ENGLISH DEPARTMENT ELECTIVES FOR FIRST SEM., SY 2007-2008

The Department of English has lined up for the first semester a wide array of
Lit Electives that will cater to your interests, needs, and the expansion of
one's imagination. Moreover, the Lit Electives will be handled by visiting
professors noted for their expertise in these fields, and equally
knowledgeable homegrown English Department Faculty. Below are the details of
the courses. Visit us at the English Dept. for advise and consultations, or
email us at doe@admu.edu.ph

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LITERATURE ELECTIVES FOR FIRST SEMESTER SCHOOLYEAR 2007-2008
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CREATIVE WRITING

Lit 136
Creative Writing: Fiction
1:30 - 3:00 p.m., TTh
Ms. Suchen Christine Lim
A creative writing workshop under the direction of a guest writer, with guided
writing, discussion and analysis of the students’ original short stories,
novellas, and novels.

Lit 137 A
Creative Writing: Poetry
4:30 - 7:30 p.m., Mon
Mr. Alfred Yuson
A creative writing workshop under the direction of a guest writer, with guided
writing, discussion, and analysis of the students’ original poetic works.

Lit 137 B
Creative Writing : Drama
430 – 730 p.m., Mon
Mr. Glen Mas
Lecture and discussion on the reading and writing of plays for stage, as
well as on a variety of subject matters from the point of view of
practitioners of that genre.

Lit 138
Creative Writing: Non Fiction
4:30 - 7:30 p.m., Thurs
Dr. Patrick Flores
The course introduces to the students the various forms of writing about art
as modes of creative narratives. Examples include the artistic biography, art
criticism, journalism, memoir, travel essay, exhibition notes, and others. Art
here is broadly conceived, from the traditional genres of the fine arts to
popular and folk culture. It proposes the idea that since the subject of the
writing is art, the process and production of the writing must be evocative
and effective as well. It encourages critical and creative sensing, and
develop skills involved in writing on art.

Lit 138.5
Creative Writing: Writing Biography
3:00 - 6:00 p.m., Thurs
Dr. Isagani Cruz
A workshop course on biography or life writing. Theories of biography and
examples of the various types of biography will be discussed, but the focus of
the course will be on the writing of a biographical essay by the student.


ORIENTALIA

Lit 127.1
Third World Lit I
Section B
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., MWF
Ms. Ma. Socorro Perez
A survey of African, Asian and Latin American Literature from antiquity to the
19th century. The text, as well as the historical contexts that shaped the
creation of the texts, will be read, discussed and analyzed.

Lit 171
Introduction to Asian Lit in English
4:30 - 6:30 p.m., TTh
Dr. Lily Rose Tope
A study of the works and trends of Asian Literature written in the English
language, including text of prose, poetry, drama, and the essay from various
periods from all regions of Asia.

Lit 191.22
Lit and Ideas: Fiction Writing Across Race, Language and Culture: Introduction
to Singapore Fiction
9:00 – 10:30 a.m., TTh
Ms. Suchen Christine Lim
The course is a study of the themes and literary trends in prosaic fiction.
Short stories and novels specifically in Singapore literature written in
English are explored.


THE WEST THROUGH ITS CLASSICS

Lit 126.1
Western Lit I
Section B
3:00-4:30 p.m., TTh
Ms. Jhoanna Michelle Paterno
A survey of the literature of the Western World produced between the 10th
century BC to the late 17th century. It includes representative poetry, drama,
prose fiction, and non-fiction form the Ancient World, the Middle Ages and the
Renaissance.

Lit 146
Shakespeare: Comedies and History Plays
10:30 - 11:30 a.m., MWF
Mr. Alexis Abola
A study of Shakespeare's comedic and historical dramatic works. Emphasis will
be placed on the texts as a poetical drama although historical and
biographical materials will be used where relevant.

Lit 181
Classical Lit
4:30 - 7:30 p.m., Mon
Dr. Gemino Abad
An intensive study of literature from the ancient World, focusing on drama and
poetry, from Homer to Sophocles.


LITERATURE AND IDEAS

Lit 191.7/Lit 251*
Lit and Ideas: Development of Fiction
8:00 – 11:00 a.m., Sat
Mr. Danilo Francisco Reyes
An intensive study of the traditional novel, reviewing the evolution of the
novel from both narrative and non-narrative antecedents into the genre that
emerged in the 18th century and underwent variations in the 19th century.

Lit 192.6/Lit 231*
Lit and Ideas : Development of Poetry
4:30 - 7:30 p.m., Mon
Mr. Vincenz Serrano
The course aims to establish a historical outline of the developments of
poetry in relation to form, language, and poetry’s function as a mode for
articulating various philosophical, cultural, social, and political themes. It
will also explore how poets throughout history engage in a continuing critical
debate about fundamental issues in poetics and various theories of poetry.

Lit 192.8
Lit and Ideas II: Poetry and Drama (Theatre History and Dramatic Literature)
3:00-4:30 p.m., MWF
Mr. Glen Mas
A survey of the major events, problems and concepts of theatre history and
theory, and of major movements, playwrights and works at historical junctures.


LIT THEORY AND PRACTICE

Lit 106
Teaching Literature
9:30 - 10:30 a.m., MWF
Ms. Joanna Michelle Paterno
A study of the approaches in teaching literary texts such as the short story,
poetry, drama, and the essay for secondary and collegiate levels. The course
includes module materials preparation and syllabus design. Students are
required to do a demonstration class.

Lit 112.1
Literary Criticism
1:30 - 2:30 p.m., MWF
Mr. Maximino Pulan
An introduction to literary criticism from five Western periods: the Classical
Age, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, the
Romantic Period, and the Modern Age.

Lit 193.19
Lit and Ideas III: Philippine Literature on Film
3:00 - 6:00 p.m., Tues
Dr. Isagani Cruz
A seminar on the ways cinema has interpreted various Philippine literary texts.

Lit 193.25
Lit and Ideas III: Cultural Studies (Philippine- English and Filipino American
Postcoloniality)
1:30 - 3:00 p.m., TTh
Mr. Oscar Campomanes
This is a study of the relationship between literature and the trends and
movements of history and culture. It explores and compares two literary
traditions otherwise considered as separate: the older English-language
tradition emerging by 1925, after a full generation of U.S. colonial rule over
the Philippines; and the younger but now- thriving tradition of Filipino
Americans and immigrants, especially after the 1960s U.S. “yellow power”
movements. Topics include the question of writing in the colonizer’s language;
Filipino invisibility and displacements in U/S. multiculturalism and in
postcolonial theory and critique; modern Filipino postcolonial identity
politics; historical fiction and poetry as genres of choice for Filipino
English and American writers; and Filipino American literary postmodernism.

Lit 193.26
Literature and Ideas III: Cultural Studies (Reading Sex and Sexuality)
6:00-9:00 p.m., Wed
Mr. Roberto Benedicto
This course introduces students to the contemporary study of sexualities,
focusing on how sexual subjects are produced through and represented in
various texts, including genealogies, ethnographies, slash fiction, memoirs,
performances, films, and bodies. The course uses material grounded in what has
been termed “queer theory,” a body of work which articulates the subject
position as multiple and unstable and which is typified by an emphasis on the
incoherences of sex, gender, and sexual desire. Embracing a critical cultural
approach, this introductory course examines queer theories at the
intersections of race, class, postcoloniality, and intercultural and
international phenomena.


Open to all Undergrads.
*For graduate/MA students.

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