美国短篇小说与电影课程详细信息

课程号 03835400 学分 2
英文名称 American Short Stories Through Films
先修课程
中文简介 《美国短篇小说与电影》是面向非英语专业本科学生开设的大学英语专题课程。当前的语言教学要求多媒体既是教学手段,又是教学内容。本课程结合短篇小说和电影两种文本,通过文学和多媒体双重艺术形式进行英语教学。课程选用美国文学史上的经典短篇小说及其改编的电影,短篇小说每篇10-20页,电影每部30-50分钟,比较适合现代多媒体课堂教学。
本课程教学包括文学背景知识,作家作品介绍,短篇小说分析和评论,课后问题讨论和问答,电影改编和赏析等。借助现代多媒体教学手段,本课程致力于提高学生英语听说读写多方面的综合水平,增强其文化意识、文学修养和信息时代的双重文本读写能力,从而达到我们英语教学的最终目的。
英文简介 The American Short Story through Film is one College English course for non-English majors. The current language teaching requires both teaching with and teaching about multimedia. This course integrates the printed text (short story) and media text (film), teaching English through literature and multimedia. Americans are said to have invented the short story, and the course selects some classical short stories in American literature and the movies adapted from them. The stories are 10-20 pages, and films last 30-50 minutes, so such a story-film course fully agrees with modern media education.
The course instruction mainly includes the knowledge of literary background, introduction of authors and works, analysis and comment of short stories, questions and answers of discussion topics, and adaptation and appreciation of films. With the help of modern multimedia, the course will improve the students’ basic language skills, and hence enhance their cultural awareness, literary education, and cross-cultural communicative competence.
The course is lecture/seminar-combined, and students’ participation and discussion are mandatory. The learning materials will be mostly in English, and students are expected to finish all the class assignments (including both story and film) in advance and come to class fully prepared for discussion. Generally, we will focus on one story/film for each week. On class days, the instructor will first present some relevant information of literary and cultural background, and then it will be followed by instructor’s leading questions, students’ discussion, and the comparative study of story/film.

Participation in this course commits the students and instructor to abide by a general norm of equal opportunity and academic integrity. Any explicit indebtedness to the words or ideas of other than yours should be acknowledged with reference in your group presentation and paper writing.
开课院系 英语语言文学系
通选课领域  
是否属于艺术与美育
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授课语言 英文
教材 美国短篇小说与电影,马乃强,北大出版社,201608,1,978-7-301-27482-8;
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教学大纲 The American Short Story through Film is one College English course for non-English majors. The current language teaching requires both teaching with and teaching about multimedia. This course integrates the printed text (short story) and media text (film), teaching English through literature and multimedia. Americans are said to have invented the short story, and the course selects some classical short stories in American literature and the movies adapted from them. The stories are 10-20 pages, and films last 30-50 minutes, so such a story-film course fully agrees with modern media education. The course instruction mainly includes the knowledge of literary background, introduction of authors and works, analysis and comment of short stories, questions and answers of discussion topics, and adaptation and appreciation of films.
Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: “Paul’s Case” by Willa Cather—story

Week 3: “Paul’s Case” by Willa Cather—film

Week 4: “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” by F. Scott Fitzgerald—story

Week 5: “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” by F. Scott Fitzgerald—film


Week 6: “I’m a Fool” by Sherwood Anderson—story


Week 7: “I’m a Fool” by Sherwood Anderson—film
Traveling from town to town during the summer of 1919, young Andy (Ron Howard) has left his Ohio home in search of adventure and romance as a horse trainer on the country fair racing circuit. More than a little “wet behind the ears,” Andy learns a bittersweet lesson about life when he meets Lucy (Amy Irving), the girl of his dreams, at the race track one day. Ashamed of his occupation, Andy leads Lucy to believe he’s wealthy. Soon one lie leads to another until there is no way to tell Lucy the truth. The irony of the story is that Lucy and Andy have fallen deeply in love. As Andy dejectedly admits on his way out of town, all is lost because “I’m a Fool.”

Week 8: “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway—story
Harold Krebs is a soldier returned. Quietly and without ceremony he comes home after the First World War. No longer does he fit into the life he left. Despite gentle pressure from family and friends, he cannot get hold of his own future. Between the non-changed hero and his past there is a desperate incompatibility. A climatic scene between mother and son foreshadows Krebs’ decision to find himself again in a new place, away from the old and familiar, which, for all time, he has outgrown.

