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Course schedule

Week Date Course Contents Videos
1 2015/02/25~2015/03/01 introduction to the course; introduction to the literary history in England and America; introduction to the history of fiction; introduction to the notion of genre and of literary movements  
2 2015/03/02~2015/03/08 (1) Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”; (2) Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”; (3) Virginia Woolf’s The Room of One’s Own  
3 2015/03/09~2015/03/15 (1) James Joyce’s “Clay”; (2) James Joyce’s “Araby”   
4 2015/03/16~2015/03/22 James Joyce’s “The Dead”  
5 2015/03/23~2015/03/29 (1) William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”; (2) William Faulkner’s “Barn Burning”  
6 2015/03/30~2015/04/05 Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Sharer
7 2015/04/06~2015/04/12 (1) Earnest Hemingway’s “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”; (2) Franz Kafka’s “The Hunger Artist”; (3) Albert Camus’s “The Guest”  
8 2015/04/13~2015/04/19 (1) Henry James’ “The Beast in the Jungle”; (2) Sarah Orne Jewett’s “A White Heron”  
9 2015/04/20~2015/04/26 Midterm Examination  
10 2015/04/27~2015/05/03 (1) William Dean Howells’s “Editha”; (2) William Dean Howells’s Novel-Writing and Novel Reading  
11 2015/05/04~2015/05/10 (1) Jack London’s “The Law of Life”; (2) Hamlin Garland’s “Under the Lion’s Paw”; (3) Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat”
12 2015/05/11~2015/05/17 (1) Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ligeia”; (2) Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Poetic Principle” and The Philosophy of Composition; (3) Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”   
13 2015/05/18~2015/05/24 (1) Herman Melville’s Billy Budd; (2) Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, Chapter One; (3) Herman Melville’s “Hawthorne and His Mosses”   
14 2015/05/25~2015/05/31 Henry James’ Daisy Miller  
15 2015/06/01~2015/06/07 Henry James’ Daisy Miller   
16 2015/06/08~2015/06/14 (1) Booker T. Washington’s Up from Slavery; (2) W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk; (3) Ralph Ellison’s “Battle Royal” (from Invisible Man) (4) Richard Wright’s “The Man Who was Almost a Man”; (5) Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream”; (6) Langston Hughes’ “The Dream Deferred” and “The  
17 2015/06/15~2015/06/21  Comparing novels and other genres: (1) Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”; (2) John Millington Synge’s Riders to the Sea; (3) George Meredith’s Modern Love  
18 2015/06/22~2015/06/28 Final Examination  


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