This seminar will focus on reading poetry and prose in depth, acquiring presentation skills, and writing about literature.
We will first read and analyze lines of poetry quoted in films. We will also 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.
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．Reading poetry in depth ２．On poetry and poets ３．Critical approaches to poetry ４．Writing about poetry ５．Reading short stories: Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth ６．On writers and their work ７．Critical approaches to fiction ８．Writing about fiction ９．Writing academic English 10．Online Databases 11．Examples of biographical criticism 12．Examples of cultural studies 13．Bibliography 14．Writing a term paper 15．Discussion: Peer review
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