Ph.D. in ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

1st Quarter, 1st Semester SY 2020-2021

ELL 304: LITERARY & CULTURAL THEORIES
SATURDAY, 2:00-5:00pm
Dr. Oscar Campomanes

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.” 
 
 
ENLL 328: WORLD LITERATURE: POETRY
SATURDAY, 8:00-11:00am
Dr. Vincenz Serrano

Conceptual frameworks and interpretive practices taken from World Literature Studies will be the basis for the analysis of contemporary global poetry. Textual analysis will have the following signposts: (a) an understanding of World Literatures grounded on history and geopolitics; (b) an approach which is interdisciplinary and is informed by, but not limited to, the intersection between the humanities and social sciences; and (c) World Literature theories and methods. 

 

2nd Quarter, 1st Semester SY 2020-2021

ENLL 301: RESEARCH IN LITERARY STUDIES: SCHOLARLY METHODS, INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS, AND PROCEDURES
SATURDAY, 8:00-11:00am; SATURDAY, 2:00-5:00pm
Dr. Jocelyn Martin

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.