學期別: 1001 課程名稱: 0402370 文學作品讀法(上)
040237	文學作品選讀(1001)  
(Introduction to Literary Works)

Monday 12:10~15:00 						Credits: 3
Class Location:人208 						Instructor: Tzushiow Chuang 
Office:人415 ext. 2863						E-mail: tschuang@ncnu.edu.tw 
Office hours: Tue 15:10 -17:00 by appt					

Course overview:
This course is an introduction to the study of literature and as such is dedicated to the establishment of a knowledge of technique and form as well as a strong vocabulary of literary terms. This course aims to help students reinforce the skills of reading literary texts. We will emphasize reading works in different contexts—authorial, historical, cultural and critical—in order to help students learn to enjoy reading literature.

Required text:
Norton Introduction to Literature (Shorter Tenth Edition)

Reference:
Abrams, M. H. A Glossary of Literary Terms.

Grading:
Participation 25%
Quizzes 25%
Mid-term exam 25%
Final exam 25%

This course is designed for group discussion, offering students greater opportunity to express and exchange their own ideas than lectures allow. Students should arrive at class having read the work assigned and prepared to talk about it: mere attendance is not synonymous with participation.

p.s.請同學們遵守智慧財產權及不得非法影印



Course schedule:

Week 1	---	XXX
Week 2	---	introduction / Brewer, “20/20” (16-17)
Intro包括What Is Lit? (1-3); genres, Why Read Lit, Why Study Lit? (5-9); Questions about Fiction (15)
Week 3	---	Writing about Fiction (28); Carver, “Cathedral” (28-37)
Week 4	---	Understanding the Text: Plot; Plot versus Action; Conflicts (50-52);   
			Grimm, “The Shroud” (53); The Five Parts of Plot (53-56)
---	Maupassant, “The Jewelry” (58-63)
Week 5	---	XXX
Week 6	---	Narration and Point of View (96-100)
---	Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado” (101-05)
Week 7	---	Hemingway, “Hills Like While Elephants” (106-09)
		---	Quiz 1
Week 8	---	Character (119-23)
		---	Morrison, “Recitatif” (139-43)
Week 9	--- 	Morrison, “Recitatif” (144-52)
Week 10	---	mid-term exam
Week 11	---	Symbol and Figurative Language (208-12)
		---	Hawthorne, “The Birth-Mark” (213-16)
Week 12	---	Hawthorne, “The Birth-Mark” (217-24)
		---	essay question (250, n. 2)
Week 13	---	Poetry: Reading poetry & 4 examples (618-24)
Week 14	---	Responding to Poetry: Eight Concrete Steps (630-36)
		---	Pound, “The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter” (644-45)
Week 15	---	Cherry, “Alzheimer’s” (667-68)
---	Parker, “A Certain Lady” (679-80)
--- 	Author versus Speaker (680-81)
---	Wordsworth, “She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways” (681-82)
Week 16	---	Language: Precision/Ambiguity, Denotation/Connotation (730-34)
		---	Cleghorn, “The Golf Links Lie So Near the Mill” (730-31)
		---	Bernstein, “Of Time and the Line” (731-33)
		---	De la Mare, “Slim Cunning Hands” (733-34)
Week 17	---	External Form: Rhyme, Stanzas (824-26); Sonnet (832-33)
		---	Brooks, “First Fight. Then Fiddle” (837)
		---	The poetry of Adrienne Rich (854-57); “At a Bach Concert” (857-58)
		---	Haiku (921-22)
Week 18	---	Final exam