Ph.D. in ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

Intersession 2020 Course Offerings
 
 

ENLL 304: LITERARY AND CULTURAL THEORIES
Dr. Charlie S. Veric
M 1700-2100; SAT 0900-1230

The course heightens teachers’ appreciation and understanding of a broad range of contemporary literary and cultural texts.  It also helps them study the intellectual and aesthetic features of such texts in teaching reading and writing by applying principles of reading protocols which are aimed at developing among the students the habit of thinking critically about literary/cultural texts. For professional literary and cultural scholars and researchers, this study is further deepened and expanded in view of major theoretical formulations in engaging with interpretive possibilities in language and literary studies today which are applicable to the needs of their research and scholarship.  As an introductory course, by proceeding from a more inclusive idea of textual study, the course will facilitate the acquisition of the basic terminology and concepts which fundamentally define literary and cultural studies, develop the intellectual skills and knowledge necessary to ask the crucial questions about “literature” in ways that arise from challenges of “cultural” texts. Without collapsing the presumed boundaries and category differences between literature and culture as it combines the study of the artifacts of traditional literary studies and media and popular texts associated with cultural studies, it is deemed important to acknowledge that literary artifacts are cultural artifacts as well, and they interact in traditions and legacies in a particular time and place. Thus, while the conventionally defined literary texts no longer take central focus, “literature” remains central to its concerns.
 
 
ENLL 320: GRADUATE SEMINAR: NARRATIVES OF NATIONALISM
Dr. Louie Jon A. Sanchez
W 1700-2100; SAT 1330-1700

This course deals with literature in the Philippines and other parts of Asia that represents ideas about the concept of nation and national identity.