09 # 35333 – Introduction to English Literature


# 35333 Introducción a la Literatura Inglesa





Subject :

Introduction to English Literature



ECTS Credits:


Academic Year:

2014 – 2015






English Studies, Hispanic Studies, Modern Languages and Literature, Catalan Language and Literature, Classic,


Introduction to English Literature Studies


Facultat de Filologia, Traducció i Comunicació








Dr. Vicente Forés-López

Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya



The course seeks to provide students with guidelines about how to read and build a critical response to fiction, plays and poems of English literature; and to familiarize them with the main conventions, genres, works and authors in the different periods of English-speaking literatures in Great Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth. Students are expected to be able to locate individual works and authors in their historical and cultural context, and to gain knowledge of the basic techniques and conventions of play-writing, the writing of poems, and the writing of prose and fiction.



Having successfully completed the course, students will be able to

  • locate individual works and authors in their historical and cultural context,
  • explain how some titles and authors are included or excluded from literary canons
  • describe the conventions and techniques used in specific texts as related to genres, periods and movements in English literature,
  • identify passages from literary works in English that they have read,
  • describe the conflict or plot, structure, character, setting, style, and mood or atmosphere of a literary work they have read,
  • discern the meaning and theme(s) of literary works or excerpts in English ,
  • explain the way the meaning and effect of a literary text are conveyed through its linguistic choices,
  • explain how a poem’s prosody contributes to its communicative purpose
  • explain how the use of types of narrators and of focalisation condition the unfolding of narrative.




Poems and poets: a reader’s guide to English Poetry, with several practical anthologies.






Románticos y Victorianos:



Reading Module

El presente módulo (ficha) contiene muchos datos, características y algunos aspectos que sirven para el análisis y comentario de cualquier texto, en un principio, por lo tanto, también para poesia. Si el modelo adjunto no te sirve o crees que es mejorable no dudes en modificarlo.
Autor, título de la obra, subtítulo, editorial, año de publicación, lugar de publicación.
(ficha bibliográfica mínima)

Writing about poetry for GCSE English and English literature

(from: http://www.universalteacher.org.uk/anthology/aqaanthology.htm#section2 )

The Basics of English Metre

4) The art of telling stories.

Novels, short stories and other uses of prose in English Fiction.



Set readings will include a contemporary and a classical title.



Set readings will be indicated at the beginning of the course.



Theory-based classes: Lectures and case studies.

Lectures will focus on clarification and discussion of key concepts and techniques for students rather than on exposition of matter they can find in the dossiers and bibliography. Consequently, students are expected to work on assigned tasks (reading sections from course dossiers, answering questions set in advance) before attending class.

12 sessions: Introduction (4 sessions), contextual and technical explorations of the authors and works studied (8 sessions).

Practical classes: problem solving and case studies*.

Other activities: tutorials for orientation in preparing papers and projects


* About the Case Studies. Each student will have to present a case study during the first part of this course. The maximum extension should be between 4 to 6 pages only, and a maximum of 15 minutes for the oral presentation worth 1 point of the end grade.

The first thing you will have to do is decide about WHO (any author you want)  and WHAT (novel, poem, play, theory, school, movement, etc.) you want to write.

Once you have decided the WHO and What, you have to research your topic, locate in the “text” examples to base your analysis on. undertake the analysis and write out your essay either defending your own point of view, method and conclusion or quoting other peoples’ pov., method or conclusions. The main questions you should be asking yourself and answering with your case study are:

The topic you have chosen ¿why is it so important? what is the context of that topic in the framework of the work you are analysing? what place does it occupy in the work? in what a relationship does this topic you selected stand with the rest of the work? what do we know today about the issue? what is today´s attitude towards the issue? why do you think the author chose that topic to write about? what was his/her main intention by chosing this topic?

These, of course, are just a few suggestions to what a case study should cover, you can find your own questions, your own answers or priorities.

Dr. Forés


For any doubts, please, visit with me Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 and/or Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 in my office number 74, sixth floor of the Facultat de Filología. Please send an e-mail the previous day to make sure I am there.

Atención a Alumnos:

Martes de 10:00 a 11:00 y Jueves de 10:00 a 12:00

Despacho 074, Sexta planta de la Facultat de Filología.

Por favor, mandad un e-mail el día antes para asegurar que estaré.


2nd Semester/ Syllabus     


Tuesdays – 12 classes (24 hours); Thursdays – 12 classes (24 hours)

*2nd semester starts February 3rd 2015.


WEEK 1 Tuesday Febr. 3  – Introduction to the course

Formal aspects:

0) Contexts and definitions. Works and authors in their historical, cultural and literary contexts.

