The Lost Generation changed American culture and left a deep imprint upon the later generations. We will read two writers who have un-American roots but who reflect this influence and learn how each writer creates new forms upon the old and contributes to the development of the American novel.
Lectures on the theme of the course will be given at the beginning of class including the social and biographical background of each writer. Each student will read the work before the lecture and give a presentation on a previously assigned topic. Questions and class discussions will follow. A reading test will be given at the start of studying each work to check on how well you have read it. The final exam will be an essay exam.
Nabokov, Vladimir. Pnin. (Vintage International) Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club. (Penguin)
To be announced as the content of the lectures demands.
Do research to prepare for your presentations. Read every work carefully in English. Participate actively in the discussions. Take good lecture notes. Class will be conducted in English.
Evaluation will be based on results of the essay exam, the presentation, active participation in discussions and reading tests.
１．Introduction: Movements after the Lost Generation ２．Lecture on Vladimir Nabokov ３．Lecture, presentations and discussions on Pnin ４．Lecture, presentations and discussions on Pnin ５．Lecture, presentations and discussions on Pnin ６．Lecture, presentations and discussions on Pnin ７．Lecture, presentations and discussions on Pnin ８．Lecture on Amy Tan ９．Lecture, presentations and discussions on The Joy Luck Club 10．Lecture, presentations and discussions on The Joy Luck Club 11．Lecture, presentations and discussions on The Joy Luck Club 12．Lecture, presentations and discussions on The Joy Luck Club 13．Lecture, presentations and discussions on The Joy Luck Club 14．Summary Lecture 15．Essay Exam
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