Week 9: “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway—film
Harold Krebs (Richard Backus) went off to fight the First World War, “the war to end all wars.” Then he came home…and found himself wishing it had never ended. To Ernest Hemingway, the hardest part of the war was coming home. This is the essence of “Soldier’s Home”—a story with many similarities to the recent experience of those Vietnam veterans. Harold finds he doesn’t fit in anymore. He’s outgrown his old life and now needs peace and quiet to work things out for himself. Yet he’s pressured by his mother (Nancy Marchand), loving but misunderstanding, to rejoin a community in which he feels alien. An intense and personal character study from the giant of American Literature, Harold discovers going home is never easy—and maybe it isn’t even possible.

Week 10: “The Greatest Man in the World” by James Thurber—story
It is 1937—Admiral Byrd has flown over the North and South Poles. Lucky Lindbergh has flown solo from New York to Paris. But what if our next aviation hero turns out to be a slob, author James Thurber wonders. Enter Pal Smurch, a foul-mouthed, gin-guzzling mechanic who becomes the first man to fly solo around the world. Here is a hero in a new mold who the press and even the President try to make into the Byrd-Lindbergh model. It doesn’t work. Smurch scratches himself and bellows, “When do the parties start? Where’s the broad? Where’s the dough?” Smurch has to go. He simply can’t be allowed to besmirch his officially created public image.

Week 11: “The Greatest Man in the World” by James Thurber—film
Week 12: “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner—story

Week 13: “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner—film

Week 14: “Almos’ a Man” by Richard Wright—story

Week 15: “Almos’ a Man” by Richard Wright—film
Week 16: Group Presentation
The course is lecture/seminar-combined, and students’ participation and discussion are mandatory. The learning materials will be mostly in English, and students are expected to finish all the class assignments (including both story and film) in advance and come to class fully prepared for discussion. Generally, we will focus on one story/film for each week. On class days, the instructor will first present some relevant information of literary and cultural background, and then it will be followed by instructor’s leading questions, students’ discussion, and the comparative study of story/film.
Participation in this course commits the students and instructor to abide by a general norm of equal opportunity and academic integrity. Any explicit indebtedness to the words or ideas of other than yours should be acknowledged with reference in your group presentation and paper writing.
Attendance: 5%
Presentation: 5%
Class Quizzes: 15%
Mid-Term Paper: 15%
Final Examination: 60%
教学评估 马乃强:
学年度学期:16-17-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影1,课程推荐得分:3.95,教师推荐得分:4.08,课程得分分数段:85-90;
学年度学期:16-17-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影2,课程推荐得分:4.31,教师推荐得分:4.31,课程得分分数段:80-85;
学年度学期:16-17-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影3,课程推荐得分:4.31,教师推荐得分:4.54,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:16-17-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影4,课程推荐得分:4.57,教师推荐得分:4.73,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:16-17-2,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影1,课程推荐得分:4.21,教师推荐得分:4.34,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:16-17-2,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影2,课程推荐得分:4.49,教师推荐得分:4.38,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:16-17-2,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影3,课程推荐得分:4.4,教师推荐得分:4.46,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:16-17-2,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影4,课程推荐得分:4.55,教师推荐得分:4.55,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:17-18-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影3,课程推荐得分:4.38,教师推荐得分:4.42,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:17-18-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影2,课程推荐得分:4.55,教师推荐得分:4.46,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:17-18-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影4,课程推荐得分:4.64,教师推荐得分:4.55,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:17-18-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影1,课程推荐得分:4.52,教师推荐得分:4.57,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:17-18-2,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影1,课程推荐得分:4.38,教师推荐得分:4.44,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:17-18-2,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影2,课程推荐得分:4.58,教师推荐得分:4.58,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:17-18-2,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影3,课程推荐得分:4.38,教师推荐得分:4.38,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:17-18-2,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影4,课程推荐得分:4.61,教师推荐得分:4.61,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:18-19-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影3,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:8.86,课程得分分数段:85-90;
学年度学期:18-19-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影1,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:9.29,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:18-19-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影2,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:8.38,课程得分分数段:85-90;
学年度学期:18-19-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影4,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:8.8,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:18-19-2,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影3,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:9.21,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:18-19-2,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影4,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:8.59,课程得分分数段:95-100;
学年度学期:18-19-2,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影1,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:8.75,课程得分分数段:85-90;
学年度学期:18-19-2,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影2,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:9.21,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:19-20-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影2,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:8.91,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:19-20-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影3,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:9.17,课程得分分数段:90-95;
学年度学期:19-20-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影4,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:8.61,课程得分分数段:85-90;
学年度学期:19-20-1,课程班:美国短篇小说与电影1,课程推荐得分:0.0,教师推荐得分:9.21,课程得分分数段:90-95;
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