|Semester||Fall Semester, 2019|
|Department||Sophomore Class A, Department of English Sophomore Class B, Department of English|
|Course Name||Bible and Literature|
Bible and Literature weekly schedule
Week Date Class
T. S. Eliot, choruses from ‘The Rock’
C. S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew
1. In the Beginning Was the World (John 1: 1-18)
Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology
John Milton, Paradise Lost
William Golding, Free Fall
Fourteenth-century English Passion Play
Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling
4. Wrestling Jacob (Genesis 32; 22-31)
Charles Wesley, ‘Wrestling Jacob’
Emily Dickinson, ‘A Little East of Jordan’
Christina Rossetti, ‘Weeping We Hold Him Fast Tonight’
Roland Barthes, ‘The Struggle with the Angel’
John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
Film Discussion: The Scarlet Letter
T. S. Eliot, ‘The Journey of the Magi’
Second Shepherd’s Play
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carols (not in the textbook)
Frank Kermode, The Genesis of Secrecy
Søren Kierkegaard, ‘Either/Or’
Franz Kafka, The Trial
Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other
Georffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
Moelwyn Verchant, Jeshua
8. Jesus and Mary in the Garden (John 20: 10-18)
Michele Roberts, The Wild Girl
The Dream of the Rood
‘Colphizacio,’ from The Wakefield Pageants
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Film Discussion: The Passion
Francis Thompson, ‘The Hound of Heaven’
Jacques Derrida, Memoirs of the Blind
Flannery O’Connor, Everything that Rises Must Converge
Film Discussion: 2012
The class will be conducted in the form of teacher’s lecture, students’ presentation, and small group discussion, all in English. A quiz will be given to students before the weekly assigned reading is taught in class. Students will be divided into small groups to do a 20-minute oral presentation related to the reading topics and lead the discussion. A mid-term examination and final examination will be given in class according to the class schedule. All students are encouraged to participate in class discussion.
Course Requirements and Grading
Oral Presentation & Discussion 20%
Mid-term Exams 30%
Final Exams 30%
|Textbook & Reference|
Jasper, David and Stephen Prickett. eds. The Bible and Literature: A Reader. Oxford: Blackwell, 1999.
Bevan, David. Literature and the Bible. Amsterdam; Atlanta, GA : Rodopi, 1993.
Detweiler, Robert, David Jasper, Heidi Nordberg, and S. Brent Plate. Religion and Literature: A Reader. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000.
Dyas, Dee and Esther Hughes. The Bible in Western Culture: The Student’s Guide. New York: Routledge, 2005.
Gabel, John B., Charles B. Wheeler and Anthony D. York. The Bible as Literature: An Introduction. 4th ed. New York: Oxford UP, 2000.
* Hass, Andrew, David Jasper, and Elisabeth Jay, eds. The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Henn, Thomas Rice. The Bible as Literature. Cambridge: the Lutterworth Press, 2008.
Hunns, Derek J. Bulgakov’s Apocalyptic Critique of Literature: The Use of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, Goethe’s Faust, and The Bible in The Master and Margarita. New York: Edwin Mellen, 1996.
Prickett, Stephen, and Robert Barnes. The Bible. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
*Sawyer, John F.A., ed. The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Pub., 2006.
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