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British Society & Modern Novels

Final Exams & Papers

  • The final for British Society & Literature II will be Wednesday, December 20, 10:30 – 12:00, Room 201. Papers are due evening of Sunday, December 17.
  • The final for British Society & Modern Novels will be Thursday, December 21, 1:00 – 2:30, Room 205. Papers are due evening of Sunday, December 17.
  • The final for Writing English Essays will be Thursday, December 21, 9:30 – 12:00, Room 519. Papers are due that evening.

Here are some PPT files for those who would like them for study help: England at 1900; ModernismPygmalionOrient Express; Hitchhiker’s GuideHarry PotterDublinersBrave New WorldLord of the FliesLate ModernismLucky Jim; Postmodernism

British Soc & Mod Novels – Paper Assignment

Course Paper Project for British Society & Modern Novels

Topics already approved

  1. The meaning of the title “A Little Cloud” in Dubliners
  2. How do events in Brave New World change the Savage’s (John’s) personality?
  3. “A Mother”: Is what Mrs. Kearney does appropriate behavior?
  4. Flies: How does Jack use or relate to the Beast to control the others?
  5. Flies: How chapter 2 of LoF explains and anticipates the novel’s themes
  6. Brave: Why does Linda give up on life so easily?
  7. Brave: Science and technology fails to control Lenina’s behavior.
  8. Flies: Roger is not a sidekick like Piggy; he is a hidden competitor to Jack.
  9. Flies: Ralph is inadequate; his imperfections are complemented by Piggy, Simon, and Jack.
  10. “The Dead”: The ‘dead’ is actually Gabriel. He is mentally a dead man.
  11. “Eveline”: Why can’t Eveline get on the boat?
  12. “Araby”: Araby is a reflection of the boy’s fabricated cravings.
  13. Flies: Piggy and Roger are opposite counterparts.
  14. “A Little Cloud”: Why does Chandler cry at the end?
  15. Mr. Doran gets what he deserves in “The Boarding House.”
  16. How are Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm similar?
  17. The World State in BNW doesn’t work, as shown in its characters.
  18. How and why do Bernard, Helmholtz, and Lenina get personal feelings that aren’t permitted?

Write an MLA format argument paper of about 800 words on one (or more) of the course texts: Dubliners, Brave New World, Lord of the Flies, or Lucky Jim. Try to discuss an issue or theme which explains the text(s); simply comparing two characters can be boring unless the comparison tells us something meaningful. Feel free to look at the blog questions or think about the presentations for ideas.

Due date, on paper: Thursday, December 7, in class (no e-mails)

  1. The paper must state an argument with examples and reasons, focused on the text.
  2. It’s OK if you use evidence or history from the time period of the text to help explain it, so long as your emphasis is on the text. Do not write a paper which is really about your best friend or about K-Pop.
  3. The paper must directly quote from the text to prove your arguments. If your paper has three irrelevant quotes I will assume you didn’t read the text. Use short quotes rather than padding the paper with useless long quotes. I’d also like secondary sources to be included in your second draft.
  4. Important!: Here is how the paper will work. You will e-mail me (keneckert @ hanyang. ac. kr) a 70+ word proposal, where you will describe what you are going to discuss and what question or argument you are going to answer or prove in your paper. You should do this soon, because: a) I won’t accept a paper without an accepted proposal; and b) once a proposal is accepted, no other student can write on the same argument. For this reason your proposal needs to be specific. I will reject vague, one-sentence proposals saying, e.g. “I will write about why x is bad.” How and why is he bad? How will you prove it?
  • Your second paper in this course will be a revision of this first paper, due on the last day of classes by e-mail (Saturday, December 16).
  • We will be spending four classes discussing how to write, research, and edit academic argument papers.
  • Refer to the “Files” heading on this site for an example of MLA formatting. We’ll discuss this in class as well.
  • Grading will be on four criteria: Grammar; structure; argumentation, and text support (quoting). Each draft is worth 15%.

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Dubliners, Mon Sep 25 #1: Yujeong S.
#2: Soyeon K.
#3: Minjeong Ahn .
Dubliners, Mon Sep 25 #1: Daeun C.
#2: Yeonwoo K.
Brave New World, Mon Oct 23 #1: Ye Jong P.
#2: Min woo K.
#3: Minyoung H.
Brave New World, Mon Oct 23 #1: Woo Cheol S.
#2: Gang t.
Lord of the Flies, Thu Nov 9 #1: Jeongeun L.
#2: Yena L.
#3: JongHoon P.
Lord of the Flies, Thu Nov 9 #1: Hyun-tahk Chung .
#2: minji k.
#3: Hanbin Seol .
Lucky Jim, Mon Dec 11 #1: Dongbin S.
#2: Chang Wan O.
Lucky Jim, Mon Dec 11 #1: Jiwon J.
#2: Aniqah S.
#3: Magali L.

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: