The Pages


Introduction: Week 1 – 2

Definition of Literature

Literary Standards

Literary Models

Classification of Literature

Literary Approaches

Elements of Literature *new*

Asian Literature: Week 3 – 5

The Four Great Classical Novels

Romance of the Three Kingdom

The Art of War

The Four Classics

Analects of Confucius

Extensive Introduction to Japanese Literature

Man’yoshu – Collection of Myriad Leaves

The World of Haiku

Matsuo Basho’s Haiku

Tale of Genji

Optional topics for Prelim:

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Book of Genesis

Jesus’ Parables

Man from Kabul

MIDTERM (Week 7 – 11)

Greek Literature

Lineage of Greek Gods and Goddesses

Ancient Greece

Troy and her Warriors

Homer’s The Iliad

Homer’s The Odyssey

Sophocles’ Oedipus the King

Sophocles’ Antigone

Leonidas and the Battle of Thermopylae

FINALS (Week 13 – 17)


The Literary Movements *new*

Renaissance Literature

The Prince by Niccollo Machiavelli

Of Cannibals by Michel de Montaigne

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

(The Tragedy of) Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Prestige by Christopher Priest

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