Undergrad Electives

UNDERGRAD COURSE OFFERINGS
2nd Semester SY 2019-2020
 
 

ENLIT 22: INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE ACROSS THE PROFESSIONS
TTH, 9:30-11:00am (For Lit Majors Only)
Ms. Ivery Del Campo
ENLIT 22 introduces the student to a range of theoretical, methodological, and practical concerns that involves the intersection between literary studies and various disciplinal and professional contexts, including but not limited to the academe, cultural work, the corporate setting, media, law, social science, government, medicine and the natural sciences. Students in this program are trained to enter a specific professional setting with a strong background in literary theory and practices to enhance their critical and analytical thinking, creativity, and research skills.
 
ENLIT 32: LITERATURES OF THE WESTERN WORLD II
Section A - MWF, 3:00-4:00pm (For Lit Majors Only)
                   Ms. Ma. Gabriela Martin
Section B - TTH, 3:30-5:00pm (For 2nd Year Students Only)
                   Mr. Maximino Pulan, Jr.
Section C - TTH, 11:00-12:30pm (For 2nd Year Students Only)
                  Mr. Ramon Vicente Sunico
ENLIT 32 surveys the literature of the Euro-American World from the Neoclassical period to the contemporary period. The course focuses on the representative poetry, drama, prose fiction, and nonfiction of the following literary periods: neoclassicism, romanticism, and the various stages of literary production from modernity to the present.
 
ENLIT 42 LITERARY AND CULTURAL THEORY II (For 2nd Year AB Lit (English) Majors Only) /
LIT 112.2: CONTEMPORARY LITERARY CRITICISM (For 3rd & 4th AB Lit (English) Majors Only)
MWF, 4:00-5:00pm
Dr. Jocelyn Martin
ENLIT 42/LIT 112.2 is an introduction to literary theory criticism and theory from the critical schools of the modern and contemporary periods: Russian Formalism, New Criticism, Reader-Response Criticism and Reception Theory, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Marxist Criticism, Feminist Criticism, Queer/Gay and Lesbian Criticism, Structuralism, and Post-structuralism. The course engages and interrogates representative critical texts from each school, and applies them in the analysis of selected literary and/or cultural texts.
 
ENLIT 60: INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION
TTH, 12:30-2:00pm (For Lit Majors Only)
Dr. Marguerite Mouton
An introduction to the art and practice of translation, as well as the history of translation theory. The course is divided into three parts, hoping to provide an analysis of the process as well as practical advice for intending translators, namely: the theory of translation, the practice of translation, and the appreciation of literary translations as texts. In covering these issues, the course stresses the importance of understanding the unfamiliar and the need to see human experience from as many angles.
 
ENLIT 91 / LIT 193.3: WORLD LITERATURES I: GENEALOGIES AND TRANSLATIONS ACROSS EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA
MWF, 10:00-11:00am (For 3rd, 4th, & 5th Year Lit Majors Only)
Dr. Vincenz Serrano
This course introduces students to theories, methods, issues, disciplinary engagements, and genealogies in World Literature. This course focuses on: (1) the historical undergirding and (2) the interdisciplinary inflections of World Literature. With respect to historicity, this course looks into the emergence of—and numerous contestations regarding—the field of World Literature, concentrating on, but not exclusive to, figures such as Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Rabindranath Tagore, Erich Auerbach, Edward Said, and Pascale Casanova. With respect to interdisciplinarity, the course looks at World Literature’s complementary and contentious relationships with other disciplines, including, but not limited to, nation studies, translation studies, and postcolonial studies. Literary texts such as novels, short fiction, poetry, and drama will illuminate the abovementioned topics.
 
ENLIT 111.40: ASIAN LITERATURE III: MODERN SOUTH KOREAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
MWF, 12:00-1:00pm
Dr. Alona Guevarra
This course explores fiction produced in South Korea after 1945 up to the early 2000s when the country economically developed. Through close reading and contextualizing of short stories, novellas and novels by authors like Chae Man-Sik, Cho Se-Hui, Yi Mun-yǒl and Kim Young-Ha, the course shows complex changes in South Korea from its establishment as a democratic republic to its global influence today as a cultural center in Asia and a key player in global economy. Focus is on topics like the development of nationalism and identity as well as the country’s changes within the context of transnationalism and globalization.
 
ENLIT 125: POETRY TO THE 19TH CENTURY
SAT, 9:00-12:00nn
Dr. Vincenz Serrano
This reading course aims to establish a historical outline of the developments of poetry in relation to form, language, and poetry’s function as a mode for articulating various philosophical, cultural, social, and political themes. Lit 131 will also explore how poets throughout history engage in a continuing critical debate about fundamental issues in poetics and the various theories of poetry.
 
ENLIT 127: SHAKESPEARE: TRAGEDIES
TTH, 2:00-3:30pm
Mr. Alexis Agusto Abola
An introduction to the tragedies of William Shakespeare, the course involves a careful reading and discussion of the dramatic content of the plays themselves. Other concerns include the overarching themes of the plays, their use of language, the historical context of the plays and their performances, and their status as play texts and stories.
 
