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Curso 2019/2020/Subject's code24413057



Following the Bologna Process methodology, in order to better assimilate the contents of the units, the students must bear in mind the learning outcomes for the subject together with the competences which they must develop and apply in every unit. The accomplishment of the learning outcomes of the study units contributes to the acquisition of the course competences. The following list of results of the acquisition of learning competences apply to all four/five units of this course: The learning activities are designed to help students achieve the required course-related learning outcomes: the implementation of the necessary skills, abilities and attitudes and the acquisition of the specific course knowledge: 1. Careful reading of the information on each unit provided in the Study Guide. 2. First close reading of primary reading material and secondary reading material. 3. Thorough comprehension of the compulsory material for each unit as well as the different critical perspectives of the texts covered in each topic. 4. In-depth study and assimilation of the information of the unit. 5. Interaction with the teaching team. 6. Participation in debates and discussions in the online forums. 7. Self-evaluation exercises. 8. Continuous Assessment Test (Prueba de Evaluación Continua, hereafter PEC). 9. Paper.


  1. Understand and recognize the reciprocal influence or interaction between the literary genre and other discourse types, such as media discourse, every-day conversation, computer-mediated discourse, cultural and artistic discourse representations, etc.
  2. Apply the methodology and techniques of different discourse approaches (such as Conversation Analysis, Ethnography of Communication, Critical Discourse Analysis, Functional Theories, Narrative Analysis, or Mediated Discourse Analysis) to the analysis of literary texts.
  3. Determine which theoretical approaches and techniques will be more appropriate for the analysis of the various literary texts under study and the different objectives of research.
  4. Identify the elements of individual, social and group identity through the analysis of narrative texts.
  5. Identify the different elements of narrative texts taking into account both Labov’s (e.g. 1972, 1997) approach and other perspectives that have subsequently criticized and revised his model.
  6. Analyze the elements of ‘glocalization’ found in the social discourses of literary works from the viewpoint of the Post-structural theories of discourse analysis.
  7. Analyze the elements of communicative dynamism, as well as the thematic and information structures of different literary texts.
  8. Identify the different voices and underlying discourses of the literary work, so as to make an appropriate analysis of its relationships with the predominant political and social ideology of the time.
  9. Carry out adequate general analyses and commentaries of different text-types associated with the literary one (historical, scientific, filmic, cultural, etc.).