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English Philology

Periods

Period I (1-Sep-2011 – 21-Oct-2011)
Period II (24-Oct-2011 – 16-Dec-2011)
Period III (9-Jan-2012 – 9-Mar-2012)
Period IV (12-Mar-2012 – 20-May-2012)

English Philology

http://www.uta.fi/ltl/en/english/index.html

School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

Kanslerinrinne 1, 33014 TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO

tel. 3551 6156, 3551 7657; fax 3551 7146

See http://www.uta.fi/ltl/yhteystiedot/henkilokunta/index.html#Engf for contact details and consultation times of teaching staff.

Email addresses of staff members are in the form firstname.surname@uta.fi

Second subject student entrance test

Students wishing to take English Philology as a second subject are admitted on the basis of a language skills test. This test will be held on Friday, August 26, 12-15, in B1100. No enrolment is required. A maximum 25 students will be accepted.

Exchange students must also demonstrate adequate proficiency in a language skills test before being accepted into courses. Normally two opportunities to do the test are arranged, one in the last week of August, the other in the first week of September. Please see the Information for exchange students on the Department's homepages for further details.

Enrolment in courses

Enrolment is via the electronic NettiOpsu system unless otherwise indicated. The enrolment period for courses beginning in the autumn term is as follows:

all levels: 30.8. (6 am) - 2.9. (midnight)

Option courses. For ENGFS4 options courses, application to join groups is by a separate electronic form. Please note that applications to all options offered during the academic year 2011-12 are processed at the end of August 2011. The application period is August 25-31. For further details, and for a link to the electronic application form, see http://www.uta.fi/ltl/en/english/studies/options.html

Teaching in 2011-2012

English Department teaching will begin in the autumn term on September 5th, and in the spring term on January 9th. There wil be no teaching in the last week of period 1 (17.10-21.10) and the last week of period 3 (5.-9.3).

 

Period (1-Sep-2011 - 21-Oct-2011)
Supplementary studies [Period I]

Practice in small groups (26 hours):

  1. Mon 12-14 B 4119 (RANTA)
  2. Tue 14-16 B 3108 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
6-Sep-2011 – 7-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Basic studies [Period I]

The two groups held in the autumn term are intended principally for main subject students; a third group will be held in the spring term intended principally for second subject students.

  1. Tue 17-18 B3111 (GURNEY) 
  2. Wed 14-15 C5 (GURNEY)
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
7-Sep-2011 – 30-Nov-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Tutorials (starting 5.9.2011):

  1. Mon 12-14 B4125 (RICKMAN)
  2. Tue 8-10 B4125 (GURNEY)
  3. Tue 10-12 B4125 (GURNEY)
  4. Wed 14-16 B4125 (RICKMAN)
  5. Wed 16-18 B4125 (GURNEY)
  6. Thu 10-12 B4125 (RICKMAN)
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NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
5-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Lectures (starting 5.9.2011):

  • Mon 16-17  B1097 (ROBERTSON, PIIPPONEN).

Tutorials (starting 6.9.2011):

  1. Tue 10-11 B3112 (MANNINEN)
  2. Tue 11-12 B3112 (PIIPPONEN)
  3. Tue 16-17 A3098 (PIIPPONEN)
  4. Wed 15-16 B4118 (MANNINEN)
  5. Wed 16-17 A2093 (MANNINEN)
  6. Thu 12-13 B3030 (ROBERTSON)
  7. Thu 13-14 B3030 (ROBERTSON )
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Teaching
5-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Lectures:

  • Thu 14-15 Paavo Koli auditorium (GURNEY)

Tutorials:

  1. Tue 10-11 C3 (NORRI)
  2. Tue 11-12 C3 (NORRI)
  3. Tue 16-17 B3108 (RANTA)
  4. Wed  10-11 B4118 (GURNEY)
  5. Wed 11-12 B4118 (GURNEY)
  6. Thu 12-13 B5078 (RANTA)
  7. Thu 13-14 B5078 (RANTA)
Enrolment for University Studies

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Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
7-Sep-2011 – 9-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Intermediate studies [Period I]

Lectures (starting 5.9.2011):

  • Mon 15-16 B1097 (ROBERTSON, SALMELA)

Tutorials (starting 6.9.2011):

  1. Tue 10-11 B4119 (ROBERTSON)
  2. Tue 11-12 B4119 (ROBERTSON)
  3. Wed 9-10 A3098 (MANNINEN)
  4. Wed 10-11 A3098 (MANNINEN)
  5. Wed 11-12 A3098 (MANNINEN)
  6. Wed 11-12 B3112 (SALMELA)
  7. Wed 16-17 B3030 (SALMELA)
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Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
5-Sep-2011 – 7-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

2 hours (lecture + tutorial) for ten weeks, starting 5.9.2010

Lectures:

  • Mon 14-15  B1097 (PIIPPONEN, SALMELA)

Tutorials

  1. Tue 14-15 A3098 (PIIPPONEN)
  2. Tue 15-16 A3098 (PIIPPONEN)
  3. Thu 10-11 A3098 (SALMELA)
  4. Thu 11-12 A3098 (SALMELA)
  5. Thu 12-13 A21 (PIIPPONEN)
  6. Thu 13-14 A21 (PIIPPONEN)
  7. Thu 14-15 A21 (SALMELA)
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
5-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  1. Mon 10-11 B4118 (NORRI) starting Sept 5th
  2. Mon 11-12 B4118 (NORRI) starting Sept 5th
  3. Tue 10-11 B3109 (RANTA) starting Sept 6th
  4. Tue 11-12 B3109 (RANTA) starting Sept 6th
  5. Wed 16-17 B3113 (METSÄ-KETELÄ) starting Sept 7th
  6. Wed 17-18 B3113 (METSÄ-KETELÄ) starting Sept 7th
  7. Thu 12-13 A3098 (GURNEY) starting Sept 8th
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
5-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Tutorials:

  1. Mon 10-11 A2093 (METSÄ-KETELÄ) starting Sept 5th
  2. Mon 11-12 A2093 (METSÄ-KETELÄ) starting Sept 5th
  3. Mon 12-13 A2093 (NORRI) starting Sept 5th
  4. Mon 16-17 B4118 (NORRI) starting Sept 5th
  5. Mon 17-18 B4118 (NORRI) starting Sept 5th
  6. Thu 14-15 B3112 (METSÄ-KETELÄ) starting Sept 8th
  7. Thu 15-16 B3112 (METSÄ-KETELÄ) starting Sept 8th
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
5-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Tutorials (starting 5.9.2011):

  1. Mon 12-14 A3098 (RUDANKO)
  2. Mon 12-14 B5078 (PIIPPONEN)
  3. Tue 14-16 B5077 (SALMELA)
  4. Wed 14-16 A2093 (ROBERTSON)
  5. Fri 10-12 B4118 (NORRI)
Enrolment for University Studies

Groups formed on the basis of applications in spring 2011.

Teaching
5-Sep-2011 – 7-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Advanced studies [Period I]

Lectures (starting 6.9.2011):

  • Tue 16-18 B3107 (ROBERTSON)
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
6-Sep-2011 – 6-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  •     Thu 16-18 B3112 (MANNINEN) 

This course focuses on the topic of war in Shakespeare's Macbeth, Julius Caesar and Henry V. The three plays shape themselves around the need for and containment of political violence in times of tyranny, civil war, or military conquest. We will discuss how a nation or political system is constructed as worth defending, how societies define the justified use of violence, and what happens if faith in its justification is challenged by the perception of failed or morally unacceptable leadership. In studying the plays, we will trace Shakespeare's development of the search for understanding of social identity, personal ambition, and responsibility to self and public.

