|授業科目名||Seminar（Approaches to theory - The short story）／Special Lecture（Approaches to theory - The short story）|
|科目の目的・到達目標||Students completing this course will gain:
◦ A broad knowledge of some of the major schools of literary criticism and theory, and debates
◦ A working knowledge of the vocabulary of the field of literary study
◦ The ability to critically evaluate different approaches to literary criticism and apply key concepts to their own interpretations of literary texts, both in written form (in critical essays) and in spoken form (in class discussion)
◦ Critical-thinking skills that extend beyond literary critical practice to broader problem-solving domains in contemporary social and political contexts
◦ Communication skills derived from group work in student-led discussion
◦ An understanding of the ethical dimension of literary analysis and critical reading, including a greater cultural awareness gleaned from the socio-historical context of the primary and secondary sources
|授業の概要||Taking the short story as our primary object of study, this course introduces students to a range of analytical and critical approaches to the study of literature. We will read a selection of some of the greatest short stories from the twentieth century by authors such as Lucia Berlin, Raymond Carver, Robert Coover, Lydia Davis, Janet Frame, Patricia Grace, Carson McCullers, Lorrie Moore, Grace Paley, George Saunders, and Ali Smith. We will discuss these stories from the perspective of close textual readings of the language, narration and characterization. In lectures and class discussion we will learn about the history of literary analysis, the aesthetic debate over the literary canon, and the emergence of New Criticism and Narratology. In the second half of the course, lectures will introduce literary studies turn to critical and literary theory and introduce students to the key areas of literary theory, Marxist, Feminist and Post-Colonial literary theory. In class discussion, we will learn to use these theoretical approaches theories to discuss the literature.
The first half of each class will provide an overview of a key analytical approach to literature or a major literary theory. The second half will involve group discussion and/or student activities based on the required reading for that week.
Lectures 1 – 2: Introduction to the course, introduction to literary theory and to the history, significance and qualities of the short story.
Lectures 3 – 4: New (textual) Criticism
Lectures 5 – 6: Narratology
Lecture 7 - 8: Character
Lecture 9: New Historicist analysis
Lecture 10: Feminist literary theory
Lectures 11: Marxist literary theory
Lectures 12: Psychoanalytic theory
Lecture 13: Post-colonial literary theory
Lectures 14: course review
30% Critical essay
50% Reading journal: five reading responses worth10% each
|テキスト・参考文献等||Stories and other reading material to be supplied in class.|
|授業外の学習活動||This course requires at least three hours a week for reading the stories and the theory.|