Tentative Schedule

DATE TOPIC FOR CLASSROOM DISCUSSION READING AND VIEWING ASSIGNMENTS FOR NEXT CLASS
8/29 Introduction; Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (496-406)
9/1 quiz on and discuss Oedipus Rex by Sophocles; Hippolytus  by Euripides (480-406); The Theory of the Novel by Georg Lukacs;
9/5 quiz on and discuss Hippolytus The Theory of the Novel by Georg Lukacs; Book of Change (I-Ching); Lessons for Women by Ban Zhao (45-120)
9/7 quiz on and discuss Book of Change (I-Ching) and Lessons for Women; Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1602);
9/12 Discuss Hamlet; Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1602); Harold Bloom, excerpts from Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human; pp.384-435
9/14 quiz on and discuss Hamlet Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, 1615;
9/19 Discuss Don Quixote; Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes; The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences by Michel Foucault, pp.46-76
9/21 quiz on and discuss Don Quixote; Phedre by Racine (1677); Man and Ethics by Paul Benechou; pp.98-115, 138-167;
9/27 quiz on and discuss Phedre by Racine Faust by Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1808)
9/29 quiz on and discuss Faust by Johann Wolfgang Goethe; the first paper due Red and Black by Standhal (1830)
10/4 Discuss Red and Black by Standhal (1830); The Novel and the Globalization of Culture by Michael Moses, pp.3-25; Deceit, Desire, and the Noel by Rene Girard, pp.113-138;
10/6 quiz on and discuss Red and Black by Standhal Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1866
10/11 discuss Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
10/13 quiz on and discuss Crime and Punishment An Enemy of the People by Henri Ibsen (1882)
10/20 quiz and discuss An Enemy of the People by Henri Ibsen; The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald (1925) 
10/25 discuss Discuss The Great Gatsby 
10/27 quiz on and discuss The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald; second paper due Kokoro by Natsume Soseki (1914)
11/1 quiz on and discuss Kokoro by Natsume Soseki Black Li and White Li by Lao She (1931)
11/3 quiz on and discuss Black Li and White Li, (1931) by Lao She
The English Teacher by R.K. Narayan (1945)
11/8 discuss The English Teacher by R.K. Narayan; Excerpt from India: A Wounded Civilization by V.S. Naipaul; pp.3-30, 145-165
11/10 quiz on and discuss The English Teacher Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (1958)
11/15 discuss Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe The Novel and the Globalization of Culture by Michael Moses, pp.107-147; Nation and Narration by Homi Bhabha;
11/16 quiz on and discuss Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe View film Grant Canyon, dir. by Lawrene Kasdan (1991);
11/22 quiz on Grant Canyon, dir. by Lawrene Kasdan; third paper due To Live by Yu Hua (1993)
11/29 discuss To Live by Yu Hua; view To Live, dir. Zhang Yimou
12/1 quiz on and discuss To Live, dir. Zhang Yimou Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian (2000)
12/6 discuss Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian Towards A Sociology of the Novel by Lucien Goldmann, pp.1-15
12/8 Discuss Soul Mountain by Gao; last paper due

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