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  THEORY OF LITERATURE I

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2019-20

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, “Theory of Literature I” subject offers the student the basic concepts and fundamental problems of Science of Literature (History of Literature, Theory of Literature and Literary Criticism, and methodology of Comparative Literature). The subject also offers knowledge on their relations with extra-philological disciplines connected to it; literary theoretical and literary critical concepts belonging to classical and traditional Poetics and Rhetoric, given that they are historical background of the discipline; and finally literary theoretical and literary critical concepts of modern aesthetic and poetic thought. “Theory of Literature I” subject constitutes therefore one of the basic pillars of the Degree, since it develops both a historical and an abstract, general and theoretical perspective on literary manifestations.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

DEGREE IN ARABIC & ISLAMIC STUDIES

 

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Ability to gather and manage information that allows life-long learning.
  • CG10 : Relate Arabic Studies with Philology and other disciplines, as well as work in interdisciplinary teams in national and international contexts.
  • CG11 : Appreciate diversity, plurilingualism and multiculturalism in modern society.
  • CG12 : Respect fundamental rights and promote democratic values, equality of men and women, equal opportunities and universal accessibility for the disabled and the values of peaceful culture.
  • CG2 : Capacity to put the knowledge acquired into practice.
  • CG3 : Capacity to plan and manage time.
  • CG4 : Capacity to learn and work both autonomously and in a team.
  • CG5 : Capacity for self criticism that encourages concern for quality and continuous improvement.
  • CG6 : Interpret, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information scientifically and critically.
  • CG7 : Make decisions, solve problems and adapt to new situations.
  • CG8 : Generate new ideas, design and manage projects with initiative and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • CG9 : Transmit knowledge of one's disciplines, prepare and defend arguments and present problems and solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE7 : Understand the characteristics and evolution of literature in the Arabic language to understand the role of its manifestations in building classical and contemporary literary thinking and assess its impact on the Arab social context and its relationship with other literatures.
  • CE8 : Identify literary currents, their categories, concepts and nomenclature as a tool to analyse and criticise literary texts in Arabic.

 

DEGREE IN CATALAN STUDIES

 

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity to master the key theories, perspectives and conceptualisations for constructing the theoretical framework of linguistic and literary disciplines applied to Catalan language and literature as an expert on the subject and in different professional profiles.
  • CG2 : Capacity to understand the role of language in the construction of human beings as active members of a linguistic and cultural community and relate this to the function of individuals in society.
  • CG3 : Capacity to develop reading, analysis and synthesis techniques.

 

General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA3 : Ability to communicate effectively and have linguistic understanding of one of the two official languages of the Region of Valencia (Spanish or Catalan) in their discipline.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Capacity to communicate in the Catalan language in communicative situations (oral and written), allowing fluid communication in the professional and academic areas in which the student will be working in the future, taking into account his/her knowledge of the historical, social, cultural and artistic reality of his/her context.
  • CE10 : Capacity to use the pertinent resources and materials for self-learning (bibliographies, dictionaries, reference works, terminological works, tutorials, new technologies) and transmit the information in the Catalan language.
  • CE11 : Be able to develop reading, analysis and synthesis techniques, formulate working hypotheses, demonstrate them with arguments and reach conclusions, as well as recognise and ensure the textual coherence (structure of the text, organisation of ideas, progression of information, use of keywords), to explain and argue any subject related to Catalan language and literature, thus achieving the role of expert, transmitter and adviser regarding the knowledge acquired.
  • CE9 : Capacity to identify the currents of literary criticism, their categories, concepts and nomenclature as a key factor in the development of the capacity to criticise and analyse text (literary, cinematographic, advertising), as regards the creative manifestation and reflection of the sociocultural context.

 

DEGREE IN FRENCH STUDIES

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE11 : Capacity to use pertinent resources and materials: bibliographic repertories, reference works and the new ICTs as an autonomous learner able to control the learning process and progress independently in it.
  • CE6 : Capacity to analyse and criticise literary texts as a creative manifestation and reflection of the sociocultural context.
  • CE8 : Capacity to interpret and understand the main contributions of the movements and trends of French literary genres in the construction of classical and contemporary literary thinking and evaluate its social impact.

 

Generic Degree Course Competences

  • CG10 : Capacity for self-criticism that enhances one's concern for quality and continuous improvement.
  • CG11 : Capacity to respect fundamental rights, the equality of men and women, the respect for and promotion of Human Rights and the principles of equal opportunities, non-discrimination and universal accessibility for the disabled.
  • CG12 : Capacity to understand the role of language in the construction of human beings as active members of a linguistic and cultural community and relate this to the function of individuals in society.
  • CG3 : Capacity to interpret, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information in a critical manner.
  • CG4 : Capacity to master the key theories, perspectives and conceptualisations for building the theoretical framework of the linguistic, cultural and literary disciplines applied to the French language and its literatures as an expert on the subject in one's different professional profiles.

