Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600010684

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
This class aims to: 1) aquaint students with theories of subjectivity, textuality and postmodernity. 2) familiarise students with the relationship between postmodernism, ideological systems and lived experience. 3) develop students’ skills as close readers, with texts being read for the way their formal features (chapter organization and structure, word choice, tone, imagery, silences, etc) elicit particular forms of emotional and intellectual response.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course studies short stories and novels by representative British and Canadian women writers in the last 20-30 years, with particular emphasis on women writers’ attempt to reconstruct female subjectivity through the use of earlier myths and fairy tales. We make comparative readings of early written fairy tales (by Charles Perrault and the Grimm brothers) and recent revisions by writers such as Margaret Atwood and Angela Carter. In addition, Jeanette Winterson’s re-writing of the early books of the Old Testament in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is analysed in terms of feminist revisionism and inter-textuality. Through this process, analysis is made of changing constructions of femininity within on-going debates about its genetic, psychoanalytic and cultural determinants. The other main focus of the course is on postmodernity as a cultural phenomenon which has established new theories of authorship, readership and textuality.
post-modernism, women's writings, subjectivity, textuality
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Interactive Teaching in Information Center30.1
Written assigments391.6
Student Assessment
Evaluation is by final exam or by final exam and a 3000 word essay (optional)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
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