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Seminar 3.

Seminar 2.

  1. Mark Twain as the greatest humorist in American literature.
  2. American literature from 1900 to 1941. Background. Major tendencies.
  3. Innovations on the American poetry of the 1900s.
  4. Theodore Dreiser as the leading exponent of the naturalistic movement.
  5. Themes and concepts of the Dreisers Sister Carrie and American tragedy.
  6. Robert Lee Frost and his finest poems (regions landscapes, folkways, speech mannerism). Recite one of his poems.
  7. The peculiarities of William Faulkners style: techniques, themes, tones.
  8. The Sounds and the Fury- the story told through the seemingly chaotic thoughts of a character.
  9. Writers of the Lost Generation. Historical background.
  10. F.Scott Fitzgerald as the leading writer of Americas Jazz Age.
  11. The Great Gatsby - penetrating criticism of the moral emptiness of wealthy society in the Unites States during the 1920s.
  12. The lifestyle and literary legacy of Ernest Hemingway. Hemingways hero, code, theory of the iceberg.
  13. The symbolism and philosophy of the Hemingways The Old Man and the Sea.
  14. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck as one of the most powerful novel of social protest in American literature.
  15. Anti-fascist motives in the novel Ship of Fools by Katherine Porter.
  16. O. Henry twist a famous technique of William Sydney Porter.

 

 

  1. American literature from 1950 2005. Background. Major tendencies.
  2. The problems of a teen-ager growing up in New York City in J.D. Salingers novel The Catcher in the Rye.
  3. Irwin Show. Biography. Literary career. Major works. Style.
  4. Nonfictional novel. The style and the concept of the Truman Capotes In Cold Blood.
  5. The combination of fantasy and reality in Mumbo Jumbo and Flight to Canada by Ishmael Reed.
  6. The Beat movement.
  7. The writers of Black Humor.
  8. The theater of the absurd.
  9. Vladimir Nabokov. Biography. Literary career. Major works. Style.
  10. Kurt Vonnegut. The reflection of the madness in society in his Cats Cradle

and Slaughterhouse Five.

  1. The philosophy of post modernistic literature. Hermeneutics. New Criticism. Post Structuralism. Deconstruction. Psychoanalytical Criticism.

 

1. Wider literary trends and movements (XV-XXc.c.).

2. The Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Literature.

3. Renaissance. The History of development. Historical background. Tendencies and exponents.

4. Shakesperean legacy.

5. The development of Drama in England. First theatres.

6. Miltons epic poem Paradise Lost.

7. Enlightment. The History of development. Historical background. Tendencies and exponents.

8. English Literature during the Bourgeous Revolution

9. Romanticism. The History of development. Historical background. Tendencies and exponents.

10. Artistry of William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge.

11. G.G. Byron and P. B Shelly the English revolutionary romanticists.

12. Walter Scott, the father of the English historical novel.

13. Realism. The History of development. Historical background. Tendencies and exponents.

14. Dickenss place in English literature.

15. Women Writers: The Bronter Sisters, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot. Their lifestyles and their works.

16. Naturalism. The History of development. Historical background. Tendencies and exponents.

17. Symbolism. Tendencies and exponents.

18. Aesthetic Movement. Tendencies and exponents.

19. Modernism. The History of development. Historical background. Tendencies and exponents.

20. Post-modernism. Tendencies and characteristics.

21. Magic Realism. Tendencies and characteristics.

22. Stream of consciousness. Writers used this technique and their works.

23. Lawrences psychological fiction.

24. Sience Fiction the history of development.

25. Detective Fiction - the history of development ("crime" novel and "police" novel).

26. Children's literature - the history of development.

27. Nonsensical elements in children's literature (Edward Lear).

28. Existentialism. Play Philosophy. Major exponents.

29. Iris Murdoch. Her lifestyle, her artistry, her philosophy.

30. New Voices in Modern Poetry.


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