TJU Syllabus for History of the British novel

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Code:

 

Title:

History of the British novel

Semester Hours:

32

Credits:

2

Time Distribution

Lectureú║

32

Computer Labú║

 

Experimentú║

 

Practiceú║

 

Practice (Week)ú║

 

Work Outside Classú║

 

Date:

Dec. 2014

Offered by:

School of Liberal Arts and Laws

for:

Chinese Language and Literature

Prerequisite:

 

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.

2. Requirements

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.

3. Topics 

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 

Sectionó˝   Scott 

Section II   Thackeray     
Section III  George Eliot
Sectionó˘   Oscar Wilde 

Chapteró÷  20 century English novel 

Sectionó˝  Conrad 
Section II   Foster
Section III  Golding
Sectionó˘  Kazuo Ishiguro
Sectionó§   Doris Lessing

4. Time Distribution

Topics

Lecture

Computer

Lab.

Experiment

Practice

Practice

(Week)

Work

Outside

Class

The origin of the English novel

2

 

 

 

 

 

The 18 century English novel

4

 

 

 

 

 

The 19th century English novel

8

 

 

 

 

 

20 century English novel

18

 

 

 

 

 

Sum:

32

 

 

 

 

 

5. Grading

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 Readings 

"History of the British novel" Hou WeiRui, Li Weiping . Yilin Press, 2005
"History of English Literature," Hou Weirui ,Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 1999 
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