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John Felice Rome Center

LITR 202 European Novel

Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Spring Semester 2013

 

 

Literature 202 - The European Novel

Prof. Grazia Sotis

Course description

The course focuses on two major European literary works of the 19th century and four of the early 20th century in order to give students an overview of the literary production of the most representative European novels.

Learning Outcome:

Textbooks: 

The House by the Medlar Tree (1881), Giovanni Verga - Italy         

The Kreutzer Sonata (1889), Leo Tolstoy - Russia       

Death in Venice (1912), Thomas Mann - Germany      

Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man (1916), James Joyce - Ireland  

The Metamorphosis (1916), Franz Kafka - Mittel-Europe (Cekia)

To the Lighthouse (1927), Virginia Woolf - England

Requirements:

Exams and two papers will be used to assess literary knowledge and critical thinking. They will assess whether or not you can:

Grading:

Grading scale:

100-93

A

85-81

B

74.5-71

C

62.5-60

D

92-89

A-

80-78

B-

70.5-68

C-

59.5-57

D-

88-86

B+

77-75

C+

67.5-63

D+

below 57

F

Attendance Policy and Academic Integrity Statement:

“Pursuit of truth is the prime activity in a university community. As a member of this community each student pledges to maintain standards of honesty and integrity in all academic work. Exams: Students must rely exclusively upon their own knowledge. Papers: students must document sources of secondary information. Failure to comply with these standards will result in a failing grade.”


Schedule of Readings:

1st Week

Historical and Social Introduction

2nd & 3rd & 4th & 5th Week

The House by the Medlar Tree – Giovanni Verga
The Kreutzer Sonata
– Leo Tolstoy

Feb 14th

Quiz 1

6th & 7th Week

Death in Venice – Thomas Mann

Feb 19th

First paper due

Feb 28th

Exam 1

Mar 1st -10th

Fall Break

8th &9th Week

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce

10th &11th Week

The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka

April 4th

Quiz 2

12th & 13th Week

To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

April 9th

Second paper due

April 19th

Study Day

April 20th & 22th-25th

Finals

 

Office hours: Tue and Thu 1,40 - 2,20 p.m. and by appointment.

E-mail: gsotis@luc.edu

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