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Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Litr 202 European Novel

Fall 2014

Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Fall Semester 2014

 

 

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           

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

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

To the Lighthouse (1927), Virginia Woolf - England

Requirements:

Exams and one final paper 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.”

Class attendance is strongly recommended: students are allowed only for two unexcused absences, from the third absence the grade will drop of 5% for each class missed:

Total class attendance

minus two lessons

100 pts

minus three lessons

95 pts

minus four lessons

90 pts

Failure to take an exam or quiz, unless justified by real necessity (e.g. illness; travel will never be accepted as a reason) brings an F in it. There will be no make-up exams.
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

 

Quiz 1

6th & 7th Week

Death in Venice – Thomas Mann

 

Exam 1

 

Fall Break

8th & 9th Week

The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka

10th & 11th Week

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce

 

Quiz 2

12th & 13th Week

To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

 

Final paper due

 

Study Day

 

Final Exam

 

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

E-mail: gsotis@luc.edu

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