This seminar will focus on reading prose and poetry in depth, acquiring presentation skills, and writing about literature.
We will read prose works by Asian American writers, read poems, analyze films, and share songs and lyrics. We will also focus on critical thinking and writing.
Reading materials to be supplied as handouts.
Joseph F. Trimmer, A Guide to MLA Documentation Thesis Sample Pages Other 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 stories by Asian American writers ２．On writers and their work ３．Second generation voices ４．Fictions of memory ５．Critical approaches to and writing about fiction ６．Musicals and films: songs and lyrics ７．American music, film, and culture ８．What is "Americanization"? ９．Foreign writers writing in English 10．Reading Romantic poetry 11．Poets on their works 12．Critical approaches to and writing about poetry 13．Writing academic English 14．Online databases and bibliography 15．Writing and peer review
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