This course is designed as an introduction to the British novel. Through extensive reading of the retold versions of several classic stories, students will be equipped with the basic skills necessary to analyze and interpret fiction. Some basic literary terms will also be introduced.
We will first read two classic stories in graded readers, referring when necessary to their original authentic texts. Students will then be advised to choose their own readings from the selection at the English Reading Corner in the library. They are expected to read each book in one or two weeks.
Northanger Abbey, Macmillan Readers, 2008. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Macmillan Readers, 2008.
To be announced in class.
Regular attendance and active participation. Students should be prepared to engage in extensive reading on their own initiative.
Class attendance, reading assignments, book reports, oral presentations, term paper
１．Overview of the course ２．Northanger Abbey(1) ３．Northanger Abbey(2)Discussion ４．The Picture of Dorian Gray(1) ５．The Picture of Dorian Gray(2) ６．Presentation ＆ discussion ７．Graded readers and authentic texts ８．Writing a summary ９．Writing a book review 10．Literary terms 11．Persentation ＆ discussion 12．Persentation ＆ discussion 13．Persentation ＆ discussion 14．Persentation ＆ discussion 15．Review of the course
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