This seminar will focus on reading poetry and prose in depth and on writing about literature.
We will read some essays by second generation writers and try to listen to their voices. One of the writers we will encounter in the second semester is Amy Tan. 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. Acive participation in discussion is essential.
Class attendance / oral presentations / assignments / term paper
１．Amy Tan's literary career ２．Essays by Amy Tan ３．Individualism and assimilation ４．The mother tongue ５．Language and representation ６．Reading love poems ７．History of love ８．Critical approaches: prose and poetry ９．Examples of psychoanalytical criticism 10．Examples of gender studies 11．Writing academic English 12．Online databases 13．Bibliography 14．Writing about literature 15．Perspectives: Author, poet, reader
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