Narrativa II (Língua Inglesa)

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Faculdade de Letras

Departamento de Anglo-Germânicas

Prof.ª: Michela Rosa Di Candia


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 PurpleFINAL 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.


  1. The object can be a representative theme are aspect of the story
  2. A contrastive analysis of characters
  3. An analysis of a relevant element of the story (character, setting, time, point of view).


  1. Center your analysis on the chosen text
  2. Don’t use words are concepts which are not familiar to you
  3. Use your own words, don’t copy from sources (if necessary, quote)
  4. List all your sources in your bibliography list (internet sites included)
  5. Use the theoretical concepts


ALEXANDER, Michael. A History of English Literature. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 [2000]

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 [1925].

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[1914].

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 [1929].