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LITERATURE 3: (Literature, Society, Globalization and the Individual)

“Life is an Imagination of sorts, we think of what we are, we dream of what we would become, we are then painting Illusion, the stuff of dreams…it fades away,it is transitory, it may be forgotten…but if it is written, put into text…it becomes very precious.”—DAnacion, an Indivudual

Course Description: A study of various literary genre as the imaginative expression of the individual writer’s experience situated thru social change and globalization.

General Objectives:1. To explore and analyze imaginative Literature in its various forms and discover the

elements of artistry that characterize each literary genre.2. To examine representative worldviews in Literary texts and encourage students to

expand their own perspectives in the light of human realities and dynamic social change.

Unit I: REVIEW OF LITERARY ELEMENTSA. Definitions of Fiction (resurfacing new styles, post-modern, avant-garde, etc),

Society, Culture, Humanities, GlobalizationB. Elements of Literature in the Short Story, Poetry, Drama and the Novel

(Note: In the course of the study, these literary modules will be discussed according to the following thematic presentations:

1. the individual and his perception of Self2. the individual and Nature3. the individual in the era of Globalization4. the individual and the Cosmic Order


Unit II: The SHORT STORY1. The Summer Solstice – Nick Joaquin2. May Day Eve – Nick Joaquin3. The Virgin’s Last Night – Cecilia Manguerra Brainard4. Karma – Khuswant Singh5. Odor – Hassad Manto6. A Clean Well-lighted Place – Ernest Hemingway7. A Father’s Gift – Paul Nahin

Unit III: POETRY1. The Song of Solomon – The Bible (Chapter 4)2. Drinking Alone in the Moonlight – Li Po3. Excerpts from the Book of Tao – Lao Tze4. Ozymandias – Percy Bysshe Shelley5. Song – John Donne6. Mi Ultimo Adios Jose Rizal

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7. Slaying the Word – Joi Barrios8. Mad Girl’s Love Song – Sylvia Plath9. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon10. Telephone Conversation – Wole Soyinka11. The United Fruit Company – Pablo Neruda12. Young Man on a Jeepney – Merlie Alunan13. A Way to Kill Schoolchildren – Victorio Sugbo14. An Pulong ni “Kuan” – Eduardo MakabentaDRAMA:1. Oedipus Rex – Sophocles2. Portrait of the Artist as a Filipino – Nick Joaquin3. Tatarin – Nick Joaquin4. Fathers and Sons – Nick Joaquin5. Op Limit pati an Gugma – Illuminado Lucente

(zarswela)6. A Streetcar named Desire – Tennessee Williams7. Mother Courage – Anton Chekov8. Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag – Edgardo M. Reyes


NOVELS:1. 100 Years in Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez2. DogEaters – Jessica Hagedorn3. The Da Vinci Code, – Dan Brown4. Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel5. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden6. JR Tolkien Tales7. Paul Coelho Novellas

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)

(Note) Syllabi also available thru MSPowerpoint