99年第1學期-0151 美國文學 課程資訊

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選課分析

本課程名額為 60人,已有52人選讀,尚餘名額8人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Mid term exam 15 Covers the reading material, lectures and presentations for the first half of the course.
Final exam 25 Comprehensive, but emphasizes the second half selections.
Writing Assignments: (shorter paper:10%) (longer paper:20%) 30 First paper is basic response to a work; second is a formal analysis of two or more works using common background, theme, genre or rhetorical status.
Report on a major period and/or writer. 10 Group effort 5 per group. Focus and details are divided among group members.
Quizzes 20 Reading comprehension and cultural knowledge based.

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 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

課程概述

American Literature is a fourth-year required course. This course introduces students to American literature, from colonial times up through the present day, and the historical concerns that mark particular literary epochs. What vision do American writers have of their country, and how do they express their own relationship to it? Students will also consider these issues in a larger sense, so that students not only develop an understanding of American literary history but also how any particular country develops a vision of itself through its literature.

課程資訊

參考書目

The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym, et. al. Shorter 7th Ed.
New York: WW Norton & Company, 2008.