M.A. in LITERARY & CULTURAL STUDIES

1ST Semester SY 2018-2019
 
 
LIT 201 METHODS OF LITERARY RESEARCH
SAT, 12:00-3:00pm
Ms. Ma. Gabriela Martin
Introduction to graduate literary research, criticism and general scholarship. The study of scholarly resources, techniques, bibliography, methods, scholarly publishing, text editing, library use, fieldwork, textual criticism, theory of literary research and stylistic analysis, as they pertain to scholarship.
 
LIT 202 LITERARY THEORY AND CULTURAL STUDIES
FRI, 6:00-9:00pm
Dr. Oscar Campomanes
Introduction to the history of the basic issues in literary theory and criticism from the Greeks to the present.  Provides a historical outline of the concerns in literary studies such as the problematic of the category of “Literature,” its function and nature, literary explication, textual interpretation and evaluation, modes of representation, Canon formation, and the social and institutional forces that constitute the development of the “literary establishment.”
 
LIT 251 THE DEVELOPMENT OF FICTION
SAT, 8:00-11:00am
Mr. Danilo Francisco Reyes
A reading course on representative fictionists and their selected novels and short stories. It presents a historic-literary survey of major issues in fiction studies and the fundamental debates, arguments, problems, and achievements in this genre.
 
LIT 293.11: LITERATURE AND IDEAS III: CITY SENSE: SENSING THE CITY
WED, 5:00-8:00pm
Dr. Gary Devilles
The course is about the multiple ways in which sense perception or sensation mediates culture and life in the city and how the urban fabric in turn mediates our sense perception. “City Sense: Sensing the City” therefore considers literature, popular culture, visual arts and our own experience of living in the city to feel or make sense of our urban problems from a perspective of situated-ness, feeling or sensing loss, contradiction, and alienation. Main texts to be discussed are the works of Walter Benjamin, David Howes, Martin Manalansan, Constance Classen, Paul Stoller, Michael Taussig, Jane Rendell, and Laura Marks.
 
 
LIT 293.34: LITERATURE & IDEAS III: LITERATURE AND TRAUMA STUDIES
FRI, 5:00-8:00pm
Dr. Jocelyn Martin
This course introduces students to trauma fiction and to trauma studies issues (ethics, victimisation and survival, memory, post-traumatic stress disorder and therapy, history, etc.). Students choosing this elective should be prepared to read texts pertaining to the Holocaust, 9/11, wars, slavery, rape and other extreme adverse events. Familiarity with deconstruction, postmodern, postcolonial and/or psychoanalytical theories would be helpful.