M.A. in LITERARY & CULTURAL STUDIES

 

2nd Semester SY 2017-2018
 
 



LIT 261: SURVEY OF PHILIPPINE LITERATURES
Dr. Ma. Socorro Perez
MONDAY, 6:00-9:00pm
This course is an introduction to Phil. Literature and literary scholarship. It provides an overview of the historical development of Philippine Literature, covering representative texts of periods, movements and issues. It introduces the students to various fields of research, areas of study and range of scholarship in Phil. Literature.
 
LIT 222: CULTURAL STUDIES II: TEXTS AND TEXTUALITY
Dr. Jayson Jacobo
WED, 6:00-9:00pm
This course studies “texts” (both traditional literary genres and cultural/textual forms like TV, performances, events, etc.).  It examines them as cultural practices which construct/constitute meaning.  It questions “textuality” or the presumed degree of stability that enables signification.
 
LIT 231: THE DEVELOPMENT OF POETRY
Dr. Vincenz Serrano
FRI, 6:00-9:00pm
This is a reading course on representative poets and their selected poems.  In particular, the course aims to establish a historico-literary outline of the developments in poetry in relation to form, language, and poetry’s function as a mode for articulating philosophical themes.  This course will also explore how the lively, imaginative practice of poetry through the ages has allowed poets to participate in a continuing critical debate about fundamental issues in poetics and the various theories of poetry.
 
LIT 294.13: LITERATURE AND IDEAS IV: LITERATURE AND THE LAW
Mr. Francis Sollano
SAT, 9:00-12:00nn
The course examines the intersections between literary and legal theory. Through reading a range of literary texts from the lenses of legal issues, it evaluates the interdisciplinarity of both fields, their specific contributions to this dialogue, and the way this dialogue enhances the meaning of human integrity and social justice. The course also provides arguments coming from recent scholarship and debates on the directions of this interdiscipline in Philippine contexts and the broader concerns of literary and cultural studies.
 
LIT 293.30 LITERATURE AND IDEAS III: LITERATURE AND MEMORY STUDIES
Dr. Jocelyn Martin
SAT, 1:00-4:00pm
This course will introduce students to the concepts of (Cultural, Collective or Social) Memory Studies and its relationship with Literature, which is both cradle and (re)creator of memory. This semester, students will be acquainted with basic theories that explain the memory processes of forgetting, representing and recognition   through the lenses of fiction from local and diasporic Filipino authors. This class will be guided by the following question: how does literature and memory help delineate Philippine cultural identity?