英国文学导读
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spContent=面对浩瀚的英国文学作品,我们常常会疑惑从何着手。有哪些作家,我们应该了解一点点,因为如果不知道他们,就像不知道李白、杜甫一样?诗歌、小说、戏剧,是从什么时候出现的呢?英语诗歌的乐音之美从何而来?《英国文学导读》就是这样一门基础课。不管你以后走多远,我们都从最初的地方开始。
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课程概述

《英国文学导读》 是学习英国文学的一门入门级的课程,主要介绍英国文学发展各个历史阶段、重要文学流派及作家、文学概念等,使学习者了解英美文学发展的概况,英国文学史上出现的重要文学流派,他们写作的特征、基本的文学主张以及各文学流派的代表人物及主要作品、风格和主题等,并且通过作品阅读和分析,掌握文学赏析的基础知识和方法。

授课目标

1. 使学习者了解英国文学的各个阶段及代表作家、作品 2. 使学习者了解英国文学的基本概念 3. 使学习者了解英国文学作品背后的历史文化 4. 引导学习者通过文本细读赏析文学作品

课程大纲

1. Introduction and Elizabethan Poetry

1.1 General Introduction

1.2 Literariness

1.3 Periods of British Literature

1.4 Renaissance

1.5 Rhyme and Rhythm of English Poetry

1.6 Elizabethan Poetry

1.7 William Shakespeare and His Sonnet 18

1.8 Edmund Spenser and His Sonnet 75

 

2. Elizabethan Drama

2.1 Introduction to Drama

2.2 Shakespeare's Time

2.3 Shakespeare's Predecessors

2.4 Shakespeare's Life

2.5 Shakespeare's Plays

2.6 The Merchant of Venice

2.7 Who is the Merchant of Venice?

2.8 Love and Friendship in The Merchant of Venice

2.9 Shylock

 

3. Milton and Neoclassical Poetry

3.1 English Revolution

3.2 Milton's Life

3.3 Introduction to Paradise Lost

3.4 The Image of Satan

3.5 Neoclassicism

3.6 Alexander Pope

3.7 An Essay of Criticism

 

4. Novels in the 18th Century

4.1 The Rise of Novel

4.2 Social Background of the 18th Century

4.3 Features and "Fathers"

4.4 Defoe: Life and Works

4.5 Robinson Crusoe

4.6 A Close Reading of Chapter 4 of Robinson Crusoe

4.7 Samuel Richardson and Pamela

4.8 Henry Fielding

4.9 An Analysis of Tom Jones

 

5. Early Romantic Poetry

5.1 Introduction to Romanticism

5.2 Blake and "The Chimney Sweeper"(1)

5.3 "The Chimney Sweeper"(2)

5.4 Robert Burns

5.5 William Wordsworth

5.6 "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" (Daffodils)

5.7 "Lucy"

5.8 Samuel Taylor Coleridge

5.9 “Kubla Khan"

 

6. Later Romantic Poetry

6.1 Introduction to Byron

6.2 Don Juan and Byronic Hero

6.3 Introduction to Shelley

6.4 "Ode to the West Wind"

6.5 Keats and His Works

6.6 "Ode on a Grecian Urn"

 

7. Female Novelists in the 19th Century

7.1 Historical Background

7.2 Women's Problems and Female Writers

7.3 Jane Austen

7.4 Pride and Prejudice

7.5 The Bronte Sisters

7.6 Jane Eyre

7.7 George Eliot and Middlemarch

7.8 Crazy Women and Angels in the House

7.9 Realistic, Gothic and Science Fiction

7.10 Mary Shelley and Frankenstein

 

8. Male Novelists and Dramatists in the 19th Century

8.1 Introduction to Realism

8.2 Charles Dickens

8.3 Social Criticism in Charles Dickens

8.4 William M. Thackeray

8.5 Vanity Fair

8.6 Thomas Hardy

8.7 Tess of the D’Urbervilles

8.8 Oscar Wilde

8.9 George Bernard Shaw

 

9. Victorian Poetry

9.1 Introduction to Victorian Poets

9.2 Tennyson's Life

9.3 Tennyson's Creation

9.4 "Break, Break, Break"

9.5 "Crossing the Bar"

9.6 Robert Browning

9.7 "My Last Duchess"

 

10. Modern English Literature

10.1 Introduction to Modernism

10.2 William Butler Yeats

10.3 "Down by the Sally Garden"

10.4 "The Second Coming"

10.5 T. S. Eliot

10.6 The Waste Land

10.7 The Beginning Lines of The Waste Land

10.8 A Survey of Modern Novelists

10.9 Mrs. Dalloway


预备知识

学习起点:

有良好的英语语言功底

证书要求

完成视频学习

参与课后讨论

完成课后阅读和其他作业

通过课程考试

成绩合格的(60分以上)获得合格证书

85分以上获得优秀证书


参考资料

《新编简明英国文学史》. 张定铨,吴刚编著. 上海:上海教育出版社,2002

《英国文学教程》. 张伯香主编. 武汉:武汉大学出版社,2005

《英国文学简史》. 刘炳善编著. 郑州:河南人民出版社,1993

《英国文学简史》. Coyle, M. 北京:高等教育出版社,2010

Milton and the Egnlish Mind. Hutchinson, F. E. Londodn: Hodder and Stoughton, 1964

The Rise of the Novel. Watt, Ian. Berkeley:University of California Press, 1957

《文学术语词典》. Abrams, M. H. 北京:外语教学与研究出版社,2010 


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