This seminar will fous on experiencing poetry and prose in depth, acquring presentation skills, and writing about literature.
We will share songs, read poems and also read prose works by Asian-American writers. We will focus on the theme of "the power of words."
Michael Meyer, Poetry: An Introduction A. Robert Lee, Multicultural American Literature 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．Songs and lyrics ２．Reading poetry ３．Word choice and word order ４．Figures of speech ５．Patterns of rhythm ６．Critical thinking and writing about poetry ７．Asian-American writers ８．Jhumpa Lahiri, short stories and interviews ９．"Unaccustomed Earth" 10．Yiyun Li, short stories and interviews 11．Asia and America 12．Family and memory 13．Critical thinking and writing about prose 14．Discussion: Why do we sing? Why do we write? 15．Writing a term paper
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