Assessment: essay and class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
8-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

   Wed 10-12 A2093 (KAKKO)

Eighteenth-Century Satire and Criticism

The course will focus on the period of British literature that gave birth to modern literary criticism. We will examine critical and literary texts by, among others, John Dryden, Joseph Addison, Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and Dr Johnson. Satire as a popular critical genre is intrinsically linked to the early critical project and hence the sceptical wits of the age are viewed as writers of essentially critical literature. The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the major critical problems of eighteenth-century thought and literary life, many of which are central to literary criticism even today. Topics of discussion will include the role of criticism and the critic in society, the quarrel between the ancients and the moderns, imitation and nature, meaning and interpretation, censorship, neo-classical theories of art and the sublime.

Assessment: essay and class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
7-Sep-2011 – 7-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  • Mon 12-14 B4118 (SALMELA)

This course surveys the new types of experimental literary fiction that gained prominence in the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century. To examine the stylistic and philosophical fundamentals of literary postmodernism, we will first read texts written in the 1960?s by authors such as John Barth, Donald Barthelme, and Robert Coover. The latter half of the course concentrates on more recent examples of postmodernist textuality and the more general cultural consequences of postmodernism. We will also examine a few influential theories and concepts, watch two films, and consider the importance of other kinds of verbal and visual texts in the aesthetic project of postmodernism.

Assessment: class participation, a short presentation, and a course diary.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
6-Sep-2011 – 6-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  •    Thu 10-12 B4118 (Miettinen)

This course will provide an overview of superhero comics from the late 1930s to the present, focusing on the historical, theoretical and critical arguments that have evolved around the genre. We will approach the form of comics and its visual analysis, and discuss such superhero-related issues as audience and fandom, the representation of women, the role of the villain and the relevance of the superhero in a post- 9/11 world. While the entire genre is discussed, textual examples will focus more on superhero comics published from 1980s onwards. Students are also encouraged to introduce superhero texts of their choice to the class.

We will be reading theoretical texts on superheroes as well as excerpts from various superhero comics, including Superman, Batman, Captain America and Watchmen (each student is expected to purchase a copy of Watchmen, other materials will be provided in photocopies). In addition, we will also be viewing the 2008 feature film Iron Man by Jon Favreau.

Assessment: group participation, class presentation, final essay of 10-12 pages.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
8-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  • Thu 14-16 B3113 (ROBERTSON)

Children's literature is not simple or simplified. It is not easier to examine than adult literature. The first part of this course will be an introduction to the theory of children's literature, illustrated from various works of children's literature, both classics and less familiar ones. Questions we will be asking include: what is a child? What is childhood? How does this text contribute to the development of the child? Is a child reader different from an adult reader? What is a good children's book? Is it different from a good adult's book? What part does intertextuality play in children's literature?

In the second part of the course, students may choose a work of children's literature written in English, and give a short presentation on it, discussing one or more aspects of the work with the help of a theoretical model.

Assessment will be on the basis of the presentation or a 10+ page paper, and class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
8-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  • Fri 12-15 A3098 (RUDANKO), starting Sept 9th

The course explores selected clausal argument structure constructions in English, and the idea that they carry particular meanings as constructions. Constructions are viewed as ?form-meaning correspondences that exist independently of particular verbs? and in this framework ?constructions themselves carry meaning? (Adele Goldberg, 1995, Constructions, p. 1). The course begins with an introduction to basic assumptions and principles in the study of sentential complementation, including the postulation of understood subjects. It then turns to the discussion of selected constructions in English involving sentential complements, with a focus on the matrix verbs selecting them and on the syntactic and semantic properties of the constructions. These include patterns with to infinitives and -ing complements, especially the types of I remembered to mail the letter and I remembered mailing the letter. Authentic data from electronic corpora, including the BNC and the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) are made use of in the course. The course is also meant to help participants with thesis projects in the area of the course.

            The course is largely a lecture course, with a small number of homework assignments and readings. Course work includes regular attendance, class participation, a brief essay presented in class on an approved topic in the area of the course in the second half of the term, and a final exam.

 

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
9-Sep-2011 – 25-Nov-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  • Wed 14-16 B4119 (PAHTA)

(Description to follow.)

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
14-Sep-2011 – 7-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  •    Thu 12-14 B3112 (PAHTA)

The course considers the challenges that language variation poses for language teaching. It is specially designed for future professionals in language learning and teaching, and offers suggestions and support for pro gradu research in this area, but it is useful for any students interested in language variation. The course reviews some of the many dimensions along which a language can vary, such as mode and register (spoken and written language, formal and informal styles), domain (special languages), social class, gender (men's and women's language) and geographical region (Englishes), and the ways in which these dimensions are and can be taken into account in the classroom. The course includes lectures and discussions of different dimensions of language variation, background reading, and a small-scale project and its written report.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
8-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  •   Wed 10-12  A2093 (KLEMOLA)

This course starts with a discussion of the nature of variationist approaches to language. The methods of Labovian sociolinguistics, which form the backbone of most variationist approaches, will be discussed in some detail during the course. During the course we will also examine in detail the methods applied in some classic sociolinguistic, dialectological and historical studies. The course includes a discussion of the statistical methods used in variationist linguistics.

A reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Course work includes weekly sessions, background reading, oral presentation in the class, and a final essay.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
7-Sep-2011 – 7-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  •   Tue 14-16 B3030 (KLEMOLA)

This course will focus on the social aspects of language variation. The first half of the course will be devoted to a detailed discussion of some of the central issues in so-called Labovian sociolinguistics/microsociolinguistics. During the second half of the course the focus will be on a number of sociolinguistic topics including language and ethnicity, language, sex, and gender, language contact and language change.

A reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Course work includes weekly sessions, background reading, oral presentation in the class, and a final essay.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
6-Sep-2011 – 6-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  • Tue 10-12 B3118 (Metsä-Ketelä))

Spoken language differs from written language both in form and function. For example, grammatical units such as sentences, clauses and phrases are the basic features of written texts but in spoken language their boundaries are often difficult to define. The aim of this course is to consider the peculiarities of spoken English and introduce different approaches to analysing spoken language. We will take a look at the grammar and lexis of spoken English, speech genres, spoken language corpora and various methods of discourse analysis.

Course work includes regular attendance and class participation, background reading, oral presentation and a final essay.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
6-Sep-2011 – 13-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  • Tue 14-16 B3112 (NORRI)

(Note: This course is not available to those who have done the Lexicology option offered in recent years)

The aim of the course is to give the participants an overall picture of the principles of the study of words. We shall begin by looking at the varieties of English (e.g. geographical, dialectal, social, formal, informal, slang, technical, pejorative) and how these are reflected on the level of vocabulary. The labelling of the different types of variety in dictionaries will also be discussed. After this, the course moves on to examine the main sources of English vocabulary (techniques of word-formation, foreign adoptions). Next, aspects of meaning will be addressed, including the ways in which the meanings of words change along dimensions such as gender (e.g. guy, certain articles of clothing) and pejoration (e.g. idiot, imbecile, moron). We shall finally discuss larger structures pertaining to the lexicon. These may be either paradigmatic relations (e.g. synonymy, polysemy, antonymy, lexical fields, lexical sets) or syntagmatic ones (e.g. collocations).

