRENCE, David Herbert. England, my England. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1960. 189 s. ISBN 0-14-001482-9. info
  • LAWRENCE, David Herbert. Love among the haystacks and other stories. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1960. 172 s. info
  • MANSFIELD, Roger and Katherine MANSFIELD. The garden party and other stories [Mansfield, 1928, Constable]. London: Constable, 1928. 276 s. info
  • MANSFIELD, Roger and Katherine MANSFIELD. Bliss and other stories. London: Constable, 1920. 279 s. info
  • HARDY, Thomas. Life's little ironies : a set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A few crusted characters. Pocket ed. London: Macmillan, 1907. 301 s. info
Teaching methods
Teaching by close reading, group work and class discussion in the form of eleven ninety minute seminars.
Assessment methods
Assesment for the course will take the form of one essay of 7-10 pages(60%) and oral participation/attendance (40%).
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
General note: This course is NOT designated for Erasmus students! List of courses offerd by the Department of English and American studies for Erasmsus students is available at http://www.phil.muni.cz/wkaa/ under "Information for Erasmus students".
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: This course is NOT designated for Erasmus students! List of courses offerd by the Department of English and American studies for Erasmsus students is available at http://www.phil.muni.cz/wkaa/ under "Information for Erasmus students".
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2015, Spring 2018.
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