The problem of periods and movements in the history of English literature and their canon.

Tracing the evolution of literature through time scholars often group works from a certain time frame together and label it as a period or movement. This section of The Literature Network aims to dissect these movements for the better understanding of you, the reader. The movements or periods listed here where not mutually exclusive in their time frames, they overlap, liberally. In some cases a single author can even be claimed by more than one movement. Classifying art, an art in itself, often ends up more fluid like this. Each introduction (listed below) includes a broad overview of the movement or period, examples of key works, and a list of major authors.See also our Literary Periods Timeline (http://www.online-literature.com/periods/timeline.php) for a visual reference of the evolution of literature.


1) A. Literary Periods

Renaissance Literature The Enlightenment Romanticism Transcendentalism Victorian Literature Realism Naturalism Modernism Bloomsbury Group  Existentialism Beat Generation (http://www.online-literature.com/periods/)

1) B. Literature History/ English Literary Movements

Henry Augustin Beers was a literature historian and professor at Yale who lived at the turn of the 19th century. He wrote intensely detailed histories of American and English literature, covering the periods up until what were his modern times. We have collected those works below.

1 From the Conquest to Chaucer 1066-1400 2 From Chaucer to Spenser 1400-1599 3 The Age of Shakespeare 1564-1616  4 The Age of Milton 1608-1674 5 From the Restoration to the Death of Pope 1660-1744 6 The Death of Pope to the French Revolution 1744-1789 7 The French Revolution to the Death of Scott 1789-1832 8 From the Death of Scott to the Present Time 1832-1893; Appendix  (http://www.online-literature.com/periods/)

Thursday Febr. 05.2   – Intro to the course & práctica 01

Planning, coordination, assignments, selection and proposal of texts. Case studies. First + Second Paper.

Módulo lectura & representación teatral

Ambos módulos (fichas) tienen muchos datos y características en común y algunos aspectos sirven para/se repiten en/ ambos módulos. Lo que no encuentres cubierto en el modelo adjunto puedes añadirlo como observaciones personales.

01 Seamus Heaney on Beowulf and his verse translation. http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/beowulf/introbeowulf.htm( A )

additional reading: BEOWULF: THE MONSTERS AND THE CRITICS, BY J. R. R. TOLKIEN, Read 25 November 1936


WEEK 2 Tuesday Febr. 10.2  explorations of authors & works to be studied

Lists of authors:

a) Bartleby.com: Great Books Online

:>Eng.Lit History  >>1914 Oxford Shakespeare

1) verse, 2) fiction, 3) nonfiction, 4) reference.

b) British Council Literature page

c) Listados de autores de UVPress :

1) Teatro  2005, 2) Teatro 2004, 3) Autores con páginas web (nombre subrayado) 4) Crono 5) Tools

6) Space 7) Time.

Thursday Febr. 12.2 práctica 02

02 Alan Lupack.- Frequently Asked Questions about the Arthurian Legends. published at: The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester ( A )

a) Studying Beowulf The Third Edition of Electronic Beowulf is designed to meet the needs: of general readers, who require a full, line by line, translation; of students, who want to understand the grammar and the meter and still have time in a semester to study and appreciate other important aspects of the poem; and of scholars, who want immediate access to a critical apparatus identifying the nearly 2000 eighteenth-century restorations, editorial emendations, and manuscript-based conjectural restorations.

b) New Canterbury Tales Project website active. The Canterbury Tales Project aims to investigate the textual tradition of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to achieve a better understanding of the history of its composition and publication before 1500. http://machias.edu/faculty/necastro/chaucer/texts/;


WEEK 3 Tuesday Febr. 17.2  Defining terms:

literatureMIT Open Courseware, The Nobel Prize in Literature, Online Library of Literature,

fiction, The EServer’s Fiction Collection, Dictionary.com, The Guardian Fiction Page, Literary Periods, Narrative Theories

narrative, The International Society for the Study of Narrative, Narrative official journal of the International Society for the Study of Narrative,

novel, Novel definition at wikipedia,  novel (literature) — Britannica Online Encyclopedia, novel,

short story, Story and the Human Experience, classic short stories, The Short Story Net.

drama, definition of drama at wikipedia, History of Theatre 1 – From Ritual to Theatre, Theater Talk Remembering Harold Pinter, Nobel Lecture by Harold Pinter on art, theatre and politics.

poetry, Types of Poetry, Narrative, Epic, Ballad, Dramatic, Lyric, and Sonnets; Studying Form, Rhythm and Meter, and Rhyme.