Course work includes regular attendance of the weekly sessions, homework assignments (practical exercises relating to various aspects of vocabulary), and an essay on a specific topic relating to the study of words.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
6-Sep-2011 – 6-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

 

Periods I-IV, every other week.

  1. Mon 18-20, starting 5.9 B5077 (ROBERTSON) literature: Early Modern, 18th century, 19th century British, Romantic and Victorian.
  2. Wed 16-18, starting 7.9. B4118 (PIIPPONEN) literature:  esp.19th century American, 20th century British and American
  3. Tue 18-20, starting 6.9 A2093 (RUDANKO), corpus-based approaches to the study of British and American English
  4. Wed 16-18, starting 7.9. B5077 (KLEMOLA), linguistics, esp. language variation and change
  5. Wed 16-18, starting 14.9 B5077 (PAHTA), analyzing language in context, text and discourse studies, applied linguistics, language teaching
Enrolment for University Studies

Please enrol by contacting the teacher concerned before the course begins. For further information, see the English Department pages.

Teaching
31-Aug-2011 – 25-Apr-2012
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Period (24-Oct-2011 - 16-Dec-2011)
Supplementary studies [Period II]

Practice in small groups (26 hours):

  1. Mon 12-14 B 4119 (RANTA)
  2. Tue 14-16 B 3108 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
6-Sep-2011 – 7-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Basic studies [Period II]

The two groups held in the autumn term are intended principally for main subject students; a third group will be held in the spring term intended principally for second subject students.

  1. Tue 17-18 B3111 (GURNEY) 
  2. Wed 14-15 C5 (GURNEY)
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
7-Sep-2011 – 30-Nov-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Tutorials (starting 5.9.2011):

  1. Mon 12-14 B4125 (RICKMAN)
  2. Tue 8-10 B4125 (GURNEY)
  3. Tue 10-12 B4125 (GURNEY)
  4. Wed 14-16 B4125 (RICKMAN)
  5. Wed 16-18 B4125 (GURNEY)
  6. Thu 10-12 B4125 (RICKMAN)
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
5-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Lectures (starting 5.9.2011):

  • Mon 16-17  B1097 (ROBERTSON, PIIPPONEN).

Tutorials (starting 6.9.2011):

  1. Tue 10-11 B3112 (MANNINEN)
  2. Tue 11-12 B3112 (PIIPPONEN)
  3. Tue 16-17 A3098 (PIIPPONEN)
  4. Wed 15-16 B4118 (MANNINEN)
  5. Wed 16-17 A2093 (MANNINEN)
  6. Thu 12-13 B3030 (ROBERTSON)
  7. Thu 13-14 B3030 (ROBERTSON )
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
5-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Lectures:

  • Thu 14-15 Paavo Koli auditorium (GURNEY)

Tutorials:

  1. Tue 10-11 C3 (NORRI)
  2. Tue 11-12 C3 (NORRI)
  3. Tue 16-17 B3108 (RANTA)
  4. Wed  10-11 B4118 (GURNEY)
  5. Wed 11-12 B4118 (GURNEY)
  6. Thu 12-13 B5078 (RANTA)
  7. Thu 13-14 B5078 (RANTA)
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
7-Sep-2011 – 9-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Intermediate studies [Period II]

Lectures (starting 5.9.2011):

  • Mon 15-16 B1097 (ROBERTSON, SALMELA)

Tutorials (starting 6.9.2011):

  1. Tue 10-11 B4119 (ROBERTSON)
  2. Tue 11-12 B4119 (ROBERTSON)
  3. Wed 9-10 A3098 (MANNINEN)
  4. Wed 10-11 A3098 (MANNINEN)
  5. Wed 11-12 A3098 (MANNINEN)
  6. Wed 11-12 B3112 (SALMELA)
  7. Wed 16-17 B3030 (SALMELA)
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
5-Sep-2011 – 7-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

2 hours (lecture + tutorial) for ten weeks, starting 5.9.2010

Lectures:

  • Mon 14-15  B1097 (PIIPPONEN, SALMELA)

Tutorials

  1. Tue 14-15 A3098 (PIIPPONEN)
  2. Tue 15-16 A3098 (PIIPPONEN)
  3. Thu 10-11 A3098 (SALMELA)
  4. Thu 11-12 A3098 (SALMELA)
  5. Thu 12-13 A21 (PIIPPONEN)
  6. Thu 13-14 A21 (PIIPPONEN)
  7. Thu 14-15 A21 (SALMELA)
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
5-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  1. Mon 10-11 B4118 (NORRI) starting Sept 5th
  2. Mon 11-12 B4118 (NORRI) starting Sept 5th
  3. Tue 10-11 B3109 (RANTA) starting Sept 6th
  4. Tue 11-12 B3109 (RANTA) starting Sept 6th
  5. Wed 16-17 B3113 (METSÄ-KETELÄ) starting Sept 7th
  6. Wed 17-18 B3113 (METSÄ-KETELÄ) starting Sept 7th
  7. Thu 12-13 A3098 (GURNEY) starting Sept 8th
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
5-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Tutorials:

  1. Mon 10-11 A2093 (METSÄ-KETELÄ) starting Sept 5th
  2. Mon 11-12 A2093 (METSÄ-KETELÄ) starting Sept 5th
  3. Mon 12-13 A2093 (NORRI) starting Sept 5th
  4. Mon 16-17 B4118 (NORRI) starting Sept 5th
  5. Mon 17-18 B4118 (NORRI) starting Sept 5th
  6. Thu 14-15 B3112 (METSÄ-KETELÄ) starting Sept 8th
  7. Thu 15-16 B3112 (METSÄ-KETELÄ) starting Sept 8th
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
5-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Tutorials (starting 5.9.2011):

  1. Mon 12-14 A3098 (RUDANKO)
  2. Mon 12-14 B5078 (PIIPPONEN)
  3. Tue 14-16 B5077 (SALMELA)
  4. Wed 14-16 A2093 (ROBERTSON)
  5. Fri 10-12 B4118 (NORRI)
Enrolment for University Studies

Groups formed on the basis of applications in spring 2011.

Teaching
5-Sep-2011 – 7-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Advanced studies [Period II]

Lectures (starting 6.9.2011):

  • Tue 16-18 B3107 (ROBERTSON)
Enrolment for University Studies

NettiOpsu

Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
6-Sep-2011 – 6-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  •     Thu 16-18 B3112 (MANNINEN) 

This course focuses on the topic of war in Shakespeare's Macbeth, Julius Caesar and Henry V. The three plays shape themselves around the need for and containment of political violence in times of tyranny, civil war, or military conquest. We will discuss how a nation or political system is constructed as worth defending, how societies define the justified use of violence, and what happens if faith in its justification is challenged by the perception of failed or morally unacceptable leadership. In studying the plays, we will trace Shakespeare's development of the search for understanding of social identity, personal ambition, and responsibility to self and public.

