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Grade: 11 Semester: 1st
Subject Title: 21st Century Literature from the No. of Hours: 40 hours
Philippines and the World

Subject Description: This course aims to engage students in appreciation and critical
study of 21st Century Literature from the Philippines and the World encompassing their
various dimensions, genres, elements, structures, contexts, and traditions.

PART 1: Folk Literature (Pre-Colonial)

A. Philippine Folklore and Folktale

B. Philippine Mythology and Legend

- Si Tungkung Langit at Alunsina
- Ang Alamat ng Saging

C. Philippine Epic
 Morphology of Folklore by Isagani Cruz
- Ang Panday (modern adaptation)
- Humadapnon at Dumalapdap (Hinilawod)
- Handiong, Baltog at Oriol (Bicol)
- Aliguyon, Bugan at Pumbakhayon (Ifugao)
- Biag ni Lam-ang (Ilocano)

D. Philippine Riddles and Proverbs

PART 2: Different Genres (Contemporary)

A. Elements of Poetry
- A Poem Must be Magical by Jose Garcia Villa
- Bonsai by Edith Tiempo
- Valediction sa Hill Crest by Rolando Tinio

B. Elements of Novel
- The Mass by F. Sionel Jose

C. Elements of Short Story

- The Virgin by Kerima Polotan Tuvera

D. Elements of Essay-
- Heritage of Smallness by Nick Joaquin

PART 3: Philippine Canonical Writers

A. National Artists for Literature

- From 1973-2014

PART 4: Basic Textual and Contextual Reading Approach in Study and Appreciation of Lit.

A. Overview of Reader- Oriented Criticism

 Structuralism
 Phenomenology
 Subjective Criticism
- The Wedding Dance by Amador Daguio
PART 5: Appreciation of Different Genres from the World Literature

A. Overview of Asian Literature

 Indian Literature
Hinduism (Short Story)
- On Learning to be an Indian by Santa Rama Rau

 Chinese Literature
Confucianism (Proverb)
- The Analects of Confucius

 Japanese Literature
Haiku (Poetry)
- Matsuo Basho
- Kobayashi Issa
- Yosa Buson

B. Overview of African Literature

 Negritude (Poetry)
- Casualities by J.P. Clark Bekederemos
- I Thank You God by Bernard Dadie
- Black Mother by Viriato da Cruz

C. Overview of British Literature

 Age of Enlightenment (Essay)
- Of Studies by Francis Bacon

D. Overview of Anglo-American Literature

 Puritanism (Novel)
- Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Prepared by: Checked by:

Mr. Nelson G. Calimag Ms. Yolanda S. Lingat
Subject Point Person, HUMSS Coordinator, HUMSS

Approved by:
Ms. Gillian Joyce G. Virata
Executive Director, FEU-SHS

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