Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Faculdade de Letras
Departamento de Anglo-Germânicas
Prof.ª: Michela Rosa Di Candia
NARRATIVE II COURSE PLAN (2016/1) – ROOM H-107
April 4- Introduction to the course
April 6- Text: “Technical Problems and Principles in the Composition of Fiction.”
April/11- Modernism I “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” (Ernest Hemingway)
April 13- “A Rose for Emily” (William Faulkner)
April 18- The Harlem Renaissance “Thank U Man” / “Theme for English 8″1 “I Too”(Langston Hughes)
April/20- “A Telephone Call” (Dorothy Parker] \
April/ 25- The Jazz Age – Introduction to The Great Gatsby
April 27- The Great Gatsby (chapter 1)
May 2- The Great Gatsby (chapters 2 and 3)
May 4- The Great Gatsby (chapters 4 and 5)
May 9- The Great Gatsby (chapters 6 and 7)
May 11- The Great Gatsby (chapter 7)
May 16- The Great Gatsby (chapters 8 and 9)
May 18- Introduction to lames Joyce’s Ireland Eveline
May 23- Joyce’s “Araby” — (Written assignment on TGG)
May 25- “The Dead” (James Joyce)
May 30- “The Dead”
June l-“Life of Ma Parker” (Katherine Mansfield)
June 6- Mansfield’s ‘The Garden party”
June 8 – “Lappin and Lapinova”(Virginia Woolf)
June 13- Woolf’s “The Legacy”
June 15- “The Clever One” (Maeve Brennan)
June 20- First words on Alice Walker
June 22- Alice Walker’s The Color Purple
June 27- The Color Purple
June 29 – The Color Purple
July 4- The Color Purple
July 6- Final test on The Color Purple
July 11- RESULTS
You are expected to come to class with the scheduled readings completed. There will be time for discussion and questions in class: don’t be shy. Written activities are due on the scheduled dates; late tasks will be penalized.
|i-||The Great Gatsby- ORAL PRESENTATION (5 pts)|
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT (5 pts)- Deadline: May 18.
|ii-||The Color Purple– FINAL TEST (10 pts)|
FINAL GRADE: Sum / 2 = 10
Each student will be responsible for the presentation of relevant aspects of a chosen chapter of the novel The Great Gatsby. Students must consider a representative theme of character of the story.
GUIDELINE FOR THE WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT
- The object can be a representative theme are aspect of the story
- A contrastive analysis of characters
- An analysis of a relevant element of the story (character, setting, time, point of view).
- Center your analysis on the chosen text
- Don’t use words are concepts which are not familiar to you
- Use your own words, don’t copy from sources (if necessary, quote)
- List all your sources in your bibliography list (internet sites included)
- Use the theoretical concepts
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ATTRIDGE, Derek (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce. London: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
BRADBURY, Malcolm. O romance americano moderno. Trad. Bárbara Heliodora. R.J.: Jorge Zahar Editora, 198.3.
BROOKS, Cleanth; WARREN, Robert Penn. Understanding Fiction. N. Y. : Appleton
Century Crofts, 1960.
CAIRNS, David: RICHARDS, Shaun. Writing /re/and: colonialism, nationalism and culture. U. K. : Manchester University Press, 1988.
CAPE, Jonathan. The Essential/ James Joyce. London: Thirty Bedford Square, 1948.
CURRENT-Garcia, Eugene & PATRICK, Walton R. American Short Stories -1820 to the Present. Chicago: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1964.
GATES, Henry Louis; APPIAH, Anthony. (eds.) Alice Walker Critical Perspectives- Past and Present. New York: Amistad, 1993.
GRAY, Antony (ed.) The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield. Great Britain: Wordsworth Editions, 2006.
FITZGERALD, Scott F. The Crack Up. New York: New Directions Paper Book, 1945.
FITZGERALD, Scott F. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner, 2004 .
HUMPHREY, Robert. Stream of Consciousness in the Modern Novel. Berkeley: University of California, 1954.
IZARRA, Laura P. Z.; BASTOS, Beatriz K. X. A New Ireland in Brazil. S.P. : Humanitas, 2008.
JOYCE, James. Dubliners. London: Wordsworth Classics, 2011.
MAY, Charles E. (ed.) Short Story Theories. Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1978.
WALKER, Alice. In Search of Our Mothers Gardens. San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1983.
WILLIAMS, Linda R. Writing from Modernism to Postmodernism. In: Bloomsbury guides to English Literature: the Twentieth Century. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1992.
WOOLF, Virginia. A Roam of One’s Own. San Diego: A Harvest Book, Harcourt, Inc., 2005 .