Assessment: essay and class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
8-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

   Wed 10-12 A2093 (KAKKO)

Eighteenth-Century Satire and Criticism

The course will focus on the period of British literature that gave birth to modern literary criticism. We will examine critical and literary texts by, among others, John Dryden, Joseph Addison, Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and Dr Johnson. Satire as a popular critical genre is intrinsically linked to the early critical project and hence the sceptical wits of the age are viewed as writers of essentially critical literature. The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the major critical problems of eighteenth-century thought and literary life, many of which are central to literary criticism even today. Topics of discussion will include the role of criticism and the critic in society, the quarrel between the ancients and the moderns, imitation and nature, meaning and interpretation, censorship, neo-classical theories of art and the sublime.

Assessment: essay and class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
7-Sep-2011 – 7-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  • Mon 12-14 B4118 (SALMELA)

This course surveys the new types of experimental literary fiction that gained prominence in the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century. To examine the stylistic and philosophical fundamentals of literary postmodernism, we will first read texts written in the 1960?s by authors such as John Barth, Donald Barthelme, and Robert Coover. The latter half of the course concentrates on more recent examples of postmodernist textuality and the more general cultural consequences of postmodernism. We will also examine a few influential theories and concepts, watch two films, and consider the importance of other kinds of verbal and visual texts in the aesthetic project of postmodernism.

Assessment: class participation, a short presentation, and a course diary.

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Teaching
6-Sep-2011 – 6-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  •    Thu 10-12 B4118 (Miettinen)

This course will provide an overview of superhero comics from the late 1930s to the present, focusing on the historical, theoretical and critical arguments that have evolved around the genre. We will approach the form of comics and its visual analysis, and discuss such superhero-related issues as audience and fandom, the representation of women, the role of the villain and the relevance of the superhero in a post- 9/11 world. While the entire genre is discussed, textual examples will focus more on superhero comics published from 1980s onwards. Students are also encouraged to introduce superhero texts of their choice to the class.

We will be reading theoretical texts on superheroes as well as excerpts from various superhero comics, including Superman, Batman, Captain America and Watchmen (each student is expected to purchase a copy of Watchmen, other materials will be provided in photocopies). In addition, we will also be viewing the 2008 feature film Iron Man by Jon Favreau.

Assessment: group participation, class presentation, final essay of 10-12 pages.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
8-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  • Thu 14-16 B3113 (ROBERTSON)

Children's literature is not simple or simplified. It is not easier to examine than adult literature. The first part of this course will be an introduction to the theory of children's literature, illustrated from various works of children's literature, both classics and less familiar ones. Questions we will be asking include: what is a child? What is childhood? How does this text contribute to the development of the child? Is a child reader different from an adult reader? What is a good children's book? Is it different from a good adult's book? What part does intertextuality play in children's literature?

In the second part of the course, students may choose a work of children's literature written in English, and give a short presentation on it, discussing one or more aspects of the work with the help of a theoretical model.

Assessment will be on the basis of the presentation or a 10+ page paper, and class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
8-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  • Fri 12-15 A3098 (RUDANKO), starting Sept 9th

The course explores selected clausal argument structure constructions in English, and the idea that they carry particular meanings as constructions. Constructions are viewed as ?form-meaning correspondences that exist independently of particular verbs? and in this framework ?constructions themselves carry meaning? (Adele Goldberg, 1995, Constructions, p. 1). The course begins with an introduction to basic assumptions and principles in the study of sentential complementation, including the postulation of understood subjects. It then turns to the discussion of selected constructions in English involving sentential complements, with a focus on the matrix verbs selecting them and on the syntactic and semantic properties of the constructions. These include patterns with to infinitives and -ing complements, especially the types of I remembered to mail the letter and I remembered mailing the letter. Authentic data from electronic corpora, including the BNC and the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) are made use of in the course. The course is also meant to help participants with thesis projects in the area of the course.

            The course is largely a lecture course, with a small number of homework assignments and readings. Course work includes regular attendance, class participation, a brief essay presented in class on an approved topic in the area of the course in the second half of the term, and a final exam.

 

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Teaching
9-Sep-2011 – 25-Nov-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  • Wed 14-16 B4119 (PAHTA)

(Description to follow.)

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Teaching
14-Sep-2011 – 7-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  •    Thu 12-14 B3112 (PAHTA)

The course considers the challenges that language variation poses for language teaching. It is specially designed for future professionals in language learning and teaching, and offers suggestions and support for pro gradu research in this area, but it is useful for any students interested in language variation. The course reviews some of the many dimensions along which a language can vary, such as mode and register (spoken and written language, formal and informal styles), domain (special languages), social class, gender (men's and women's language) and geographical region (Englishes), and the ways in which these dimensions are and can be taken into account in the classroom. The course includes lectures and discussions of different dimensions of language variation, background reading, and a small-scale project and its written report.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
8-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  •   Wed 10-12  A2093 (KLEMOLA)

This course starts with a discussion of the nature of variationist approaches to language. The methods of Labovian sociolinguistics, which form the backbone of most variationist approaches, will be discussed in some detail during the course. During the course we will also examine in detail the methods applied in some classic sociolinguistic, dialectological and historical studies. The course includes a discussion of the statistical methods used in variationist linguistics.

A reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Course work includes weekly sessions, background reading, oral presentation in the class, and a final essay.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
7-Sep-2011 – 7-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  •   Tue 14-16 B3030 (KLEMOLA)

This course will focus on the social aspects of language variation. The first half of the course will be devoted to a detailed discussion of some of the central issues in so-called Labovian sociolinguistics/microsociolinguistics. During the second half of the course the focus will be on a number of sociolinguistic topics including language and ethnicity, language, sex, and gender, language contact and language change.

A reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Course work includes weekly sessions, background reading, oral presentation in the class, and a final essay.

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Teaching
6-Sep-2011 – 6-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  • Tue 10-12 B3118 (Metsä-Ketelä))

Spoken language differs from written language both in form and function. For example, grammatical units such as sentences, clauses and phrases are the basic features of written texts but in spoken language their boundaries are often difficult to define. The aim of this course is to consider the peculiarities of spoken English and introduce different approaches to analysing spoken language. We will take a look at the grammar and lexis of spoken English, speech genres, spoken language corpora and various methods of discourse analysis.

Course work includes regular attendance and class participation, background reading, oral presentation and a final essay.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
6-Sep-2011 – 13-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
  • Tue 14-16 B3112 (NORRI)

(Note: This course is not available to those who have done the Lexicology option offered in recent years)

The aim of the course is to give the participants an overall picture of the principles of the study of words. We shall begin by looking at the varieties of English (e.g. geographical, dialectal, social, formal, informal, slang, technical, pejorative) and how these are reflected on the level of vocabulary. The labelling of the different types of variety in dictionaries will also be discussed. After this, the course moves on to examine the main sources of English vocabulary (techniques of word-formation, foreign adoptions). Next, aspects of meaning will be addressed, including the ways in which the meanings of words change along dimensions such as gender (e.g. guy, certain articles of clothing) and pejoration (e.g. idiot, imbecile, moron). We shall finally discuss larger structures pertaining to the lexicon. These may be either paradigmatic relations (e.g. synonymy, polysemy, antonymy, lexical fields, lexical sets) or syntagmatic ones (e.g. collocations).

Course work includes regular attendance of the weekly sessions, homework assignments (practical exercises relating to various aspects of vocabulary), and an essay on a specific topic relating to the study of words.

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Teaching
6-Sep-2011 – 6-Dec-2011
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

 

Periods I-IV, every other week.

