《英美文学入门》

—中国大学MOOC—

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课程概述:

      本课程为上海外国语大学面向英语专业和翻译专业一年级学生开设的一门专业选修课,以文学体裁为切入点,提供了包括散文、诗歌、戏剧、小说等不同体裁的教学内容,帮助学生积累英美文学相关的基础知识,掌握核心概念,在此基础上了解英美文学史的基本发展脉络,知晓不同时期的文学特征,熟悉重要的作家作品,并学习如何赏析文学作品,为后续高阶段文学课程奠定扎实的基础。在文本细读的同时,注重融入相应的文化与历史背景,丰富学生的人文知识储备,提升学生的人文素养。


上线平台:中国大学MOOC

课程链接:https://www.icourse163.org/course/SISU-1449498163

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课程大纲:

General introduction

总论部分阐述了如何阅读英美文学,如何通过阅读各种文类的作品成为一名合格的、高效率的读者。

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1.1 What is a strong reader of literature?

1.2 General ideology and literary ideology

1.3 General repertoire and literary repertoire

1.4 How to be a strong reader?

02

Gothic Literature, Horrible Literature?

该部分主要内容包括哥特文学起源、定义,哥特文学人物原型,哥特文学新发展-美国南方哥特文学,以及哥特文学的经典性与开放性等。

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2.1 Is Gothic Literature related with Gothic architecture?

2.2 What are the archetypal Gothic characters?

2.3 What makes A Rose for Emily an acclaimed representative of southern Gothic and Grotesque?

2.4 What is the real meaning of the name of A Rose for Emily?

03

Children Literature, Naive Literature?

主要讲解儿童文学主题,儿童文学文体,儿童文学等创作方法,以及经典儿童文学的内容深度等。

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3.1 What helps Charlotte's Web become a best-selling?

3.2 What literary techniques does E.B.White employ in Charlotte's Web

3.3 What makes Charlotte's Web a children's classic?

3.4 Subject Matters and Theme 3.5 Genre and Writing Styles

04

Women's fiction

聚焦莎士比亚姐妹们的故事,解读为什么历史上的女作家这么少?怎样阅读女性小说?以《黄色墙纸》为例解读世纪之交的女性生活,同时分析《黄色墙纸》为什么称为女性文学经典等。

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4.1 Why there have been few great women writers?

4.2 How do we become a strong reader of women's fiction?

4.3 What does it mean to be a woman at the turn of the century?

4.4 The Yellow Wallpaper: why do we call it a feminist classic?

05

Historical fiction

在真实和虚构之间,阐释历史小说定义:狄更斯为何将《双城记》的背景设置在法国大革命期间?霍桑为何将《红字》称为罗曼史?通过阅读历史小说,回答历史小说带给我们什么?怎样成为更好的读者?

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5.1 Defining historical fiction: Why does Dickens set A Tale of Two Cities during the French Revolution?

5.2 Defining historical fiction: Why does Hawthorne call The Scarlet Letter a historical romance instead of a historical novel?

5.3 Reading historical fiction: What does historical fiction bring to us?  How to be a strong reader of historical fiction?

06

Poetry

讲解理解诗歌的基本概念,包括节奏与韵律,修辞手段,诗行与诗节等

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6.1 Frequent Appearance of Rhymes

6.2 Strongly marked rhythm

6.3 Lines and Stanza Forms

6.4 Employment of Tropes

07

Poetry

以“爱”、“死亡”与“自然”的主题为例,分析解读具体诗歌文本。

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6.5 Overflow of Love

6.6 Death Against the Mortal Coil

6.7 Nature and Man

08

Essay

阐述了英美散文的主要特点、类型和相应的阅读方法。本版块向听众介绍了一些基本的文学概念、文学理论知识,还提出了一些具有启发性的问题。

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7.1 Essays as factual writings

7.2 Major qualities of essays

09

Drama

以戏剧的不同类型以及如何阅读作为文学的戏剧文本为切入点,讲解悲剧、戏剧、戏剧文本的构成以及文本与舞台表演之间的关系等。

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8.1 Why are we concerned with dramatic genre?

8.2 What is tragedy?

8.3 What is comedy?

8.4 Is mixed dramatic genre acceptable?

10

Drama

以戏剧的不同类型以及如何阅读作为文学的戏剧文本为切入点,讲解悲剧、戏剧、戏剧文本的构成以及文本与舞台表演之间的关系等。

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9.1 What is a dramatic text made of?

9.2 What do dramatic texts as literature say to us?

9.3 How do linguistic theories help us read dramatic texts?

9.4 How do theatre and performance studies contribute to our understanding of a dramatic text?