The human mind can hardly remain entirely free from bias, and decisive opinions are often formed before a thorough examination of a subject from all its aspects has been made.
They will be encouraged to grapple with a story and start asking questions about it. Using classic texts such as Bulfinch's Mythology, Just So Stories, the fairy tales of Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm in readily available online editions or in printed compliationsstudents develop critical thinking skills that cover the full narrative spectrum of each story, from overarching concepts and plot to fine details and character development.
These stories help students transitioning into their teenage years to develop an awareness to social structures in the world at large. Reading for both overarching themes and for details that support the story, students become literary detectives - seeking out general plot themes and picking apart the minutiae of character, narrative and historical background.
World Literature Focusing on the contents of a single anthology, this course attempts to expose students to the variety of literary genres and types around the world from the earliest times to the present day.
We discuss a variety of topics, including the problems of translation, the nature of excerpts, the nature of the hero, the formation of an authorial voice, and genres such as lyric, drama, proverb, myth, and epic.
World Literature Western Literature to Dante This course is unique opportunity for high school students to encounter an extensive selection of literature of the ancient and mediaeval West, from Biblical materials through mediaeval epic and romance.
The course engages the student in a large amount of reading, exploring the larger themes and issues involved with reading such material.
This course has been taught sinceand has often been cited by graduating seniors as their favorite class in the literature sequence.
The real emphasis is on reading a large volume of material and getting comfortable with the alien and familiar in cultures separated from us by long stretches of time. Western Literature to Dante English Literature This is an introductory survey of English literature from the earliest survivals to the twentieth century.
We approach the literature historically, tracing the developments of themes, ideas, and techniques of writing, as well as looking at the long and fascinating history of the language itself.
The course is built around a very solid textbook, England in Literature, part of the "America Reads" series from Scott, Foresman. I will supplement the readings along the way with several novels and plays, and some incidental smaller items to be made available online.
The course attempts to introduce the student as well to the idea of close reading of texts: In part this is possible because we will be examining most of the texts as they were originally written, with only the occasional minor adjustments for spelling.
The Old and Middle English materials not normally accessible to high school students without considerable specialized language study are given here in modern translations, but beginning in the Renaissance, texts are as originally written. Throughout the course we try to mold careful and analytical readers, responding to the literature with a discerning and charitable eye.
English Literature American Literature American Literature is a survey of American literature from colonial times to the late twentieth century. Once again, we take a generally historical approach to the material, tracing the development of particular themes, ideas, and techniques of writing, and examining the kaleidoscopic interactions of the many strands of the American population and culture.
We especially try to dig into issues of theme and symbolic language in the works of the great nineteenth-century masters Melville and Hawthorne. It is slightly less thorough than its companion volume England in Literature, which serves as the backbone for English Literature, but I have supplemented its readings quite extensively with outside readings.
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Oedipus Prompt: Modern Comparison/Contrast Oedipus the King, also known as Oedipus Rex, is a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles, a famous and successful Athenian writer around B.C. Oedipus the King/Oedipus Rex is the second of Sophocles’ three Theban plays produced, but it is first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at .
Lesbian feminism is a cultural movement and critical perspective, most influential in the s and early s (primarily in North America and Western Europe), that encourages women to direct their energies toward other women rather than men, and often advocates lesbianism as the logical result of feminism.
Some key thinkers and activists are Charlotte Bunch, Rita Mae Brown, Adrienne Rich. Family Disappointment and Destiny in _The Royal Tennenbaums_ - Alex Hayley, a prominent writer, once said “In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future”.
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