SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentJunior Class A, Department of English Junior Class B, Department of English Senior Class A, Department of English Senior Class B, Department of English
Course NameEuropean Literature
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule


Week 1     Introduction to the class

Week 2.   History and Culture (I): Enlightenment and Romanticism

Week 3.   Moliere (1622-1673), Tartuffe

     Worksheet #1

Week 4.   Jean Racine (1639-1699), Phaedra

               Worksheet #2

Week 5. Voltaire (1694-1778), Candide

              Worksheet #3

Week 6 Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Gulliver’s Travels

             Worksheet #4

Week 7 Rousseau (1712-1778), Confessions

             Worksheet #5

Week 8 Goethe (1749-1832), Faust

Worksheet #6

Week 9 Mid-term Exam

Week 10 Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), poems

 Week 11 Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837),

             The Queen of Spades

              Worksheet #7

Weel 12  History and Culture (II): 19th Century and Modernism

Week 13 Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) The Flowers of Evil

      Stephane Mallarme (1842-1898), Poems

      Worksheet #8

Week 14 Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Worksheet #9

Weelk 15  Guy De Maupassant, Hautot and His Son

                 Worksheet #10

Week 16  Chekhov (1860-1904), The Lady with the Dog

                Worksheet #11

Week 17  Mann (1875-1955), Death in Venice

               Worksheet #12

Week 18  Patrick Suskind (1949- ), Das Parfum (The Perfume)

               Worksheet #13

 Final exam


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant




1. Regular attendance: I will keep track of your attendance and a bunch of absences will make your final grades suffer.

2. Worksheets: There will be a dozen of worksheets accompanying the texts we will read in class. Be sure to turn in the worksheets on the due dates or in class.

3. Exams: A mid-term and a final (April 24 and June 26)

The following formula will be used to decide your final grade:

Attendance and discussion 20%

Worksheets 30%

Exams 50%

Textbook & Reference

Required texts:

The Norton Anthology of Western Literature, Vol 2. 9th ed. (Bookman)


Optional texts:

Horton, Rod W. and Vincent F. Hopper. Backgrounds of European Literature. (書林)

Abrams, M. H. A Glossary of Literary Terms. 7th ed.(書林)


Urls about Course

syllabus spring 2020.pdf