Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 216 English Literature II Undergraduate 2 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 3 0

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr. I. Murat Oner Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course is designed to give an overview of short fiction. We will be examining most important authors and their canonical texts, and more importantly what they have contributed to our understanding of the modern world as it is and our cultural contexts. The specific emphasis will be given to reading primary texts, secondary texts and class-discussions.

1. To familiarize students with the most prominent short fiction authors in English Language and their canonical works.
2. To help students develop critical reading skills and acquire analytical approaches to literary texts as cultural artifacts.
3. To help students practice and develop written discourse about literary texts.
4. To help students develop ways of translating old canonical texts into modern cultural practice and understanding.
5. To cultivate a love of reading in students.

  1. Week 1 (20-24 Feb) Chapter 1 – Reading the Story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell.
  2. Week 2 (27-03 Feb/Mar) (01 Mar—non-working day) “Hunters in the Snow” by Tobias Wolff.
  3. Week 3 (06-10 Mar) Chapter 2 – Plot and Structure “The Destructors” by Graham Greene
  4. Week 4 (13-17 Mar) “How I Met My Husband” by Alice Munro
  5. Week 5 (20-24 Mar) Chapter 3 – Characterization “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker; “Miss Brill” by Kathrine Mansfield.
  6. Week 6 (27-31 Mar) “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin
  7. Week 7 (03-07 Apr) Chapter 4 – Theme “Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald; “Misery” by Anton Chekhov
  8. Week 8 (10-14 Apr) “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty; “Once upon a Time” by Nadine Gordimer
  9. Week 9 (17-21 Apr) Midterm Exam
  10. Week 10 (24-28 Apr) Chapter 5 – Point of View “Paul’s Case” by Willa Cather; “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson.
  11. Week 11 (03-05 May) (01 Mar—non-working day) “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter; “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway.
  12. Week 12 (08-12 May) Chapter 6 – Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy. “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence; “Young Goodman Brown” Nathaniel Hawthorne.
  13. Week 13 (15-19 May) “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  14. Week 14 (22-26 May) Chapter 7 – Humor and Irony “The Drunkard” by Frank O’Connor

  1. Week 15 (29-02 May/June) Chapter 8 – Evaluating Fiction “The Matchmaker” by Elizabeth Berg; “The Magic Barrel” by Bernard Malamud.


    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Student debates
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)140
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
      • •Thomas R. Arp & Greg Johnson. Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound & Sense. Eleventh Edition. Boston: Wadsworth, 2012.
      • •Vincent B. Leitch. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc,, 2001.
      • •M. H. Abrams. Norton Anthology of English Literature Volume 2. Eighth Edition. New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006.
      • •Nina Baym. Norton Anthology of American Literature. Volume C & D. New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007.

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
      Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
      Final Examination(1 week) 0
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination 0
      Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
      Seminar / Presentation 0
      Total Workload: 0
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0