美国诗歌导读课程详细信息

课程号 03835470 学分 2
英文名称 Introduction  to American Poetry
先修课程 n/a
中文简介 这是一门面向非英语专业学生开设的诗歌课程。按时间的顺序,介绍美国文学史上八位代表性的大诗人,他们分别是坡、惠特曼、迪金森、斯蒂文斯、艾略特、弗罗斯特、普拉斯和毕晓普,侧重作品细读,同时结合诗人的生平以及所处的历史文化背景,力图阐明每位诗人其独特的艺术成就, 展现美国诗歌的发展轨迹。目的是激发学生对诗歌的兴趣,培养对英文诗歌的分析能力,在不知不觉中提高英文水平和文化素养。
大致每两次课细读一位诗人的作品,除诗歌外,还包括散文及相关评论。要求每次课前做好预习,积极参与课堂讨论。此课程无期末考试,但需做一次课堂报告,期中、期末各交一篇小论文或自己创作的诗歌。
英文简介 This is a poetry course intended for non-English majors, covering eight major poets: Poe, Whitman, Dickinson, Stevens, Eliot, Frost, Plath and Bishop. We shall do a close reading of the most important works by each poet, with due attention to their different life experience and cultural milieu. By the end of the term, students will be enabled to improve their analytical thinking skills while catching a glimpse of the variety, profundity, and originality of American poetry.  
In general, every two sessions will be devoted to the intense study of one major poet’s work, including his or her poetry, prose and relevant criticism. Everyone is required to make a 5-min presentation and expected to take an active part in class discussion. There will be no final exam for this course, but there are two short essays (not necessarily academic) or poems to be submitted in the middle and at the end of the term.

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
平台课性质  
平台课类型  
授课语言 英文
教材 自编《美国诗歌导读;
参考书
教学大纲 这是一门面向非英语专业学生开设的诗歌课程。按时间的顺序,介绍美国文学史上八位代表性诗人的作品,上起爱伦坡,下至毕晓普。侧重作品细读,同时结合诗人的生平以及所处的历史文化背景,力图阐明每位诗人其独特的艺术成就, 展现美国诗歌的发展轨迹。目的是培养学生阅读英文诗歌的能力,从而在不知不觉中提高英文水平和文化素养。
每两学时细读一位大诗人的作品,除诗歌外,还包括散文及相关评论。要求每次课前做好预习,积极参与课堂讨论。此课程无期末考试,但需做一次课堂报告,期中、期末各交一篇论文。
Course Syllabus (tentative)
 Session I:     Introduction
 Session II:     Poe
 Session III:    Whitman
 Session IV:   Whitman (continued)
Session V:     Dickinson
Session VI:   Dickinson (continued)
Session VII:    Frost
Session VIII:  Frost (continued)
Session IX:     Stevens
Session X:    Stevens (continued)
Session XI:     Eliot
 Session XII:   Eliot (continued)
Session XIII:    Plath  
Session XIV:  Plath (continued)
 Session XIV:    Bishop
 Session XV:   Bishop (continued); Summary

Bibliography
梅申友 编,《美国诗歌导读》(自印),北大教材中心.
Brooks, Cleanth. Understanding Poetry. Beijing: FLTRP: Thomson Learning, 2004.
Lehman, David. The Oxford Book of American Poetry. New York: Oxford UP, 2006.
Parini, Jay. The Columbia History of American Poetry. Beijing:FLTRP, 2005.
Vendler, Helen. Poems, Poets, Poetry (3rd ed). New York: Bedford, 2009.
Reading Assignment

Poet Poems
Poe Sonnet –To science; Alone; The lake; A dream within a dream; Eldorado; Annabel Lee; The raven
Whitman I hear American singing; One’s-self I sing; Song of myself(excerpts); The wound-dresser(excerpt); O captain! My captain!; Reconciliation; I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing; A glimpse; We two boys together clinging; The dalliance of eagles; A noiseless patient spider; O me! O life!
Dickinson 236; 260; 269; 314;320; 340; 359; 372; 373;383; 409; 446; 448; 459; 466;479; 591; 598;620;656; 706;764; 788; 930; 1096; 1263; 1668; 1773
Stevenson The death of a soldier; The emperor of ice-cream; Sunday morning; The poems of our climate; Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird; Study of two pears; The snow man; Tea at the palaz of Hoon; Anecdote of the jar; The idea of order at Key West; The planet on the table; The house was quiet and the world was calm; Final soliloquy of the interior paramour
Eliot The love song of J.Alfred Prufrock; Rhapsody on a windy night; East Coker
Frost Nothing gold can stay; The road not taken; The tuft of flowers; Mending wall; “Out, out – ”; Birches; Neither out far nor in deep; Stopping by woods on a snowy evening; Acquainted with the night; Most of it; The oven bird; The silken tent; Design; Once by the Pacific; Fire and ice; Home burial; The gift outright
Plath Mad girl’s love song; Pursuit; Daddy; Lady Lazarus; The applicant; Morning song; Poppies in October; Cut; Mirror; The moon and the yew tree; Edge; Words
Bishop Sestina; The man-moth; The fish; Sandpiper; The armadillo; Filling station; The shampoo; One art; Five flights up; Map; Questions of travel; Poem






Recitation Assignment

Poe:
   The Raven (Stanza 1&2)


Whitman:
   Song of Myself (Section 1);
   A Noiseless patient spider (tentative)


Dickinson:
    269(Wild Nights — Wild nights!);
591(I heard a Fly buzz ― when I died ―)


Stevens:
    The Emperor of Ice-cream;
Anecdote of the Jar;


Eliot:
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (Stanza 1&2)
Rhapsody on a Windy Night (Stanza 1);


Frost:
     The Road not Taken;
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening;


Plath:
Morning song
Edge


Bishop:
Shampoo;
One Art (tentative)


Poetry on the Internet

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/: the most comprehensive database for the works and relevant criticism (written in nonacademic language) of American poets.

https://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets.htm: a brilliant database of critical (academic) essays on modern American poets.

http://www.poets.org/

http://www.youtube.com
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Poets/Poetry on Screen

Dead Poets Society,
The Belle of Amherst,
The Quiet Passion,
Tom and Viv,
Sylvia,
Reach for the Moon
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(for YOU to add))

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