Date Theoretic Topics and Texts --Unit I, II, III, VI Assignments

I. New Criticism and New Historicism (6 wks): Identity and History

1. 9/23

Prologue: History -- Time Capsule, Time Travels or Fusion of Horizons?

  • New Criticism: Form and Content
  • General Introduction: History and Identity
examples: "My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts," "Two Villages," "The Dream Before" Somewhere in Time

Read: chap 1 pp. 92-102; "Rip Van Winkle";

Ref. Time Capsule


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2. 9/30
  • New Criticism: Narrative Elements and Tension
  • History and Realism

examples: "Rip Van Winkle," a clip of Making Sense of the 60's, 妹妹看MTV

Read: chap 1 pp. 111-116; The Tempest Act I

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3. 10/7

New Historicism

  • History and Power: Michel Foucault
  • Shakespeare's Sonnet 29, The Tempest Act I: History and the Island; your own examples and questions
[brain storming] 2 Q-> 1 A

Read: chap 1 pp. 116-124;
The Tempest Act II

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4. 10/14
  • New Historicism and Cultural Materialism
  • The Tempest Act II: Power Structure and Double
[brain storming] 4Q --> 3A
Read: chap 2 pp 236--247; The Tempest Act III and the ending
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5. 10/21
  • Cultural Materialism: Assumptions and Methodologies
  • The Tempest Act III: a New Historicist Approach
[brain storming] 1Q --> 2A

Review: chap 1 and 2;
Read: "Marked with a D" "Young Goodman Brown"
and watch 《暗戀桃花源》
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6. 10/28
  • Review and Reflections: Identity, History and Realism

[brain storming] 3Q --> 4A; *quiz 1

Read: chap 3; watch Bamboozled
* journal 1
Download CMap Tool; Manual
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II. Post-Colonialism (4 wks): Identity, Race and Nation

7. 11/4
  • Orientalism and Racial Stereotype

Group 4 report -- Bamboozled
example:
Many; get your own examples and counter examples.

Read: chap 3: pp. 193-95;199-206; "My Man Bonvanne"
Ref. chap 4: 208-218.
1, 2, Oriental Women

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8. 11/11
  • Race and Colonial Identities
example: The Tempest and "My Man Bovanne" 1, 2
[concept map] 1 G4

Read: chap 3: pp. 206-214; chap 4 193-96; watch 《悲情城市》

1, CMap 2;
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9. 11/18

(mid-term week)

  • Nation and Narration

example: 《悲情城市》; Bruce Springsteen 'Born in the USA'
[brain storming] 1Q --> 2A

Review: chap 3 & 4; Read group report text; watch the group's text
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10. 11/25
  • Review and Reflections: Identity, Race and Nation

Group 3 report; quiz 2
[brain storming] 2Q --> 3A

watch In Country
* journal 2
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III. Globalization I: Postmodernity and Postmodern Sense of History

11. 12/2
  • Post-Fordism and multinational capitalism
[concept map] 2 G3
Read: chap 5: 99-120;
Watch Forrest Gump
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12. 12/9
  • Postmodern Nostalgia Film and Popular Culture

example: Forrest Gump and your own examples!!!
[brain storming] 3Q --> 4A

read chap 6: 130-134; 152-61.& Review: chaps 5 & 6
Watch The Stunt Man
CMap 3; 1, 2
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13. 12/16
  • Reflexive Postmodernism

Group 2 report

Read: "Summer Flower," "Human Ashes," "Recollection"; Watch Hiroshima mon amour

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IV. Globalization II: Trauma and Globalization as Interconnectedness

14. 12/23
  • Trauma, its Aftermath and Representation(1)

example: "Summer Flower," "Human Ashes," "Recollection";
Hiroshima mon amour

[concept map] 3 G2

Read: Obasan excerpt
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15. 12/30
  • Trauma and its Aftermath (2)

example: Obasan
[brain storming] 4Q --> 1A

Watch: 110911
Read "The Wound and the Voice"
* journal 3

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16. 1/6
  • Trauma and Representation (2)

example: Group 1 report

Read: "The Management of Grief"
Ref.
-- 張小虹〈看.不見九二一〉
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17. 1/13
  • Trauma and Representation (3)

example: "The Management of Grief" and other examples
[concept map] 4 G1

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18. 1/20
Final Exam ; Course Evaluation