Course Code: RE321 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2022-2023
Domain: Language and literature • Field of study: Romanian Language and Literature - English Language and Literature
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: No Erasmus+ Language
Name of lecturer: Gabriela Chiciudean
Seminar tutor: Gabriela Chiciudean
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

A good knowledge and understanding of the theory of literature applied on various literary texts.

Course Entry Requirements:

Theory of literature

Course contents:

1. Theory of literature as part of philology. The structure of literary work 2. Literary genres. Specific features and characteristics 3. Lyrical genre. General aspects, forms, structure; versification, metric system. Ryme. Stanza. Blank verse. Poetry subgenres: ode, elegy, epitaph, epigram, epistole, romance, sonnet, meditation, madrigal, litany etc. Poetic expressivity. Figures of speech. Style. Lyrical self. The poetry of masks. The poetry of roles. 4. The epic genre. Definition. Characteristics. Structural elements. The character. Analyse methods. The action, The narrative model. The structure of a literary work. The subject. Narrative structures. Epic species: the short story, the story, the novel. Story-short story, Cult fairytale – folklore fairytale. 5. The dramatic genre. Characteristics. The conflict. The dialogue. Dramatic characteristics. Species: The tragedy. Structure. Evolution; The comedy. Characteristics. History. Structure; Drama. History, Characteristics, Species, Drama in the Romanian literature. 6. Literary currents. General characteristics.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification

Learning outcomes:

Teaching students the elements of the theory of literature: a) concepts of literature and metamorphose; b). poetics: legislative and descriptive; c) stylistics: the author and the text; d). rhetoric: evolution, the significance of elocution; e). the history of literature; f). literary critique; g) the psychology of literature. Practical use of the theoretical part of the course on various literary texts.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – interpretative essay – 50%; continuous assessment – 50%.

Recommended reading:

Gabriela Duda, Introducere în teoria literaturii (Introduction to Literary Theory), Editura All , București , 2008 , x
Irina Petraș, Teoria literaturii. Dictionar – Antologie (Literary Theory, Dictionary - Anthology), Editura Didactică și Pedagogică , București , 2009 , x
R. Wellwk, A., Warren, Teoria literaturii (Literary Theory), E.P.L. , Bucureşti , 1967 , x