SemesterFall Semester, 2023
DepartmentJunior Class A, Department of English Junior Class B, Department of English
Course NameTraumatic Literature
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Week 1 (9/14)   Class orientation (and group division).  

Week 2 (9/21)   Introduction (and group division) / “Trauma Theories”/ "Telling Time: Literature, Temporality and Trauma"/ Trauma and Narrative Knowledge  

Week 3 (9/28)   The Unclaimed Experience--excerpt 

Week 4 (10/5)    The Unclaimed Experience ;  Alice Munro's "Vandals"& Oral Report

Week 5 (10/12)  "Pale Horse, Pale Rider" & Oral Report 

Week 6 (10/19)  The Shawl & Oral Report

Week 7 (10/26)   The Shawl--continued

Week 8 (11/2)   The Final Solution & Oral Report

Week 9 (11/9)    The Final Solution

Week 10 (11/16)   The Pale View of the Hills  & Oral Report

Week 11 (11/23)  The Pale View of the Hills--continued

Week 12 (11/30)  Home & Oral Report

Week 13 (12/7)   Home / Beloved--continued

Week 14  (12/14) Beloved  & Oral Report

Week 15 (12/21)  Beloved--continued

Week 16 (12/28Term paper due! (Submit your paper in class.)

Week 17 (1/4)    Designated after-course assignment

Week 18 (1/11)    Designated after-course assignment (Submit the assignment in Moodle)


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Designated after-course assignment 20%  (The topic will be announced on Week 16).

Term paper 30% (5 pages with bibliography) 

Oral presentation 20% (with ppt.)

Written report 20% (about two pages with a specific focus)

Attendance and Discussion 10%

Textbook & Reference

*Caruth, Cathy. The Unclaimed Experience. Chapter One.      

 *Chabon, Michael. The Final Solution

*Ishiguro, Kazuo. The Pale View of the Hills.  

 *LaCapra, Dominick. "Trauma, Absence, Loss. "

*Luckhurst, Roger.  The Trauma Question.    

*Morrison, Toni. Beloved

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*O'Brian Wendy. "Telling Time: Literature, Temporality and Trauma."    

*Ozick, Cynthia. The Shawl.  

*Porter, Katherine Anne. "Pale Horse, Pale Rider."

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