Faculties and centres
Theory of Literature is a literary scientific and philological discipline whose object of study are general problems affecting literature, text and literary phenomena. In this context, the "Theory of Literature II" subject offers the student literary theoretical and literary critical concepts belonging to the great schools of the 20th century: historical and conceptual-systemic knowledge necessary to perform the analysis of literary language from its theory perspective, and the consequent capacity of relating theory and literary praxis; and the knowledge of similarities and differences between the different types of literary texts (or genres) and between theses and non-literary texts. The "Theory of Literature II" subject constitutes therefore one of the basic pillars of the Degree, since it manifests itself, on one hand, as an abstract, general and theoretical reflection on literary works from a historical and conceptual-systemic perspective, on the other hand, as the natural space for the literary-scientific analysis of literary manifestations from a evaluative-analytical (comparative and literary critical) perspective.
General Competences (CG)
General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)
Specific Competences (CE)
Generic Degree Course Competences
Generic UA Competences
Specific Competences (CE):>>Conceptual
Specific Competences (CE):>>Procedural
Specific Competences (CE):>>Attitude
1. To know the epistemological and methodological fundamentals of literary studies.
2. To analyse literary works by applying different theories and critical strands.
3. To acquire basic knowledge on Theory of Literature regarding the literary theoretical and literary critical concepts which belong to the great schools of the 20th century.
4. To acquire historic and conceptual-systemic knowledge necessary to perform the analyses of literary language from its theory perspective, and the consequent capacity of relating theory and literary praxis.
5. To understand and explain the similarities and differences between the different types of literary texts (or genres) and between theses and non-literary texts.
6. To describe and explain the historical development of the literary theoretical and literary critical thought along the 20th century.
7. To identify the literary critical strands of the 20th century, as well as their categories, concepts and nomenclature.
8. To know the theoretical and practical fundamentals of the analysis of literary texts and of the analysis of literary theoretical texts.
9. To critically analyse contemporary literary theoretical and literary critical texts.
10. To make use of relevant resources and materials: bibliographical catalogues, dictionaries, reference books, critical editions, translations and ICT as an autonomous learner able to control their own learning process and to independently make progress in it.
11. To describe and explain the general problems affecting literary language and its communication, by systematically approaching the following linguistic description planes of the literary artistic work: phonologic and graphic-and-spatial, morphologic and syntactic, semantic, referential and pragmatic.
12. To analyse syntax, semantics and pragmatics of literary texts.
13. To describe and explain the historical development of literary theoretical and literary critical thought related to the theory of literary genres.
14. To describe and explain the similarities and differences between the different classes of literary texts (or genres) and between these and non-literary texts.
15. To critically analyse lyrical, narrative, dramatic and essay texts.
16. To be aware of the significance of literature in particular and of art in general for the cultural structure of communities producing these phenomena.
17. To be aware of the significance of Theory of Literature and its place in Human Sciences for shaping literary scientific studies in particular and philological studies in general.
18. To build a personal reasonable view of the literary theoretical discipline.
19. To build an attitude of respect for every literature on the identification of aesthetic, formal and thematic patterns which are common to all of them.