M.A. in LITERARY & CULTURAL STUDIES

MA LCS COURSE OFFERINGS
2ND SEMESTER SY 2019-2020
 
ENLIT 203: THE DEVELOPMENT OF POETRY
Dr. Vincenz Serrano
SAT, 9:00-12:00nn
This is a reading course on representative poets and their selected poems.  In particular, the course aims to establish a historico-literary outline of the developments in poetry in relation to form, language, and poetry’s function as a mode for articulating philosophical themes.  This course will also explore how the lively, imaginative practice of poetry through the ages has allowed poets to participate in a continuing critical debate about fundamental issues in poetics and the various theories of poetry.
 
ENLIT 206: SURVEY OF PHILIPPINE LITERATURES
Dr. Ma. Socorro Perez
MON, 6:00-9:00pm
This course is an introduction to Phil. Literature and literary scholarship. It provides an overview of the historical development of Philippine Literature, covering representative texts of periods, movements and issues. It introduces the students to various fields of research, areas of study and range of scholarship in Phil. Literature.
 
ENLIT 207: CULTURAL STUDIES II: TEXTS AND TEXTUALITY
Ms. Andrea Macalino
WED, 6:00-9:00pm
This course studies “texts” (both traditional literary genres and cultural/textual forms like TV, performances, events, etc.).  It examines them as cultural practices which construct/constitute meaning.  It questions “textuality” or the presumed degree of stability that enables signification.
 
ENLIT 215: LITERATURE AND IDEAS III: LITERATURE AND MEMORY STUDIES
Dr. Jocelyn Martin
FRI, 6:30-9:30pm
This course will introduce students to the concepts of (Cultural, Collective or Social) Memory Studies and its relationship with Literature, which is both cradle and (re)creator of memory. This semester, students will be acquainted with basic theories that explain the memory processes of forgetting, representing and recognition   through the lenses of fiction from local and diasporic Filipino authors. This class will be guided by the following question: how does literature and memory help delineate Philippine cultural identity?