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Specialisation seminar: The American Novel at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

Informacje ogólne

Kod przedmiotu: 0704-f1ENG2S-SS4 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0231) Języki obce
Nazwa przedmiotu: Specialisation seminar: The American Novel at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
Jednostka: Katedra Filologii Angielskiej
Grupy:
Punkty ECTS i inne: 3.00 (zmienne w czasie)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
Całkowity nakład pracy studenta:

3 ECTS points = 75 hours


30 h - tutorial (contact hours)

35 h - individual work: reading and preparing for classes

10 h - writing and editing the final essay


Efekty kształcenia - wiedza:

W1: The graduate has basic knowledge of the American post-1990 novel and is familiar with its distinctive features (K_W04),

W2: The graduate has basic knowledge of selected historical, social, religious, philosophical and political issues determining the development the American novel in the last two decades (K_W08).


Efekty kształcenia - umiejętności:

U1: The graduate is able to place American contemporary novels in a general historical and cultural context (K_U09),

U2: The graduate is able to analyze and interpret contemporary American novels with the use of basic terminology and appropriate methods (K_U11),

U3: The graduate is able to recognize the literary conventions of the contemporary American novel (K_U10).


Efekty kształcenia - kompetencje społeczne:

K1: The graduate is able to work and assume various roles in a team whilst analyzing a selection of contemporary American novels (K_K02),

K2: The graduate appreciates the tradition and cultural heritage of the United States of America and is aware of their responsibility for preserving them (K_K05).


Metody dydaktyczne:

Expository teaching methods:

- description

- discussion

Exploratory teaching methods:

- biographical

- brainstorming

- expert panels

- practical

- seminar


Metody dydaktyczne podające:

- opis
- pogadanka

Metody dydaktyczne poszukujące:

- biograficzna
- giełda pomysłów
- seminaryjna
- stolików eksperckich

Skrócony opis:

The seminar aims to acquaint the students with the most dynamic literary market in the world, focusing on long fiction. The students will learn of the richness and diversity of the American novel in the last three decades. The course will complement the knowledge gained in the American Literature Courses taught before.

Pełny opis:

The seminar aims to acquaint the students with the most dynamic literary market in the world, focusing on long fiction. The students will learn of the richness and diversity of the American novel in the last three decades. The course will complement the knowledge gained in the American Literature Courses taught before.

The classes will focus on the novelistic output of David Foster Wallace, the most significant American author of the youngest generation with particular attention devoted to his opus magnum, Infinite Jest.

Literatura:

Required readings:

David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (any edition)

Bell, R., Dowling, W. 2005. A Reader's Companion to Infinite Jest. XLibris: Bloomington, Indiana

The Legacy of David Foster Wallace 2012. S. Cohen, L. Konstantinou ed. University of Iowa Press, Iowa City.

David Foster Wallace and the Long Thing. M. Boswell, ed. Bloomsbury: New York

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Active participation in classes - 20% (K_K02, K_K05),

Midterm Essay - 30% (K_W09, K_U10, K_U11),

Final Essay - 50% (K_W09, K_U10, K_U11).

60%-71% = 3.

72%-76% = 3+

77%-84% = 4.

85%-90% = 4+

91%-100% = 5.

In each of the criteria, the correct and precise use of the English language will be taken into consideration (up to 20% of the grade for the given component).

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2017/18" (zakończony)

Okres: 2018-02-26 - 2018-09-30
Wybrany podział planu:


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Koordynatorzy: Jarosław Hetman
Prowadzący grup: Jarosław Hetman
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