ECTS - Postmodernism in Literature

Postmodernism in Literature (ELIT417) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Postmodernism in Literature ELIT417 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to analyze British and American postmodern novel.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course will be able; - To have knowledge on postmodernity - To analyze English postmodern novel - To analyze American postmodern novel
Course Content Postmodern literature in English and American literature.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Overview of the course, the syllabus and dos and don’ts. Terms and concepts Defining the postmodern Mentese, Oya Batum. “Bitmemis Bir Tartisma: Postmodernizm.” Bir Düşün Yolculuğu. Ankara: Bilgisel, 2009.
2 Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, Ihab Hassan’s “Toward a Concept of Postmodernism,” Lyotard’s “The Postmodern Condition,” Nicol, Bran’s Introduction to Postmodern Fiction
3 Slaugterhouse-Five Read Nicol’s chapter on Vonnegut and Roland Barthes’s “The Death of the Author.”
4 The Crying of Lot 49
5 Read Nicol’s chapter on Pynchon
6 The Crying of Lot 49 Read Nicol’s chapter on Pynchon
7 The New York Trilogy
8 The New York Trilogy
9 “Schrodinger’s Cat”
10 The French Lieutenant’s Woman
11 The French Lieutenant’s Woman
12 “Bloody Chamber.”
13 Sexing the Cherry
14 The French Lieutenant’s Woman
15 Sexing the Cherry


Course Book 1. 1. Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
2. 2. Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49
3. 3. Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy
4. 4. Ursula K. LeGuin, “Schrodinger’s Cat”
5. 5. John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman
6. 6. Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber
7. 7. Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry
Other Sources 8. 8. Nicol, Bran. Postmodern Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009
9. 9. Sarup, Madan. Post-structuralism and Postmodernism. New York: Harvester, 1993 (1988).
10. 10. Hutcheon, Linda. The Politics of Postmodernism. New York: Routledge, 1991 (1989).
11. 11. Best, Steven and Douglas Kellner. Postmodern Theory: Critical Interrogations. London: Macmillan, 1991.
12. 12. Hutcheon, Linda. Narcissistic Narrative: The Metafictional Paradox. London: Menthuen, 1980
13. 13. Mentese, Oya Batum. “Bitmemis Bir Tartisma: Postmodernizm.” Bir Düşün Yolculuğu. Ankara: Bilgisel, 2009.
14. 14. Cixous, Helene. “Sorties: Out and Out: Attacks/Ways Out/Forays”
15. 15. Barthes, Roland. “The Death of the Author.”
16. 16. Jameson, Fredrick. “Postmodernism or The Logic of Late Capitalism”
17. 17. Deleuze and Guattari, “The Anti-Oedipus”

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 30
Presentation 1 30
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To be able to use English language competently concerning four basic skills, namely listening, reading, speaking, and writing X
2 To have extensive theoretical knowledge about English literature. X
3 To gain knowledge about literary theories and to be able to apply these theories to various literary texts X
4 To acquire detailed knowledge about British culture in all its aspects X
5 To be able to compare and contrast English literature with other literatures through works from different periods and genres. X
6 To be able to compare and contrast British culture with other cultures X
7 To plan, organize, and conduct the activities related to the field X
8 To acquire the skills of creative, critical, and analytical thinking X
9 To gain knowledge about how to conduct an academic research and to use the acquired knowledge in accordance with the purpose of the research X
10 To acquire professional ethics and to use them in the process of research and production X
11 The ability to translate various kinds of texts from different disciplines both from English into Turkish and from Turkish into English
12 To get prepared for professional life by developing a sense of responsibility through individual tasks and group projects X
13 To be able to understand and decipher various discourses involved in literature such as literary, philosophical, psychological, cultural, critical and theoretical discourses in English language X
14 To be able to understand and be a part of world culture X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 6 84
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 84