TJU Syllabus for Foreign Literature

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Title:

Foreign Literature

Semester Hours:

112

Credits:

7

Time Distribution

Lecture

112

Computer Lab

 

Experiment

 

Practice

 

Practice (Week)

 

Work Outside Class

 

Date:

2014-12

Offered by:

School of Liberal Arts and Laws

for:

Chinese Language and Literature

Prerequisite:

 

1. Course Description

Foreign literature course is one of the basic courses of Chinese language and literature major trunk. This course focuses on, reviewed the history of the process of European and American literature, an important literary phenomenon and representative writers, this course requires students to raise awareness of the phenomenon of foreign literature, especially the appreciation of specific works, analytical skills. This course teaching, learning, doing integrated teaching mode, effectively develop practical and innovative ability of students.

2. Requirements

Requires students to read the representative works of famous writers, based on  understanding the works of the plot and content, students should analyze the ideas and character of the works. According to students actual situations, the teacher teaches knowledge properly with the form of free discussion, so students can receive a deep understanding about the work.

3. Topics

The first chapter   ancient literature
Section
  ancient Greek literature (epic, drama, poetry, literary theory)
Sectio
n Roman Literature (Epic)
Chapter
 Medieval Literature
Chapter III   The 16th century Renaissance Literature
Section
  Italian Renaissance literature (Boccaccio)
Section
  Spanish Renaissance Literature (Cervantes)
Section III   French Renaissance literature (Rabelais)
Section
  English Renaissance literature (Shakespeare)
Chapter
  The 17 century literature
Section
  French classical literature (Moliere)
Section
  17 Century English Literature (Milton)
Chapte
r The 18 century Enlightenment Literature
Section
  French Enlightenment literature (Rousseau)
Section II   German Enlightenment literature (Goethe, Schiller)
Chapter VI   Romantic literature
Section
 English Romantic literature (Byron, Shelley)
Section II  French Romantic literature (Hugo)
Section III   Russian Romantic literature (Pushkin)
Section
  American Romantic literature (Hawthorne, Whitman)
Chapter VII   the mid-19th century literature, critical realism
Section
  French realistic literature (Stendhal, Balzac, Flaubert)
Section II   British Realism (Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens)
Section III  Russian realistic literature (Gogol, Turgenev,
Dostoyevsky )
Chapter VIII  The late 19th century literature
Section
 the late 19th century France, Russia critical realism literature ( Maupassant, Tolstoy)
Section II   the main current of the late 19th century non-literary (naturalism, symbolism early)
Chapte
r  The 20 century realism literary
Section
  Sholokhov
Section II   Lawrence
Section III   Romain Rolland
Section
  Hemingway
Chapte
r  The 20 century modernist literature
Section  The late Symbolism and Eliot
Section II   Expressionism and Kafka
Section III   Existentialism and Sartre, Camus
Section
 The Absurd Theatre and Beckett
Section V  The black humor and Heller
Section VI  The magic realism and Marquez

4. Time Distribution

Topics

Lecture

Computer

Lab.

Experiment

Practice

Practice

(Week)

Work

Outside

Class

ancient literatureMedieval Literature

8

         

Renaissance Literature

16

         

The 17 century literature

4

         

The 18 century Enlightenment Literature

6

         

Romantic literature

20

         

19th century realism literature

40

         

The 20 century literary

18

         

Sum:

112

         

5. Grading

Assessment is divided into the usual results and final examination in two parts. The usual results check the usual lectures and discussion sessions , 40% of the total score; 60% final examination.

6. Text-Book & Additional Readings

1.the specified materials:
"Foreign Literature" (European and American Volume) Zhu Weizhi , Nankai University Press, 2010.
2. the main references:
Zheng kelu "Foreign Literature" Higher Education Press, May 1999 .
Yang zhouhan  "European literary history" ,People's Literature Press, June 1979 .
Xu Baogeng "Western literature fifteen topics", Peking University Press, January 2003 .
 

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