  1. Mon 18-20, starting 5.9 B5077 (ROBERTSON) literature: Early Modern, 18th century, 19th century British, Romantic and Victorian.
  2. Wed 16-18, starting 7.9. B4118 (PIIPPONEN) literature:  esp.19th century American, 20th century British and American
  3. Tue 18-20, starting 6.9 A2093 (RUDANKO), corpus-based approaches to the study of British and American English
  4. Wed 16-18, starting 7.9. B5077 (KLEMOLA), linguistics, esp. language variation and change
  5. Wed 16-18, starting 14.9 B5077 (PAHTA), analyzing language in context, text and discourse studies, applied linguistics, language teaching
Enrolment for University Studies

Please enrol by contacting the teacher concerned before the course begins. For further information, see the English Department pages.

Teaching
31-Aug-2011 – 25-Apr-2012
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Period (9-Jan-2012 - 9-Mar-2012)
Supplementary studies [Period III]

This course is organised into 4-5 modules, practising different areas. See the  notice board outside B5040 for details at the beginning of the spring term.

  1. Tue 14-15 B4114 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  2. Tue 15-16 B4114 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
Enrolment for University Studies

Notice board outside B5040

Teaching
10-Jan-2012 – 24-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Basic studies [Period III]

This group is intended principally for second subject students.

  1. Tue 17-18 B3110 (GURNEY) 
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Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
10-Jan-2012 – 17-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Lectures (starting 9.1.2012):

  • Mon 16-17 B1097 (ROBERTSON)

Tutorials (to be updated)

  1. Tue 10-11 B3112 (MANNINEN)
  2. Tue 11-12 B3113 (ROBERTSON)
  3. Tue 16-17 A3098 (ROBERTSON)
  4. Wed 15-16 B4118 (MANNINEN)
  5. Wed 16-17 A2093 (MANNINEN)
  6. Thu 12-13 B3030 (ROBERTSON)
  7. Thu 13-14 B3030 (ROBERTSON)
Enrolment for University Studies

No separate enrolment. Groups formed in the autumn term for P2a American Literature I continue in the spring term. Students changing groups, or joining a group for the first time, please contact the teachers concerned directly.

Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 23-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Lectures:

  • Thu 14-15 Paavo Koli auditorium (GURNEY) 

Tutorials:

  1. Tue 10-11 C3 (NORRI)
  2. Tue 11-12 C3 (NORRI)
  3. Tue 16-17  B4119 (RANTA)
  4. Wed 10-11 B4118 (GURNEY)
  5. Wed 11-12  B4118 (GURNEY)
  6. Thu 12-13  B3108 (RANTA)
  7. Thu 13-14  B3108 (RANTA)
Enrolment for University Studies

No separate enrolment. Groups formed in the autumn term for P3a Structure of English I will continue in the spring. Students changing groups, or joining a group for the first time, should contact the teachers concerned directly.

Teaching
10-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Tutorials (starting 9.1.2012):

  1. Mon 10-11  A2093 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  2. Mon 11-12  A2093 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  3. Mon 12-13  A2093 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  4. Thu 10-11  B4118 (NORRI)
  5. Thu 11-12  B4118 (NORRI)
  6. Fri 10-11 B4118 (RANTA)
  7. Fri 11-12 B4118 (RANTA)
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Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 23-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Intermediate studies [Period III]

Only one group (F-E translation) offered spring 2012. This group is intended for those who are furthest on with their English Studies. Others may apply and be admitted if there is room.

  1. Wed 14-15 B4115 (GURNEY)

 

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Teaching
11-Jan-2012 – 18-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Language laboratory exercises (28 hours):

  1. Mon 12-14 B4125 (RICKMAN)
  2. Tue 8-10 B4125 (GURNEY)
  3. Tue 10-12 B4125 (GURNEY)
  4. Wed 12-14 B4125 (RICKMAN)
  5. Wed 16-18 B4125 (GURNEY)
  6. Thu 10-12 B4125 (RICKMAN)
Enrolment for University Studies

No separate enrolment. Groups formed in the autumn term for P1b Phonetics and Pronunciation will continue in the spring term. Students changing groups, or joining the group for the first time, should contact the teachers concerned directly.

Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Lectures (starting 9.1.2012):

  • Mon 15-16 B1097 (PIIPPONEN, SALMELA)

Tutorials (starting 10.1.2012):

  1. Tue 10-11 B4119 (PIIPPONEN)
  2. Tue 11-12 B4119 (PIIPPONEN)
  3. Wed 9-10 A3098 (MANNINEN)
  4. Wed 10-11 A3098 (MANNINEN)
  5. Wed 11-12 A3098 (MANNINEN)
  6. Wed 11-12 B3112 (SALMELA)
  7. Wed 16-17  A3098 (SALMELA)
Enrolment for University Studies

No separate enrolment. Groups formed in the autumn term for A2a British Literature II continue in the spring term. Students changing groups, or joining a group for the first time, please contact the teachers concerned directly.

Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 25-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

2 hours per week, lecture plus tutorial.

Lectures (starting 9.1.2012):

  • Mon 14-15  B1097 (SALMELA, PIIPPONEN)

Tutorials (starting 11.1.2012):

  1. Wed 14-15 A2089 (SALMELA)
  2. Wed 15-16 A2089 (SALMELA)
  3. Thu 10-11 A3098 (SALMELA)
  4. Thu 11-12 A3098 (SALMELA)
  5. Thu 12-13 B5077 (PIIPPONEN)
  6. Thu 13-14 B5077 (PIIPPONEN)
  7. Thu 14-15 B5077 (SALMELA)
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Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Tutorials:

  1. Mon 10-11 B4118 (NORRI)
  2. Mon 11-12 B4118 (NORRI)
  3. Tue 10-11 B3030 (RANTA)
  4. Tue 11-12 B3030 (RANTA)
  5. Wed 16-17 B3113 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  6. Wed 17-18 B3113 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  7. Thu 12-13 A3098 (GURNEY)
Enrolment for University Studies

No separate enrolment. Groups formed in the autumn term for A3a Structure of English III continue in the spring term. Students changing groups, or joining a group for the first time: please contact the teachers concerned directly.

Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Periods III-IV, 1 hour per week

Tutorials:

  1. Mon 16-17 B4118 (NORRI)
  2. Mon 17-18 B4118 (NORRI)
  3. Mon 17-18 B3113 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  4. Wed 14-15 B4118 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  5. Thu 10-11 B3112 (KLEMOLA)
  6. Thu 11-12 B3112 (KLEMOLA))
  7. Thu 14-15 B3112 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)

 

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Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Periods III-IV.  2 hours per week

6. Wed 14-16 B4119 (PAHTA)

(Groups 1-5 held in autumn 2011.)

Enrolment for University Studies

Groups formed on the basis of applications in spring 2011.

Teaching
11-Jan-2012 – 25-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Advanced studies [Period III]

Periods III-IV. Lectures,  3 hours per week

Tue 16-18 A1081 and Thu 15-16 Paavo Koli auditorium (NORRI). Note: Thu 19.1 exceptionally in Linna K103.

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Teaching
10-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Fortnightly lectures:

  • Mon 10-12   B3109 (TOIKKANEN)

Tutorials (intervening weeks): 

  1.  Mon 10-12 B3109 (TOIKKANEN)
  2.  Tue 10-12 B3113 (TOIKKANEN)
  3.  Tue 14-16 B4119 (TOIKKANEN) Note: the 14-16 class on 20.3 and 3.4 will be in B5078.

