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Study Programme

The LCCT aims to form specialists in English literature and culture, in socio-cultural work; to foment skills necessary for the examination of textual and discursive matter in its generic and sociocultural contexts; to train students in critical thought, efficient use of resources (libraries, the Web), argumentation and writing skills and use of the appropriate terminology therein. Likewise, the LCCT aims to ensure that students possess:


§  The ability to detect and critically examine such generic, formal and theoretical concepts as have been developed over the entire history of literature composed in the English Language.

§  The knowledge and critical capacity necessary for analyzing literature in the context of contemporary society and both its attendant problems and those which have been raised by our particular line of enquiry.

§  The ability to pinpoint fundamental questions and key issues in any type of debate, literary or otherwise.

§  The ability to situate English literature and cultural discourse (oral as well as written) in both a British and European discursive context.

§  The necessary skills for constructing well-reasoned arguments in both written and oral contexts.

§  The capacity for organizing disparate materials into coherent pieces of work.

§  The ability to deploy the terminology of literary theory and criticism at a professional level.

§  The ability to ask pertinent questions on contemporary problems of British and North American society, to think clearly and independently and write essays which would be acceptable on a professional level.


Module 1.  Texts. Representation. Discourse.

(Obligatory. 1st semester). (All courses 5 ECTS).

A) Reading. Discourse. Practice.  Texts, Representation, Discourse. D. Essig and L. Arce, semester 1.

B) Language and Representation. From Modernist to Confessional in North American Poetry. R. Shepherd, semester 1.


Module 2. The Languages of Literature. (All courses 5 ECTS).

A) Modern and Contemporary Poetics in English Literatures. Postmodernism and Beyond: Digital Literature and New Media. B. Piqueras, semester 1.

B) Theatre and Cultural Memory. Modern Re-Visions of Shakespeare. A. Rodriguez- Gago, semester 2.

C) American Literature. Kate Chopin´s Fiction: Crisis and Awakening of the American New Woman. E. Piñero, semester 2.

D) 20th and 21st- Century Literary Theories. Theatre, Representation, Politics: Contemporary American Women Playwrights. N. Hernando, semester 2.


Module 3. Literature and Society: Studying English Language Cultures. (All courses 5 ECTS).

A) Gender and Sex in English Language Cultures. The Brontës: A Celebration.  J. Salmerón, semester 1.

B) Literature and Memory.  Writing the Personal and Historical Past: Autobiography, Memory, Fiction. L. Antón-Pacheco, semester 2.

C) Texts and the Modern Imperial Subject´s Discourse. A Literature of Decolonization: Contemporary Scottish Literature and Devolution. P. Somacarrera, semester 2.

D) Canon, Folklore and Popular Culture in English Language Literatures.  Edgar Allan Poe: Tradition and Innovation in the Tales of the Fantastic. A. González-Rivas, semester 1.


Module 4. Translation Studies.

A)Translation Practice. Professional Practice of Literary Translation. E. Vázquez, semester 1.


Module 5. Research Seminar. (1st and 2nd Semesters).

The aim of this module is to provide an alternative forum for ideas and debate. No credits are assigned to it this year. It includes a series of formal talks (the LinE lectures) and a series of work-in-progress talks for students and lecturers (the MMES Workshop).


Module 6. Practicum.

A) Editing Gothic Texts Seminar. M. Aguirre, semester 1 (5 ECTS)

B) Practicum. B. Piqueras (coord.), semesters 1 or 2 (5 ECTS)


Module 7. TFM (Master Thesis).



Eulalia Piñero Gil

Contact details:


  • CEP MUELCB. Enlace externo. Abre en ventana nueva.
  • Docencia en Red. Enlace externo. Abre en ventana nueva.
  • Biblioteca de Humanidades. Enlace externo. Abre en ventana nueva.
  • Buzón de Quejas y Sugerencias. Enlace externo. Abre en ventana nueva.

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