EL5424/6424: Stylistics and the Teaching of Literature
2003-04 Session
Schedule of Lectures

Lectures to be held every week on
Day Time Venue
Wednesday 6 pm  AS5 02-03
(please check the room numbering again, as the
rooms at AS5 have been renumbered)


Course Lecturer & Tutor: Dr Ismail S. Talib e-mail: ellibst@leonis.nus.edu.sg.

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Week Date Topic
Note: The following is under review. Other topics may be introduced after a discussion with students during the first session. 
1   1. Introduction to the Course: Stylistics / Literary Criticism / Linguistics / Semiotic Criticism.
2   2. The structure of the clause; Mood and modality and the study of style I.
3. Mood and modality and the study of style II.
3   4. Transitivity and meaning I.
5. Transitivity and meaning II.
4   6. Style, point of view, and rhythm in prose.
7. The relevance of clause complexing in stylistic analysis I.
5   8. The relevance of clause complexing in stylistic analysis II.
9. The relevance of clause complexing in stylistic analysis III.
6   10. In-Class Test (to be negotiated/discussed)
11. The stylistic analysis of theme-rheme and given-new I.
7   12. Downranking and the stylistic analysis of theme-rheme and given-new II.
13. Cohesion, coherence and style I.
8   14. Cohesion, coherence and style II.
15. Speech and thought presentation I.
9   16. Speech and thought presentation II.
17. Grammatical metaphor.
10   18. Speech acts and the pragmatic analysis of literature I.
19. Speech acts and the pragmatic analysis of literature II.
11   20. Speech acts and the pragmatic analysis of literature III.
21. Postcolonial literatures in English I
12   22. Postcolonial literatures in English II
23.  Postcolonial literatures in English III
13   24. Course review
            

Examination: to be announced later.

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