Undervisningsbeskrivelse

Stamoplysninger til brug ved prøver til gymnasiale uddannelser
Termin(er) 2017/18 - 2019/20
Institution Øregård Gymnasium
Fag og niveau Engelsk A
Lærer(e) Kirsten Syppli Lakjer, Timo Reilin
Hold 2017 EN/s (1s EN, 2s EN, 3s EN)
Oversigt over gennemførte undervisningsforløb
Titel 1 Minimalism
Titel 2 The American Dream
Titel 3 Capital Punishment and American Culture
Titel 4 Dystopia: Fear and Hope - What will the future...
Titel 5 Imperialism, Colonialism and Postcolonialism
Titel 6 Things Fall Apart
Titel 7 Anvendte netmaterialer, som kan bruges til årsprø.
Titel 8 Sex and Gender
Titel 9 An Introduction to Shakespeare
Titel 10 Horror
Titel 11 The Great Gatsby
Titel 12 American Slavery: 1619-1877

Beskrivelse af de enkelte undervisningsforløb (1 skema for hvert forløb)
Titel 1 Minimalism

COURSE TITLE

Minimalism

COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course sets out to identify the so-called "minimalism" in the narrative technique of Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Carver. Special attention will be paid as to how Hemingway's style has influenced Carver's matter-of-factness in his storytelling and, also, how the aimlessness and disillusion in Hemingway's characters seems to be taken even further by Carver through his alcoholic and often neurotic narrators. Finally, it will also be discussed how Hemingway's portrayal of the relations between the sexes takes it shape in Carver's fiction.


COURSE MATERIALS

1) Ernest Hemingway: "A Very Short Story"
(Hemingway, Ernest. "The Short Stories". Scribner Classics, 1953)

2) Ernest Hemingway: "Hills Like White Elephants"
(Rosenvold, Eva, ed. "Passwords". Systime, 2005).

3) Ernest Hemingway: "Mr. and Mrs. Elliott"
(Christensen, Jørgen Riber, ed. 50 Tekster. Gyldendal, 1988).

4) Raymond Carver: "They're Not Your Husband"
(Carver, Raymond. "Where I'm Calling From". Vintage Contemporaries, 1989).

5) Raymond Carver: "The Pheasant" (Metacom Press, 1982)
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 21 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 2 The American Dream

COURSE TITLE

The American Dream

COURSE OBJECTIVE

- understanding the origins of the American dream, and the creation of an American "national identity" from the Declaration of Independence and onwards
- discussing the relevance of the American success myth today
- understanding the theories of Samuel Huntington and his views on especially Latin American immigration into the US
- analysing American presidential speeches and their use of the American dream today as a rhetorical strategy

COURSE MATERIALS

1) Watty Piper: "The Little Engine that Could" (http://www.childrensbooksonline.org/Little_Engine_that_Could/index.htm [02/08/12])

2) Wallace Rasmussen: "The Boss". In Studs Terkel. _American Dreams Lost and Found_. (The New Press,
   1991)

3) Samuel Huntington. "The Hispanic Challenge". Foreign Policy, March/April, 2004.

4) Barack Obama: "Speech on the American Dream" (2007). Downloaded at http://edition.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/12/21/obama.trans.americandream/ [08/10/14]

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS
Films:
The Pursuit of Happyness (Gabriele Mucino, 2006)
A Better Life (Chris Weitz, 2011)

Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 22 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 3 Capital Punishment and American Culture

COURSE TITLE
Capital Punishment and American Culture

COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course introduces students to an ever-recurring American discussion which forms a substantial part of modern American culture. As with abortion, the question of whether or not to employ capital punishment continues to divide America. Nevertheless, only a handful of Northern states do not have the death penalty in their statute book, no politician dares to campaign for the presidency on abolitionist grounds.

Basing itself upon poems by musicians Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, newspaper articles ("My Sons on Death Row"), and prose written by inmates (Gary Gillmore), the course sets out to discuss capital punishment as it is presented in both fiction and non-fiction today.


COURSE MATERIALS

1) Introduction

Materials off the Death Penalty Information Center website: http://www.deathpenalty.org [23/12/17]
Kevin O' Sullivan: "My Sons on Death Row" (1980). From _The Daily Mirror Woman_, Sept 18, 1991, in Johansen, Claus, et.al., eds. _The Lift_. Gyldendal, 1993.

2) Bruce Springsteen: "Dead Man Walking"
(downloaded at http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Dead-Man-Walking-lyrics-Bruce-Springsteen/0ABF08809EE057C848256871000ED68B [20/2/10])

3) Eddie Vedder/Pearl Jam: "Dead Man"
(downloaded at http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/pearljam/deadman.html [20/2/10] )

4) Gary Gilmore: "Letters to Nicole"
(Downloaded at http://bellsouthpwp.net/c/a/caseyst/letters.htm [02/03/10]).

