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GENRE STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

ERNEST HEMINGWAY’S SHORT FICTION
COURSE code: BTAN33006BA3

SPRING SEMESTER 2013

3RD YEAR BA students

REQUIRED OPTIONAL COURSE

TIME: F. 12.00-13.40

PLACE: Mblg. 109

INSTRUCTOR: GABRIELLA VARRÓ

OFFICE HOURS: M. 13.00-14.00; Tu. 11.00-12.00; RM 116/1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will introduce students to Hemingway’s life and art and will give an introduction to Hemingway’s age, his contemporaries, and the intellectual atmosphere of the 1920s in Europe. Besides sketching the major turning points in Hemingway’s life and the period he lived in, the course will also offer an in-depth study of the most well-known Hemingway stories. A thorough investigation of secondary sources will assist understanding and encourage debate through the individual sessions.
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES:


  1. Febr. 15; Orientation/Introduction

  2. Febr. 22; Test on Hemingway’s bio. HEMINGWAY’S BIOGRAPHY, HEMINGWAY AND THE 20s; THE AUTHOR’S LIFE AND TIMES; Selections from the documentary: Michael Palin’s Hemingway Adventure;

  3. March 01. “Indian Camp,” “The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife,” “The End of Something,” “The Three-Day Blow”; (Secondary materials: DeFalco, Meyers, Kruse)

  4. March 08; “The Battler,” “A Very Short Story,” “Soldier’s Home,” “The Revolutionist”; (secondary materials: Lewis, Scholes, Hagemann, Monteiro)

  5. March 15 ; ***National holiday, no classes***

  6. March 22; “Mr. and Mrs. Elliot,” “Cat in the Rain,” “Out of Season,” “Cross-Country Snow,“ “Big Two-Hearted River”; (secondary sources: Bennett, Baker, Hagopian, Holmesland, Lynn, Adair)

  7. March 29; “In Another Country,” “Hills Like White Elephants,” “The Killers”; (secondary sources: Smiley, Brooks & Warren, Fleming, Rovit)

  8. April 05: ***Consultation week*** REMEMBER!!! SEND YOUR FINAL PAPER TOPIC TO THE INSTRUCTOR THROUGH THIS WEEK (Friday, April 05th is your final deadline)!!! YOU SHOULD SUMBMIT THE TOPIC IN WRITING, WITH RELEVANT SECONDARY SOURCES IDENTIFIED.

9. April 12; “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” “A Way You’ll Never Be”; (secondary sources: O’Connor, Bennett, Hoffman, Hannum, Martine)

10. April 19; *** MIDTERM TEST***

11. April 26; “Up in Michigan,” “An Alpine Idyll,” “A Canary for One”; REMEMBER!!! FINAL TAKE-HOME ESSAY IS DUE TODAY!!!

12. May 3; “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” (secondary materials: Baym, Hutton, Baker); “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (secondary material: Satangelo) CLOSING, GRADING

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:


  1. Each student has to select a story from the texts assigned for our seminar series, and present a detailed analysis of the selected work based on an individual approach/interpretation. The outline of this interpretive study should be made available to the group prior to the class. Presenters may consult about their chosen analytical angle with the instructor. There should ideally be one presenter for each session, and the schedule of these presentations will be finalised during the orientation session.

  2. Each participant must write a one-page journal containing critical reactions and observations regarding the texts read for each class. This paper is a vital part of the seminar’s work, thus students will have to make up for any of the papers missed by the next coming class. The journals should also contain two thought-provoking questions which can be used through the in-class discussions and debate.

  1. Students will regularly be tested on both the primary and secondary materials assigned for the individual classes, and the grades for the quizzes will contribute to the final grade given for the course.

  2. The midterm exam will review the knowledge of primary and secondary materials handled up to that point. There is a final take-home due class 11. Topics for this paper should be sent to the instructor for approval by April 26!! the latest. Guidelines for take-home essays will be provided during the first week of classes. Those who fail to hand in their proposals and/or papers in time will lose grade points from the grade to be given for the paper.

  1. The final grade will be based on the contribution of the student to individual classes (20%), on the result of the quizzes and journals (20%), and also on the two major exam papers (60%). Regular class attendance and participation are prerequisites to achieve a 5 as a final grade.

  2. Plagiarism in any form will result in an incomplete grade for the course, and will also draw with it further measures of academic discipline.


Course materials:
There are two course packets assisting course work containing the primary and secondary readings for this seminar. These packets should be checked out directly from the instructor during registration week, in the office hours indicated. These packets will have to be returned at the end of the semester promptly. Students will not receive a grade for this seminar until they return their course packets.
IMPORTANT:
Students are kindly requested to download and print the syllabi, and turn up at the first class of the courses with the hard copy of their syllabi. To download them, please click on the hyperlinks.

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