ENLIT 129.21: LITERATURE AND IDEAS I: THE METAPHYSICS AND ETHICS OF ELFLAND II
TTH, 9:30-11:00am
Mr. Ramon Vicente Sunico
Reflections on some of the philosophical issues raised in the principal works of the Inklings: Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. The notions of secondary creation, romantic love, and Sehnsucht are discussed as hypothetical answers to the questions such as, What can I know?
(From http://www.ateneo.edu/ls/soh/philosophy/core-curriculum)

ENLIT 163: LITERATURE AND IDEAS III: LITERATURE AND MEMORY STUDIES
FRI, 6:30-9:30pm
Dr. Jocelyn Martin
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?
 
LIT 126.2: WESTERN LITERATURE II: NEOCLASSICISM TO THE MODERN AGE
SECTION A –    TTH, 3:30-5:00pm (For 3rd, 4th and 5th Year Students Only)
                        Mr. Maximino Pulan, Jr.     
SECTION B –     TTH, 11:00-12:30pm (For 3rd, 4th and 5th Year
Students Only)
                        Mr. Ramon Vicente Sunico
LIT 126.2 surveys the literature of the Euro-American World from the Neo-Classical period to the Modern Age. The course focuses on the representative poetry, drama, prose fiction, and non-fiction of the following literary periods: neoclassicism, romanticism, and the various stages of modernity and literary modernism.
 
LIT 127.2: THIRD WORLD LITERATURE II
SECTION A –    TTH, 12:30-2:00PM (Lit / IS / HUM Majors Only)
                         Mr. Maximino Pulan Jr.
SECTION B –     MWF, 12:00-1:00pm
                         Ms. Annette Soriano
SECTION C –     MWF, 10:00-11:00am
                         Ms. Annette Soriano
This course is a survey of African, Asian, and Latin American literature from the 1800's to the present. The course will be organized around seven important literary/post-colonial issues rather than according to historical chronology. This will allow the students familiarity with theoretical considerations that are important to the understanding of Third World texts in a world where Western aesthetics are foregrounded. These issues are: representations of the east; the writer as colonial subject; the experience of colonialism; nationalist movements; literature and language; post-modernism and post-colonialism; neocolonialism; the cultural as connected to the political and economic. Both critical and literary texts will be assigned.

LIT 136/FA-CW 101.3: WRITING WORKSHOP: FICTION II
SECTION A –    THU, 5:00-8:00pm (4 slots only)
                         TBA 
SECTION B –     TUE, 5:00-8:00pm (4 slots only)
                         Mr. Allan Derain
This is a workshop course where original works of students are critically discussed in small and large groups under the guidance of an instructor who is an accomplished fictionist. Topics pertinent to the students’ development as writers will be discussed, specifically why they write and what they hope to achieve by writing. The process encourages philosophical reflection for which theory and poetics will be re/introduced.
 
LIT 138/FA-CW 102.3: WRITING WORKSHOP: NONFICTION II
SECTION A -     WED, 5:00-8:00pm (4 slots only)
                        Mr. Martin Villanueva
SECTION B -     TTH, 3:30-5:00pm (4 slots only)
                        Mr. Alexis Augusto Abola
This is a workshop course where original works of students are critically discussed in small and large groups under the guidance of an instructor who is an accomplished essayist. Topics pertinent to the students’ development as writers will be discussed, specifically why they write and what they hope to achieve by writing. The process encourages philosophical reflection for which theory and poetics will be re/introduced.
 
LIT 161: PHILIPPINE LITERATURE IN ENGLISH                  
SECTION A –    MWF, 1:00-2:00pm (For Lit Majors Only)
                         Mr. Danilo Francisco Reyes
SECTION B –     TTH, 11:00-12:30pm
                         Mr. Maximino Pulan, Jr.
SECTION C –     MWF, 3:00-4:00pm
                         Mr. Louie Jon Sanchez
A study of Philippine literature originally written in English from the early 1900s to the present, locating it within the study of Philippine literature recorded and written in the different languages of the Filipino people.
 
LIT 192.2/FA-CW 103.3: LITERATURE & IDEAS II: WRITING SEMINAR: POETRY
MWF, 12:00-1:00pm (4 slots only)
Mr. Danilo Francisco Reyes
The course is a student-driven, text-intensive graduate seminar on the different genres of speculative fiction, including different forms of science fiction (hard, soft, u/dystopian, fantasy, time travel, military, horror, feminist, new wave, cyberpunk), superhero fiction, alternate history, magical realism, and supernatural fiction, with the end in view of students producing publishable critical papers focusing on Philippine speculative fiction.
 
LIT 193.22/FA 190.2: SHAKESPEARE IN THEATER
TTH, 3:30-5:00pm (4 slots only)
Mr. Miguel Antonio Luarca
Study of Shakespeare's plays in performance. Subjects include the theatrical dynamics and production of selected plays in Shakespeare's playhouse and the theatrical and cultural study of significant productions in selected periods, such as modernism and postmodernism.
 
LIT 193.23/FA 114.2: WRITING SEMINAR: DRAMA
WED, 9:00-12:00nn (4 slots only)
Mr. Glenn Mas
This is a workshop course where original works of students are critically discussed in small and large groups under the guidance of an instructor who is an accomplished playwright. Topics pertinent to the students’ development as writers will be discussed, specifically why they write and what they hope to achieve by writing. The process encourages philosophical reflection for which theory and poetics will be re/introduced.