Course Title : English Literature II
Code Course
Credits ECTS
ELL 216-1 B 4 3 0 0 3.00 5
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Language English
Course Level
Description The aim of this course is introducing students to English literature. It covers the period from the eighteenth century to the present day. In this course you will study texts from different literary genres such as poetry and prose.
Objectives To equip students with knowledge about the major works of English literature in chronological order. Students will be introduced to various writers in different literary periods and their most famous works. At the end of the semester students will submit themselves to the written exam to test not only the gained knowledge, but mainly the ability to use the knowledge in literary critical analysis and they will make a presentation about the authors of their own choice under the guidance of a professor.
Course Outline
1Literature of the Romantic PerRomantic poetry: Byron; Burns, Blake, Shelley; Keats; (selected poems)
2Romantic poetry: R. Burns: A red, red rose, My heart’s in the highlands; W. Wordsworth: Simon Lee; I wandered lonely as a cloud; P.B. Shelley: Ode to the west wind, The cloud; J. Keats: Ode to a nightingale_ analysis
3Victorian poetry: Browning; Bronte; Wordsworth; (selected poems)
4Victorian poetry: E.B. Browning: A year spinning, Aurora Leigh; VERSUS Emily Bronte: Death! that struck when I was most confiding, I’m happiest when most away_ analysis
5Victorian poetry: A. Lord Tennyson: The lady of Shalott; Rudyard Kipling : If _ analysis
6Romantic prose: M. Shelley Frankenstein _ analysis
7Post-Victorian Age, the herald of modernism : O. Wilde: The importance of being Ernest; _ analysis
8Literature in the World wars: 20th century authors and works; The Stream of Consciousness technique
9Modern Literature : the Drama: G.B. Shaw: Mrs Warren’s profession; _ analysis
10Modern Literature : the Novel: J. Conrad: Heart of Darkness _ analysis
11Modern Literature : short Story: V. Woolf: A profession for women;_ analysis
12Modern poetry: the 20th century: W.B. Yeats: The Lake Isle of Innisfree, The Wild Swans at Coole, The Rose of the World, Adam's Curse _ analysis
13Modern poetry: the 20th century: T.S Eliot: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land_ analysis
15Poetry contribution Quiz ( Romantic_ Victorian _ Modern poetry)
16Final Exam
Other References
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Computer Usage Presentation PPT
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Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Identify and trace the development of British literature from the beginning to the modern period by explaining key historical, philosophical, social, theological, and literary movements and exploring how these movements are reflected in the representative literature of the time.
2Demonstrate understanding of literary terms, major themes, and critical principles by using them to analyse specific works of British literature from the time period covered.
3Provide insight and understanding into the literature and culture of each time period studied through clear expository prose.
4Value literature, language, and imagination; develop a passion for literature and language; appreciate literature’s ability to elicit feeling, cultivate the imagination, and call us to account as humans.
5They will cultivate their capacity to judge the aesthetic and ethical value of literary texts–and be able to articulate the standards behind their judgments; appreciate the expressive use of language as a fundamental and sustaining human activity, preparing for a life of learning as readers and writers.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade50
Contribution of final examination to overall grade50
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 11010
Midterms 000
Final examination 12020
Other 11515
Total Work Load 135
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.4

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