Guided Reading


Turma A e B
a) To gain knowledge on the literary text methods and theories
b) To apply theoretical and methodological knowledge of the literary text to the analysis of texts or works from various temporal, linguistic and cultural horizons;
c) To acquire the competence to write a text commentary, using the composition rules of an essay. 
Turma C
a) To provide students with a general outline of English medieval literature until the end of the 14th century, focusing on some major literary texts;
b) To introduce students to the literary identity of a country in constant interaction with mainland Europe;
c) To help students put into practice the information provided, by applying it, as critically and independently as possible, to their topics, thereby enhancing their research, analytical and interpretative skills.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Alda Maria Jesus Correia, Miguel Nuno Mercês de Mello de Alarcão e Silva, Carlos Fonseca Clamote Carreto


Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language



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Turma A e B
COMPAGNON, Antoine. 2007. La Littérature pour quoi faire ? Paris: Fayard [Para que serve a literatura? Lisboa: Deriva, 2010]
ECO, Umberto. 1993. Leitura do Texto Literário – Lector in Fabula. Lisboa: Presença.
Turma C
I – ALEXANDER, Michael, trad. (1984), Beowulf. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd., “Penguin Classics”.
……………………………………………. (1982), The Earliest English Poems. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd., “Penguin Classics”.
GORDON, R. W., ed./trad. (1977), Anglo-Saxon Poetry. London: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., “Everyman’s Library”.
KENNEDY, Charles, ed./trad. (1960), An Anthology of Old English Poetry. New York: Oxford University Press.
TREHARNE, Elaine,  ed (2000), Old and Middle English: an Anthology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd., “Blackwell Anthologies”.

Teaching method

Turma A e B
Presentation of appropriate methodologies for the analysis of fiction and poetry. Examples of analysis through the study of excerpts or works in totality, with reference to studies made by critics. Individual orientation of the analysis works 
Turma C
Apart from the lectures, leaving aside, at the end of each class, a short period for comments and debate, suggestions for further reading will be made available, together with the regular monitoring of the students´ researches.

Evaluation method

Continuous evaluation; written tes(50%), preparation of an essay to be defined with the teacher (50%)

Subject matter

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