Thursday Febr. 19.2  práctica 03

03 Jones, Bruce.– Manuscripts, Books, and Maps:The Printing Press in a Changing World published: http://shikan.org/bjones/Books/booktext.html ( A)


WEEK 4 Tuesday Febr. 24.2 drama I

2) Playwriting, playreading, playgoing: the conventions and the tradition of theatre and drama in English Literature. From Shakespeare to the present. Set readings will include a play by William Shakespeare and a contemporary play.

a) “Teatro Inglés Siglos XIX y XX” 2004

1) Teatro del siglo XX  Términos Teatrales:

Greek Theatre: Tragedy, Comedy, Comedy of Manners, Drama.

Baroque Theatre, Naturalism, Realism, Kitchen Sink Drama, Epic TheatreTheatre of the Absurd, Theatre of Cruelty, Poor Theatre.

2) The Art of Theatre

The Place of theatre in contemporary Life: Western Theatre, 20th-century Theatre, Mid-20th-century theatre, The literary element of theatre, Theatrical Production, and Theatres and Stages.

b)  “Teatro Inglés Siglos XIX y XX” 2005

01 Scholarly Resources for Victorian Research

02 Victorian Web by George P. Landow, Professor of English and Art History, Brown University

03 British Theatre 1860-1940

04 The Victorian periodicals

05 East Lynne, the Sensational Fiction, and the Sporting Novel The Home Library EastLynne

06 19th Century , Victorian and Edwardian Theatre History Resources

07 The Golden Age of Theatre (1880-1920)

08 University of Virginia’s Department of Drama

09 The Globe Theatre  in London

10 Theatre History in Europe: Architectural and Textual Resources Online.

c) YouTube.com: Ancient Greek Theatre, History of Theatre 4 – From Greek to Roman Theatre,  History of Theatre 5 – The Illusion Illustrated, History of Theatre 8 – From Palace to Public House,

South Bank Show Special Shakespeare Word of Mouth 1.2, Sonnet 138 – Trevor Nunn 10:59,

Thursday Febr. 26.2 práctica 04

05 Farrell, James. – Driving Change Through Parliament: The Slave Trade Abolition Act of 1807. BBC-History. Last updated 2011-02-17  ( A )

Talk point: focus on modern-day slavery http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/series/modern-day-slavery-in-focus


WEEK 5 Tuesday March 03.3 drama II

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. F, The 20th Century and After, W.W. Norton and Company, Inc.

Introduction to Early 20th-Century Theatre: New Drama in the Early 20th Century.

The Beginnings of Modern Theatre, 1875-1915

William Butler YeatsRadio Documentary on W.B. Yeats and Politics 41:54, PURGATORY by W.B. Yeats Part One 9:03, Part Two 7:52, Part Three 6:21; W.B.Yeats Reading His Own Verse 8:21, The Land of Heart´s desire, 27:34. W.B.Yeats Plays in Google.

John Millington Synge,  One-Act Play: Riders to the Sea Part 1 of 5 (opera starts after 4:30 min.); Theater Talk Life and work of playwright 24:59, The Playboy of the Western World, 1:28:45 min., New England Youth Theatre presents J.M. Synge- ‘Playboy of the Western World‘ 1:41:28; J.M. Synge at the Poetry Foundation. biography and poems: Queens, The Curse.

Oscar Wilde  Oscar Wilde himself (1985) Part 1 – 6, 9:58 BBC TV mini-series; Omnibus – Oscar Wilde (1/5) 9:51, Stephen Fry on Oscar Wilde, 6:14; Oscar Wilde Bio 1 de Bio 7, 7:52; Wilde de 1997 1:57:41 dirigida por Brian Gilbert con Stephen Fry. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1973) 1:50:46, De Profundis: Part 1, 9:52; Part 7. “De Profundis” by Rupert Everett, 8:28. Salome’s Last Dance | Ken Russell | 1988, 1:55:28.

George Bernard Shaw  Pygmalion. Robert Powell and Twiggy. Complete Production 1:33:52. 1981; “PYGMALION” Starring Lynn Redgrave, 1:57:47; Peter O’Toole in Pygmalion, 1:51:28; Pygmalion (1938), 1:35:48, (My Fair Lady) Audrey Hepburn / Rex Harrison 2:53:03 1964 , (Rare!) George Bernard Shaw’s First Visit To America (1928 Fox Movietone Newsreel), 5:22; SPOKEN WORD: ~ Spoken English & Broken English (1927) 16:45; Fabian Society and their Secret Agenda Part 1 38:28 , Part 2 41:47, The Fabian Elite and Their Not So Secret Agenda, 1:21:41.

