|概要||This course is designed as a year-long class, in which we focus on "Coming of Age" literature. After learning about "coming of age" themes in literature, we will consider short stories, novels, and memoirs written by writers from the United States and the United Kingdom. Our two main texts will be Sherman Alexie's wonderful, easy-to-read novel "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" and Nick Hornby's hit novel "About a Boy." We will read Alexie's novel in the first semester, and Hornby's novel in the second semester. During this course, we will learn about literary concepts and literary devices that govern how fiction and memoir are written, as well as examine how it is translated from books to film.|
|科目の到達目標||To gain a better understanding of American literature and culture through the study of modern/contemporary poetry, and to improve familiarity with British English.|
|受講要件||Attendance and active participation are required.|
This course will be taught entirely in English, and students are expected to use English actively in class.
The schedule is tentative and is likely to change. Materials or the text could also change.
1. Orientation – Introduction & Syllabus.
2. "Coming of Age" in the UK: Martin Amis, Charles Dickens, Helen Fielding, Alasdair Gray, Sue Townsend
3. Cultural Background for "About a Boy"
4. Nick Hornby "About a Boy" 1-30
5. Nick Hornby "About a Boy" 31-62
6. Nick Hornby "About a Boy" 63-94
7. Nick Hornby "About a Boy" 95-126
8. Nick Hornby "About a Boy" 127-158
9. Nick Hornby "About a Boy" 159-190
10. Nick Hornby "About a Boy" 191-222
11. FILM: "About a Boy"; Nick Hornby "About a Boy" 223-245
12. FILM: "About a Boy"; Nick Hornby "About a Boy" 246-268
13. Nick Hornby "About a Boy" 269-300
14. Nick Hornby "About a Boy" 301-320
15. Wrap Up - Final Project Due
|評価方法||Attendance & participation (20%), weekly assignments, group presentations (60%), final project (20%)|
|教科書等||Hornby, Nick. About a Boy. Klett Ernst / Schulbuch. ISBN-13: 978-3125738300|
|担当者プロフィール||Mike Gorman earned his PhD in American literature and culture from the University of Tulsa and is especially interested in rural American culture, transnationalism, and the environment.|