5) The President of the United States and Capital Punishment

Mufson, Steve. Mark Berman. "Obama Calls Death Penalty 'Deeply Troubling', but his Position hasn't Changed". _The Washington Post_, Oct 23, 2015.

Vazquez, Maegan. "Trump Calls for Death Penalty in NYC Truck Attack". Downloaded at http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/02/politics/death-penalty-trump-tweet/index.html [02/01/18]

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS

A&E documentary on Gary Gilmore (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR-oM00ZKYE)
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 13 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 4 Dystopia: Fear and Hope - What will the future...

COURSE TITLE:

Dystopia: Fear and Hope - What will the future bring?

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

- Understanding the concepts of "utopia" and "dystopia" and how these have been presented in 19th and 20th century fiction
- Comparing visions of the future and why these have often included a totalitarian regime and/or a company in a governmental position.

COURSE MATERIAL:

John Lennon: ”Imagine” (1971)
W.B. Yeats: ”The Second Coming” (1919)
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: “Harrison Bergon” (1961)
Ian Litterick and Chris Smithers: “Big Brother” from Yous society – check it out! (2006)
George Orwell: from _1984_ (Penguin Books, 1981)
Anthony Burgess: from _A Clockwork Orange_ (Penguin, 1974)
Mathias F. Clasen: ”Science fiction som brobygger”, Aktuel Naturvidenskab (2005)
Aldous Huxley: from _Brave New World_ (Longman, 1995)

FILM:
Minority Report (Dir: Steven Spielberg, 2002)



Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 20 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 5 Imperialism, Colonialism and Postcolonialism

COURSE TITLE

Imperialism, Colonialism and Postcolonialism

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

- Understanding the concepts of colonialism and post-colonialism and Western  images of "the other"/"the native" .
- Understanding and analysing aspects of the British colonial experience in literary works, seen from the perspective of the colonial/post-colonial subjects as well as from the point of view of the British colonizers.

COURSE MATERIAL:

Patrick J. Quinn: ”Defining Imperialism and Colonialism” from An Anthology of Colonial and Postcolonial Short Fiction (Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc, 2006)
Katrine Brønsted: ”Orientalism”
Rudyard Kipling: ”Lispeth”
George Orwell: ”Shooting an Elephant”
Jawaharlal Nehru: ”How Britain ruled India”
Katrine Brønsted: ”Indian Independence and Partition”
Katrine Brønsted: ”The East India Company and the British Raj”
Raja Rao: ”The Cow and the Barricades”
Grace Ogot: ”The Green Leaves”
Ama Ata Aidoo: ”Two sisters”
Samuel Selvon: ”The Cricket Match”
Jean Rhys: ”The Day They Burnt the Books”

FILM:
Fire in Babylon (Dir. Stevan Riley, 2010)
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 23 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 6 Things Fall Apart

COURSE TITLE

Things Fall Apart

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

- Taking a starting point in the "Imperialism, colonialism and post-colonialism" course we will analyse and interpret the novel "Things Fall Apart" by the Nigerian writer China Achebe..
- Understanding and analysing aspects of the colonial experience from the perspective of the Nigerian colonial subject.  

COURSE MATERIAL:

Achene, Chinua: Things Fall Apart, 1958.

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS

WeekendAvisen artikel: "Folkene i Afrika", Mikkel Bruun Zangenberg, 11. januar 2019.

Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie: "The Dangger of a Single Story": https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story, TEDGlobal 2009



Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 25 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 7 Anvendte netmaterialer, som kan bruges til årsprø.

Anvendte netbaseret materiale, som kan tilgås ifm. årsprøven, terminsprøven og den skriftlige eksamen:

Gyldendals Ordbøger, inkl. verbebøjninger:
https://ordbog.gyldendal.dk

Ordbogen.com:
https://www.ordbogen.com

Oxford Learner's Dictionary:
https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com
Indhold
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 0 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 8 Sex and Gender

BESKRIVELSE:
Forløbet tager udgangspunkt i moderne kønsroller og vores forståelse af disse i kulturen. Forløbet inddrager desuden perspektiver på feminisme samt begreber der knytter teori omkring køn.

TEKSTER:
Adriaens, Fien. "Post-feminism in Popular Culture" (2009). https://politicsandculture.org/2009/11/09/post-feminism-in-popular-culture-a-potential-for-critical-resistance/

Cavallaro, Dani. "Gender and Sexuality" i Critical and Cultural Theory. The Athlone Press, 2006.