 

Generic UA Competences

  • CGUA3 : Capacity to communicate and express oneself correctly in one of the two official languages of the Region of Valencia, in the context of one's discipline.

 

DEGREE IN SPANISH: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES

 

Generic Degree Course Competences

  • CG1 : Capacity to master the key theories, perspectives and conceptualisations for building the theoretical framework of the linguistic, cultural and literary disciplines applied to the Spanish language and its literature as an expert on the subject in one's different professional profiles.
  • CG2 : Capacity to understand the role of language in the construction of human beings as active members of linguistic and cultural communities and relate it to the function of individuals in society.
  • CG3 : Be able to develop reading, analysis and synthesis techniques.

 

Generic UA Competences

  • CUA2 : Be able to use basic ICT tools at user level.
  • CUA3 : Be able to express oneself orally and in writing in one's discipline in one of the two official languages of the Region of Valencia.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Conceptual

  • CC14 : Be able to understand the role of the movements and trends of the literary genres in the Spanish language in the construction of classical and contemporary literary thinking and evaluate their impact on society.
  • CC5 : Capacity to communicate in the language of the speciality (Spanish) and in a second language in oral and written situations to enable fluid communication in the future professional and/or academic contexts the student will be involved with in the future.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Procedural

  • CP19 : Capacity to identify currents of literary criticism, their categories, concepts and anomenclature, as a basic tool for developing the ability to analyse and criticise text (literary, cinematographic, advertising, etc.), as regards the creative manifestation and reflection of the sociocultural context.
  • CP20 : Capacity to use the pertinent materials and resources: bibliographic repertories, dictionaries, works of reference, critical editions, translations and ICTs as an independent learner able to control one's own learning process and make the corresponding independent progress.

 

Specific Competences (CE):>>Attitude

  • CA22 : Be able to value and take advantage of multilingualism and multiculturalism as a social agent participating in the construction of a plural and tolerant society on the basis of the multicultural configuration of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • CA23 : Be able to show a critical and self-critical attitude during the learning process.
  • CA24 : Capacity to demonstrate social commitment to the equality of men and women, the plural and diverse nature of modern society, peace and democracy.

 

DEGREE IN ENGLISH STUDIES

 

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity for analysis, synthesis and critical reasoning.
  • CG6 : Capacity to understand the role of language in the construction of human beings as active members of a linguistic and cultural community and relate this to the function of individuals in society.
  • CG8 : Capacity to respect fundamental rights, the equality of men and women, the respect for and promotion of Human Rights and the principles of equal opportunities, non-discrimination and universal accessibility for the disabled.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE10 : To know the literature of a language other than English (one of the two official languages of the Region of Valencia or a second foreign language).
  • CE16 : Be able to use and understand literary analysis techniques and methods.
  • CE18 : Be able to understand and assume the theoretical and methodological currents of literary theory and criticism.
  • CE19 : Be able to understand and apply the principles of textual, rhetorical and stylistic criticism.
  • CE25 : Be able to identify and propose the solution to problems, as well as locate, use and critically assess bibliographic content and/or the information contained in databases.

 

UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • UA3 : Be able to express oneself correctly in one of the two official languages of the Region of Valencia, in the context of one's discipline.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2019-20

General objectives

- To know the epistemological and methodological fundamentals of literary studies.
- To analyse literary works by applying different theories and critical strands.

Procedural objectives

- To describe and explain the scientific features and the methodological varieties of Theory of Literature and the foundation of its object.
- To describe and explain the relations between Theory of Literature, Literary Criticism, History of Literature and Comparative literature within the framework of the Science of Literature.
- To describe and explain the relations between Theory of Literature and other intra-philological disciplines (such as Descriptive Linguistics) and extra-philological disciplines (such as Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Hermeneutics and Aesthetics).
- To describe and explain the relations between Theory of Literature, Poetics and Rhetoric.

 

- To describe and explain the historical development of the literary theoretical and literary critical thought from their origins to the 20th century.
- To identify classical and modern literary critical trends, as well as their categories, concepts and nomenclature.
- To critically analyse classical and modern literary theoretical and literary critical texts.
- To identify conceptual and categorical relations between literary theoretical and literary critical texts.
- 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.
- To make use of ecdotics resources and materials for practising textual criticism and text editing.

Attitudinal objectives

-To be aware of the significance of literature in particular and of art in general for the cultural structure of communities producing these phenomena.
- 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.
- To build a personal reasonable view of the literary theoretical discipline.
- 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.

 

 

General

Code: 31811
Lecturer responsible:
AULLON DE HARO, PEDRO
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: SPANISH STUDIES, GENERAL LINGUISTICS AND THEORY OF LITERATURE
    Area: LITERARY THEORY AND COMPARED LITERATURE
    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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