106年第2學期-0181 文討:美國與黑奴遺魂 課程資訊

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Research Paper 30
Research Paper Presentation 10
Weekly Journals 20
Participation and attendance 10
Presentation on one week’s topic 20
Student lead discussion 10

選課分析

本課程名額為 20人,已有17 人選讀,尚餘名額3人。

授課教師

Nicholas Sumares

教育目標

Course Objectives 1. Have a better understanding of the history of slavery and its impact on American literature. 2. Be aware of the problems of representation of black Americans in literature and how black authors, playwrights, and filmmakers have attempted to counter this. 3. Be introduced to and have a basic working knowledge of the ideas inherent in critical race theory. 4. Be able to apply these ideas to the problems of race and representation in Taiwan. 5. High levels of English language proficiency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. 6. Academic writing skill in research.

課程概述

This seminar aims to trace how slavery has haunted much of American Literature. Taking a chronological approach, students will read African American folktales and slavery narratives prior to the American Civil War, all the way to American postmodern fiction dealing with slavery. Students will also watch American films commenting on the influence of slavery on black and white Americans’ today.

課程資訊

參考書目

Course Materials
The two main texts for this course are:
Morrison, Toni. Home. New York: Vintage, 2012. Print.
Wilson, August. The Piano Lesson. New York: Plume, 1990. Print.
A course packet containing the following materials will also be provided:
Welty, Eudora. "A Worn Path." The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty. New York: Harcourt, 1980. 142-149. Print.
Faulkner, William. “That Evening Sun.” The Collected Stories of William Faulkner. New York: Vintage, 1995. 289-305. Print.
O’Connor, Flannery. “The Artificial Nigger.” The Complete Stories. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1971. 249-270. Print.
Wright, Richard. “The Man Who Lived Underground.” Eight Men. New York: HarperCollins, 1996. 19-84. Print.
Baldwin, James. “Notes on a Native Son.” The Norton Anthology of African American Literature 2nd Edition. Ed. Henry Louis Gates JR. and Nellie Y. McKay. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004. 1713-27. Print.
Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself. The Norton Anthology of American Literature 7th Edition. Ed Nina Baym. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2008. 924-98. Print.
Jacobs, Harriet. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. The Norton Anthology of African American Literature 2nd Edition. Ed. Henry Louis Gates JR. and Nellie Y. McKay. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004. 279-310. Print.
Washington, Booker T., “The Atlanta Exposition Address.” The Norton Anthology of African American Literature 2nd Edition. Ed. Henry Louis Gates JR. and Nellie Y. McKay. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004. 594-601. Print.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin. New York: Signet Classics, 2005. Print.
Chestnutt, Charles W.. The Marrow of Tradition: A Norton Critical Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2012. Print.