Non-British dramaturgs who shaped English Theatre:

Henrik Ibsen , August Strindberg , Gerhart Hauptmann

Epic Theatre: Bertolt Brecht the Enemy Alien, YT 1:01:37; Bertolt Brecht (1998 – 1956); B.B. on Stage 1 – min 7:38, on Stage 2 – min 9:43, on Stage 3 – min 6:24., The Brecht Document 1 & 2; Brecht and Epic Theatre, 8:27; An introduction to Brechtian theatre, 8:36;

Theater of the Absurd: Eugene Ionesco The Bald Soprano min 9:55, Interview with Ionesco part 1 min 10:18, part 2 min 10:23., The Rhinoceros The Play, KCMC Community Media Center; 2:01:59; Interview with Ionesco part 1 by Ionesco Enthusiast 10:19; Benedict Cumberbatch – Rhinoceros (2007) – Interviews and rehearsal by Cumberbatch IT1; 6:35; The Lesson, by Eugene Ionesco, 43:29. The Chairs, 38:24;

Avant Garde Theatre, Tadeusz Kantor  Wielepole, Wielepole min 1:25:55., Dead class, “LA CLASE MUERTA” 2008, 9:58; Tadeusz Kantor – Avantgarde Theater documentary 8:41; Dziś są moje urodziny – Today is my birthday – Aujourd’hui c’est mon anniversaire, 1:17:43; Niech sczezną artyści – Qu’ils crèvent les artistes! – Let the Artists Die, 1:17:33. An Impossible Journey: Part One 6:04, Part Two 6:12.


Thursday March 05.3 – práctica 05

a) Drama 101, Introduction to theatre, Module 1 – b) Dramaturgy – School of Drama, Carnegie Mellon Drama – c) What is Dramaturgy? with Jack Hrkach – d) What is a Dramaturg?: Carla Steen – e) Women in Theatre: Anne Cattaneo, dramaturg, Lincoln Center Theater


WEEK 6 Tuesday March 10.3 – drama III XXth Century British Theatre

Samuel Beckett

Rockaby 16:47, S.B. on Film Rockaby 13:33 min., Not I 7:28 min., [1973] “Not I” 15:11, Not I 14:38 color film Channel Four + Irish Film Board.

Endgame 1:21:25, Endgame Beckett directs Beckett 1:36:08 min., S.B. Act without Words 10:24 min.,

Beckett Directs Beckett – Waiting for Godot Part 1 1:17:21, Part 2 1:00:10 min. film version, S.B. Waiting for Godot (part 1, 54:02 min.) ( part 2, 59:07 min.) theatrical version,

Krapp’s Last Tape with Patrick Magee (Part 1, 9:43 min.), (Part 2, 8:39 min.), (Part 3, 7:27 min. ),

Krapp’s Last Tape 46:09 min. theatrical version Rick Cluechy,

Krapp’s Last Tape 59:53 min. film version John Hurt.

Krapp’s Last Tape with Harold Pinter (Part 1, 9:56 min.) , (Part 2, 8:34 min.), (Part 3, 8:07 min. ), (Part 4, 9:16 min.), (Part 5, 8:23 min.),

Film with Buster Keaton b&w, 17:28 min., beckett speaks, 1987 6:11 min., S.B. interview, 1987.mov 6:12 min,

Harold Pinter on Samuel Beckett 12:53,

Harold Pinter

Nobel Lecture 46:31min., H.P. The Caretaker 8:12 min. , H.P. The Birthday Party BBC in 1/4 parts 30:25 min., Arena – A Celebration of H. P. BBC 1:35:40, The Room with Annie Lennox 1/5 , The Dumb Waiter BBC 1/4

John Osborneinterview 1957, YT 1:48, 1) Look Back In Anger Richard Burton & Claire Bloom, pt 1 of 10; 2) Look Back In Anger -1989- Kenneth Branagh & Emma Thompson, YT 1:54:26; 3) theater talk John Heilpern biography on J.O.

Arnold Wesker  Conversations with William M. Hoffman: Sir Arnold Wesker, British playwright, (Pt. 1 of 2), part 2. 2)

Chicken Soup with Barley Trailer, YT 2:15; 3) National Theatre’s The Kitchen Trailer, YT 1:07; 4) La Cocina, 0:31; teatro británico; 5) Roots – Audience Reaction, YT1:48 ; 6)

Tom Stoppard   1) Lecture/Speech at 92 St Y, YT 53:57 March 27, 2001; 2) Ideas at the House: Tom Stoppard – In Conversation with Jonathan Biggins, 2011, 1:18:53; 3) A Meeting with Sir Tom Stoppard, 1:42:28, 4) Theater Talk: Tom Stoppard, playwright “Rock ‘n’ Roll”, YT 25:28; 5) Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead – Part 1 of 12 (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead (sub- español) 1:57:37).

