LITERATURE 3 Literature, Society, Globalization and the Individual
“Life is an Imagination ofsorts, we think of what weare, we dream of what we wouldbecome, we are then paintingIllusion, the stuff of dreams…itfades away, it is transitory, itmay be forgotten…but if it iswritten, put into text…itbecomes very precious.”—DAnacion, an Individual
Course Description: Astudy of various literarygenre as theimaginative expressionof the individualwriter’s experiencesituated thru socialchange andglobalization.
General Objectives:To explore and analyze imaginativeLiterature in its various forms anddiscover the elements of artistrythat characterize each literarygenre.To examine representativeworldviews in Literary texts andencourage students to expand theirown perspectives in the light ofhuman realities and dynamic socialchange.
Unit I: REVIEW OF LITERARY ELEMENTSDefinitions of Fiction (resurfacing new styles, post-modern, avant-garde, etc),Society, Culture, Humanities, GlobalizationElements of Literature in the ShortStory, Poetry, Drama and the Novel (Note: In thecourse of the study, these literary modules will bediscussed according to the following thematicpresentations: the individual and his perception of Self the individual and Nature the individual in the era of Globalization the individual and the Cosmic Order
SUGGESTED READING LISTUnit II: The SHORT STORYThe Summer Solstice – Nick JoaquinMay Day Eve – Nick JoaquinNanking Store – Macario D. TiuKarma – Khuswant SinghDon’t Ask Jack – Neil GaimanA Father’s Gift – Paul Nahin
Unit III: POETRYThe Song of Solomon – The Bible (Chapter 4)Drinking Alone in the Moonlight – Li PoExcerpts from the Book of Tao – Lao TzeOzymandias – Percy Bysshe ShelleySong – John DonneMi Ultimo Adios Jose RizalSlaying the Word – Joi BarriosEleanor Rigby – John LennonTelephone Conversation – Wole SoyinkaThe United Fruit Company – Pablo NerudaYoung Man on a Jeepney – Merlie AlunanA Way to Kill Schoolchildren – Victorio SugboAn Pulong ni “Kuan” – Eduardo MakabentaA Mad Girl’s Love Song – Sylvia Plath
DRAMA:Oedipus Rex – SophoclesPortrait of the Artist as a Filipino – Nick JoaquinTatarin – Nick JoaquinFathers and Sons – Nick JoaquinOp Limit pati an Gugma – Illuminado Lucente(zarswela)A Streetcar named Desire – Tennessee WilliamsMaynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag – Edgardo M. Reyes(screenplay)
NOVELS:100 Years in Solitude – Gabriel Garcia MarquezDogEaters – Jessica HagedornThe Da Vinci Code, et.al. – Dan BrownLike Water for Chocolate – Laura EsquivelThe Law of Love – Laura EsquivelMemoirs of a Geisha – Arthur GoldenJR Tolkien TalesPaul Coelho NovellasAny Neil GaimanAny Amy TanAny Salman Rushdie
Requirements:Reaction Papers or Essays on ReadingsPoetry Reading or WritingUnit activitiesBook ReviewStaging a Play/DramaEducational Tour to Literary Spaces in Culture and History Prepared an updated by: Prof. DULCE C. ANACION (2010)