Gay, Roxane. "Bad Feminist" (uddrag)

Walters, Margaret. "Introduction" i Feminism: A Very Short introduction. Oxford UP, 2005.

D12. "Shit on You" (2000)
Brinkley, Jamel. "No More Than a Bubble" i __A Lucky Man__, Graywolf Press, 2019

Roupenian, "Cat Person" (2017). https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/11/cat-person

FILM:
Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford, 2016)
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 26 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 9 An Introduction to Shakespeare

BESKRIVELSE
Forløbet er en introduktion til William Shakespeares forfatterskab. På baggrund af udvalgte scener fra tragedien __Macbeth__ fokuserer forløbet på analyse af centrale tematikker i værket, den elizabethanske kontekst,  samt Shakespeares sprog og stil.

Der lægges særlig vægt på udviklingen i Macbeths karakter og følgende temaer: Reason and passion; ambition; the disjunction between reality and appearance; order.

TEKSTER:
Lund, Ole Juul. "Elizabethan England -- and William Shakespeare" i Ole Juul Lund __Macbeth__. Gyldendal, 1993.

---. "The Elizabethan World Picture" i Ole Juul Lund __Macbeth__. Gyldendal, 1993.

---. "Language and Style" i Ole Juul Lund __Macbeth__. Gyldendal, 1993.

Shakespeare, William. __Macbeth__ [Uddrag: Act I, samt Act II: Scene 1 og 2] i Ole Juul Lund __Macbeth__. Gyldendal, 1993.
   
---. Sonnet 130
---. Sonnet 29

FILM:
Polanski, Roman (instr.). __Macbeth__ (1971)
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 26 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 10 Horror

Horror and Evil: An Introduction to the Horror Genre

Forløbet tager udgangspunkt i horror som en litterær genre, men drejer sig ligeledes om tematisering af ondskab i fiktion. Udvalget af materiale strækker sig fra gothic horror til mere moderne udtryksformer af horror-elementer.

Følgende tematiske punkter har været fokus for forløbet: the monster; rational vs irrational fears; the idea of evil; repression; ambivalence


TEXTS:
Ellis, Brett Easton. American Psycho [uddrag, "Tuesday"] i Buhlmann, Rene (red). New York City

Faulkner, William. "A Rose for Emily"

King, Stephen. "Suffer the Little Children"
---. "The Boogeyman"
---. "Why Do We Need Horror?"

Poe, Edgar Allan. "The Tell-Tale Heart" i Wider Contexts.

Stoker, Bram. Dracula (uddrag)

FILM:
The Silence of the Lambs (Demme, 1991)
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 30 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 11 The Great Gatsby

Beskrivelse:

Forløbet er centreret omkring værklæsning af den amerikanske roman The Great Gatsby (1925) af F. Scott Fitzgerald. Læsningen af romanen placerer dens handling i den historiske kontekst, der karakteriserer USA i 1920erne. Metodisk set analyseres romanen med særligt fokus på temaet om den amerikanske drøm. Forløbet sluttes af med en komparativ analyse mellem romanen og Baz Luhrmanns filmatisering fra 2013.
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 18 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer
Titel 12 American Slavery: 1619-1877

NB: Forløb ikke færdiggjort pga. COVID-19-omstædighederne.

Forløbet er primært et historisk forløb, der undersøger, hvad der karakteriserede amerikansk slaveri. Med fokus på udviklingen af slaveri som institution undersøger forløbet, hvad der kendetegner de forskellige perioder af slaveri fra den koloniale periode til perioden før borgerkrigen. Herunder inddrages også forskellige syn på slaveri samt retfærdiggørelsen af dette. Ligeledes undersøger forløbet den personlige oplevelse af slaveri gennem et udvalg af slaveberetninger. Der inddrages i mindre omfang fiktion til at illustrere repræsentationen af slaveri i den amerikanske kultur.

Materiale:
Douglass, Frederick. “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass ” (1845) (uddrag)
Equiano. Olaudah. “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” (1789) (uddrag)
Foner, Eric. “The Peculiar Institution” (kapitel 11) I Foner Give Me Liberty! An American History (2004)
N.N. “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” (spiritual)
—. “Go down, Moses”
—. “Keep Your Hands on the Plow”

12 Years a Slave (McQueen, 2013)
Emancipation Road, episode 1 (dokumentar, 2014)
Indhold
Kernestof:
Omfang Estimeret: Ikke angivet
Dækker over: 12 moduler
Særlige fokuspunkter
Væsentligste arbejdsformer