Edward Bond   1) Lyric Hammersmith presents Edward Bond, YT 14:53, 2) Edward Bond Rare Interview 7:23, YT ; 3) Auschwitz, YT 5:12; 4) Interview with Edward Bond on Tune, YT 11:18; 5) The EDGE Interview Part 1 14:30, Part 2, 9:48; 6) Saved (Adaptation), YT 9:02.

Nigel Williams 1) Foe play – Class Enemy, Source: Edinburgh Festival Guide, Date: 22 July 2008; 2) Edinburgh festival: Class Enemy, Royal Lyceum, Edinburg, Thursday 21 August 2008; 3) And the lesson today is how to shoot, , Thursday 7 August 2008. 4)

Sarah Kane   1) The Death of Sarah Kane, YT 4:00, 2) Blasted, Trailer, 2:22; escena/secuencia, 6:57; 3) Skin, 11:10;  4) crave (Ansia) de Sarah Kane en Español (Obra completa), 42:40; ANSIA de Sarah Kane, 48:23; ANSIA, de Sarah Kane. Direcció: Xavier Puchades. Festival VEO, València. 2008. 5) In Death You Hold Me: Life and Works, 14:10.


Thursday March 12.3 – práctica 06

01 Becker, Howard S.- Theory: the necessary evil ( A ) 

a) The Critic as Thinker, Philoctetes Center, Uploaded on 26 Nov 2007, How Eric Bentley, Robert Brustein, and Stanley Kauffmann Re-imagined American Theater Criticism. A roundtable discussion with three legends of American drama criticism.


 Introductory Materials to theory and literary criticism

01) Literary Theory at Yale University

Professor Paul Fry explores the course’s title in three parts.

Course Index

  1. Introduction to Literary Theory
  2. Introduction to Literary Theory (cont.)
  3. Ways In and Out of the Hermeneutic Circle
  4. Configurative Reading
  5. The Idea of the Autonomous Artwork

etc. etc. etc.http://academicearth.org/courses/literary-theory/

02) Otras opciones, conceptos y puntos de vista:

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Table of Contents

  1. What Is Literary Theory?
  2. Traditional Literary Criticism
  3. Formalism and New Criticism
  4. Marxism and Critical Theory
  5. Structuralism and Poststructuralism
  6. New Historicism and Cultural Materialism
  7. Ethnic Studies and Postcolonial Criticism
  8. Gender Studies and Queer Theory
  9. Cultural Studies
  10. References and Further Reading
    1. General Works on Theory
    2. Literary and Cultural Theory


03)  http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/virtualit/poetry/critical.html



04) Introductory Guide to Critical Theory

Guide to Theory







WEEK 07 Tuesday March 24.3 Poetry I


Antología Poética S.XIX y XX

Antología Poética http://www.uv.es/fores/poesia/

Historic RecordingsPoetry Archive

Románticos y Victorianos en el proyecto Gutenberg:




William Blake

Robert Southey

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

William Wordsworth

Second Generation Romantics – Lake Poets:

John Keats
Lord Byron
Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Victorian Era – Victorian literature

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Robert Browning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Rosetti Archive at Uni. of Virginia

Christina Rossetti

Thursday March 26.3 – práctica 7

06 Denise Vultee.- William Blake (1757-1827)  ( A ) published at: http://www.blakearchive.org/

a) What Happens in a Poem; 1:58:01 min. b) Poetry and Narrative; 1:43:56 min.


WEEK 08 Tuesday March 31.3 –

1st Paper due, & print out of index page & on-line publication of Case Study.

& In-class examination 25 Q


Easter Vacation

WEEK 09 Tuesday April 14.4 – The 20th century: poetry II

The first three decades

The Victorian Yeats and Thomas Hardy.

The Georgian poets and World War I

Rudyard Kipling‘s If— (1895), often voted Britain’s favourite poem.

Edmund Blunden, Rupert Brooke, Robert Graves, D. H. Lawrence, Walter de la Mare and Siegfried Sassoon.

World War I include Isaac Rosenberg, Edward Thomas, Wilfred Owen, May Cannan


D. H. Lawrence, Richard Aldington, T. E. Hulme, F. S. Flint, Ford Madox Ford, Allen Upward and John Cournos.

( Americans Gertrude Stein, T. S. Eliot, H.D. and Ezra Pound, )

pre-World War II world

W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Cecil Day-Lewis and Louis MacNeice,


The Forties

Dylan Thomas, George Barker, W. S. Graham, Kathleen Raine, Henry Treece and J. F. Hendry.

