Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Studying Romance Fiction in the Philippines

The Department of English and Comparative Literature (DECL), College of Arts and Letters of the University of the Philippines has announced that "the English Department is offering a Special Topics (English 198) course this upcoming semester, on Reading the Romance Novel":

The course is being taught by Dr Lorie Santos and she's shared the full syllabus here. Included on the reading list are New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction: Critical Essays (ed. Sarah S. G. Frantz and Eric Murphy Selinger) and Pamela Regis's A Natural History of the Romance Novel.


  1. Is this upper-level undergrad? Or....

  2. The page here about the courses on offer doesn't specify the contents of "198" but it's being offered to undergraduates in either Anglo-American Literature or Comparative Literature. They're probably not first-years given that they have to have completed some other courses first.

    The Anglo-American Literature list of options states the following about 198: " 198 Selected Topics. Prerequisite: Eng 10 and Eng 11 (effective 1st Sem 04-05)"

    The Comparative Literature list of options states the following about 198: "198 Selected Topics. Prerequisite: CL 30, 40, 50 and 100 (effective 1st Sem. 04-05)"