Literatura Inglesa Contemporânea

Licenciatura em Línguas, Literaturas e Culturas

Eliot, Woolf, Larkin, Sontag, Barnes

Contemporary English Literature

  • ANO LECTIVO 2014-15
  • 2º SEMESTRE
  • 2ª feira: 14:00 – 16:00  / 4ª feira: 14:00 – 16:00
  • Auditório 2

This class will be taught in English. You presence at the 1st lecture is mandatory.

My next class (2nd semester) of Contemporary English Literature will be honoured with the confimed presence of British acclaimed poets: Richard Price and the Informationists (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informationist_poetry) on the 23rd Feb; Landeg White (http://landegwhite.com) on the 4th March. Landeg White will be launching his new book (Letters from Portugal) on the 4th February, 18:00, at FCSH (Auditorium 1, Tower B). New and former students are invited to these very special classes.

What we have loved, others will love, and we will teach them how. (W. Wordsworth, from “The Prelude”)

OBJECTIVES

a) To become more knowledge-based and more learned in Contemporary English Literature, from modernism until today;
b) To learn how to contextualize the authors and to review the limits of literary history;
c) To read critically key texts of poetry (Seamus Heaney and poets of today), theatre (Samuel Beckett, John Osborne and Tom Stoppard) and fiction (Kingsley Amis and John Berger, about the English novel on Portugal; James Joyce and Peter Ackroyd about the coming-of-age novel; Alan Bennett and Virginia Woolf on the theory of literary reading; A. S. Byatt and David Lodge on the academic novel);
d) To learn how to do relevant research in the field of Literary Studies;
e) To organize bibliographic research as a preparation for critical reading of a literary work;
f) To produce a short research paper on one of the works studied in class.


SYLLABUS

  • British poetry of today: contexts, themes, authors, with particular reference to Seamus Heaney; the reterritorialization of the English language contemporary poetry

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Landeg White visits class of 2006-07

FCSH_LIsbon_23Feb2015aaFCSH_LIsbon_23Feb2015bbRichard Price, Iain Bamforth, David Kinloch, Peter McCarey visiting class of  2014-15

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  • Samuel Beckett and the theatre of the absurd: Waiting for Godot

  • John Osborne: Look Back in Anger

  • Tom Stoppard: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

  • Portugal as an exotic scenario in English fiction: I Like it Here, by Kingsley Amis and Here Is Where We Meet, by John Berger.
  • Possible directions for the contemporary British novel: Fiction before and after World War II: boundaries of modernism and post-modernism
  • Comparative reading: The End of the Affair, by Graham Greene and The End of the Affair, movie by Neil Jordan
  • The coming-of-age novel: The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce, and English Music, by Peter Ackroyd;
  • The return of the reader: The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett.
  • The tradition of the academic British novel: David Lodge: Changing Places; A. S. Byatt: Possession

Bibliography
  • Acheson, James (ed.). British and Irish Novel Since 1960, St. Martin’s Press, Nova Iorque, 1991.
  • Acheson, James and Romana Huk (eds.). Contemporary British Poetry: Essays in Theory and Criticism, State University of New York Press, Albany, 1996.
  • Bradbury, Malcolm. The Modern British Novel: 1878-2001, Penguin, Londres, 2001.
  • Connor, Steven. The English Novel in History. 1950 to the Present, Routledge, Londres e Nova Iorque, 1996.
  • Drabble, M. (ed.). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edn., Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000.
  • Eagleton, Terry. The English Novel. An Introduction. Blackwell, Oxford, 2005.
  • ——–. How to Read a Poem, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2006.
  • Easthope, Antony and John O. Thompson (eds.). Contemporary Poetry Meets Modern Theory, University of Toronto Press, Buffalo, 1991.
  • Esslin, Martin. The Theatre of the Absurd, Penguin, Londres, [1961] 1991.
  • Gregson, Ian. Contemporary Poetry and Postmodernism: Dialogue and Estrangement, St. Martin’s Press, Nova Iorque, 1996.
  • Hampson, Robert and Peter Barry (eds.). New British Poetries: The Scope of the Possible, Manchester University Press, Nova Iorque e Manchester, 1993.
  • Head, Dominic. The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction, 1950-2000, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002.
  • Innes, Christopher. Modern British Drama: The Twentieth Century, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002.
  • Mengham, Rod, Richard J. Lane and Philip Tew (eds.). Contemporary British Fiction, Polity, Cambridge, 2002.
  • Morrison, Jago. Contemporary Fiction, Routledge, Londres, 2003.
  • Murray, David (ed.). Literary Theory and Poetry: Extending the Canon, London B.T. Batsford, Londres, 1989.
  • Ousby, I. (ed.). The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English. [Rev. edn.], Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1993.
  • Paterson, Don e Charles Simic (eds.). New British Poetry, Graywolf Press, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2004.
  • Pattie, David. The Complete Critical Guide to Samuel Beckett, Routledge, Londres, 2000.
  • Pilling, John (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Beckett, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1994.
  • Richetti, John. The Columbia History of the British Novel, Columbia University Press, Nova Iorque, 1994.
  • Stringer, J. (ed.). The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Literature in English. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1996.
História breve da literatura inglesa (recomendado):

Sanders, Andrew. The Short Oxford History of English Literature, Oxford University Press. Oxford, 2004


Avaliação da Disciplina
  1. Estudantes com mais de 75% de presenças nas aulas: ENSAIO com o máximo de 10 páginas;
  2. Estudantes com menos de 75% de presenças nas aulas: ENSAIO com o máximo de 15 páginas.
    1. Modelo de capa para apresentação dos ensaios
    2. Normas de estilo a adoptar para todos os ensaios

Um bom ensaio tem que revelar, em simultâneo, as seguintes qualidades:

  • Escolha apropriada do tema central do ensaio, em respeito a uma regra de três unidades retóricas: um só tema, um só discurso, um só estilo;
  • Capacidade argumentativa e de raciocínio abstracto e lógico na defesa dos argumentos;
  • Originalidade dos argumentos e do ponto de vista do ensaísta;
  • Capacidade de fundamentação dos argumentos com a bibliografia disponível sobre o tema escolhido;
  • Capacidade de distanciação da bibliografia disponível sobre o tema escolhido, para além da necessária fundamentação;
  • Respeito pela formatação própria de um ensaio, de acordo com regras de estilo previamente estabelecidas.

Guia recomendado:


Livro da Disciplina

Livro onde se seleccionam os melhores trabalhos dos alunos da disciplina, desde a sua 1ª edição em 2006:

Talent Will Rise

NOVA EDIÇÃO: 2014

Talent Will Rise – Ensaios de Literatura Inglesa Contemporânea, org. de Carlos Ceia, 7ª edição, edição de autor, 2014.

  • Pode adquirir uma cópia deste livro, em capa dura, directamente da distribuidora.
  • Poderá visualizar o livro numa versão a disponibilizar na página do Moodle da disciplina.

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