SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentJunior Class A, Department of English Junior Class B, Department of English
Course Name20th Century English Literature
InstructorYANG LI-MIN
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Plan of Study



2020 Spring



1st Week Introduction : The Modern Period




  1. Setting the Scene

  2. Novels



Part 1 Modern Fiction



2nd Week Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)



“On the Western Circuit”



Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)



Heart of Darkness



3rd Week E. M. Forster (1879-1970)



“The Other Boat”



James Joyce (1882-1941)



“The Dead”



4th Week Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)



“Modern Fiction” and A Room of One’s Own



Part 2 Modern Poetry



5th Week W.B. Yeats (1865-1939)



‘Leda and the Swan’



‘Among School Children’



6th Week T. S. Eliot



‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’



7th Week The Waste Land



8th Week Midterm (15th April 2019)



Part 3 Theatre and Drama



9th Week Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)



Waiting for Godot



Part 4 The Contemporary Period



10th Week Introduction




  1. Setting the Scene

  2. Novels



11th Week Doris Lessing (1919-2013),



“To Room Nineteen”



12th Week V. S. Naipaul (1932-)



“One Out of Many”



13th Week Margaret Atwood (1939-)



“Death by Landscape”



Part 5 Poetry:



14th Week W.H. Auden (1907-1973)—Thirties Poets of England



“In Memory of W. B. Yeats”



‘In Praise of Limestone’



15th Week Philip Larkin (1922-1985)—the Movement



‘High Windows’



Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)



‘Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night’



16th Week Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)



‘Digging’



‘Punishment’



Part 6 Theatre and Drama



17th Week Tom Stoppard (1937-)



Arcadia



18th Week Final



 



As well as class attendance and participation in class discussions, students are expected to spend around 6 hours previewing lesson and working on Q&A assignments.


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

Course Requirements:



As well as class attendance and participation in class discussions, students are required to sit two exam papers.



General Operating Procedures:




  1. Lecturing

  2. Collaborative Learning and Class Discussion

  3. Working Group Q&A



Grading: Midterm: 30% Final: 30% Working Group: 20%



Class Participation and Attendance: 20%



 


Textbook & Reference

Textbook: The Norton Anthology of English Literature: II (tenth Edition)


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