The course will consist of fortnightly lectures (for all participants) with associated tutorials (2 or 3 groups) in the week following the lecture week.

The aim is to learn to read theoretical texts, discover their line of argumentation, become aware of their omissions and see that the authors have produced their texts in a certain situation with particular goals in mind.

The course will cover topics ranging from New Criticism and structuralism  to psychoanalytical criticism, deconstruction, Marxism, New Historicism, Cultural Studies, feminism, queer, and postcolonial studies, as well as ecocriticism and cognitive poetics.

Each student is expected to purchase Hans Bertens's Literary Theory:   The Basics  (2nd ed., 2008, available at the university bookstore),   which will provide preliminary reading for each lecture.

In the tutorials, students will be expected to apply the theoretical positions to literary texts.

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Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 24-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

   Thu 14-16 B3030 (ROBERTSON)

The text of Paradise Lost poses present-day readers many fascinating problems. Do we read it for its theology; for its display of vast Classical and Biblical intertextuality; for its defence of individual liberty; or for the beauties of the poetry? Does the text suggest Milton was a misogynist? Is it the greatest poem, the greatest Protestant poem, and the only true epic in English? Was Milton, as William Blake claimed, "of the Devil's party without knowing it"?


During the course we will be reading Paradise Lost. Because it is essential that everyone has read the texts, there will be a clear reading task set each week. In addition, students will be given a set of questions and problems to consider hile doing the reading, and these will form the basis of the teaching.


Students will also be expected to read in Milton criticism, and write one paper, or a long answer in an examination. Assessment will be on the basis of
paper/exam plus class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
12-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  • Mon 12-14 B5078 (PIIPPONEN)

In this course we will trace the development of detective fiction from the end of the 19th century to the present. We will specifically examine how detective fiction represents and constructs gender, class and ethnicity. For example, we will analyse how Arthur Conan Doyle?s detective Sherlock Holmes protects the empire against foreign influence, and how African-American writers (e.g. Pauline Hopkins, Barbara Neely, Walter Mosley) discuss race and crime in their fictions. Further, we will examine how the feminist movement has influenced the field of crime writing -- how it introduced new themes into the genre, such as child abuse, sexism, and racism.

Assessment: essay and class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 23-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  • Tue 14-16  B5077 (SALMELA)

This course concentrates on the significance of settings in fiction, and on how descriptions of landscape (or cityscape) influence the thematic structure of texts. We will be considering the aesthetics of different kinds of landscapes, analyzing their social and psychological effects through their literary depictions. We will also be touching on various theoretical approaches, including ecocriticism, and using some concepts from spatial theory and cultural geography to make sense of categories such as travel writing and urban fiction. The texts will cover a wide range of historical circumstances and geographical locations. The course aims at suggesting, among other things, that descriptions of setting can be just as important in literature as the events narrated.

Assessment: class participation, a short presentation, and a course diary.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
10-Jan-2012 – 24-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  • Mon 16-18 (TOIKKANEN)

The course focuses on horror in literature from Romanticism to Modernism,  and connects it with today's understanding of the notion both in culture and in theory. Specifically, the course deals with horror as an experience that, in literature, is deeply involved with the words read and images aroused. Students will learn the relevant theories and engage in discussions of literature.

Assessment: essay and class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies

Apply by email to Ian Gurney by Dec 9th.

Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 23-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Course cancelled.

 

Islands have been priviliged sites of the cultural imaginary ever since antiquity. They are typically represented as illustrative scenes of heightened significance. At the same time, they tend to be unstable, shifting spaces marked by the provisional, where personal, cultural and political configurations are questioned, contested and renegotiated.

In this course, we will examine a number of island narratives ranging from early modern island utopias such as Thomas More's Utopia and Sir Francis Bacon's Nova Atlantis to contemporary representations. Among other things, we will discuss islands as spaces for projective investments (The Tempest), sites of personal and cultural memory, evolutionary archives (Darwin, Welles) and as both physical and ideological battlefields. Thus, our final section will be dedicated to islands as scenes of crime and war in texts and films such as Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, David Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars and Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island.

We will also read a number of theoretical and philosophical texts that will inform our readings of the primary texts.

Assessment: essay and class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies

Apply by email to Ian Gurney by Dec 9th.

Teaching
11-Jan-2012 – 25-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  • Fri 8-11 (8.30-10.50) A3098 (RUDANKO)

The course starts with a discussion of how to motivate the postulation of grammatical constituents. The construction of linguistic hypotheses and generalizations to account for observed data is discussed and illustrated, using concrete examples from relatively recent work, including the X-bar level in English grammar. Electronic corpora are introduced and some of their possibilities explored. The course also includes a discussion of linguistic metatheory and the nature of data in linguistics. Throughout the course the focus is on the grammar of current English.

Course-work includes class participation, homework assignments, a brief paper presented in class, and a final exam.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
13-Jan-2012 – 13-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  • Fri 13-16 (13.15-15.35) A3098 (RUDANKO)

This course traces features of change and continuity in the core grammar of English from the eighteenth century to the present, with data drawn primarily from synchronic and diachronic computer corpora of English. The course focuses on complementation, but there are no formal prerequisites for attending.The option will offer suggestions on how to use computer corpora to write a pro gradu thesis on complementation.

Course-work includes class participation, homework assignments, a brief paper to be presented in class on complementation or another approved aspect of English grammar, and a final exam.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
13-Jan-2012 – 6-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  •    Thu 12-14 B3112 (PARVIAINEN, SUONIEMI)
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Teaching
12-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  • Tue 14-16 B3030 (KLEMOLA)

Most people in the world speak two or more languages. Language contact is thus a ubiquitous phenomenon which entails a wide range of social, political and linguistic consequences. This course provides a survey of language contact phenomena, focusing on contact-induced changes in varieties of English. Topics to be discussed during the course include Bilingualism and Multilingualism, Code-Switching, Contact-Induced Language Change, Second Language Acquisition and Language Shift, Language Death, Pidgins and Creoles.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
10-Jan-2012 – 24-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  • Tue 10-12 C2 (Metsä-Ketelä))

Spoken language differs from written language both in form and function. For example, grammatical units such as sentences, clauses and phrases are the basic features of written texts but in spoken language their boundaries are often difficult to define. The aim of this course is to consider the peculiarities of spoken English and introduce different approaches to analysing spoken language. We will take a look at the grammar and lexis of spoken English, speech genres, spoken language corpora and various methods of discourse analysis.

Course work includes regular attendance and class participation, background reading, oral presentation and a final essay.

Enrolment for University Studies

Apply by email to Ian Gurney by Dec 9th.

Teaching
10-Jan-2012 – 24-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

 

Periods I-IV, every other week.

  1. Mon 18-20, starting 5.9 B5077 (ROBERTSON) literature: Early Modern, 18th century, 19th century British, Romantic and Victorian.
  2. Wed 16-18, starting 7.9. B4118 (PIIPPONEN) literature:  esp.19th century American, 20th century British and American
  3. Tue 18-20, starting 6.9 A2093 (RUDANKO), corpus-based approaches to the study of British and American English
  4. Wed 16-18, starting 7.9. B5077 (KLEMOLA), linguistics, esp. language variation and change
  5. Wed 16-18, starting 14.9 B5077 (PAHTA), analyzing language in context, text and discourse studies, applied linguistics, language teaching
Enrolment for University Studies

Please enrol by contacting the teacher concerned before the course begins. For further information, see the English Department pages.

