英语短篇小说
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spContent=在线视频课程“英语短篇小说”基于获教育部“精品教材”的《英语短篇小说教程》(虞建华主编,高等教育出版社),但做了适合在线学习的一些调整。全课程用英语授课,主要受众是高校英语专业的本科生、研究生和其他具有较好英语语言能力又对英语小说具有兴趣的人。
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课程概述

全课程共分12单元,每单元包括两个部分:“小说要素”和“作品赏读”,前者是关于短篇小说/小说的一些理论知识,后者是具体文本的解读和评析,以前者引导后者,后者强化前者的概念,但中心是小说作品本身的赏读。课程的总体设计意图是将文学知识与作品赏析有机结合,帮助更好地理解作品,理解“短篇小说”这一广受欢迎的文类。“小说要素”包括短篇小说的定义与特征、作者-叙事者-读者、人物与人物塑造、背景与主题、故事与情结、象征与讽喻、浪漫主义小说、现实主义小说、自然主义小说、现代主义小说、后现代主义小说等方面;“作品赏读”部分每单元包括两篇短篇小说,其中一篇为解读对象,另一篇是附加作品,供课程学习者自己阅读和思考。

  课程使用的短篇小说选自英国、美国、爱尔兰、新西兰等英语国家的代表作家,包括詹姆斯·乔伊斯、凯瑟琳·曼斯菲尔德、萨拉·朱厄特、杰克·伦敦、弗兰克·奥康纳、弗兰克·萨吉森等名家的名作,选择上注重思想性和可读性,排除语言古旧拗口的传统名篇。每一单元设有4个部分视频讲解,并附有理解题和讨论题。


课程大纲

Unit 1 "Early Autumn"

Part 2:  Elements of Fiction: Literary and Non-literary Writings, the Difference

Part 3: Sample Reading and Interpretation

Part 4:  Discussion: What Makes “Early Autumn” a Short Story?

Part 1:  Elements of Fiction: What Is Short Story?

Unit 1 测验


Unit 2 "A Piece of Yellow Soap"

Part 3:Reading and Interpretation of the Story

Part 4: Function of the Narrator and the Artistic Effect

Part 2:  Elements of Fiction: The Narrator

Part 1: Elements of Fiction: The Author, the Narrator and the Reader

Unit 2 测验


Unit 3 “Miss Brill”

Part 3: “Miss Brill”: Analysis

Part 2:  Katherine Mansfield: Introduction

Part 4:  Characterization in “Miss Brill”

Part 1:  Character and Characterization: Introduction


Unit 4 “Discus Thrower”

Part 2:  Richard Selzer and Medical Arts

Part 3: “The Discus Thrower”

Part 1:  Elements of Fiction: The Setting and the Theme

Part 4: Setting and Theme in “The Discus Thrower”

Unit 4 测验


Unit 5 “A White Heron”

Part 2:  Sarah Orne Jewett: Introduction

Part 3: “A White Heron”: Analysis

Part 4:  Plot in “A White Heron”

Part 1:  Elements of Fiction: Story and Plot

"A White Heron": Text

Unit 5 测验


Unit 6 “The Story of an Hour”

Part 1:  Elements of Fiction: Irony

Part 4:  Irony in “The Story of an Hour”

Part 2:  Kate Chopin and the Historical Context of “The story of an Hour”

Part 3:  “The Story of an Hour”: Analysis

Unit 6 测验


Unit 7 “Araby”

Part 2:  James Joyce: Introduction

Part 4:  Symbol in “Araby”

Part 3: “Araby”: Analysis

Part 1:  Symbol: Introduction

Unit 7 测验


Unit 8 “The Lady, or the Tiger?”

Part 2:  Frank Stockton and “The Lady, or the Tiger?”

Part 4:  Discussion: Romantic Characteristics of “The Lady, or the Tiger?”

Part 1:  Elements of Fiction: Romantic Fiction

Part 3: Sample Reading and Interpretation

Unit 8 测验


Unit 9 “Guests of the Nation”

Part 4: Characteristics of Realism in “Guests of the Nation”

Part 1: Elements of Fiction: Realistic Fiction

Part 2:  Elements of Fiction: The Principal Ideas of Realism

Part 3: Reading and Discussion: “Guests of the Nation”

Unit 9 测验


Unit 10 “The Law of Life”

Part 2:  Jack London and the Historical Context of“The Law of Life”

Part 1:  Elements of Fiction: Naturalism

Part 4:  Naturalism in “The Law of Life”

Part 3:  “The Law of Life”: Analysis

Unit 10 测验


Unit 11 “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

Part 4:  Mordenist Fiction:The Secret Life of Walter Mitty?

Part 3: What is “the Secret Life” of Walter Mitty?

Part 1:  Elements of Fiction: Modernism the Concept

Part 2:  James Thurber and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

Unit 11 测验


Unit 12 “The Glass Mountain”

Part 3:  “The Glass Mountain”: Analysis

Part 2:  Donald Barthelme and the Historical Context of“The Glass Mountain”

Part 1:  Elements of Fiction: Postmodernism

Part 4:  Postmodernism in “The Glass Mountain”

Unit 12 测验


预备知识

本课程全英文授课,需要学习者具有较好的英语语言能力,并对英语小说感兴趣。

证书要求

本课程采用百分制计分,平时单元测验40%,为客观题;随堂布置的课程讨论的表现10%;课程结束考试50%,为客观题。60分及以上为合格,85分及以上为优秀。

电子版的课程结业证书免费纸质版认证证书证书收费100/人。


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