Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Línguas, Culturas e Literaturas Modernas, Secção de Estudos Ingleses e Norte-Americanos
Teacher in charge
Carlos Ceia, Teresa Pinto Coelho
a) Introduction to research methods
b) Introduction to postcolonial studies
c) Supervised research (tutorials) on the topics studied in class
d) Presentation of an oral project and of a written essay
Compulsory attendance of at least 75% of the classes taught, both by regular and working students.
(Post)colonial islands in the British novel
I - Introduction to research methods
II – (Post)colonial discourse in Robinson Crusoe
III – The Victorian Robinsonade: Treasure Island and other ‘children’s’ stories
IV – Twentieth century rewritings of Robinson Crusoe: Muriel Spark’s Robinson (1958) and Coetzee’s Foe (1988)
ASHCROFT, Bill, Gareth Griffiths e Helen Tiffin, Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies, Routledge, 1999.
COELHO, Maria Teresa Pinto, Ilhas, Batalhas e Aventura. Imagens de África no Romance Britânico do Último Quartel do Século XIX e Início do Século XX, Colibri, 2004.
GIBALDI, Joseph, MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Modern Languages Association of America, 6a ed., 2003.
PHILLIPS, Richard, Mapping Men and Empire. A Geography of Adventure, Routledge, 1997.
SPAAS, Lieve e Brian Simpson (eds.), Robinson Crusoe. Myths and Metamorphoses, Macmillan, 1996.
Theoretical classes on the subjects to be studied; reading, interpretation and discussion of texts; oral presentation by the students of a project followed by debate; supervision (tutorials) of the students’ oral and written work
Presentation and debate in class of a project on one of the topics to be studied (50% of the final mark) / written essay developping the topic(s) already chosen for the oral project (50% of the final mark). Written examination for those students who did not obtain the minimum mark required. Compulsory attendance of at least 75% of the classes taught without which the student won’t be approved.