This seminar will focus on experiencing poetry, prose, and film in depth and will also focus on writing about various literary forms including film.
We will listen to the second generation voices and try to grasp their message. The novel we will read together is The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. The similarities and differences between the novel and the film version will be discussed. The theme of poetry and film will also be analyzed.
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake (2003)
Other readings to be supplied as handouts.
Reference books will be introduced in class.
Assigned readings must be completed before each class. Active participation in discussion is essential.
Class attendance / oral presentations / assignments / term paper
１．Second generation voices ２．From Asia to America: Second generation writers ３．Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake (2003) ４．The saga of the Ganguli family ５．The story of American immigration and assimilation ６．Father-son relationship ７．The significance of Nikolai Gogol's "The Overcoat" ８．Gogol: "any other name was quite out of the question" ９．The Namesake (2006), A Mira Nair film 10．Discussion: Film and novel 11．Discussion: Poetry and film, Poetry in film 12．Critical approaches 13．Writing about film and novel 14．Writing about poetry and film 15．Writing a term paper
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