Ключевые тексты англоязычных литератур
This three-module course focuses on the key texts of English literature from Ph. Sidney to S. Heaney with the purpose of introducing second-year students of Literary Studies to the peculiarities of reading and analyzing English literature. Reading includes both primary and secondary sources, juxtaposing Russian and English traditions of literary criticism. Thus the course becomes bilingual: whereas all the texts are read in original, the language of discussion changes from Russian in the first two modules to English in the third. Composition of the course combines historical (chronological) approach with that based on modes of literature: the core of reading for the first module is the poetry of 16-17th centuries (Sidney, Shakespeare, Donne), for the second module – drama (Shakespeare), for the third module – prose (Defoe, Ch. Bronte, Melville, Faulkner etc.).