BBN-AME11-312.43
American Woman Short Story Writers in the 20th-21st Century (XX-XXI. századi amerikai női novellisták) in autumn 2017
Bán Zsófia, Thu 11:30–13:00, R433, host: DAS (R306)
4-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: FLI11-101
description & set texts
This course intends to investigate the wide-ranging styles, voices and richly different worlds of 20th and 21st century woman writers in the United States. Requirements: One presentation, one end-term test. Assessment based on in-class participation and the above requirements. A copy of the texts that are not widely accessible will be on hold at the department office for copying. Syllabus: 1. Zora Neale Hurston: “The Eatonville Anthology”, “How It Feels to Be Colored Me” 2. Katherine Anne Porter: “Flowering Judas” 3. Gertrude Stein: „Miss Furr and Miss Skeene”, “As a Wife Has a Cow: A Love Story” 4. Edith Wharton: Roman Fever 5. Carson McCullers: The Ballad of the Sad Café 6. Flannery O’Connor: “A Good Man is Hard to Find” 7. Shirley Jackson: The Lottery 8. Lucia Berlin: “Angel’s Laundromat”, “A Manual for Cleaning Women” 9. Audre Lorde: “Tar Beach“ 10. Amy Hempel: “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried”, “Today Will Be a Quiet Day” 11. Lydia Davis: “Story”, “Marie Curie, So Honorable Woman”, “Suddenly Afraid”, “Getting Better”, “Head, Heart” 12. Bharati Mukherjee: “A Wife’s Story” 13. Test
requirements & assessment
Requirements: One presentation, one end-term test. Assessment based on in-class participation and the above requirements. A copy of the texts that are not widely accessible will be on hold at the department office for copying.