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 Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. The similarities and differences between the novel and the film version will be discussed. The theme of poetry and film will also be analyzed.
Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club (1989)
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．From China to America ２．Amy Tan's life and literary career ３．Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club (1989) ４．World War II and the mother generation ５．Individuality of American born daughters ６．Mother-daugher dialogue: Conflict and reconciliation ７．Ethnic voices ８．Other novels and essays by Amy Tan ９．The Joy Luck Club (1993), An Oiver Stone production 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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