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Seminar 1








Формы итогового контроля

Зачет/Экзамен состоит из 2-х частей – устной и письменной.

Письменная часть включает:

- тест на знание теории литературы стран 1-го ИЯ;

- реферат/эссе/сравнительно-сопоставительный анализ 2-х произведений (contrast paper)

(выполняется во время семестра, сроки сдачи: 7 семестр – 25 декабря, 8 семестр – 3 мая)

Устная часть включает:

- раскрытие двух пройденных тем (теоретические вопросы);

- анализ произведения (практический вопрос).

1. Renaissance. Major exponents. What provoked the appearance of the Renaissance? What ideas did Renaissance introduce? What broke the religious balance in the country? Which of the poetic forms was the most popular?

2. Speak on the development of English drama. What stylistic features were introduced into the language of drama? What kinds of plays were shown at the theatres?

3. The central concept of Thomas More’s “Utopia”.

4. William Shakespeare and his works.

5. The conflict of Shakespeare’s principal tragedy – “Hamlet”. Name the works of the later writers where the recurrence of Hamlet’s image can be found.

6. English Literature during Bourgeois Revolution.

7. John Milton, his public role and his artistry. The argument of the poem - “Paradise Lost”. The image of Satan. What writers experimented with the ideas of “Paradise Lost” in their works?

2. Seminar

  1. Literature of the Enlightenment.
  2. Daniel Defoe’s life and writings.
  3. Jonathan Swift – a great satirist. Analysis of his “Gulliver’s Travel”.
  4. Literature of the Romantics. Background and major exponents.
  5. G.G. Byron and P. B Shelly the English revolutionary romanticists.
  6. W. Wordsworth and S. Coleridge. “Lyrical Ballads”.
  7. William Blake – a brilliant yet unconventional English poet.
  8. Historical novels of Walter Scott.
  1. Realism. The history of development. Major representatives.
  2. The Turn of the century.
  3. Naturalism. The history of development. Major representatives.
  4. Neoromanticism.
  5. Charles Dickens, his gallery of portraits. Functions of children’s images in his artistry.
  6. W. M. Thackeray’s satire. ‘Vanity Fair’ – a novel without a hero.
  7. Women Writers: The Bronte Sisters, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot. Their lifestyles and their works.
  8. Symbolism. The history of development. Major representatives.
  9. Aesthetic Movement. Oscar Wilde – the leader of the movement.
  1. Modernism. Stream of consciousness. Writers used this technique and their works.
  2. James Joyce. Analysis of “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”, “Ulysses”.
  3. Virginia Woolf. Analysis of “Mrs. Dalloway”, “Orlando”, etc.
  4. D. H. Lawrence. Analysis of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”, etc.
  5. Graham Green. “The Quiet American”. Themes, ideas, concepts.

5. Seminar

1. Post –Modernism in English Literature.

2. Existential writers (W. Golding, I. Murdoch, J, Fawlse).

3. Science Fiction.

4. Detective Fiction.

5. Children’s Literature.

  1. Colonial writing 1608-1765. Major tendencies, characteristics of American literature during the 17th century.
  2. Travel literature and Histories in Early Virginia.
  3. Religious writings. The Puritans: The Immigrant generation (William Bradford; Plymouth Plantation; John Winthrop; Roger Williams; Ann Bradstreet).
  4. The Later Puritans: The Drift toward Secularization. Colonial poetry (Edward Taylor; Michael Wigglesworth; Samuel Sewall, Cotton Mother).
  5. The literature of 1765-1850. Major tendencies. Historical background.
  6. Politics and Pamphlets. Benjamin Franklin as a spokesman for American interests of the 1700’s. His major publications.
  7. The peculiarities of Romanticism in America. Short-story genre.
  8. Washington Irving, his literary career. “Knickerbockers history of New York”.
  9. James Fennimore Cooper, his literary career. “The Leather Stocking Tales”.
  10. Abolitionists (William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”).
  11. American literature comes of age 1850-1900. Historical background. Transcendentalists. The Boston Brahmins. Individualists. Humorists and Local colorists.
  12. E.A. Poe. Biography. Literary career. Major works. Style.
  13. Nathaniel Hawthorne. Biography. Literary career. Major works. Style.
  14. Herman Melville. Biography. Literary career. Major works. Style.
  15. Walt Whitman. Biography. Literary career. Major works. Style.
  16. Emily Dickenson. Biography. Literary career. Major works. Style.

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