課程介紹

  • Course Description:

Through the media of movie, this course will address modern literature in the twentieth century up to now, containing works by writers like E. M. Foster (1879 - 1970), Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941), Michael Ondaatje (1943 - ), Sylvia Plath (1932 - 1963) and Ted Hughes (1930 - 1998). Film adaptation of the writers' work or relating to their stories include: A Passage to India , Hours, The English Patient and Sylvia. The class will be structured by film watching and discussion sections.

Course Calendar

For AE 6A 0001 (Room B101)

Date

Topic

10/1

Film: A Room with a View

10/8

Discussion: E. M. Forster and his work A Room With A View

10/15

Discussion: Michael Cunningham and his work The Hours & Virginia Woolf

10/22

Film (in Room 103 )

10/29

Film: The Hours (in Room 103 )

11/5

Film: The English Patient

11/12

Discussion: Michael Ondaatje and his novel The English Patient

11/19

The Final: presentation

For AE 6A 0002 (Room B102)

Date

Topic

10/22

Film (in Room 103 )

10/29

Film: The Hours (in Room 103 )

11/26

Film: A Room with a View

12/3

Discussion: E. M. Forster and his work A Room With A View

12/10

Discussion: Michael Cunningham and his work The Hours and Virginia Woolf

12/17

Film: The English Patient

12/24

Discussion: Michael Ondaatje and his novel The English Patient

12/31

Film: Sylvia & Discussion: Poems: Daddy by Sylvia Plath and Hawk Roosting , Crow's Fall & Crow's Nerve Fail by Ted Hughes

1/7

The Final: presentation

1/14

Review

Course Requirements:

  • The students are expected to attend the course regularly and to give their own opinions in the discussion sections. Also they are required to join the discussion in the blog.

Assignments

  • Assignments will include two essays. The due time of the assignment will be announced in class. Late work will not be accepted and marked.

The Final

The students will form a team about 8-10 persons to work on a specific writer. The results of their work should be presented orally in class on the set date. The items included in their oral report are:

  1. The life description of the writer
  2. The important works by the writer, including the plot summaries, the major themes
  3. Personal critics of and reflection on the writer and his works

Grading:

  • The final grade will be determined by: (1) attendance (10%), (2) blog discussion (20%), (3) essays (30%), and 4) the final report (40%)

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