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Transcript of T15
1. Most adequate Literate Epochs, Authors and Genres to be used in English Lessons
T15. Most adequate Literary Epochs, Authors and Genres to be Used in English lessons. Typology of Texts
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Literature: "Acquaintance with letters" oxford English Dictionary but as a common noun it can be referred to any form of writing.
Brunfit, C. and Jhonson, K. "The communicative approach to language teaching"".OUP.Oxford 1979.
Ellis, G. and Sinclair, B. "Learning to learn English". CUP. Cambridge, 1988
2. 5 Literary genres in general.
Difference between "literature" and "Literature".
Original works are very difficult to be read
a) Genres. Dealing with Novels:
Extensive reading ---> Individually
Intensive reading ---> At times
All reading accompanied of comprenhension activities.
Dealing with Poetry:
Ideal for intensive reading to be done in class
Dealing with Plays
all students should represent a character
b) Epoch and Authors:
Some of the origins might be mentioned as:
14th 15th century
Chaucer´s "Canterbury Tales"
The squire´s tale
The poem "Sir Gawain and the Green Night"
Edmund Spencer´s"The Faerie Queen"
Michael Draydon´s "Poli- Olvion"
W. Shakespeare´s plays "A Midsummer Night´s Dream", " Much Ado about nothing" and the tragedy "Macbeth"
Robert Greene´s "Friar Bacon and Friar Brandy"
John Keats´ "Ode on a Grecia Urn"
Samuel Pepys´ "Diaries"
Philip Massinger´s "The City Madam"
Jonathan Swift´s "Gulliver´s Travels"
Daniel Defoe´s "Robinson Crusoe"
Samuel Richardson´s "Clarissa"
Lawrence Sterne´s "The life and opinions of Tristam Shandy", "Gentelmen" and " A Sentimental Journey".
Henry Fielding´s "Joseph Andrews"
Richard Brinsley Sheridan´s (financial problems) " A school for Scandal"and "The Rivals".
Ann Radcliffe´s " The misteries of Udolpho in Northanger Abbey" and "The Romance of the Forest"
William Wordsworth´s "Lyrical Ballads" and "English Romantic Movement"
Mary Shelley´S "Frankenstein" Influenced by John Milton´s "Paradise Lost"
Charles Dickens´ "David Copperfield", "Oliver Twist" and "A Christmas Carol".
Charlotte Bronte´s "Jane Eyre"
Eric Malpass´ "The Long, Long Dances"
Fynn´s "Hello Mister God, This is Anna"
Andrea Levy´s "Small island", "The Long Song" and "Never far from nowhere"
Nick Hornby´s "Fever Pitch" and " Juliet Naked"
Dan Brown´s "The Da Vinci Code", "Angels and demons" adn " Lost Symbol"
Glenn Patterson´s " Burning your own", " Black Night at Big Thunder Mountain" and " The international"
Sarah Bell´s "Written in the Stars" and "Marry Me"
Andrew Miller´s "Casanova", "Ingenious Pain" and "Oxygen"
David Miltchell´s "Ghostwritten" and "Cloud Atlas"
John Ray Grisham´s "The appeal"
2. Typology of texts
Traditional distinction amongst descriptive, narrative, directive/ instructive, expository and argumentative although referred to teaching and learning it is more likely to distinguish:
2. 1 Poetry
A composition usually written in verse relying on senses with precise words choosen framed by patterns (metric feet or clasical prosody). It focuses the formal propoerties of the words rather than the meaning. Specific forms are used like sonnets, the most tyopical In english poetry is the bLank verse
A play or drama comprises mainly dialogue among characters it aims dramatical/ theatrical performance rather than reading mainly about well known historical/mythological themes
A discussion from an author´s point of view. Genres:
Memoir: Author´s life
Epistle: Formal, didactic or elegant letter.
2.4 Prose Fiction
Narrative fiction that is not framed by any particular structure which facvour more complex or richer plot. Categories by lenght:
- Flash fiction: -100 words
- A short story: 10000 to 20000 words
- Novella: 20000 to 50000 words
- Novel: + 50000 words
- Auto biography
- Children´s literature
- Diaries and Journals: Writing arranged by date reporting
-Fiction: Storytelling of imagined events
- Adventure novel. Exciting undertaking as main theme
- Crime fiction
- Fable: Everything happens around morality, animals as characters
- Fairy tale: Folk stories with folkloric characters
- Family Saga: Lives and doings of a family.
- Satire: It ridiculizes the subject to provoke or prevent
- Non Fiction:Subject shown as a fact
- Epic: It narrates the life and works of a heroic or mithological person
- Lyric: i does not attempt to tella story but is of a more personal nature
-Ode: elaborated lyrical verse. Classic ode is srtuctured in Strophe, antistrophe and epode
- Sonnet: poem of 14th line which follows a strict rhyme
Travel literature: it compiles the people, evemts sights and feeling of someone who is travelling to another place for the sake of travelling.