Teaching
31-Aug-2011 – 25-Apr-2012
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Period (12-Mar-2012 - 20-May-2012)
Supplementary studies [Period IV]

This course is organised into 4-5 modules, practising different areas. See the  notice board outside B5040 for details at the beginning of the spring term.

  1. Tue 14-15 B4114 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  2. Tue 15-16 B4114 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
Enrolment for University Studies

Notice board outside B5040

Teaching
10-Jan-2012 – 24-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Basic studies [Period IV]

This group is intended principally for second subject students.

  1. Tue 17-18 B3110 (GURNEY) 
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Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
10-Jan-2012 – 17-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Lectures (starting 9.1.2012):

  • Mon 16-17 B1097 (ROBERTSON)

Tutorials (to be updated)

  1. Tue 10-11 B3112 (MANNINEN)
  2. Tue 11-12 B3113 (ROBERTSON)
  3. Tue 16-17 A3098 (ROBERTSON)
  4. Wed 15-16 B4118 (MANNINEN)
  5. Wed 16-17 A2093 (MANNINEN)
  6. Thu 12-13 B3030 (ROBERTSON)
  7. Thu 13-14 B3030 (ROBERTSON)
Enrolment for University Studies

No separate enrolment. Groups formed in the autumn term for P2a American Literature I continue in the spring term. Students changing groups, or joining a group for the first time, please contact the teachers concerned directly.

Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 23-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Lectures:

  • Thu 14-15 Paavo Koli auditorium (GURNEY) 

Tutorials:

  1. Tue 10-11 C3 (NORRI)
  2. Tue 11-12 C3 (NORRI)
  3. Tue 16-17  B4119 (RANTA)
  4. Wed 10-11 B4118 (GURNEY)
  5. Wed 11-12  B4118 (GURNEY)
  6. Thu 12-13  B3108 (RANTA)
  7. Thu 13-14  B3108 (RANTA)
Enrolment for University Studies

No separate enrolment. Groups formed in the autumn term for P3a Structure of English I will continue in the spring. Students changing groups, or joining a group for the first time, should contact the teachers concerned directly.

Teaching
10-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Tutorials (starting 9.1.2012):

  1. Mon 10-11  A2093 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  2. Mon 11-12  A2093 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  3. Mon 12-13  A2093 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  4. Thu 10-11  B4118 (NORRI)
  5. Thu 11-12  B4118 (NORRI)
  6. Fri 10-11 B4118 (RANTA)
  7. Fri 11-12 B4118 (RANTA)
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Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 23-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Intermediate studies [Period IV]

Only one group (F-E translation) offered spring 2012. This group is intended for those who are furthest on with their English Studies. Others may apply and be admitted if there is room.

  1. Wed 14-15 B4115 (GURNEY)

 

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Teaching
11-Jan-2012 – 18-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Language laboratory exercises (28 hours):

  1. Mon 12-14 B4125 (RICKMAN)
  2. Tue 8-10 B4125 (GURNEY)
  3. Tue 10-12 B4125 (GURNEY)
  4. Wed 12-14 B4125 (RICKMAN)
  5. Wed 16-18 B4125 (GURNEY)
  6. Thu 10-12 B4125 (RICKMAN)
Enrolment for University Studies

No separate enrolment. Groups formed in the autumn term for P1b Phonetics and Pronunciation will continue in the spring term. Students changing groups, or joining the group for the first time, should contact the teachers concerned directly.

Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Lectures (starting 9.1.2012):

  • Mon 15-16 B1097 (PIIPPONEN, SALMELA)

Tutorials (starting 10.1.2012):

  1. Tue 10-11 B4119 (PIIPPONEN)
  2. Tue 11-12 B4119 (PIIPPONEN)
  3. Wed 9-10 A3098 (MANNINEN)
  4. Wed 10-11 A3098 (MANNINEN)
  5. Wed 11-12 A3098 (MANNINEN)
  6. Wed 11-12 B3112 (SALMELA)
  7. Wed 16-17  A3098 (SALMELA)
Enrolment for University Studies

No separate enrolment. Groups formed in the autumn term for A2a British Literature II continue in the spring term. Students changing groups, or joining a group for the first time, please contact the teachers concerned directly.

Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 25-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

2 hours per week, lecture plus tutorial.

Lectures (starting 9.1.2012):

  • Mon 14-15  B1097 (SALMELA, PIIPPONEN)

Tutorials (starting 11.1.2012):

  1. Wed 14-15 A2089 (SALMELA)
  2. Wed 15-16 A2089 (SALMELA)
  3. Thu 10-11 A3098 (SALMELA)
  4. Thu 11-12 A3098 (SALMELA)
  5. Thu 12-13 B5077 (PIIPPONEN)
  6. Thu 13-14 B5077 (PIIPPONEN)
  7. Thu 14-15 B5077 (SALMELA)
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Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Tutorials:

  1. Mon 10-11 B4118 (NORRI)
  2. Mon 11-12 B4118 (NORRI)
  3. Tue 10-11 B3030 (RANTA)
  4. Tue 11-12 B3030 (RANTA)
  5. Wed 16-17 B3113 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  6. Wed 17-18 B3113 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  7. Thu 12-13 A3098 (GURNEY)
Enrolment for University Studies

No separate enrolment. Groups formed in the autumn term for A3a Structure of English III continue in the spring term. Students changing groups, or joining a group for the first time: please contact the teachers concerned directly.

Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Periods III-IV, 1 hour per week

Tutorials:

  1. Mon 16-17 B4118 (NORRI)
  2. Mon 17-18 B4118 (NORRI)
  3. Mon 17-18 B3113 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  4. Wed 14-15 B4118 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)
  5. Thu 10-11 B3112 (KLEMOLA)
  6. Thu 11-12 B3112 (KLEMOLA))
  7. Thu 14-15 B3112 (METSÄ-KETELÄ)

 

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Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Periods III-IV.  2 hours per week

6. Wed 14-16 B4119 (PAHTA)

(Groups 1-5 held in autumn 2011.)

Enrolment for University Studies

Groups formed on the basis of applications in spring 2011.

Teaching
11-Jan-2012 – 25-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Advanced studies [Period IV]

Periods III-IV. Lectures,  3 hours per week

Tue 16-18 A1081 and Thu 15-16 Paavo Koli auditorium (NORRI). Note: Thu 19.1 exceptionally in Linna K103.

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Teaching
10-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Fortnightly lectures:

  • Mon 10-12   B3109 (TOIKKANEN)

Tutorials (intervening weeks): 

  1.  Mon 10-12 B3109 (TOIKKANEN)
  2.  Tue 10-12 B3113 (TOIKKANEN)
  3.  Tue 14-16 B4119 (TOIKKANEN) Note: the 14-16 class on 20.3 and 3.4 will be in B5078.

The course will consist of fortnightly lectures (for all participants) with associated tutorials (2 or 3 groups) in the week following the lecture week.

The aim is to learn to read theoretical texts, discover their line of argumentation, become aware of their omissions and see that the authors have produced their texts in a certain situation with particular goals in mind.

