|授業科目名（英文）||History of American Literature II|
|学期・曜日・時限||後期 木曜日 2時限|
|The History of American Literature: From 1930 to the Present|
This course introduces the major trends of American literature from 1930 to the present.
First, key aspects of each literary period will be outlined and the works of relevant authors will be introduced. When appropriate, videos will also be used to supplement the lectures.
Students will then be given an assignment to work on.
|Students will gain a working knowledge of major figures, texts, and movements in American Literary History from 1930 to the present.|
Students will develop their reading fluency and literary analysis skills.
Students will acquire knowledge of the relevant historical contexts within which to situate the texts studied.
|Students are expected to come to class having read the assigned material.|
Attendance will be taken during each class.
|Week 1: Introduction |
Week 2: The Thirties (1) - John Dos Passos and William Faulkner
Week 3: The Thirties (2) - John Steinbeck and Henry Miller
Week 4: The Forties and Fifties (1) - Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connors, and Carson McCullers
Week 5: The Forties and Fifties (2) - Saul Bellow, Jerome Salinger, and Truman Capote
Week 6: The Forties and Fifties (3) - The Beat Generation
Week 7: The Sixties and Seventies (1) - Ronald Sukenick, Joseph Heller, and Kurt Vonnegut
Week 8: The Sixties and Seventies (2) - John Barth, Vladimir Nabokov, and Thomas Pynchon
Week 9: African-American Writers (1) - Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison
Week 10: African-American Writers (2) - James Baldwin, Tony Morrison, and Alice Walker
Week 11: Drama (1) - Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams
Week 12: Drama (2) - Arthur Miller and Edward Albee
Week 13: 1980 to the Present - Don DeLillo and Cormac McCarthy
Week 14: Genre Fiction - Detective Novels, Science Fiction, and Fantasy
Week 15: Review
Read the assigned materials. Look up unknown words in a dictionary.
Review key terms, concepts, writers, and works.
|High, Peter B. An Outline of American Literature. Pearson Longman. 2000 円|
|Gray, Richard J. A Brief History of American Literature. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 4029 円|
|Class participation and mid-term tests (3): 60% |
Final Exam: 40%
|The willingness to ask questions and participate in the discussions.|
The performance in mid-term tests.
The performance in the final examination.