Welcome MessageAre you willing toget in contact with English authors and get to know their astonishing world?
Introduction What is English Literature?Is the literature written in Englishlanguage. It includes literaturecomposed in English by writerswho are not necessarily fromEngland.In order to know the culture thatencloses a language, it is veryimportant for the students to getclose to the literature in suchlanguage. Through novels, shortstories and poems the reader willbe able to understand the contextof the language he is studying.
ProcessReading process:• Every Student will be free to choose an author of his preference.• The student will work on that specific author throughout the semester; reading poems, stories, essays or even novels according to his interests.
ProcessWriting process:• The student will try to imitate the chosen author writing; he will choose a short text and will produce a similar one based on the structure and the communicative purpose of the author.• The student will write a free text as a final production.
TaskWriting skills will bedeveloped by means ofhaving the students writeshort stories and poemsbased on what they havelearnt in the readingprocess. The final productwill be a piece of writingdeveloped by the student
General ObjectiveTo acquire, develop and improve reading and writing skills through small texts of English Literature such as poems and short stories.
Reading Objectives• To learn the vocabulary that is commonly used in literature. • To learn how to understand a complex text by means of analyzing its context.
Writing Objectives • To use the new vocabulary acquired during the reading session in order to write a short story.• To learn how to link ideas with specific linking words which are commonly used in literature.
Why is it important to develop reading and writing skills?In order to know the culture that encloses a language, it is very important for the student to get close to the literature witten in such language. Through novels, short stories and poems the reader will be able to understant the context of the language he is studying.
Resources• The main resource we will focus on will be English Literature and its most representative authors and writings. This resources could be divided chronologically, by genres or by countries.
ResourcesDifferent Authors and stories. (Sort bychronological order)Renaissance:*Chivalric/ medieval Romance.*Sir Thomas More.*Henry VIII.*William Shakespeare. XVII/XVIII C. Literature.
ResourcesRomanticism XVIII to XIX C:• Alexander Pope• Lord Byron• Samuel T. Coleridge• William Wordsworth.
ResourcesVictorian Literature XIX C.• Oscar Wilde• Thomas Hardy• Charles Dickens• Edgar Allan Poe• Mark Twain• William Blake
ResourcesXX C Literature: Modernism• T.S. Eliot• Scott Fitzgerald• Ernest Hemingway• D.H. Lawrence• Virginia Wool• William Faulkner
ResourcesEnglish Literature sort by genre:• Chivalric Romance• Elizabethan Literature• Shakespearean Tragedy• Shakespearean Comedy• Shakespearean Poetry• XIX c. Poetry• XIX c. Novel• XX Existentialism• Realism
Activities• Getting to know the site.• Creating a Profile.• Choosing an author.• Biographical Researching.• Reading Texts.• Imitating authors.• Producing texts.