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ENGLISH LITERATURE

Seminar 1 (2 hours)

RENAISSANCE

I. The Renaissance in England

Questions for the whole group:

1. Do the test Literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (see the supplement).

2. Discuss the term Renaissance. Point out the main characteristics of the Renaissance ideology.

3. The Rise of the Renaissance.

4. The Height of the Renaissance:

political and social background;

poetry;

prose;

drama.

5. The Decline of the Renaissance:

prose;

poetry;

drama.

Theses (in writing, optional):

1. Thomas More the first English humanist.

2. Christopher Marlowe the first great tragic poet in English literature.

3. John Miltons place in English literature.

II. William Shakespeare

Reports:

1. William Shakespeare. Life and literary work.2. The authorship of Shakespeares plays.

3. William Shakespeares contribution to the development of the English language. 4. Shakespearean drama. Peculiarities.III. Sonnets

Reports:

1. The development of the English sonnet.

2. William Shakespeares sonnets. Themes and structure.Supervised individual work 1 (2hours)

Discussion: Hamlet a tragedy of thought.

1. The plot and plot structure of the play.

2. Your opinion of Hamlet. What is his tragedy caused by?

3. Womens characters: interpret their actions and relations with other characters in frames of the times.

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Seminar 2 (2 hours)

VICTORIAN AGE

I. Victorian period in English literature

Questions for the whole group:

1. Historical background (the reign of Queen Victoria and the deeply conservative morality of the period; the rise of the middle class; the Industrial Revolution; the Great Exhibition of 1851).

2. Chartist literature.

3. Early Victorian literature. Characteristic features.

4. Later Victorian literature. Positivism.II. Victorian novel

Questions for the whole group:





1. Do the test Victorian Literature (see the supplement).

2. Critical and objective realism in prose.

Reports:

1. Charles Dickens literary work. Social problems in the authors novels.2. William Makepeace Thackerays literary work. Criticism of English high societys values in Vanity Fair.3. Romantic and realistic features in Charlotte Brontes novel Jane Eyre.

4. Gothic literature characteristics vs realistic features in Emily Brontes novel Wuthering Heights.

III. Victorian poetry

Theses (in writing, optional):

1. High Victorian poets: Lord A. Tennyson, R. Browning, E. Barrett Browning, M. Arnold, J.M. Hopkins.

2. Later Victorian poets: D.G. Rossetti, Ch. Rossetti, A. Ch. Swinburne, Th. Hardy, A. E. Houseman, W.B. Yeats.

Supervised individual work 2 (2hours)

LAST DECADES OF THE 19TH CENTURY

I. Neo-romanticism

Questions for the whole group:

1. Further deepening of social contradictions in England and in the world at the end of the 19th century.

2. Simultaneous existence of several literary trends at the period.

3. Neo-romanticism: characteristic features and main representatives.

4. Do the test Literature of the late 19th century (see the supplement).

Theses (in writing, optional):

1. Robert Louis Stevensons literary work: poetry and prose.

2. Rudyard Kipling a short story writer, poet, literary critic.

II. Decadence

Questions for the whole group:

1. Name a few decadent trends.

2. Speak on the factors contributing to the establishment and development of aestheticism in England.

3. Point out basic principles of aestheticism.

Reports:

1. Oscar Wilde the leader of the Aesthetic movement.

2. Originality of O. Wildes poems and peculiarities of his fairy tales.

Discussion: The Picture of Dorian Gray a typical example of the literature of Decadence

1. State the main themes of the novel.

2. Speak on the relations of the main characters of the novel. What was Dorian to Basil and Lord Henry? Why did Lord Henry succeed whereas Basil Hallward failed to influence Dorian Gray?

3. Comment on Lord Henrys hedonistic philosophy. Is the motto Carpe diem (Seize the day) relevant to it?

4. Speak on Dorian Grays life outside the line of morals. Did he ever repent and try to reform himself?

5. Analyse the role of the portrait in Dorians life and in the whole book.

6. How does Wilde disclose his idea of Art being superior to life?

7. Sum up the message of the novel.

8. Speak on the problem of Good and Evil in the book.

Question for the whole group:

1. Oscar Wilde a great master of paradoxes: compare Wildes maxims, aphorisms and philosophies with his ideas expressed in The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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REVISION AND CONSOLIDATION TESTS

SUPPLEMENT 1

Literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

I. Recollect the main stages of the English literature development in the Middle Ages. Make the right choice:

1.The first known English literary work is.

a) The Canterbury Tales b) the romances about King Arthur c) The Song of Beowulf d) a ballad about Robin Hood

2.A 'romance' means.

) b)

) d)

3.Beowulf was.

an outlaw who fought against the king and the rich

a young Viking who saved the Danes

a legendary Celtic king

one of King Arthur's knights

4.The Ecclesiastical History of English People was written by.

a) Caedmon b) Bede c) Alfred the Great d) Geoffrey Chaucer

5.King Alfred the Great wrote.

a) Beowulfb) The History of the English Church

c) Anglo-Saxon Chronicle d) Paraphrase

6.The Canterbury Tales is.

a) a fairy taleb) a collection of stories told by different people

c) a romanced) a collection of ballads sung by one person

7.Grendel was.

a) a king of Norway b) a brave Viking c) a lake monster d) Beowulf s father

8.Bring the literary notions and the their definitions in correspondence:1) a romance 2) a bestiary 3) a fabliau 4) a ballad

a funny story about the life of townspeople

a legend about the deeds of noble knights

a song in verses of four lines

an allegorical story which has animals for its characters

9.King Arthur was a half-legendary Celtic king who probably lived in thecentury.

a) 4th b) 6th c)9th d)12th

10.Robin Hood was an outlaw who probably lived incentury.

a) 4th b) 6th c) 9th d) 12th

11.Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest writer of thecentury.

a) 9th b) 12th c)14th d) 16th

12.King Arthur was married to.

a) Mary b) Guinevere c) Marian d) Isolde13.Robin Hood's worst enemy was.

)the Head Forester b) Friar Tuck c) the Bishop d) the Sheriff

14.Put the sentences in the order corresponding to the contents of The Song of Beowulf

Beowulf saved his country from a fiery dragon.

Grendel's mother, a water witch, avenged her son's death.

Beowulf fought against Grendel.

Grendel kept coming to Hrothgar's place and seizing his men.

Beowulf killed the water witch.

)Beowulf returned to his people.

Beowulf came to Hrothgar's palace.

King Hrothgar built a beautiful palace for himself and his warriors.

15.Thomas More wrote.

1. Cephalonian Journal 2. Utopia 3. Memento Mori 4. Ulysses

16.Explain why The Canterbury Tales are called 'a literary encyclopaedia of the Middle Ages'.

SUPPLEMENT 2

The Enlightenment in English Literature

I. Test yourself:

1. Who of the following authors does not belong to the English moderate Enlighteners: a) Joseph Addison b) Henry Fielding c) Daniel Defoe d) Richard Steele

2. Who of the following authors does not belong to the English radical Enlighteners: a) Oliver Goldsmith b) Richard Sheridan c) Jonathan Swift d) Samuel Richardson

3. The Enlightenment epoch in English literature may be divided intoperiods:

a) two b) three c) four d) five

4.Journalism appeared and flourished in.

a) 1608-1640 b) 1688-1740 c) 1648-1660 d) 1628-1668

5. Who is considered an outstanding satirical poet of the English Enlightenment? a) Joseph Addison b) Tobias Smollett c) Richard Steele d) Alexander Pope

6. Bring the authors and the their works in correspondence:

1) R. Sheridan 2) H. Fielding 3) O. Goldsmith 4) T. Smollett

a) The Vicar of Wakefieldb) School for Scandal

c) The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling d) The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker

7. Who of the following authors does not belong to the English Sentimentalists?

a) Oliver Goldsmith b) Lawrence Sterne c) Richard Steele d) Richard Sheridan

8. The Rape of the Lock was written by.

a) Lawrence Sterne b) Oliver Goldsmith c) Richard Steele d) Alexander Pope

9.Robinson Crusoe spenton the island.

a) several months b) two years c)14 years d) twenty-eight years

10. The first word Robinson Crusoe taught Friday was.

a) Mister b) Sir c) Master d) Lord

11. Before going on a slave-trading expedition to Africa Robinson Crusoe spent four years as a planter in

a) Mexico b) Brazil c) Australia d) South Africa

12.Whose works were the summit of the English Enlightenment prose?

SUPPLEMENT 3

Romanticism in English Literature

I.Test yourself:

1.Who wrote Song for the Luddites?

a) George G. Byron b) Percy Bysshe Shelley c) Robert Southey d) Samuel Coleridge

2.Who was expelled from Oxford University for a pamphlet?

a) William Wordsworth b) John Keats c) George G. Byron d) Percy Bysshe Shelley

3.Who is one of the Lake Poets?

a) George G. Byron b) Percy Bysshe Shelley c) Robert Southey d) Robert Burns

4.Who is not one of the Lake Poets?

a) William Wordsworth b) John Keats c) Robert Southey d) Samuel Coleridge

5.Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe deals with___.

a) the Civil Warb) the Wars of the Roses

c) the reign of Queen Elizabeth I d) the Norman conquest

6.George G. Byron was a contemporary of___.

a) Mikhail Lomonosov b) Leo Tolstoy c) Adam Mickiewicz d) Maxim Bogdanovich7.The author of The Rights of Man is.

a) Ned Ludd b) William Blake c) John Keats d) Thomas Paine

8.Lyrical Ballads were written by.

a) Percy Bysshe Shelley and George G. Byron b) Robert Burns

c) William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge

d) Robert Southey and Percy Bysshe Shelley

9.Walter Scott wrote.

a) Manfred b) A Tale of a Tub c) John Barleycorn d) Ouentin Durward10.Frankenstein was written by.

a) Jane Austen b) Mary W. Shelley c) Percy Bysshe Shelley d) Walter Scott

11.Sense and Sensibility was written by.

a) Jane Austen b) Mary W. Shelley c) John Keats d) Percy Bysshe Shelley

SUPPLEMENT 4

Victorian Literature

I. Test yourself:

I.Who of the following authors belongs to the trend of critical realism?a) W. Scott b) G.G. Byron c) E. Gaskell d) J. Austen

2. The Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood raised a problem of

a) exploitation of children b) poverty c) exploitation of women d) education

3.There were Bronte sisters.

a) two b) three c) four d) five

4.Who wrote The Wuthering Heights?

a) Ch.Bronte b) E.Bronte c) A.Bronte d) J.Austen

5. Who can be named the first women English novelist?

a) J.Austen b) Ch.Bronte c) E.Bronte d) G.Eliot

6. Charles Dickens and William M. Thackeray were contemporaries of

a) the French Bourgeois Revolution b) the Industrial Revolution

c) the Chartist movementd) the Civil War

7.Who is considered the founder of historical novel?

a) Charles Dickens b) William Shakespeare c) Walter Scott d) John Galsworthy

8.Dickens' first prominent work was___

a) David Copperfieldb) A Tale of Two Cities

c) The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club d) Hard Times

9.The subtitle of Thackeray's novel Vanity Fair is.

a) A Story of Two Girls b) A Novel with a Happy End c) A Novel without a Hero d) A Story of Snobs

10.The central figure of Vanity Fair is.

a) Martin Chuzzlewit b) Rebecca Sharp c) Quentin Durward d) Sheila Sheridan

11.George Osborne of Vanity Fair is.

a) a colonel b) Becky's fiance c) Amelia's fiance d) Sir Crawley's nephew

12.Becky Sharp of Vanity Fair secretly marries.

a) Amelia's brother Joseph b) Sir Crawley's son Rawdonc) Colonel Dobbind) Lord Steyne13.Is Amelia's "goodness" really good in Vanity Fair?14.What name did Thackeray's literary manner receive?

a) subjective b) objective c) attitudinal d) non-conformist

15. What novel by Charlotte Bronte was rejected by publishers?

a) Villette b) Shirley c) The Professor

d) Jane Eyre

16. How many novels did Emily Bronte write?

a) one b) two c) three d) four

17. Whose pen-name is George Eliot?

18. Until writing fiction George Eliot had worked as.

a) a teacher b) a publisher c) a journalist d) a land agent

19. What's the difference between 'critical realism' and 'social realism' of the 19lh century?20. Can The Wuthering Heights be viewed as a purely realistic work? Give your reasons.

SUPPLEMENT 5

Literature of the late 19th century

I.Test yourself:

1.Who of the following authors continued the traditions of critical realism in the secondhalf of the 19th century?

a) Joseph Conrad b) Samuel Butler c) Rudyard Kipling d) Robert Stevenson

2.Thomas Hardy belongs to the literary trend known as.

a) romanticism b) neoromanticism c) realism d) socialist literature

3.Heart of Darkness is written by.

a) S. Butler b) J. Conrad c) J.B. Priestly d) Th. Hardy

4.Tess of the D 'Urbevilles is written by____.

a) J. Conrad b) G. Meredith c) Th. Hardy d) S. Butler

5.George Meredith wrote.

a) Jude Obscure b) The Way of All Flesh c) The Egoist d) The Rescue

6.The Gadfly is written by.

a) J.B. Priestly b) G. Meredith c) S. Butler d)) E.L. Voynich7.Who challenged puritan bigotry in his novels?

a) E.L. Voynich b) J. Conrad c) J.B. Priestly d) Th. Hardy

8. Who among critical realists is considered a master of irony? a) J. Conrad

b) G. Meredith c) Th. Hardy d) S. Butler

9. Bring the authors and their works in correspondence:

1)O. Wilde 2) T. Hardy 3) E.L. Voynich 4) S. Butler

a) The Picture of Dorian Gray b) The Gadfly

c) The Way of All Fleshd) Tess of the d'Urbervilles

10.Bring the authors and their works in correspondence:1) G. Eliot 2) R.L. Stevenson 3) R. Kipling 4) J. Conrad

a) Lord Jim b) Barrack Room Ballads c) The Black Arrow d) Middlemarch

11.Who invented the word 'snark'?

a) O. Wilde b) R.L. Stevenson c) R. Kipling d) L. Carroll

12. What is the first novel published by Thomas Hardy?

a) Under the Greenwood Tree b) Wessex Tales

c) The Woodlandersd) Desperate Remedies

13. Who of the following authors belongs to the literary trend of neoromanticism?

a) O. Wilde b) R.L. Stevenson

c) J. Austen d) G. Meredith

14. Who of the following authors created poems with racial and military content?

a) R.L. Stevenson b) J. Conrad c) R. Kipling d) L. Carroll

15. Whose novel is one of the strongest among atheist fiction in world literature?

a) O. Wilde b) E.L. Voynich c) J.B. Priestly d) W. Morris

16. Make up a correct statement:

1 The Happy Prince by O. Wilde is a an adventure novel

2 Treasure I stand by R.L. Stevenson b a Utopian novel

3 An Ideal Husband by O. Wilde a satirical play

4 News from Nowhere by W. Morris d a fairy tale

17. The author of Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland is.

a) R.L. Stevenson b) J.B. Priestly c) R. Kipling d) L. Carroll

18. How many novels did O. Wilde write?

a) one b) two c) three d) four

19. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is a pen-name of.

a) R.L. Stevenson b) J. Conrad c) R. Kipling d) L. Carroll

20. A Child's Garden of Verse is written by.

a) O. Wilde b) R.L. Stevenson c) R. Kipling d) L. Carroll

21. What does the French word 'decadence' mean in English?

22. Who of the following authors was the first writer and the first Englishman awarded the Nobel Prize for literature?

a) R.L. Stevenson b) J.B. Priestly c) R. Kipling d) L. Carroll

SUPPLEMENT 6

Literature of the first half of the 20th century

I. Test yourself:

1 Who of the following authors can be named a traditionalist among British novelists?

a) J. Conrad b) J Priestly c) J. Galsworthy d) R. Aldington

2.Bernard Shaw called his first dramas.

a) funny comedies b) unpleasant plays c) serious tragedies d) entertaining satires

3. What play can be included into Shaw's 'Pleasant Plays'?a) Widower \s House b) Mrs. Warren's Professionc) Candidad) Caesar and Cleopatra

5.Bring the authors and their works in correspondence:

1) J.B. Priestly 2) J. Galsworthy 3) G.B. Shaw 4) H.G. Wells

a) Arms and the Man b) Time and the Conways c) The War of the Worlds d) The Island of Pharisees

Who of the following authors belongs to the "lost generation" writers? a) H.G. Wells b) A. Huxley c) E.M. Forster d) R. Aldington

Bring the authors and their works in correspondence:

1) A. Cronin2) K. Mansfield3) R. Aldington 4) A. Huxley

a) The Garden Party b) Death of a Hero c) Crome Yellow d) The Citadel

8.The Man of Property was written by.

a) Thomas Hardy b) Bernard Shaw c) John Galsworthy d) Herbert Wells

9.Eliza Doolittle is the heroine of.

a) The Forsyte Saga b) The Time Machine c) The Gadfly d) Pygmalion

10. The Invisible Man was written by.

a) G.B. Shaw b) W.M. Thackeray c) H.G. Wells d) W.S. Maugham

I1. Which of the trilogies of The Forsyte Saga is dedicated to the lost generation'?a) The Forsyte Saga b) A Modern Comedy c) End of the Chapter

12. Which of the books of The Forsyte Saga describes the beginning of the Forsytes' degradation?

a) The White Monkey b) In Chancery c) To Let d) The Silver Spoon

13. Virginia Woolf belonged to the literary trend called.

a) neoromanticism b) modernism c) existentialism d) aestheticism

Who introduced the 'stream-of-consciousness' method of writing?

a) O. Wilde b) K. Mansfield c) J. Joyce d) R Aldington

The Theatre was written by.

a) G.B. Shaw b) D.H. Lawrence c) V. Woolf d) W.S. Maugham

16.Bring the authors and the their works in correspondence:

1) G.B. Shaw2) K. Mansfield 3) J. Galsworthy 4) W.S. Maugham

a) Laura Sheridan b) Julia Lamberth c) Philip Bossiney d) Colonel Pickering

17. D.H. Lawrence wrote.

a) Ulysses b) The Painted Veil c) Sons and Lovers d) Bliss

18. W.S. Maugham's novel The Moon and Sixpence describes the life of.

a) an artist b) a doctor c) a war veteran d) a scientist

19. Who of the following authors wrote outstanding poetry?

a) E.M. Forster b) T.S Eliot c) K. Mansfield d) G.K. Chesterton

20. Which of the following novels was written by W.S. Maugham?a) Brave New World b) Angel Pavement

) Of Human Bondage d) AII Men Are Enemies

21. Bring the authors and their works in correspondence:

1) J. Joyce 2) D.H. Lawrence 3) V. Woolf 4) E.M. Forster

a) Lady Chatterleys Lover b) Dublinersc) Jacobs Room d) A Room With a View

22.Who was called the Russian Anton Chekhov'?

a) V. Woolf b) D.H. Lawrence c) K. Mansfield d) W.S. Maugham

23.Match the writers and their heroes:

1) J. Joyce 2) V. Woolf3) R. Aldington 4) W.S. Maugham

a) George Winterbourne b) Stephen Dedalus c) Mrs. Dalloway d) Charles Strickland

24.The Hobbit was written by.

a) G.K. Chesterton b) E.M. Forster c) J.R.R. Tolkien d) J.B. Priestly

Who of the following writers was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925?

a) R. Aldington b) K. Mansfield c) G.B. Shaw d) W.S. Maugham

26. Who of the following writers was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932?

a) E.M. Forster b) G.K. Chesterton c) J.B. Priestly d) J. Galsworthy

27. Who of the following writers was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983?

a) Iris Murdoch b) Charles Percy Snow c) William Golding d) Graham Greene

SUPPLEMENT 7

Post-World War II Literature

1. Test yourself:

l. Who of the following authors belongs to "The Angry Young Men"?

a) Richard Aldington b) John Osborne c) Graham Greene d) Charles Percy Snow

2.Who of the following authors belongs to critical realism?

a) James Aldridge b) Kingsley Amis c) George Orwell c) John Osborne

3.Whose real name is Eric Arthur Blair?

a) James Aldridge b) Kingsley Amis c) George Orwell c) John Osborne

4.The New Wave drama was introduced in Britain by.

a) John Osborne b) James Aldridge c) Iris Murdoch d) John Wain5.Absurd Drama was introduced in Britain by.

a) John Osborne b) James Aldridge c) John Wain d) Samuel Becket

6.Bring the authors and their works in correspondence:

1) James Aldridge 2) Kingsley Amis 3) George Orwell4) John Osborne

a) Lucky Jimb) Animal Farm c) Look Back in Anger d) The Sea Eagle

7.The first novel by James Aldridge is.

a) Death Under Sailb) The Quiet American

c) Signed With Their Honour d) Scenes from Provincial Life

8.The first novel by Charles Percy Snow is.

a) Death Under Sailb) The Light and the Dark

c) Time of Hoped) Corridors of Power

9.Which of the following novels by G. Greene belongs to "serious novels"?

a) A Gun for Sale b) The Quiet American c) Stamboul Train d) Loser T

10. The last novel by G. Greene is___

a) England Made Me b) The Heart of the Matter

c) The Ministry of Fear d) The Captain and the Enemy

11.Which of the following novels by G. Greene belongs to "entertaining novels"?a) The Man Withinb) The Power and the Glory

c) The Confidential Agent d) A Burnt-Out Case

12.Who of the following authors belongs to the "working class novel"?a) Kingsley Amis b) John Wain c) Allan Sillitoe d) Samuel Beckett

13. Bring the authors and their works in correspondence:

1) Samuel Beckett 2) Allan Sillitoe 3) John Wain4) Sid Chaplin

a) Key to the Door b) Hurry on Down c) The Day of Sardine d) Waiting for Godot14. Bring the authors and their works in correspondence:

1) William Cooper 2) Angus Wilson 3) Stan Barstow 4) Iris Murdoch

a) Under the Netb) The Old Men at the Zoo

c) Scenes from Provincial Life d) A Kind of Loving

Who wrote a series of novels under the general title of Strangers and Brother

a) G. Greene b) S. Barstow c) A. Sillitoe d) Ch.P. Snow

Who of the following authors wrote science fiction novels?

a) Muriel Spark b) Evelyn Waugh c) Arthur Clarke d) Raymond Williams

17.Bring the authors and their works in correspondence:

1) Muriel Spark 2) Evelyn Waugh 3) Arthur Clarke 4) Iris Murdoch

a) A Handful of Dust b) A Fall of Moondust c) The Public Image

d) The Black Prince

18.Match the writers and their heroes:

1) Ch.P.Snow 2) I. Murdoch 3) G. Greene 4) J. Aldridge

a) John Quayle b) Pylec) Lewis Eliot d) Bradley Pearson

19.Match the novels and their characters:

1) The Public Image 2) Look Back in Anger 3) Under the Net 4) Time of Hope a) Jimmy Porter b) Lewis Eliot c) Jake Donaghue d) Annabel Christopher

20.The Lord of the Rings (1965) is written by.

a) A. Christie b) J.K. Rowling c) Ch.P. Snow d) J.R.R. Tolkien

21 The first detective novel by Agatha Christie ispublished in 1920.

a) The Regatta Mysteryb) The Hound of Death

c) The Mysterious Affair at Styles d) The Listerdale Mystery

22.G. Greene's novel The Quiet American deals with.

a) World War I b) World War II

c) Civil War in America d) the USA's war in Vietnam

23.Look Back in Anger is.

a novel about a working-class family.

a play about a young intellectual.

a philosophical novel

a war novel

24.John Osborne is the representative of the literary trend called.

a) 'teenager's literature' b) 'new wave drama'

c) 'the philosophical novel' d) 'working-class novel'

25. Which of the writers is the representative of the literary trend called 'the philosophical novel'?

a) A. Sillitoe b) J. Aldridge c) S. Barstow d) I. Murdoch

26. Which of the writers is the representative of the literary trend called 'the satirical novel'?

a) C. Wilson b)K. Amis c) S. Chaplin d)M. Spark

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AMERICAN LITERATURE

Seminar 1 (2hours)

AMERICAN ROMANTICISM

Questions for the whole group:

1. Peculiarities of American Romanticism.

2. Main stages of the development and the representatives of Romantic literature in the USA.

Reports:

1. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Literary work. Characteristic features of Longfellows Romanticism.

2. Edgar Allan Poe a short story writer, poet, literary critic.

3. Walt Whitman. Democratic pathos of Leaves of Grass.4. Emily Dickinson. Innovation in poetry.

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Seminar 2 (2hours)

AMERICAN LITERATURE OF THE I HALF OF THE XX CENTURY

Questions for the whole group:

1. Social and political situation in the world and the USA in the 1st half of the 20th century.

2. The Lost Generation writers: explain the term and name the representatives.

3. Realism and naturalism as literary trends in American literature.

Reports:

1. Characteristic features of E. Hemingways style.

2. The Lost Generation hero in F.S. Fitzgeralds works.

Supervised individual work (2hours)

Discussion: American dream in Theodore Dreisers works.

1. Consider the nature of consumer society, the distinction between imitation and the genuine as shown in Dreisers novels. How does consumer society turn people into commodities or objects?

2. What does human destiny result from, according to Dreiser: hereditary, environmental, economic, social, and fatalistic forces or a mans struggle against them?

3. Can anyone, in authors opinion, achieve success and make their dream come true regardless of his or her familys background?

4. Why did Clyde Griffiths fail to achieve his dream? Why did Carrie succeed? Can any moral lessons be drawn from either of their fates?

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