Ph.D. in ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

1ST Semester SY 2017-2018

 
 

ELL 301 RESEARCH IN LITERARY STUDIES: SCHOLARLY METHODS, INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS, AND PROCEDURES
MON, 6:00-9:00pm
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
SAT, 12:00-3:00pm
Dr. Mary Thomas
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 325 CONSTRUCTS OF IDENTITY IN ASIAN LITERATURE
WED, 5:00-8:00pm
Dr. Joseph Salazar
The course examines how foundational texts in the literatures of Asia present plural constructs of the Asian identity. It also explores the pertinent contexts informing literary traditions in Asia-in concurrent mainstreams of social and political thought that influence literary production. The course traces how these traditions inspire texts whose aesthetics, formal structure, themes, and uses challenge a dominant western outlook. The course synthesizes how the discourse of empire, colonialism, the struggle with modernity, nationalism, the diaspora, and the fictive settlement of ethnic issues provide a common ground in appreciating Asia’s diverse literatures.