Gerard Manley Hopkins, Arthur Rimbaud and Hart Crane and the word play of James Joyce.

1940s include Lawrence Durrell, Bernard Spencer, Roy Fuller, Norman Nicholson, Vernon Watkins, R. S. Thomas and Norman MacCaig.


The Fifties

The 1950s  The Movement, The Group and Extremist Art.

The Movement, poets  Robert Conquest‘s 1955 anthology New LinesPhilip Larkin, Elizabeth Jennings, D. J. Enright, Kingsley Amis, Thom Gunn and Donald Davie.

the Group Philip Hobsbaum and Edward Lucie-Smith. Martin Bell, Peter Porter, Peter Redgrove, George MacBeth and David Wevill.

Extremist Art  A. Alvarez  Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes, Francis Berry and Jon Silkin  compared with the Expressionist German school.

Charles Tomlinson, Gael Turnbull, Roy Fisher and Bob Cobbing.

The 1960s and 1970s

Northern Ireland, with the emergence of Seamus Heaney, – Desert Island Discs – Sun 19 Nov 1989

Tom Paulin, Paul Muldoon

The British Poetry Revival  performance, sound and concrete poetry

Objectivist poets, the Beats and the Black Mountain poetsJ. H. Prynne, Eric Mottram, Tom Raworth, Denise Riley and Lee Harwood.

The Mersey Beat poets were Adrian Henri, Brian Patten and Roger McGough. Adrian Mitchell , Steve Turner


English poetry now

The last three decades of the 20th century

Martians, ‘Poeclectics’, women’s writingPerformance poetry , poetry slam

Carol Ann Duffy, Andrew Motion, Craig Raine, Wendy Cope, James Fenton, Blake Morrison, Liz Lochhead, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Benjamin Zephaniah.

Bloodaxe Books’ The New PoetrySimon Armitage, Kathleen Jamie, Glyn Maxwell, Selima Hill, Maggie Hannan, Michael Hofmann and Peter Reading.


New Generation movement 1990s and early 2000

Don Paterson, Julia Copus, John Stammers, Jacob Polley, K M Warwick, David Morley and Alice Oswald.

Revival grouping, notably Caroline Bergvall, Tony Lopez, Allen Fisher and Denise Riley

Barque, Flarestack, Heaventree and Perdika Press.  Enitharmon Press Dannie Abse, Martyn Crucefix and Jane Duran.

Thursday April 16.4      práctica  08

06 Denise Vultee.- William Blake (1757-1827)  ( A ) published at: http://www.blakearchive.org/


Mary Shelly: /cares4/, /boixpons/,

Jane Austen: /elobode/, /beflona/, /marota2/, /ansemlli/, /numea/, /marluga2/, /lehegar/, /capoamo/,

Charlotte Brontë: /silso3/, /somelo/, Emily Brontë: /maroa9/,

Agatha Christie: /miaorts/,

Elizabeth Gaskell: /rasanso/,


WEEK 10 Tuesday April 21.4  The origins of Women’s literature I

04 Clare, Janet. – Transgressing Boundaries: Women’s Writing in the Renaissance and Reformation. Renaissance Forum: Volume 1, Number 1, March 1996 ( A )

Anne Cooke, Anne Bacon (née Cooke; c. 1528 – 27 August 1610), translation from Latin of John Jewel‘s Apologie of the Anglican Church (1564). She was the mother of Francis Bacon.

Anne Askew, Anne Askew (née Anne Ayscough, married name Anne Kyme) (born 1520/1521 – died 16 July 1546) was an English poet and Protestant who was condemned as a heretic. She is the only woman on record known to have been both tortured in the Tower of London and burnt at the stake.

Margaret Tyler, Margaret Tyler (died 1595?) was the first Englishwoman to translate a Spanish romance and the first woman to publish a romance in England.

Isabella Whitney, Isabella Whitney (born late 1540s; fl. 1567–1578) is the earliest identified woman to have published secular poetry in the English language. She has been called “the first professional woman poet in England.”

Mary Sidney, Mary Herbert (née Sidney), Countess of Pembroke (27 October 1561 – 25 September 1621), was one of the first English women to achieve a major reputation for her literary works, poetry, poetic translations and literary patronage.

Aemilia Lanyer, Emilia Lanier (1569–1645), also spelled Lanyer, was the first Englishwoman to assert herself as a professional poet through her single volume of poems, Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum (1611).

Rachel Speght, Rachel Speght (born 1597, death date unknown) was a poet and polemicist. She was the first Englishwoman to identify herself, by name, as a polemicist and critic of gender ideology. Speght, a feminist and a Calvinist, is perhaps best known for her tract A Mouzell for Melastomus (London, 1617).

