Topics in Comparative Literature B: Short Story and Novel

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Topics in Comparative Literature B: Short Story and Novel

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study

    Literature, Literatures in English

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Course Description
    Analysis of key themes, motifs and principles which integrate philosophy, psychology, politics, sociology and the history of ideas with literature around the world.

    Course Objectives
    1. to explore the rich diversity of modern fiction by male and female authors from a variety of cultures
    2. to analyze such formal aspects of fiction as narrative point of view, character, setting, plot, and theme
    3. to be able to identify and discuss literary conventions and concerns within context
    4. to be able to develop and sustain a valid literary research paper
    5. to be able to identify and evaluate short stories from different genres

    Course evaluation

    • Response Journal (5 entries) 20%
    • Essay 1 (3-5 pages) 20%
    • Presentation (5-10 minutes) 10%
    • Research Analysis (5-6 pages) 20%
    • Final Exam (textual analysis) 20%
    • Participation 10%

    1. Charters, Anne. 1996. The Story and its Writer.
    2. Eagleton, Terry. 1996. Literary Theory: An Introduction. Blackwell, Oxford.
    3. May, Charles E. 2002. The Short Story: The Reality of Artifice. Routledge, London.
    4. Rosenblatt, Louise M. Literature as Exploration. 1965. Noble and Noble, New York.

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