110年第1學期-5089 契科夫與世界 課程資訊
|Weekly texts||10||Response papers and study questions|
|Close reading||20||Close reading and written analysis|
|Intertextual analysis||20||Analysis of Chekhov story and a story by another author|
|Research presentation||20||Presentation of research findings including secondary sources|
|Research paper||30||Semester research essay|
本課程名額為 10人，已有3 人選讀，尚餘名額7人。
By the end of the course, students will have:
1). gained a comprehensive awareness of Anton Chekhov’s works, including his fiction, plays, and non-fiction;
2). read a number of Chekhov’s longer short stories and novellas, which are among his best works but also among the least studied;
3). assessed Chekhov’s reception among artists writing in English since his death in 1904, including analyses of fiction and drama of these writers; and
4). have sufficiently studied several modern and contemporary writers who have been deeply influenced by Chekhov’s fiction, to be able to analyze the intertextual play among and between their texts and related works by Chekhov.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) led an incredibly rich and creative life and his literary career has been massively important to modern literature, especially to modern drama and short fiction. This course will introduce the student to Chekhov’s most influential short stories as well as to some of his longer fiction, non-fiction, and to some of his plays. We will also examine his legacy among modern writers in the English-speaking world by comparing the themes, structures, and insights found in Chekhov’s most important fiction and drama to works by writers such as James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Flannery O’Connor, Raymond Carver, William Trevor, Tobias Wolff, Alice Munro, David Mamet, and David Hare. Chekhov’s work is a major force in modern world literature but because, outside of Russian and Russian studies, we read him in translation he is infrequently taught in English and American literature programs such as ours. This course addresses that shortfall.
Office HourLAN-211-H Tuesdays, 17:10-18:00 and Wednesdays, 15:20-16:00
Allain, Paul and Vera Gottlieb, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov. Cambridge University
Press, 2000 [Instructor’s copy].
Almond, Ian. “Chekhovian Overtones in Early Joyce: Some Brief Remarks on ‘Araby’ and ‘The Kiss.’”
Orbis Litterarum: International Review of Literary Studies, vol. 56, no. 5, 2001, pp. 367–377
[via Ebsco, pdf].
Bartlett, Rosamund. Chekhov: Scenes from a Life. London: Free Press, 2004.
Chekhov, Anton P. The Island of Sakhalin. London: Folio Society, 1989 [Instructor’s copy].
Chekhov, Anton P, Rosamund Bartlett, and Anthony Phillips. Anton Chekhov: A Life in Letters.
London: Penguin Books, 2004 [THU Library & Instructor’s copy].
Chekhov, Anton P, and John L. Coulehan. Chekhov's Doctors: A Collection of Chekhov's Medical Tales,
2003 [THU Library, 891.733 C417d 2003].
Chekhov, Anton, and Ralph E. Matlaw. Anton Chekhov's Short Stories:Texts of the Stories, Backgrounds,
Criticism. New York: Norton, 1979 [Instructor’s copy].
Chekhov, Anton P, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky. The Complete Short Novels. New York:
Vintage Books, 2005. Internet resource [THU Library, 891.733 C417c 2004].
Chekhov, Mikhail P. Anton Chekhov: A Brother's Memoir. New York: Palgrave Macmillan,
2010 [THU Library, 891.723 C417zC 2010].
Clark, Robert C. “Keeping the Reader in the House: American Minimalism, Literary Impressionism, and
Raymond Carver’s ‘Cathedral.’” Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 36, no. 1, 2012, pp. 104–
118 [via Ebsco, pdf].
Clayton, J D. Chekhov Then and Now: The Reception of Chekhov in World Culture. New York: Peter
Lang, 1996 [Also, Internet resource, 1997].
Clyman, Toby W. A Chekhov Companion. Westport: Conn, 1985 [Instructor’s copy].
Creasman, Boyd. “’Gurov’s Flights of Emotion in Chekhov’s ‘The Lady with the Dog.’” Studies in Short
Fiction, vol. 27, no. 2, 1990, pp. 257–260 [via Ebsco, pdf].
Fulford, Robert. “Surprised By Love: Chekhov and ‘The Lady with the Dog.’” Queen’s Quarterly, vol.
111, no. 3, 2