BBN-AME-214/b
American Literature 3 (Amerikai irodalom 3) in autumn 2017
Bán Zsófia, Thu 15:00–16:30, R439, host: DAS (R306)
3-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BBN-AME-213
description & set texts
American Literature 3 Survey seminar Dr. Zsófia Bán Department of American Studies Fall, 2017 This course offers an introductory survey of 19th century American Literature. It is a course intended to complement the American Literature I lecture course. REQUIRED READINGS 1. The primary readings can be found in the Norton and Heath anthologies, as well as on the internet. 2. Secondary readings: relevant chapters from Bollobás Enikõ, Az amerikai irodalom története (Budapest: Osiris, 2005). Grades will be based on (i) class participation, (ii) presentation and (iii) test grade. Attendance. It is assumed that everyone will attend the classes. In accordance with university regulations, students are allowed three absences per semester; with more than three absences, their course will be incomplete. Reading the assigned texts. Students are required to come prepared for class: they must be able to understand the texts (know the words), remember details, and formulate their critical comments. Not reading the assignment for a class counts as an absence. Syllabus 1. Orientation 2. Henry David Thoreau: „Resistance to Civil Government” 3. Ralph Waldo Emerson: „Self-Reliance” 4. Ambrose Bierce: “Chickamauga” 5. Nathaniel Hawthorne: „My Kinsman, Major Molineux”, „Young Goodman Brown” 6. Edgar Allan Poe: „The Murders in the Rue Morgue „ 7. Walt Whitman: „Preface to Leaves of Grass”, „Song of Myself”, „I Sing the Body Electric” 8. Emily Dickinson: 258, 341, 437, 465, 520, 619, 764, 1129, 1071 9. Herman Melville: „Bartleby, the Scrivener” 10. Kate Chopin: „Desirée’s Baby” 11. Henry James: Daisy Miller 12. Test 13. Grades
requirements & assessment
Grades will be based on (i) class participation, (ii) presentation and (iii) test grade. Attendance. It is assumed that everyone will attend the classes. In accordance with university regulations, students are allowed three absences per semester; with more than three absences, their course will be incomplete. Reading the assigned texts. Students are required to come prepared for class: they must be able to understand the texts (know the words), remember details, and formulate their critical comments. Not reading the assignment for a class counts as an absence.