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

Tentative Schedule

Week 1 Class orientation (and group division).  

Week 2 Introduction (and group division)./"Telling Time: Literature, Temporality and Trauma"/ Trauma and  Narrative Knowledge  

Week 3 “Trauma in Narrative Fiction/ The Unclaimed Experience--excerpt 

Week 4  (The Unclaimed Experience--excerpt /”Mourning &Melancholy”) "Trauma, Loss and Absence"  

 Week 5  ("Trauma, Loss and Absence" )

"Pale Horse, Pale Rider" & Oral Report  

Week 6  (Pale Horse, Pale Rider) The Shawl & Oral Report

Week 7  The Shawl continued  

Week 8   The Final Solution & Oral Report

Week 9  The Final Solution continued

Week 10  The Pale View of the Hills & Oral Report 

Week 11  The Pale View of the Hills continued

Week 12   Home & Oral Report

Week 13  Home continued

Week 14  Beloved & Oral Report  

Week 15 Beloved

Week 17 Beloved/outline due!

Week 18  Term paper due!

Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Term paper 30% (5 pages with bibliography) 

Oral presentation 20% (with ppt.)

Written report 20% (about two pages with a specific focus)

Discussion 20%

Attendance. 10%

Textbook & Reference

*Caruth, Cathy. The Unclaimed Experience. Chapter One.      

 *Chabon, Michael. The Final Solution

*Ishiguro, Kazuo. The Pale View of the Hills.  

 *LaCapra, Dominick. "Trauma, Absence, Loss. "

*Luckhurst, Roger.  The Trauma Question.    

*Morrison, Toni. Beloved

---. Home  

*O'Brian Wendy. "Telling Time: Literature, Temporality and Trauma."    

*Ozick, Cynthia. The Shawl.  

*Porter, Katherine Anne. "Pale Horse, Pale Rider."

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