Elizabeth Cary, Elizabeth Cary (née Tanfield), Viscountess Falkland (1585–1639), was an English poet, translator and dramatist. Precocious and studious, she was known from a young age for her learning and knowledge of languages.

Mary Wroth, Mary Wroth (1587–1651/3) was an English poet of the Renaissance. She is perhaps best known for having written The Countesse of Mountgomeries Urania, the first extant prose romance by an English woman, and for Pamphilia to Amphilanthus, the first known sonnet sequence by an English woman.

Jane AngerJane Anger was an English author of the late sixteenth century. The only evidence of her extant is Her Protection for Women, a pamphlet published in London in 1589, of which only one original copy survives. The full title is Jane Anger her protection for women, to defend them against the scandalous reportes of a late surfeiting lover, and all other like venerians that complaine so to bee overcloyed with women’s kindnesse.


International Centre for Women Playwrights ICWP; Women Playwrights International (WPI);

IATH: Collective Biographies of Women, by Alison Booth at Uni. of Virginia.

Female playwrights still face sexism; It’s Hard Out There for a Female Playwright, Study Finds; Famous Female Playwrights.

Women authors and Experimentation:

Woolf, Rhys, Bowen, du Manier, Spark, Murdoch, Lessing, Weldon, Drabble, Atwood, Carter and Mantel.

Adeline Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941), Virginia Woolf, VW at the Modernism Lab at Yale, a) The Recorded Voice Of Virginia Woolf, 7:38; b) V.W. Documentary, 29:25 min.; c) The Mind and Times of Virginia Woolf (Part 1 of 3) 9:53; d) If Shakespeare had a sister… Virginia Woolf; 8:43 e) To the Lighthouse 1927,  – 1983 – Kenneth Branagh, Virginia Woolf; f) Orlando, 1928, 1:33:34; g) Mrs Dalloway 1925, 1:33:24, 1997 VOS español; and A Room of One’s Own 1929, Woolf and E. M. Forster were members of the Bloomsbury Group. /muepe/, /estpuig/

Jean Rhys (24 August 1890 – 14 May 1979), born Ella Gwendolen Rees Williams, Jean Rhys,

Elizabeth Bowen, (7 June 1899 – 22 February 1973)   Elizabeth Bowen,

Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning, (13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989)   Daphne du Maurier

Dame Muriel Spark, (1 February 1918 – 13 April 2006), Muriel Spark, The Official Website of Dame Muriel Spark, IMDb: películas basadas en obras suyas.

Dame Iris Murdoch(15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999), Dame Iris Murdoch, Iris Murdoch On Philosophy and Literature, Section 1, Section 2, …, Section 5, Iris (Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Richard Eyre, 2001). 1:21.

Doris May Lessing, (née Tayler; 22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013), Doris Lessing, A Retrospective.org, D.L. about the Sufi Way, 23:35 min., Useful Idiots, 11:05 min.; /efraslo/

Fay Weldon, (born 22 September 1931)  Fay Weldon,

Dame Margaret Drabble, Lady Holroyd (born 5 June 1939)  Margaret Drabble,

Margaret Eleanor Atwood, (born November 18, 1939)   Margaret Atwood,

Angela Carter (7 May 1940 – 16 February 1992)  Angela Carter,

Hilary Mary Mantel, (née Thompson; born 6 July 1952) Hilary Mantel,


Thursday April 23.4    práctica 09

07 George P. Landow. – The Industrial Revolution, Textiles, and Empire

published: http://www.victorianweb.org/index.html ( I )

Lewis Carroll: /herlour/, Arthur Conan Doyle: /macaga6/, /sananvaz/, Roald Dahl: /bepebai/, /claesla/, C.S.Lewis: /itedela/.


WEEK 11 Tuesday April 28.4 – British fiction – Part 1

09 # 35336 – English Narrative 20th & 21st Centuries –


Thursday April 30.4 – práctica 10

08 Lidia Vianu.- An Image of Contemporary Literature: 21st Century. Desperado Literature. Bucharest University Press, 2004


WEEK 12  Tuesday May 05.5 – British fiction – Part 2

09 # 35336 – English Narrative 20th & 21st Centuries –


Thursday May 07.5 hypermedia – práctica 11

A Bibliographic Overview of Electronic LiteratureAmanda Starling Gould, Submitted 20 April, 2012.

SocioSite: Hypertext and Hypermedia, 10th January, 2013.



