TJU Syllabus for History of the British novel
1. Course Description
History of the British novel is an important professional elective course of Chinese Language and Literature. It describes and evaluates British literary trends, literary genre and important novelistsí» literary career, creative thinking, artistic, the themes, and characters, structure, language of representative works in different historical periods; and reviews each literary phenomena of the different periods, sorts out the development the law of British fiction. Based on the course as a professional elective courses, the teaching process ad hoc "discussion sessions" link, students can develop the thematic thinking and research about writers, based on understanding of the process of the British novel, and the research process will enhance students' creative thinking and practical ability.
Require students to read the representative works of famous writers, based on understanding the works of the plot and content, students should analyze the works by themselves . According to studentsí» actual situations, the teacher teaches knowledge properly with the form of free discussion, so students can receive a deep understanding about the work.
Chapter ó˝ The origin of the English novel
Chapteró˛ The 18 century English novel
Sectionó˝ Fiction adventure travel
Section II Sentimental Novel
Section III Gothic fiction
Chapter III The 19th century English novel
Section II Thackeray
Section III George Eliot
Sectionó˘ Oscar Wilde
Chapteró÷ 20 century English novel
Section II Foster
Section III Golding
Sectionó˘ Kazuo Ishiguro
Sectionó§ Doris Lessing
4. Time Distribution
Assessment results are divided into the usual and the final paper two parts.The usuall results include lectures and discussion sessions, 50%of the total score , final paper 50% of the total score.
6. Text-Book & Additional
"History of the British novel" Hou WeiRui, Li Weiping . Yilin Press, 2005
"History of English Literature," Hou Weirui ,