This seminar will focus on reading poetry and prose in depth and on writing about literature.
We will read some short stories by second generation writers and try to listen to their voices. One of the writers we will encounter in the first semester is Jhumpa Lahiri. We will also read and analyze love poems.
Reading materials 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．Jhumpa Lahiri's life and literary career ２．Stories from Interpreter of Maladies ３．Stories from Unaccustomed Earth ４．Immigration and assimilation ５．Culture and language ６．Reading love poems ７．History of love poetry ８．Critical approaches to fiction ９．Critical approaches to poetry 10．Writing academic English 11．Examples of biographical criticism 12．Examples of cultural studies 13．Writing about fiction 14．Writing about poetry 15．Writing a term paper
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