107年第2學期-0155 美國文學(二) 課程資訊

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選課分析

本課程名額為 70人,已有22人選讀,尚餘名額48人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Daily Assignments: 10 In-class readings, discussion
Research paper 30 Fully documented
Quizzes 15
Mid term exam 20
Final exam 25

授課教師

Thomas Argiro

教育目標

This course presents a historical overview of American literature and culture engaging the significant writers of the realist/naturalist, early modern, modern and postmodern periods. Readings will focus on the particular ways that American English is presented in various literary genres, including fiction, non-fiction prose, poetry, autobiography and drama. The course will also include a more formal analysis of literary terms, their relation to the text, and their specific use in literary analysis. Emphasized will be the ways that literature is both imaginative and rhetorical, and therefore opens multiple fields of possible knowledge and meaning, always open to interpretation. In view of this general approach, the readings are designed to link text and context, thereby encouraging students to appreciate the matrix of culture, historical events and their social settings.

課程概述

American Literature I and II introduce a historical overview of American literature and culture engaging the significant writers of the colonial, revolutionary, Romantic and early Realist periods. Readings will focus on the particular ways that American English is presented in various literary genres, including fiction, non-fiction prose, poetry, essays, speeches and autobiography. The course will also include a more formal analysis of literary terms, their relation to the text, and their specific use in literary analysis. Emphasized will be the ways that literature is both imaginative and rhetorical, and therefore opens multiple fields of possible knowledge and meaning, always open to interpretation. In view of this general approach, the readings are designed to link text and context, thereby encouraging students to appreciate the matrix of culture, historical events and their social settings.

課程資訊

參考書目

The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Robert S. Lavine, et. al. Shorter 9th Ed. Vol. II. New York: WW Norton & Company, 2017.