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British Soc & Mod Novs: Blog Post 1 (Dubliners)

Dubliners, by James Joyce (1914)

Reading List: Please read: Araby, Eveline, After the Race, The Boarding House, A Little Cloud, Counterparts, A Mother, The Dead.

Blog posts and presentations due: Monday, Sep. 25

Group 1: “The Boarding House”: Mr. Doran and Polly’s marriage will probably be a bad one– is this true, and why?

Write a post here of two paragraphs (about 200 words) discussing one of these questions; or make your post a reply to someone else’s post.

For the presentations, choose one story per group. Your presentation must present an opinion or argument; it cannot just summarize the story. You must e-mail or speak to me before your presentation to have it approved.

  1. Araby. How can you describe the narrator? Why is he so disappointed by the fair at the end? What was he expecting?
  2. Eveline. Why does Eveline panic and refuse to join Frank? Do her actions symbolize something deeper? Why does she act as she does at the end?
  3. After the Race. Why does Jimmy regret gambling with the others? What is the meaning of the story, or the meaning of “daybreak”?
  4. The Boarding House. Has either Mrs. Mooney or Polly “trapped” Mr. Doran, or does he get what he deserves?
  5. A Little Cloud. Do you sympathize with Little Chandler? Is he right to feel the way he does?
  6. Counterparts. Farrington is obviously an alcoholic; does he deserve his treatment at work? Is there a connection between his feelings and his treatment of his son?
  7. A Mother. Why does Mrs. Kearney act the way she does? Is she right to? How do you feel about her daughter?
  8. The Dead. What does the story mean? Some people believe it is about Gabriel, but others that it is about Ireland, and some critics see it as describing life itself. Can you see meaning in the story?

British Society Through Modern Novels – Syllabus

ENG 3044: British Society Through Modern Novels (Fall 2017)

Here is the course syllabus: 2017-9 British Soc Mod Novels 3044 Syllabus

We’ll be reading these texts. You can use any version, but please buy one in the full original English.

  1. Dubliners (James Joyce) (Amazon, Gmarket, Free Public Domain)
  2. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) (Amazon, Gmarket, Free Public Domain)
  3. Lord of the Flies (William Golding) (Amazon, Gmarket)
  4. Lucky Jim (Kingsley Amis) (Amazon, Gmarket)
  5. Optional: Writing Academic Papers in English: for Korean Writers (Kenneth Eckert) (Amazon, Readings 1, 2, 3, 4)

Student Volunteers for KOTESOL



The Korean Teachers of English as a Second or Other Language conference will be held at COEX in Seoul, October 10-11. I’ll also be reading a paper there. If you’re interested in volunteering for the conference, this is a good experience to meet people and possibly get work leads or other contacts. Click on the link for the flyer.

Course Outlines for Fall 2015

Course outlines for Fall 2015: