Department of English Literature
Selected Readings in western Drama
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Course title
Selected Readings in western Drama
Quan Wang
Instructor’s profile
Dr. Wang obtained his PhD degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University.His/ Her research interests are Animal Studies, literary theories, Comparative Literature.
Course goals
This course aims to introduce students to the application of drama theory to the texts by several major playwrights. The principle woven through the course is that we aim at high quality in-depth discussions rather than massive readings. The study of their works will contribute to the students’ better understanding of the Western culture and literature as a whole.
Topics to be covered in this course include:
Sophocles Oedipus Rex
Presentation Topics:
Aristotle “Poetic”
Henrik Ibsen A Doll House Presentation Topics:
Carl G. Jung “On the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetry”
Arthur Miller Death of A Salesman
Presentation Topics:
Arthur Miller “Tragedy and the Common Man”
Individual presentation
Classroom performance
Term paper
Reference books
Dukore, Bernard F. Dramatic Theory and Criticism. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc, 1998.
? Eagleton, Terry. Literary Theory: An Introduction. (Exclude Chapter one) London: Blackwell P, 2004.
? Leitch, Vincent B. ed. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. NY and London: WWNorton& Company, 2001.
? Raman Selden, Peter Widdowson, A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory,2011.
Working language

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