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Riyadh Teachers' College
Department of English
LITERARY FORMS

Course No.: Eng. 372

Course Description:

The course aims at introducing Students to English literary forms: the essay, novel, short story, poetry, drama, literary criticism, biography and autobiography through the study of selected readings of British and American well known writings. The course would help improve students' abilities to read and appreciate these forms and their basic aspects: (plot, structure, language, style, imagery, and tone etc. Students will be assigned (as per the choice of the teacher) a literary project related to any one forms they have studied.

Week

 

Forms and topics

 

1

 

Introduction to Literary Forms

 

2

 

Essay as a Literary form. Definition and Characteristics. Short History of English Essayists and their work

 

3

 

Reading an essay (Text): Charles Lamb, Dream Children: A Reverie Or J.B. Priestley, The First Snow.

 

 

 

4

 

Novel as a literary form. Definition, characteristics and short history.

 

5

 

Reading a novel (Text) - E.M. Forster, Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905). Graham Greene, The Heart of Matter (1948),

 

 

 

Earnest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea (1952).

 

6

 

Reading the novel contd., discussions on the text.

 

7

 

Short Story as a literary form. Definition and types.

 

8

 

Reading a short stop,' (Text): Nadine Gordimer. The Ultimate Safari or H.H. Munro. The Open Window or Edgar Allan Poe.

The Cask of Amontillado.

 

 

 The Cask of Amontillado.

 

 

9

 

Poetry: Its nature and function - types - Important English Poets.

 

10

 

Reading Poems: (Text)
W.B. Yeats: The Second Coming..
Robert Frost: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
Philip Larkin Wants.

 

11.

 

Reading poems continued.

 

12.

 

Drama and Dramatic Art - An Introduction. Types of dramas.

 

13.

 

Reading a drama (Text): At least one to be done.
(a) J.M. Synge: Riders to Sea.
(b) G.B. Shaw: Pygmalion
(c)
John Galsworthy: The Silver Box.
(d) Harold Pinter: The Birthday Party.

 

14.

 

Reading the text continued

 

15.

 

Literary Criticism: Definition and function.

 

Evaluation:

 

Students are expected to be responsible about class attendance.  Projects, if required, should be handed before the end of term. Participation in class is taken into consideration. The final grade will be based on the students' performance according to the following:

Semester work and Midterm Examination    40%

Final Examination                                   60%

Total                                                  100%


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