世界短篇小说巡礼

环球十篇,阅世读人

基础班:初中生  |  进阶班:高中生

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课程安排:

春季学期 1/2-4月 | 夏季学期 6/7-8月

秋季学期 9-11月 | 冬季学期 11-1月

课时长度:每周1小时

​班级人数:学期中课程2-3人一组

Dr. Kemick 可选上课时段实时更新)

Dr. Prusko 可选上课时段实时更新)

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​课程简介

《世界短篇小说巡礼》是《深入经典》的姊妹课程。短篇小说主题丰富,包罗万象,展示人生百态。相对于《深入经典》课程分析的长篇小说而言,短篇小说文体短小精悍、凝练完整。由于篇幅短小、故事性强,对于学生而言,易于把握作品的逻辑和完整性,形成整体思维。

本课程每期十讲。每讲都会以一篇世界文学中的经典短篇作为阅读对象,由老师引领着对不同文化、不同社会、不同人种、不同时空、不同类型的故事进行讨论和解读,深入赏析和理解人类社会多样性、复杂性、同一性和差异性。课堂围绕文本精读展开,基于不同文本,学生将完成各种写作练习,导师会就习作提出修改建议,指引学生把短篇创作灵活精炼的技巧运用到自己的写作训练中。

本课程旨在通过引导对精心挑选的作品展开深入阅读和讨论,使学生们形成独立思考的习惯,认识世界、文化和人生的多样性,理解短篇小说的创作模式,敢于写出自己的想法和故事。课程结束后,导师会为每位学生提出具有针对性的整体评价和建议。

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Mr. Kemick老师:获奖诗人、记者、小说家。他的新书《I Am Herod》带领读者深入幕后、揭开全球最宏大的宗教事件之一的真相。他还出版过诗集《Caribou Run》。Mr. Kemick老师从事诗歌、纪实文学和小说三体创作,还在英加两国出版过不同的文选。获奖众多,包括两届国家优秀杂志文学奖。Mr. Kemick老师现在是卡尔加里大学庞巴迪学者、英语文学/创意写作在读博士。

导师 #1:Dr. Kemick

​英文创意写作博士
获奖诗人、记者、小说家

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Dr. Kemick老师:获奖诗人、记者、小说家。他的新书《I Am Herod》带领读者深入幕后、揭开全球最宏大的宗教事件之一的真相。他还出版过诗集《Caribou Run》。Dr. Kemick老师从事诗歌、纪实文学和小说三体创作,作品收入北美和欧洲多部文选。获奖众多,包括两届国家优秀杂志文学奖。

导师 #2: Dr. Prusko

​英语文学博士
荣获高校杰出教学奖

莎士比亚、近代戏剧、儿童文学研究专家

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Dr. Prusko老师现任教于阿尔伯塔大学英语文学和电影系,开设文学、写作和传媒各类人文课程。教书育人逾二十载,屡获文学院颁发的“杰出教学奖”殊荣。Dr. Prusko教学和科研齐头并进,专研莎士比亚、近代戏剧和儿童文学,频发著作。

​文海拾瑛

Achebe, Chinua. "The Sacrificial Egg." 
Akutagawa, Ryunosuke. “In a Bamboo Grove.”
Atwood, Margaret. "Death by Landscape." 
Borges, Jorge Luis. "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote." 
Chekhov, Anton. "Gusev." 
Chopin, Kate. "The Story of an Hour."

Danticat, Edwidge. "A Wall of Fire Rising." 
Doerr, Anthony. “The River Nemunas.”
Hualing, Nieh. "The Several Blessings of Wang Ta-nien."
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer "Passion." 
Joyce, James. "Araby." 
Kafka, Franz. "The Metamorphosis." 
King, Thomas. “Borders.”
Le Guin​, Ursula K. "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas." 
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.  "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World." 
MacLeod, Alistair. “The Boat.”
Mistry, Rohinton. “Swimming Lessons.”
Mukherjee, Bharati. "Management of Grief." 
Poe, Edgar Allan. "The Fall of the House of Usher." 
Schweblin, Samanta. “Toward Happy Civilization.”
Walker, Alice. “Everyday Use.”

学生家长评价

*Dr. Kemick*

"I enjoyed the much more in-depth and challenging discussion about the subjects. It was unbelievably helpful and really opened my eyes to what I could write. As for the instructor, I have never had an instructor or English teacher as compassionate, patient, knowledgeable, and articulate as Dr. Kemick. He has definitely played a big role in my writing journey, and has brought forth so many new ideas and thought processes to the table."

 

“I enjoyed the discussions and the questions that he asked us to answer and because I was doing it with my friends it made it more fun to talk and collaborate. The assignments that were assigned were very different than what I'm used to, but I really enjoyed them because they were creative writing. Our instructor Mr. Kemick is really nice and honestly makes you feel welcome to talk and he was fun to listen to. He makes us answer questions so we can teach each other.”

 

"​I did enjoy the course; I really liked how flexible it was and how the instructor would adjust the syllabus based on our personal needs and always asked for our opinions on homework assignments and reading material. The instructor’s greatest strengths were the questions he asked us during class to lead us into further understanding and interpreting a certain story or article, since it really forced us to think deeper and process what we were reading, and it also taught us that in the future, we can ask those questions to ourselves to help digest a piece of writing. I also particularly liked how he would give us very straight-to-the-point feedback, both good and bad, to help us realize our shortcomings and help us improve for next time."​

"I really enjoyed the deep and thoughtful conversations that we had on the different books.  This class really was an eye opener into the world of classical literature and I liked the variety of books that we were able to read and discuss.  Dr. Kemick is phenomenal at encouraging conversation and deep thinking."

"I really enjoyed the course in general. The teacher made me look forward to the classes each week, and on top of that, I learned a ton of new information. I think the course was pretty much perfect, and I do not have any suggestions for how to improve it."

 

"I enjoyed this course. Dr. Kemick was very straightforward in letting me know what he wanted. His methods are clear, concise, and easy to understand. In my opinion, his lack of sugarcoating is one of his strengths. His lessons were beneficial for letting me write more descriptive essays"

"Mr. Kenwick is a very experienced instructor. He is good at engaging his students to participate in class discussion and delivering the lecture in a way which won’t make his audience feel bored. My daughter enjoyed attending his class."

*Dr. Prusko*

“Dr. Prusko embraces and celebrates innovative and novel ideas, which allows her students to truly thrive in their own explorations of literature. She has been a huge inspiration in both the academic and personal facets of my life.”

“The writing methods she introduced have proven to be invaluable across a variety of subjects and situations; when my friends are struggling with their writing, I recommend the techniques I learned from Dr. Prusko. Her enthusiasm and skill are truly remarkable.”

“I absolutely loved this course. Dr. Prusko is an amazing teacher who really cares about her students and takes time to make sure they understand the material. She is always willing to help and provide constructive feedback and is great at promoting class community and discussion.”

“Dr. Prusko is an incredible teacher and clearly knowledgeable and passionate about literature. Her class was challenging, but she provided constructive and helpful feedback and really encouraged us to do our best. She encouraged class discussions which were always interesting and helpful to the topic we were discussing.”

“I found myself working hard in this class because I felt compelled by the topic, and because I felt Dr. Prusko was very invested in our advancement in the class.”

“I think that the way Dr. Prusko is prepared, honest, humorous, and knowledgeable made learning more interesting and I enjoyed it. She was easily my best teacher.”