Tuesday 11/04/2014 05:58 am


Assoc.Prof. Dr. Zelma Catalan, Assist. Prof. Maria Dimitrova

5th  semester

ETCS credits 3


High competence in English (level B2 of the European Language Portfolio)

The course aims to equip students with the theoretical foundations and the practical skills needed to analyse the style of literary works. The lectures introduce students to various approaches to style, to the methodology and the tools of stylistic analysis, to some basic principles of narratology and to the specifics of the language of literary prose and poetry. The seminars are strongly practice- and student-oriented. They allow students to develop the relevant analytical skills for an informed understanding of the role of language in the overall effect of the literary work. The texts for classwork cover a range of genres and have been selected to illustrate the major stylistic trends in various periods in the history of literatures in English. The learning outcomes also include productive skills as students are also required to write essays and analyses of various lengths. On completing the course, students will be capable of critically appreciating the choice of stylistic means and devices in both literary and non-literary texts. 


The course is taught in English. Assessment is based on class participation and quiz results (20%), one analytical paper and one test (20%) and final oral exam (60)%.

last change: Wednesday 11/26/2014 07:00pm