Course Title : English Literature I
Code Course
Credits ECTS
ELL 215-1 B 3 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description During this course we will discuss a considerable number of authors that will help students to be introduced to English Literature and the impact of literature in Anglo-Saxon society and later on British society. Different periods off this literature will be analyzed and most important authors and their works.
Objectives Students will be encouraged to analyze famous literature works of different authors. Social factors during these periods will be also taken into consideration. Students will be able to express their feeling and knowledge and perform critical analysis of different texts.
Course Outline
1Introduction to English Literature. English Invasion. Old English and Middle English period in language and culture; invasions and influences (450-1100)
2Medieval Literature: Beowulf epic poems ; G. Chaucer’s The Canterbury tales, (selected poems) (12th-14th cent)
3English Renaissance (1465-103): Thomas Wyatt sonnets; Raleigh Vs. Marlowe poems;
4Pre-Shakespearean drama: (17th cent) W. Shakespeare_ Life and Works - Plays _ Language difficulties; Elizabethan Theatre
5Analysis: Ch. Marlowe: Dr Faustus ;
6W. Shakespeare’s History Plays: Comedies; Tragedies: Critical analysis: Richard III; Coriolanus
7Puritan Age and Restoration Age – the fall of drama(18th cent)
8Midterm Exam
9Neoclassicism & Metaphysical poetry: Social, economic and literary characteristics
10Analysis: J. Donne; A. Marvell; R. Herrick (selected poems)
11Classic Poetry: The Age of Enlightenment: Milton’s Paradise Lost (selected pasages) ; poems of J. Dryden;
12Analysis: Classic Literature: Prose: D. Defoe: Robinson Crusoe
13Analysis: Classic Literature: Prose: J. Swift: Gulliver’s Travels;
14Romantic Poetry: Byron; Burns, Blake ; Shelley; Keats; (selected poems)
15Victorian Poetry: Browning; Bronte; Wordsworth; (selected poems)
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Knowledge about different authors their work and periods of English Literature
2Critical analysis of different texts
3Discussing different types of text and critical reading
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 000
Midterms 11010
Final examination 11515
Other 199
Total Work Load 124
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 4.96

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