The course will cover topics ranging from New Criticism and structuralism  to psychoanalytical criticism, deconstruction, Marxism, New Historicism, Cultural Studies, feminism, queer, and postcolonial studies, as well as ecocriticism and cognitive poetics.

Each student is expected to purchase Hans Bertens's Literary Theory:   The Basics  (2nd ed., 2008, available at the university bookstore),   which will provide preliminary reading for each lecture.

In the tutorials, students will be expected to apply the theoretical positions to literary texts.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 24-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

   Thu 14-16 B3030 (ROBERTSON)

The text of Paradise Lost poses present-day readers many fascinating problems. Do we read it for its theology; for its display of vast Classical and Biblical intertextuality; for its defence of individual liberty; or for the beauties of the poetry? Does the text suggest Milton was a misogynist? Is it the greatest poem, the greatest Protestant poem, and the only true epic in English? Was Milton, as William Blake claimed, "of the Devil's party without knowing it"?


During the course we will be reading Paradise Lost. Because it is essential that everyone has read the texts, there will be a clear reading task set each week. In addition, students will be given a set of questions and problems to consider hile doing the reading, and these will form the basis of the teaching.


Students will also be expected to read in Milton criticism, and write one paper, or a long answer in an examination. Assessment will be on the basis of
paper/exam plus class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
12-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  • Mon 12-14 B5078 (PIIPPONEN)

In this course we will trace the development of detective fiction from the end of the 19th century to the present. We will specifically examine how detective fiction represents and constructs gender, class and ethnicity. For example, we will analyse how Arthur Conan Doyle?s detective Sherlock Holmes protects the empire against foreign influence, and how African-American writers (e.g. Pauline Hopkins, Barbara Neely, Walter Mosley) discuss race and crime in their fictions. Further, we will examine how the feminist movement has influenced the field of crime writing -- how it introduced new themes into the genre, such as child abuse, sexism, and racism.

Assessment: essay and class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 23-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  • Tue 14-16  B5077 (SALMELA)

This course concentrates on the significance of settings in fiction, and on how descriptions of landscape (or cityscape) influence the thematic structure of texts. We will be considering the aesthetics of different kinds of landscapes, analyzing their social and psychological effects through their literary depictions. We will also be touching on various theoretical approaches, including ecocriticism, and using some concepts from spatial theory and cultural geography to make sense of categories such as travel writing and urban fiction. The texts will cover a wide range of historical circumstances and geographical locations. The course aims at suggesting, among other things, that descriptions of setting can be just as important in literature as the events narrated.

Assessment: class participation, a short presentation, and a course diary.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
10-Jan-2012 – 24-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  • Mon 16-18 (TOIKKANEN)

The course focuses on horror in literature from Romanticism to Modernism,  and connects it with today's understanding of the notion both in culture and in theory. Specifically, the course deals with horror as an experience that, in literature, is deeply involved with the words read and images aroused. Students will learn the relevant theories and engage in discussions of literature.

Assessment: essay and class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies

Apply by email to Ian Gurney by Dec 9th.

Teaching
9-Jan-2012 – 23-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

Course cancelled.

 

Islands have been priviliged sites of the cultural imaginary ever since antiquity. They are typically represented as illustrative scenes of heightened significance. At the same time, they tend to be unstable, shifting spaces marked by the provisional, where personal, cultural and political configurations are questioned, contested and renegotiated.

In this course, we will examine a number of island narratives ranging from early modern island utopias such as Thomas More's Utopia and Sir Francis Bacon's Nova Atlantis to contemporary representations. Among other things, we will discuss islands as spaces for projective investments (The Tempest), sites of personal and cultural memory, evolutionary archives (Darwin, Welles) and as both physical and ideological battlefields. Thus, our final section will be dedicated to islands as scenes of crime and war in texts and films such as Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, David Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars and Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island.

We will also read a number of theoretical and philosophical texts that will inform our readings of the primary texts.

Assessment: essay and class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies

Apply by email to Ian Gurney by Dec 9th.

Teaching
11-Jan-2012 – 25-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  • Fri 8-11 (8.30-10.50) A3098 (RUDANKO)

The course starts with a discussion of how to motivate the postulation of grammatical constituents. The construction of linguistic hypotheses and generalizations to account for observed data is discussed and illustrated, using concrete examples from relatively recent work, including the X-bar level in English grammar. Electronic corpora are introduced and some of their possibilities explored. The course also includes a discussion of linguistic metatheory and the nature of data in linguistics. Throughout the course the focus is on the grammar of current English.

Course-work includes class participation, homework assignments, a brief paper presented in class, and a final exam.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
13-Jan-2012 – 13-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  • Fri 13-16 (13.15-15.35) A3098 (RUDANKO)

This course traces features of change and continuity in the core grammar of English from the eighteenth century to the present, with data drawn primarily from synchronic and diachronic computer corpora of English. The course focuses on complementation, but there are no formal prerequisites for attending.The option will offer suggestions on how to use computer corpora to write a pro gradu thesis on complementation.

Course-work includes class participation, homework assignments, a brief paper to be presented in class on complementation or another approved aspect of English grammar, and a final exam.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
13-Jan-2012 – 6-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  •    Thu 12-14 B3112 (PARVIAINEN, SUONIEMI)
Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
12-Jan-2012 – 26-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  • Tue 14-16 B3030 (KLEMOLA)

Most people in the world speak two or more languages. Language contact is thus a ubiquitous phenomenon which entails a wide range of social, political and linguistic consequences. This course provides a survey of language contact phenomena, focusing on contact-induced changes in varieties of English. Topics to be discussed during the course include Bilingualism and Multilingualism, Code-Switching, Contact-Induced Language Change, Second Language Acquisition and Language Shift, Language Death, Pidgins and Creoles.

Enrolment for University Studies
Teaching
10-Jan-2012 – 24-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
  • Tue 10-12 C2 (Metsä-Ketelä))

Spoken language differs from written language both in form and function. For example, grammatical units such as sentences, clauses and phrases are the basic features of written texts but in spoken language their boundaries are often difficult to define. The aim of this course is to consider the peculiarities of spoken English and introduce different approaches to analysing spoken language. We will take a look at the grammar and lexis of spoken English, speech genres, spoken language corpora and various methods of discourse analysis.

Course work includes regular attendance and class participation, background reading, oral presentation and a final essay.

Enrolment for University Studies

Apply by email to Ian Gurney by Dec 9th.

Teaching
10-Jan-2012 – 24-Apr-2012
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English

 

Periods I-IV, every other week.

  1. Mon 18-20, starting 5.9 B5077 (ROBERTSON) literature: Early Modern, 18th century, 19th century British, Romantic and Victorian.
  2. Wed 16-18, starting 7.9. B4118 (PIIPPONEN) literature:  esp.19th century American, 20th century British and American
  3. Tue 18-20, starting 6.9 A2093 (RUDANKO), corpus-based approaches to the study of British and American English
  4. Wed 16-18, starting 7.9. B5077 (KLEMOLA), linguistics, esp. language variation and change
  5. Wed 16-18, starting 14.9 B5077 (PAHTA), analyzing language in context, text and discourse studies, applied linguistics, language teaching
Enrolment for University Studies

Please enrol by contacting the teacher concerned before the course begins. For further information, see the English Department pages.

Teaching
31-Aug-2011 – 25-Apr-2012
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English