Undergrad Electives

INTERSESSION 2021

 

 

ENLIT 129.30 LITERATURE AND IDEAS I: FAIRY TALE/CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND THE ART OF SUBVERSION
MWF,1:00-3:30pm
Ms. Jhoanna Michelle Paterno

Taking as framework Jack Zipes' idea that fairy tales (and by extension children's literature) function as means of socialization, this course will study the genre of children’s literature and examine how it legitimizes or critiques the socio-cultural and historical environment that produced it. In addition, the course will study the subversive potentials of these texts (whether historically, socially, culturally or conceptually) in order to understand the impact of ideology and context in texts for children.

 
 

ENLIT 129.60 LITERATURE AND IDEAS I: SPECULATIVE FICTION
Daily, 2:00-3:30pm
Mr. Roy Tristan Agustin

The course is a student-driven, text-intensive seminar on the different genres of speculative fiction, including different forms of science fiction (hard, soft, u/dystopian, fantasy, time travel, military, horror, feminist, new wave, cyberpunk), superhero fiction, alternate history, magical realism, and supernatural fiction, with the end in view of students producing publishable critical papers focusing on Philippine speculative fiction.

 
 

ENLIT 130.10 LITERATURE AND IDEAS II: DEVELOPMENT OF DRAMA
SAT, 8:00-12:30; SAT, 2:00-5:00PM
Ms. Laura Corazon Cabochan

An introduction to playwrights and representative plays from Classical Antiquity to the Contemporary era. Works by the likes of Sophocles, Kiyotsugu, Marlowe, Shakepeare, Moliere, Ibsen, Shaw, Beckett, Duras, and David Henry Huang are discussed, taking into account the theatrical and symbolic aspects of the plays.

 
 

ENLIT 127: SHAKESPEARE: TRAGEDIES
MWF,10:30-1:00pm
Ms. Anne Nichole Arellano

An introduction to the tragedies of William Shakespeare, the course involves a careful reading and discussion of the dramatic content of the plays themselves. Other concerns include the overarching themes of the plays, their use of language, the historical context of the plays and their performances, and their status as play texts and stories.

 

ENLIT 31: LITERATURES OF THE WESTERN WORLD I: EUROPE
Daily, 3:30-5:00pm
Ms. Ma. Gabriela Martin

A survey of the literature of the Western World produced between the 10th century BC and the late 17th century, including representative poetry, drama, prose fiction, and nonfiction from the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.