EL5221: The Linguistic Analysis of Literature |
2006-07 Semester 1
Schedule of Seminars & Programme Details
Seminars to be held every week on
ELL Semiotics Lab
Note 1: This is a consolidated programme.
Note 2: For the details on the further readings for most of the topics indicated below,
you can refer to the alphabetically arranged Detailed List of Further Readings.
|Week||Date||Topic (students are to read the lecture notes indicated by the links prior to the lectures; note that the discussion after each of the lectures will be based on the previous week's lecture -- hence the handouts are indicated in the previous week's slot).|
|1||15/8||Introduction: The linguistic analysis of
literature and stylistics; & what can you do with parts of speech?: lecture notes
nos. 1, 2
and 3. |
● 'Language and literature in tertiary education: The case for stylistics' by Steve Buckledee
● 'Towards a pedagogical stylistics' by Urszula Clark and Sonia Zyngier;
● 'Institutionalized utterances, literature, and language teaching' by Ian MacKenzie;
● 'Vagrant sympathies: From stylistic analysis to a pedagogy of style' by John Tinker
● '7 secrets of good prose: ways to pare and polish your work as you revise' by Constance Hale The Writer, 115 (June 2002): 48-50 (available through Infotrac).
● More readings are given in the discussion handout (below).
Introduction of term paper topic: The advantages of systemic grammar in the linguistic analysis of literature
Introduction of project topic: Is the linguistic analysis of literature of relevance in the teaching of literature or language? (readings: the readings for this lecture by Buckledee, Clark and Zyngier and by MacKenzie mentioned above)
|2||22/8||The analysis of the clause and its
parts: lecture notes nos. 2,
& 6. |
● 'Adjectives and the work of modernism in an age of celebrity' by Aaron Jaffe [only pp. 1-9, although you may find the rest of the article interesting as well]
● 'Adverbial function in English verse: The case of thus' by Gareth Twose and C. B. McCully.
|3||29/8|| The linguistic analysis of poetry: lecture notes nos.
● 'The use of meter' by W. D. Snodgrass The Southern Review, 35.4 (Autumn 1999): 806 (also available through Infotrac).
● 'Little boxes: The effects of the stanza on poetic narrative' by Catherine Addison Style 37.2 (Summer 2003): 124-43 (also available through Infotrac)
● 'Towards a theory of poetic change' by C. B. McCully.
● 'Formal variation in the rhymes of Robert Pinsky’s The Inferno of Dante' by Kristin Hanson.
● 'On some serious next millennium rap ishhh' by H. Samy Alim
|4||5/9|| Mood and modality in literary works: lecture
notes nos. 6, 7, 8
& 8a. |
● 'Chronology, time, tense and experientiality in narrative' by Monika Fludernik.
|5||12/9|| Transitivity in literary works: lecture notes
nos. 9 & 10. |
● 'Transitivity and mental transformation...' by Yinglin Ji and Dan Shen.
● 'From “Under the Rose” to V.:...' by M. A. Martínez Poetics Today 23.4, (2002): 633-656 [read from p. 241 onwards].
Style, point of view and rhythm: lecture notes no.
● 'Point of view in drama...' by Dennis Mcintyre.
Sentence structure and clause complexing: lecture notes nos. 12 & 13.
● 'Consequences of a conjunction' by James Longenbach.
● 'Syntax: rhythm of thought, rhythm of song'. by Ellen Bryant Voigt [uses a different linguistic model, but some interesting observations here].
|7||3/10|| Clause complexing: lecture notes nos.
12 & 13).
Theme-rheme: lecture notes nos. 15 & 16.
● Task 12: Theme and Rheme
● Discourse Analysis and Grammar by Fernando Trujillo
● Textual Organization of Academic Writing by Duane Leonard & Tiina Hukari
|8||10/10|| Cohesiveness and coherence in literary works: lecture notes
nos. 17, 18a, 18c &
18d; further notes will be posted on the Web. |
● 'Coherence and changes in the unknown world' by Frances Ferguson.
● 'The ubiquitous artifact: on coherence' by Barry Allen.
● Cohesion and Stylistics: A Case Study by Arieh Sherris (M.A. dissertation, Linguistics: TESOL)
● 'The absence of connectives and the maintenance of coherence in publicity texts' by Verónica Vivanco Journal of Pragmatics 37 (2005): 1233–1249.
Speech and thought presentation: lecture notes nos. 19 &
|10||24/10||Hari Raya Puasa|
|11||31/10||Metaphor: lecture notes no.
● 'Anger and heat: A study of figurative language' by Jean Witherow.
● 'Grammatical metaphors in English' by Miriam Taverniers Moderna Språk 98.1 (2004): 17-26. New
Submission of term paper.
|12||7/11||Stylistic analysis of postcolonial literatures
● Language of Postcolonial Literatures (website)
● 'Jim’s language and the issue of race in Huckleberry Finn' by Lisa Cohen Minnick
● 'Intentionality and the markedness model in literary codeswitching' by Steven Gross Journal of Pragmatics 32 (2000): 1283-1303.
● 'Pidgin and code-switching:...' by Juan Li
Project presentations 1
|13||14/11|| Stylistic analysis of
postcolonial literatures 2
● Language of Postcolonial Literatures
Project presentations 2; submission of project reports
|Exam||5/12||Time: 1 pm.|
Last revised: 13 October 2006