This course attempts to provide an approach to literary phenomenon and particularly to historical variability, systemic plurality and textual complexity.
Diversity will be considered in the focus that will allow the student to address the main matters regarding reading a text analysis. By the end of the course the student should be able to:
- Approach to literary communication: from production to reception. Presentation and approach to the definition of literature and the main tools of literary discourse analysis.
- Reading and knowledge of a relevant sample of the main texts in the history of Western literature, as well as the critical and theoretical perspectives that have been formalizing the literary space.
- Evolution of literary stylistics to the analysis of literary discourse.
- Theories of enunciation and reflections on literary genre. Typology and definition of genres. Poetry, theater, novel and short story. Canonization and dynamicity of the generic perspective.
-Introductory aspects of literary periodization. The evolution of literature through history. Main movements and currents from antiquity to the present day.
Selection of fundamental texts of literature (fragments). Selection of founding texts of the main literary poetics.
Unit 1.- Introduction to the subject. Fundamental concepts of literary discourse analysis. The place of discourse analysis within literary studies.
Unit 2.- Discursive Paradigms I: Orality and writing.
Unit 3.-Discursive Paradigms II: The scar of Ulysses. Myth and literature.
Unit 4.- Discursive Paradigms III: At the beginning was the narration. Bible and literature.
Unit 5.- Allegory and typology in the Divine Comedy.
Unit 6.- Basics of enunciation I: The structure of the self. Identity slippages.
Unit 7.-Basics of enunciation II: Literature under the black sun of melancholy.
Unit 8.- The last and the tread. Poetics, rhetoric, metrics and literary topic.
Unit 9.- Ideological determinants of literary discourse I. Romanticism: revolution and feeling.
Unit 10.- Ideological determinants of literary discourse II: Lights and shadows of rationalism. The destruction of the principle of faith
Unit 11.- Cultural contradictions of capitalism: Modernity and Postmodernity.
Unit 12.- Eccentricity of literary discourse. The game, the fragment and the zero degree of writing.
READINGS AND AUTHORS:
Throughout the course, the study and critical commentary of a series of works of universal literature will be carried out. This study carried out through the methodology of Literary Discourse Analysis, within the field of Cultural Studies, will be related to the series of topics addressed throughout the master classes. These works, whose complete list and recommended editions will be provided at the beginning of the course, include: The Odyssey, by Homer; The Divine Comedy, by Dante; Hamlet, by Shakespeare; Utopia, by Thomas More; Micromegas, by Voltaire; The Flowers of Evil, by Baudelaire; Madame Bovary, by Flaubert; The Dead, by James Joyce and The Metamorphosis, by Kafka, along with a representative selection of the exemplary novels, by Cervantes, and the short stories of Julio Cortázar.
Houston, John, The Dead, 1987.
Brannagh, Keneth. Hamlet, 1996.