Tuesday May 12.5 – hypertext – hypermedia – blogs










Thursday May 14.5         blogs – práctica 12

09 Kenneth Goldsmith,- About UBUWeb. New York City. 2011


WEEK 14 Tuesday May 19.5 social media


Electronic Book Review (ebr) is a peer-reviewed journal

Content delivery in the blogosphere, published 2008/10/28/ in UVPress.

When Blogging Goes Bad, by Steven D. Krause, and also in UVPress, 25.10.2008.

Eastgate: a romantic view of weblogs, in Hypertext Now, 1999

Communication & Media Studies  Museum of Social Media: Home, 2013

Watching TV Makes You Smarter, by Steven Johnson, Published: April 24, 2005 NYT Magazine


Thursday May 21.5       social media – práctica 13

10 David S. Miall.- Reading and Writing Hypertext. Department of English / February 1997



Tuesday May 26.5

2nd Paper due, & print out of index page & on-line publication 2nd Paper

& In-class examination 50 Q



Convocatoria examen fin de curso para Estudiantes libres

 Wednesday June 10 First Exam                    Thursday July  09 Second Exam






00 Listado de Textos de “Práctica” para ambos Tests

Artículos a discutir en clase y leer en casa

(procedencia http://www.uv.es/fores/teoriauvp.html)

01 Seamus Heaney on Beowulf and his verse translation. http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/beowulf/introbeowulf.htm( A )

additional reading: BEOWULF: THE MONSTERS AND THE CRITICS, BY J. R. R. TOLKIEN, Read 25 November 1936

02 Alan Lupack.- Frequently Asked Questions about the Arthurian Legends. published at: The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester ( A )

03 Jones, Bruce.– Manuscripts, Books, and Maps:The Printing Press in a Changing World. published: http://shikan.org/bjones/Books/booktext.html ( A)

04 Clare, Janet. – Transgressing Boundaries: Women’s Writing in the Renaissance and Reformation. Renaissance Forum: Volume 1, Number 1, March 1996 ( A )

05 Farrell, James. – Driving Change Through Parliament: The Slave Trade Abolition Act of 1807. BBC-History. Last updated 2011-02-17  ( A )

Talk point: focus on modern-day slavery http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/series/modern-day-slavery-in-focus

06 Denise Vultee.- William Blake (1757-1827)  ( A ) published at: http://www.blakearchive.org/


Los 6 textos (01 al 06) se incluyen para el 1st Test de 25 Q(uestions),

para el 2nd Test DE 50 Q(uestions) entran TODOS los textos de esta lista.


07 George P. Landow. – The Industrial Revolution, Textiles, and Empire. published: http://www.victorianweb.org/index.html ( I )

08 Lidia Vianu.- An Image of Contemporary Literature: 21st Century. Desperado Literature. Bucharest University Press, 2004

09 Kenneth Goldsmith,- About UBUWeb. New York City. 2011

10 David S. Miall.- Reading and Writing Hypertext. Department of English / February 1997




10.1 Basic references

Blake, N. F. An Introduction to the Language of Literature. Houndmills and London: Macmillan, 1990.

Greenblatt, Stephen (Gen. Ed.) The Norton Anthology of English Literature. New York: W. W. Norton, 2006.

Norton Topics Online. A Web Companion to The Norton Anthology of English Literature. New York: W. W. Norton.

< http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/>

Peck, John, and Martin Coyle How to Study a Poet London: Palgrave, 1988.(Humanitats Planta 2  HU 82-1/021)

Peck, John, and Martin Coyle How to Study a Shakespeare Play 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 1995.

Peck, John How to Study a Novel Basingstoke: Palgrave, 1995.

10.2 Complementary references

Brook, Peter The Empty Space London: Penguin, 1990 (1968).

Burgess, Anthony English Literature: A Survey for Students Harlow and London: Longman, 1974.

Carter, R. & McRae, J. The Routledge History of English Literature: Britain and Ireland London: Routledge, 1997.

Drabble, Margaret (Ed.) The Oxford Companion to English Literature Oxford Univ. Press, 1990.

Forster, E. M. Aspects of the Novel London: Edward Arnold, 1969 (1927).

Fraser, G. S. Metre, Rhyme and Free Verse London: Routledge, 1991 (1970).

Harmon, William and C. Hugh Holman A Handbook to Literature Upper Saddle, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000.

Hartnoll, Phyllis and Peter Found (Eds.) The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre Oxford Univ. Press, 2003.

Kettle, Arnold An Introduction to the English Novel 2 vols. London: Hutchinson, 1985.

Schmidt, Michael Lives of the Poets London: Phoenix, 1999.

Wales, Katie A Dictionary of Stylistics London: Longman, 1991.

Additional bibliography and electronic resources will be indicated during the course.

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