Ph.D. in ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

1ST Semester SY 2018-2019
 
 
ELL 301 RESEARCH IN LITERARY STUDIES: SCHOLARLY METHODS, INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS, AND PROCEDURES
MON, 6:00-9:00pm; SAT 9:00-12:00nn
Dr. Alona Guevarra / Dr. Ma. Socorro Perez
The course explores scholarly methods suitable to research in literary studies and their application to various disciplines. It surveys ways of generating and analyzing data in relation to literary and critical theories. It recognizes the influence of historical contexts in the development of theories. It promotes both extensive reading and intensive discussion of theories of knowledge production and research methods in literary studies as thought out and debated in the home discipline of “English.” The course examines relevant problems in and directions of transdisciplinary research in the Philippine, Asian, and global contexts.
 
ELL 304 LITERARY & CULTURAL THEORIES
WED, 5:00-8:00pm
Dr. Charlie Veric
A course on the intellectual and aesthetic features of contemporary literary and cultural texts. The course facilitates the acquisition of the basic terminology and concepts which fundamentally define literary and cultural studies; and develops the intellectual skills and knowledge necessary to ask questions about “literature.”
 
 
ELL 327 LITERATURE, MEMORY, AND TRAUMA STUDIES
FRI, 5:00-8:00pm
Dr. Jocelyn Martin
This course explores the interdisciplinary intersections between Literature and Memory and Trauma Studies.  This class requires reading literary texts through the lens of postmodernism, postcolonialism, psychoanalysis, ecocriticism, Translation Studies, sociology, philosophy, history, film theory, and diaspora studies, among others.  Conducted both as a class and as a research cluster, students are encouraged to apply Memory and Trauma Studies concepts to the Philippines and thus are required to submit original essays throughout the semester.